The Mediterranean, the blue sea par
excellence, "the great sea" of the Hebrews, "the sea" of the Greeks, the "mare nostrum" of the Romans, bordered by orange-trees, aloes, cacti, and sea-pines; embalmed with the perfume of the myrtle, surrounded by rude mountains, saturated with pure and transparent air, but incessantly worked by underground fires; a perfect battlefield in which Neptune and Pluto still dispute the empire of the world!
Bonds were issued, and made their appearance on 'Change; "Phileas Fogg bonds" were offered at par
or at a premium, and a great business was done in them.
Tous les mechants sont beuveurs d'eau; C'est bien prouve par
Of those three varieties of fore-and-aft rig, the cutter - the racing rig PAR
EXCELLENCE - is of an appearance the most imposing, from the fact that practically all her canvas is in one piece.
The faculty of re-solution is possibly much invigorated by mathematical study, and especially by that highest branch of it which, unjustly, and merely on account of its retrograde operations, has been called, as if par
Sir James is certainly below par
(his boyish manners make him appear worse); and had Frederica possessed the penetration and the abilities which I could have wished in my daughter, or had I even known her to possess as much as she does, I should not have been anxious for the match.
The pity was that her gratitude put her, in the law's eyes and the world's, on a par
with her abominable husband.
I have tried to get this statement off at par
here, but with no success; so I have been obliged to negotiate it at fifty percent discount.
s time Shoreditch was the dramatic quarter of London par
So Martin thought, and he thought further, till it dawned upon him that the difference between these lawyers, officers, business men, and bank cashiers he had met and the members of the working class he had known was on a par
with the difference in the food they ate, clothes they wore, neighborhoods in which they lived.
We must accept the capitalistic stage in social evolution as about on a par
with the earlier monkey stage.
Indeed, this may be thought too detrimental a scheme to the French interest, since they would thus lose the advantage they have over other nations in the superiority of their engineers; but when I consider the gallantry and generosity of that people, I am persuaded they would never decline putting themselves upon a par
with their adversary; or, as the phrase is, making themselves his match.