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Since I must die," he said, "before I choose the manner of my death, I conjure you on your honour to tell me if you really were in that vase?
Now, O genius," he cried, "ask pardon of me, and choose by what death you will die
Leave your clutter in the hall, boys, and sit quietly down if you choose to stop here, for we are busy," said Aunt Plenty, shaking her finger at the turbulent Clan, who were bubbling over with the jollity born of spring sunshine and healthy exercise.
Alec explained in a few words, which he made as brief and calm as he could; but the effect was exciting, nevertheless, for each of the lads began at once to bribe, entice, and wheedle "our cousin" to choose his home.
It's very hard to choose when everybody is so fond of me; therefore I think I'd better go to the one who seems to need me most.
I know who I love best, who I'm happiest with, and I choose uncle.
If you mean Darcy," cried her brother, "he may go to bed, if he chooses, before it begins-- but as for the ball, it is quite a settled thing; and as soon as Nicholls has made white soup enough, I shall send round my cards.
Some, you see, maintain that this really is the most precious thing for mankind; choice can, of course, if it chooses, be in agreement with reason; and especially if this be not abused but kept within bounds.
There will also great danger arise from the manner of electing the senate, when those who are elected themselves are afterwards to elect others; for by this means, if a certain number choose to combine together, though not very considerable, the election will always fall according to their pleasure.
He will also do well, if he has some regard to the neighbouring states, if he intends that his community should maintain any political intercourse with them, for it is not only necessary that they should understand that practice of war which is adapted to their own country, but to others also; for admitting that any one chooses not this life either in public or private, yet there is not the less occasion for their being formidable to their enemies, not only when they invade their country, but also when they retire out of it.
Advocates had worried that many dual eligibles would be too incapacitated by their illness to deal with the paperwork to choose their own plan.
Again, we can choose to complain, or we can choose to act to make things better.