Moreover, they cancel
one another; for if there is no double it follows that there is no half, and vice versa; this rule also applies to all such correlatives.
It is not usual to cancel
articles for any such reason.
But on this question one cannot speak generally, for it varies so much with the individual; I will only say this, that those men who at the commencement of a princedom have been hostile, if they are of a description to need assistance to support themselves, can always be gained over with the greatest ease, and they will be tightly held to serve the prince with fidelity, inasmuch as they know it to be very necessary for them to cancel
by deeds the bad impression which he had formed of them; and thus the prince always extracts more profit from them than from those who, serving him in too much security, may neglect his affairs.
After a lapse of half a century, he is writing this paragraph with a pain that would induce him to cancel
it, were it not still more painful to have it believed that one whom he regarded with a reverence that surpassed the love of a brother was converted by him into the heroine of a work of fiction.
When they had pocketed the amount, and squandered it in regales or in outfits, they began to talk of pecuniary obligations at Mackinaw, which must be discharged before they would be free to depart; or engagements with other persons, which were only to be canceled
by a "reasonable consideration." It was in vain to argue or remonstrate.
"I thought today's fete had been canceled
. I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome."