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  • I didn't want to get caught up in that because I believed it could adversely affect my work and my future.†   (source)
  • From that day on the sense of responsibility, the natural grace, the calm control that Remedios would have in the face of adverse circumstances was revealed.†   (source)
  • I never knew he was so interested in mountain climbing but he scaled the Cliffs of Insanity under most adverse conditions, and everyone agrees that that is not the easiest thing in the world to accomplish.†   (source)
  • What I want to know is how we're going to handle any adverse publicity if it does occur.†   (source)
  • In his expert opinion, Seth Hubbard's judgment was so adversely affected by the daily dosages and cumulative effects of the drug that he could not have been thinking clearly in his final days.†   (source)
  • "In the face of much adverse comment and good reasons not to go," the editorial went on to say, "President Kennedy is proceeding with his trip to Europe at a most inauspicious time."†   (source)
  • My mother, conflict-adverse herself, hated it when my sisters fought.†   (source)
  • Decades of studies have shown that a child born into an adverse family environment is far more likely than other children to become a criminal.†   (source)
  • I learned from her example how to operate in such adverse conditions with grace and charm, with patience and kindness.†   (source)
  • She mounted a telephone campaign, driving home the point to military officials that they did not want to deal with the adverse publicity that the disgruntled widow of an Iwo Jima flagraiser could generate.†   (source)
  • Of course, lords cluck prouder than chickens, and take it ill if you offer them coin like a tradesman, but they are seldom adverse to taking gifts ...honors, lands, castles ...†   (source)
  • Adversely, that is.†   (source)
  • At any rate, they are hardy enough, but they do die under adverse conditions.†   (source)
  • Its principal adverse effects on his way of life were spiraling inflation, and the loss of twenty-two of his slaves who ran off in the hope of joining the British side and gaining their freedom.†   (source)
  • The "Double Wasp" is one of the most widely used engines in aviation, with a reputation for reliability earned during the adverse conditions of World War II.†   (source)
  • Let's shed a tear for the calamities that result from mankind's adverse opinions and selfish passions.†   (source)
  • Not being noticed at all was better than being noticed adversely.†   (source)
  • This was excellent news, for it ensured that my study of the wolves would not be adversely affected by human intrusions.†   (source)
  • This had a distinctly adverse effect on Nathan.†   (source)
  • I assure you my call will not reflect adversely upon your wardenship here.†   (source)
  • In a soft voice, speaking in short, perfect sentences now and then punctuated by the involuntary sighs of a man ground under by adverse fortune, he told his tragic story.†   (source)
  • and the adverse effect upon our party's chances in the next election which any rebellious conduct might bring.†   (source)
  • And bathing in these muddy waters had none of the red waters' adverse effects.†   (source)
  • You've never tested the vaccine under such adverse conditions; there'd be no need to.†   (source)
  • But this pathogen seems to do quite well in adverse environmental conditions.†   (source)
  • My inability to adjust to the new trends had an adverse effect upon my professional expectations.†   (source)
  • Jose Arcadio Buendia did not know at what moment or because of what adverse forces his plan had become enveloped in a web of pretexts, disappointments, and evasions until it turned into nothing but an illusion.†   (source)
  • Also, knowledge of our existence shall bolster the spirits of the dwarves and the Varden and counteract any adverse effects Murtagh and Thorn's appearance on the Burning Plains may have had upon the resolution of their warriors.†   (source)
  • "God, it's not like I'm saying it to her face," Ashley said bitterly, and I wondered if all those thank-you cards and all that gratitude were having an adverse effect, leaving no niceties for anyone in person.†   (source)
  • Ironically, her own genetic engineering, designed to keep the vaccine viable for long periods without contacting any host or moisture, had allowed the inert vaccine to mutate in such adverse conditions.†   (source)
  • He was "utterly adverse" to the admission of slavery into Missouri, which was in exact opposition to Jefferson, who favored it.†   (source)
  • Most important, we shared a deep reserve of humor, creativity in adverse circumstances, and the will to protect and maintain our own humanity despite the prison system's imperative to crush it.†   (source)
  • A faction is a group of citizens, either a majority or minority, whose actions are motivated by a passion or interest adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.†   (source)
  • Using the gang's financial documents and the rest of Venkatesh's research, it is possible to construct an adverse-events index of J. T.'s gang during the four years in question.†   (source)
  • Who's conflict-adverse now, I thought as they exited the room at a breakneck pace, Rolly slapping the light off as he went.†   (source)
  • Adverse comments about his own role in public life that appeared occasionally in print, or the "strange" letters he occasionally received, were no longer of any matter to him.†   (source)
