1 Better quarters could have been found him, but Marshal Davout was one of those men who purposely put themselves in most depressing conditions to have a justification for being gloomy.
2 He boldly took the whole responsibility for what happened, and his darkened mind found justification in the belief that among the hundreds of thousands who perished there were fewer Frenchmen than Hessians and Bavarians.
3 One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification.
4 The strength of the justification of the man who stands at the head of the movement grows with the increased size of the group.
5 And corresponding to the event its justification appears in people's belief that this was necessary for the welfare of France, for liberty, and for equality.
6 People ceased to kill one another, and this event was accompanied by its justification in the necessity for a centralization of power, resistance to Europe, and so on.
7 Without such justification there would be no reply to the simplest question that presents itself when examining each historical event.
8 Upon a nature long accustomed to self-suppression, thus torn and divided, the Harthouse philosophy came as a relief and justification.
9 The profession, either navy or army, is its own justification.
10 Such a perfect, delicate, and necessary finish did the figure give to the dark pile of hills that it seemed to be the only obvious justification of their outline.
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11 A forced limitation of effort offered a justification of homely courses to an unambitious man, whose conscience would hardly have allowed him to remain in such obscurity while his powers were unimpeded.
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12 And the institution of the family, and the emotions that arise therein, the fierce jealousy, the tenderness for offspring, parental self-devotion, all found their justification and support in the imminent dangers of the young.
13 And now, as he turned away, strolling down the hill toward the station, that anxiety remained with him as the visible justification of his own.
14 Its justification was in its service as a market-town for farmers.
15 But the time of his justification has now come.
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