1 Their ships had been burned, there was no salvation save in collective flight, and on that the whole strength of the French was concentrated.
2 This man is still needed to justify the final collective act.
3 Power is the collective will of the people transferred, by expressed or tacit consent, to their chosen rulers.
4 The theory that this connection is based on the transference of the collective will of a people to certain historical personages is an hypothesis unconfirmed by the experience of history.
5 Whatever happens and whoever may stand at the head of affairs, the theory can always say that such and such a person took the lead because the collective will was transferred to him.
6 Such is the reply historians who assume that the collective will of the people is delegated to rulers under conditions which they regard as known.
7 Of all the combinations in which men unite for collective action one of the most striking and definite examples is an army.
8 Just the same is done by a concourse of people, allowing those who do not take a direct part in the activity to devise considerations, justifications, and surmises concerning their collective activity.
9 Their collective appearance had left on me an impression of high-born elegance, such as I had never before received.
10 The collective appearance of the gentlemen, like that of the ladies, is very imposing: they are all costumed in black; most of them are tall, some young.
11 She was soon the centre of a group which increased and renewed itself as the circulation became general, and the individual comments on her success were a delightful prolongation of the collective applause.
12 And under her sense of the collective indifference came the acuter pang of hopes deceived.
13 One morning it drew itself up before the face of France, and, elevating its voice, it contested the collective title and the individual right of the nation to sovereignty, of the citizen to liberty.
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14 The general life of the human race is called Progress, the collective stride of the human race is called Progress.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
15 There was never a sight of a real man except when the commissary troop under Suellen's middle-aged beau, Frank Kennedy, rode by every month to collect supplies.