1 Whereas, in both particulars, they did the opposite, arming the commons and increasing their number, and thus affording endless occasions for disorder.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
2 And there can be no more effectual means for checking calumny than by affording ample facilities for impeachment, which is as useful in a commonwealth as the other is pernicious.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
3 It might, I grant, be harder to demonstrate this great superiority of foot over horse, had we not very many modern examples affording the clearest proof of it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII.
4 To Mrs. Gardiner, Wickham had one means of affording pleasure, unconnected with his general powers.
5 Their taking her home, and affording her their personal protection and countenance, is such a sacrifice to her advantage as years of gratitude cannot enough acknowledge.
6 Resolved to pursue no inglorious career, he turned his eyes toward the East, as affording scope for his spirit of enterprise.
7 The soil was barren, scarcely affording pasture for a few miserable cows, and oatmeal for its inhabitants, which consisted of five persons, whose gaunt and scraggy limbs gave tokens of their miserable fare.
8 Scarlett had an uneasy feeling that this man who was not received was the only one present who knew what lay behind her wild gaiety and that it was affording him sardonic amusement.
9 Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth.
10 All these circumstances, so natural and so trivial, were gravely listened to as proofs, or, at least, as affording strong suspicions that Rebecca had unlawful correspondence with mystical powers.
11 These words appeared to be addressed to the young lady, and were perhaps uttered with the view of affording Nancy time to recover herself.
12 To them it is only a moment affording opportunities to undermine a rival and obtain an extra cross or ribbon.
13 In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
14 One of those gay and gentle children, who go from land to land affording a view of their knees through the holes in their trousers.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
15 Melanie knew she had Ashley securely, so she could well afford to show such a Christian spirit.