  • If ever a system was proven to work under extremely adverse circumstances, it was at this inauguration of 1801, and it is regrettable that Adams was not present.†   (source)
  • But as any adverse or critical comment on Washington, any ridicule at all, would have been considered unacceptable at this stage, Adams served as a convenient target for mockery and humor, and would again, just as he would be subject to the easiest, most damaging of smear words: monarchist.†   (source)
  • It was inexpressibly sad—then what depth of sorrow to a mother, who felt in her own heart the cause—to observe, in one so young, this constant recognition of an adverse world, and so fierce a training of the energies that were to make good her cause in the contest that must ensue.†   (source)
  • He has been a little wild, and difficult to settle, but his introduction to the world was rather'—he shrugged his shoulders with a faint sigh, and looked round the room—'a little adverse.†   (source)
  • Thus adjured, Carley did her best under adverse circumstances.†   (source)
  • We commented adversely upon the imbecility of that telegraphic style.†   (source)
  • Adverse winds are holding mad Christmas in him, boys.†   (source)
  • As the combatants were now equal in number, each singled an opponent from the adverse band.†   (source)
  • it is the meeting of two fierce tides—the conflict of two oceans moved by adverse winds!†   (source)
  • Even under the most adverse conditions, that pleasure always made itself felt: she might hate him, but she had never been able to wish him out of the room.†   (source)
  • The third: even were he free, in a family like his own where marriage usually meant a tragic sadness, marriage with a blood-relation would duplicate the adverse conditions, and a tragic sadness might be intensified to a tragic horror.†   (source)
  • Clearly he must have shifted the scene of his operations farther west, because a year later he plays an incredibly audacious, but not a very profitable part, in a serio-comic business in Manila Bay, in which a peculating governor and an absconding treasurer are the principal figures; thereafter he seems to have hung around the Philippines in his rotten schooner battling with un adverse fortune, till at last, running his appointed course, he sails into Jim's history, a blind accomplice of the Dark Powers.†   (source)
  • She felt neither soreness nor weariness; indomitable will to reach her husband in spite of adverse Fate, and of a cunning enemy, killed all sense of bodily pain within her, and rendered her instincts doubly acute.†   (source)
  • You mean, do you, that the second arrest would have an adverse influence on the judge and the verdict he passes on the defendant?†   (source)
  • The only light in the room was the red glow from the fire—which lit his eyes like adverse railway signals, but left his downcast face in darkness—and the scanty vestiges of the day that came in through the open door.†   (source)
  • But the deputy director did not notice this at all, or if he did notice it it only raised his spirits, he frequently laughed out loud, one time he clearly embarrassed the manufacturer when he raised an objection in a witty way but drew him immediately back out of his embarrassment by commenting adversely on himself, and finally invited him into his office where they could bring the matter to its conclusion.†   (source)
  • Nicholas and the good-tempered man found so many things to talk about, that between conversing together, and cheering up the boys, the time passed with them as rapidly as it could, under such adverse circumstances.†   (source)
  • I started, or rather (for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances) was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and-twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you — wiser — almost as stainless.†   (source)
  • In the earlier half of the day there was business to hinder any formal communication of an adverse resolve; in the later there was dinner, wine, whist, and general satisfaction.†   (source)
  • It is time then that all should cease to treat her as alien, and even adverse—cease to denounce and vilify all and everything connected with her accession—cease to thwart and oppose the remaining steps for its consummation; or where such efforts are felt to be unavailing, at least to embitter the hour of reception by all the most ungracious frowns of aversion and words of unwelcome.†   (source)
  • And it was not only that her feelings were still adverse to any man save one; her judgement, on a serious consideration of the possibilities of such a case was against Mr Elliot.†   (source)
  • Admiral and Mrs. Crawford, though agreeing in nothing else, were united in affection for these children, or, at least, were no farther adverse in their feelings than that each had their favourite, to whom they showed the greatest fondness of the two.†   (source)
  • Placed as I am in the midst of the conflicting opinions between which we are divided, I have endeavored to suppress within me for a time the favorable sympathies or the adverse emotions with which each of them inspires me.†   (source)
  • Be that as it might, numberless great guns, whose thunder had long been the voice of battle,—the artillery of the Armada, the battering trains of Marlborough, and the adverse cannon of Napoleon and Wellington,—were trundled into the midst of the fire.†   (source)
  • When a community really has a mixed government, that is to say, when it is equally divided between two adverse principles, it must either pass through a revolution or fall into complete dissolution.†   (source)
