1 Miss Crawford was not slow to admire; she pretty well guessed Miss Bertram's feelings, and made it a point of honour to promote her enjoyment to the utmost.
2 The Musgroves are behaving like themselves, most honourably and kindly, only anxious with true parental hearts to promote their daughter's comfort.
3 Well, Albert, this money, which was formerly designed to promote the comfort and tranquillity of the woman I adored, may now, through strange and painful circumstances, be devoted to the same purpose.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
4 To Mr. Bennet's acknowledgments he briefly replied, with assurance of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family; and concluded with entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again.
5 After a moment's recollection, therefore, concluding that prudence required dispatch, and that her acquiescence would best promote it, she walked silently towards the table, and sat down.
6 The dealers in the human article make scrupulous and systematic efforts to promote noisy mirth among them, as a means of drowning reflection, and rendering them insensible to their condition.
7 The man whom I mentioned is a genius indeed, and I intend not only to promote him over the rest, but also to create for him a special Department.
8 And hence it happens that the citizens of such States vie with one another in whatever tends to promote public or private well-being; in both of which, consequently, there is a wonderful growth.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
9 Among those who promoted the design, Governor Bellingham was said to be one of the most busy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
10 Every thing was explained to him by Mrs. Dashwood, and he found fresh reason to rejoice in what he had done for Mr. Ferrars, since eventually it promoted the interest of Elinor.
11 He certainly ought to be promoted when he marries Raina.
12 And you may depend on me to know my place if you get promoted.
13 He was pleasantly considering the probability of being promoted in a few days for his last reconnoitering expedition, and was awaiting Denisov, who had gone out somewhere and with whom he wanted a talk.
14 During his absence he had been promoted captain, and when the regiment was put on war footing with an increase in numbers, he was again allotted his old squadron.
15 philosophy herself is promoted to religion.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER