Marner wanted the heaps of ten to grow into a square, and then into a larger square; and every added guinea, while it was itself a satisfaction, bred a new desire.
So, year after year, Silas Marner had lived in this solitude, his guineas rising in the iron pot, and his life narrowing and hardening itself more and more into a mere pulsation of desire and satisfaction that had no relation to any other being.
Her eagerness to be gone from Norland was preserved from diminution by the evident satisfaction
of her daughter-in-law in the prospect of her removal; a satisfaction
which was but feebly attempted to be concealed under a cold invitation to her to defer her departure.
That's why I joined the hussars, thinking that here one would not need finesse; and he tells me that I am lying- so let him give me satisfaction..."
Ask Denisov whether it is not out of the question for a cadet to demand satisfaction of his regimental commander?"
Remembering the painted boots, she surveyed her white satin slippers with girlish satisfaction
, and chassed down the room, admiring her aristocratic feet all by herself.
But while I realised all this, and, with a veritable aching of the heart at the loss of her, felt a curious satisfaction
at the turn of events, still my own psychology became all the more a puzzle to me, and I asked myself, with some impatience, what I would be at, and what it was I really wanted.
If the gallant be unable to pay him, he is committed to prison, and continues there during the husband's pleasure, who, if he sets him at liberty before the whole fine be paid, obliges him to take an oath that he is going to procure the rest, that he may be able to make full satisfaction
. Then the criminal orders meat and drink to be brought out, they eat and drink together, he asks a formal pardon, which is not granted at first; however, the husband forgives first one part of the debt, and then another, till at length the whole is remitted.
Fix carefully concealed from him his own satisfaction
, for, had he betrayed it, Passepartout could scarcely have restrained himself from personal violence.
The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction
of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.
Or lastly (which experience seems to make probable), have we a satisfaction
in aggrandizing our families, even though we have not the least love or respect for them?
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction
and a sense of its utility.