  • We left the adverse bands watching one another on the opposite banks of the stream, each endeavouring to excite its enemy to some act of indiscretion, by the most reproachful taunts and revilings.†   (source)
  • Occasionally, referring to the words of Ilderim, he wondered whence the Arab derived his information about him; not from Malluch certainly; nor from Simonides, whose interests, all adverse, would hold him dumb.†   (source)
  • Thus prepared to expect adverse circumstances, she had acquired the firmness necessary for acting under them.†   (source)
  • I wanted to keep myself pure; and, under the most adverse circumstances, I tried hard to preserve my self-respect; but I was struggling alone in the powerful grasp of the demon Slavery; and the monster proved too strong for me.†   (source)
  • The better Romans say the protestants shall not be excused; and all the adverse factions join with them.†   (source)
  • Fifty of the adverse warriors were already in the river, hastening to destroy or to defend the conqueror, and the combat was rather on the eve of its commencement than near its termination.†   (source)
  • Nicholas was one of those whose joy is incomplete unless it is shared by the friends of adverse and less fortunate days.†   (source)
  • When Mr. Brooke presented himself on the balcony, the cheers were quite loud enough to counterbalance the yells, groans, brayings, and other expressions of adverse theory, which were so moderate that Mr. Standish (decidedly an old bird) observed in the ear next to him, "This looks dangerous, by God!†   (source)
  • It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.†   (source)
  • There had, in fact, been so much of message, of allusion, of recollection, so much of Mansfield in every letter, that Fanny could not but suppose it meant for him to hear; and to find herself forced into a purpose of that kind, compelled into a correspondence which was bringing her the addresses of the man she did not love, and obliging her to administer to the adverse passion of the man she did, was cruelly mortifying.†   (source)
  • If the equality of conditions is favorable to purity of morals, the social commotion by which conditions are rendered equal is adverse to it.†   (source)
  • Nor is it adverse to regularity of morals, for good morals contribute to public tranquillity and are favorable to industry.†   (source)
  • As Duncan could only act as the representative of the commandant of the fort, the ceremonies which should have accompanied a meeting between the heads of the adverse forces were, of course, dispensed with.†   (source)
  • No race knows so well as thine own tribes how to submit to the time, and so to trim their bark as to make advantage even of an adverse wind.†   (source)
  • There is likely to be blood spilt between yonder adverse hosts of heathens; and, though but little desiring the office, it would be better that I should employ myself in surgical experiments, than in thus wasting the precious moments, mortifying both soul and body.†   (source)
  • Commerce is naturally adverse to all the violent passions; it loves to temporize, takes delight in compromise, and studiously avoids irritation.†   (source)
  • Upon the slightest and most unreasonable pretences, as well as upon accusations the most absurd and groundless, their persons and property were exposed to every turn of popular fury; for Norman, Saxon, Dane, and Briton, however adverse these races were to each other, contended which should look with greatest detestation upon a people, whom it was accounted a point of religion to hate, to revile, to despise, to plunder, and to persecute.†   (source)
  • Freedom, in these ages, is therefore especially favorable to the production of wealth; nor is it difficult to perceive that despotism is especially adverse to the same result.†   (source)
  • It is true that they are subject to great and frequent vicissitudes; but as the same events of good or adverse fortune are continually recurring, the name of the actors only is changed, the piece is always the same.†   (source)
  • Most of these wealthy persons were once poor; they have felt the sting of want; they were long a prey to adverse fortunes; and now that the victory is won, the passions which accompanied the contest have survived it: their minds are, as it were, intoxicated by the small enjoyments which they have pursued for forty years.†   (source)
  • It must not be supposed that this pacific state of the army would render it adverse to revolutions; for revolutions, and especially military revolutions, which are generally very rapid, are attended indeed with great dangers, but not with protracted toil; they gratify ambition at less cost than war; life only is at stake, and the men of democracies care less for their lives than for their comforts.†   (source)
  • And whoever shall fortify his town well, and shall have managed the other concerns of his subjects in the way stated above, and to be often repeated, will never be attacked without great caution, for men are always adverse to enterprises where difficulties can be seen, and it will be seen not to be an easy thing to attack one who has his town well fortified, and is not hated by his people.†   (source)
  • To admit no traffic to our adverse towns;   (source)
    adverse = working against the interest of
  • Most of all he commented adversely on the desertion of Stephen by all his pubhunting confreres but one, a most glaring piece of ratting on the part of his brother medicos under all the circs.†   (source)
  • All's well that ends well yet, Though time seem so adverse and means unfit.†   (source)
  • