1 We shall be finely helped, if the churl Saxons should have realized your Grace's vision, of converting feudal drawbridges into gibbets; and yonder bold-spirited Cedric seemeth one to whom such an imagination might occur.
2 He knew he ought to find some way of using it, or converting it, so that he needn't sell it, or needn't have the chagrin of failing to sell it.
3 Yet still our landowners keep taking to philanthropy, to converting themselves into philanthropic knights-errant, and spending millions upon senseless hospitals and institutions, and so ruining themselves and turning their families adrift.
4 In the room three officers of Denisov's band were converting a door into a tabletop.
5 Bouddha went into its den and succeeded in converting the dragon.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
6 At moments, in that dizzy depth, a gleam of light appeared, and undulated vaguely, water possessing the power of taking light, no one knows whence, and converting it into a snake.
7 I am exceedingly gratified," said Bingley, "by your converting what my friend says into a compliment on the sweetness of my temper.
8 His activity in revivals was great, and he proved himself an instrument in the hands of the church in converting many souls.
9 Thirdly, by converting the college more to himself.
The Prince By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
10 It will be perceived, that like all new converts to a religion, his conversion intoxicated him, he hurled himself headlong into adhesion and he went too far.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
11 It fills the first-comer with the force of events; it converts everything into projectiles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
12 Mr. Dimmesdale had been summoned to make a prayer, she learnt that he had gone, the day before, to visit the Apostle Eliot, among his Indian converts.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XVI. A FOREST WALK
13 He never spoke without auditors, and rarely without making converts to his opinions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 24
14 Few of these were armed otherwise than with such rustic weapons as necessity sometimes converts to military purposes.
15 And you do not seem to realise, dear Doctor, that by persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.