The events were comparatively small, but the essential condition was there—namely, that they were in favor of his own ends.
This implicit reasoning is essentially no more peculiar to evangelical belief than the use of wide phrases for narrow motives is peculiar to Englishmen.
His flushed effort while talking to Mr. Farebrother—his effort after the cynical pretence that all ways of getting money are essentially the same, and that chance has an empire which reduces choice to a fool’s illusion—was but the symptom of a wavering resolve, a benumbed response to the old stimuli of enthusiasm.
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The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
I carry all the essential tools and materials I need in this toolbox.