As a matter of fact, such sequences as were sought by believers in the traditional form of causation have not so far been found in nature.
The laws that we actually know empirically have the form of the traditional causal laws, except that they are not to be regarded as universal or necessary.
The same sort of traditional
belief ran in the Tulliver veins, but it was carried in richer blood, having elements of generous imprudence, warm affection, and hot-tempered rashness.
Like all people brought up in a tradition, Katharine was able, within ten minutes or so, to reduce any moral difficulty to its traditional
shape and solve it by the traditional
Not long thereafter, and probably before the traditional
date of 449, the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons began to come in large bands with the deliberate purpose of permanent settlement.
Besides the traditional
rice and honey, there were three or four dishes, one of which consisted of pancakes, all prepared in Amalia Ivanovna's kitchen.
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional
custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
parts of this system are, as Cervantes tried to show, for the chief part, barbarous and obsolete; the modern additions are largely due to the novel readers and writers of our own century--most of them half-educated women,rebelliously slavish, superstitious, sentimental, full of the intense egotism fostered by their struggle for personal liberty, and, outside their families, with absolutely no social sentiment except love.
"Then it's NOT postponed?" she continued, with an insistence so unlike her that he felt the blood rising to his face, as if he were blushing for her unwonted lapse from all the traditional
She had a poll of very dirty and untidy red hair; her eyes were set close together; she had the jowl of the traditional
And, again, this too tranquillized them, by bringing them under the rule of traditional
, narrowly localized observances.
"And don't think I'm not serious because I don't use the traditional
arguments--making money, a sphere awaiting you, and so on--all of which are, for various reasons, cant." She sewed on.