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The memory of how he had received her confession of infidelity on their way home from the races (especially that he had insisted only on the observance of external decorum, and had not sent a challenge) tortured him like a remorse.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Your acceptance of it, and your observance of it as binding, is the only remaining condition that I am charged with, by the person from whom I take my instructions, and for whom I am not otherwise responsible.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
In Germany, however, we do see signal excellence and a devout religious spirit prevail among the people, giving rise to the many free States which there maintain themselves, with such strict observance of their laws that none, either within or without their walls, dare encroach on them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The observance of Sunday at Bellomont was chiefly marked by the punctual appearance of the smart omnibus destined to convey the household to the little church at the gates.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Cedric, to whom the name of Alfred was as that of a deity, had treated the sole remaining scion of that great monarch with a degree of observance, such as, perhaps, was in those days scarce paid to an acknowledged princess.
If, as I am willing to suppose, you wish to shew me any observance, you will not give way to these emotions, but endeavour to reason yourself into a stronger frame of mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
This fashion of sacrifice keep thou, thyself and thy comrades, and let thy children abide in this pure observance.
Therefore a wise lord cannot, nor ought he to, keep faith when such observance may be turned against him, and when the reasons that caused him to pledge it exist no longer.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
Nor would it have been impracticable, in the observance of majestic ceremonies, to combine mirthful recreation with solemnity, and give, as it were, a grotesque and brilliant embroidery to the great robe of state, which a nation, at such festivals, puts on.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
In the school we made a special effort to teach our students the meaning of Christmas, and to give them lessons in its proper observance.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context