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However innocent he might be, he could not be such an absolute imbecile as not to see that the circumstances were very black against him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He never allowed Godfrey a shilling in his life, for he is an absolute miser, but it will all come to him right enough.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In spite of his absolute contempt for the author, it was with complete respect that Sergey Ivanovitch set about reading the article.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Princess Mary, in her position as absolute and independent arbiter of her own fate and guardian and instructor of her nephew, was the first to be called back to life from that realm of sorrow in which she had dwelt for the first fortnight.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only by reducing this element of free will to the infinitesimal, that is, by regarding it as an infinitely small quantity, can we convince ourselves of the absolute inaccessibility of the causes, and then instead of seeking causes, history will take the discovery of laws as its problem.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
While my mind was thus engaged, I thought of the beautiful young Estella, proud and refined, coming towards me, and I thought with absolute abhorrence of the contrast between the jail and her.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
For this reason the wise founder of a commonwealth who seeks to benefit not himself only, or the line of his descendants, but his State and country, must endeavour to acquire an absolute and undivided authority.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Her spirits even were good, and she was full of a happy vivacity, but I could see evidences of the absolute prostration which she had undergone.
The rest was divided amongst the outlaws, according to their rank and merit, and the judgment of the Chief, on all such doubtful questions as occurred, was delivered with great shrewdness, and received with absolute submission.
But when it comes to expressive or executive functioning, I believe there is a gulf and an absolute one, between the ruling and the serving classes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context