Sentence in Classic:
She governed her house cunningly and firmly, knew when to give credit, when to be stern and when to let things pass.
You know a conjuror gets no credit when once he has explained his trick, and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The matter passed, however, and my father entered into possession of the estate, and of some £14,000, which lay to his credit at the bank.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
When once the law is evoked it cannot be stayed again, and this is just one of those cases where, for the credit of the college, it is most essential to avoid scandal.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
Agafea Mihalovna, always very anxious for the credit of the house, met him in the hall with inquiries about dinner.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I beg your Highness to credit what he says to you, especially when he expresses the sentiment of esteem and special regard I have long entertained for your person.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Before analyzing the properties of manure, before entering into the debit and credit (as he ironically called it), he found out how many cattle the peasants had and increased the number by all possible means.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His hair and whiskers were blacker and thicker, looked at so near, than even I had given them credit for being.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
If I should ask any other question that may happen to have that result, give me credit, if you please, for being in ignorance how to speak to you as I ought.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Claypole administered a kick to Oliver, and entered the shop with a dignified air, which did him great credit.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context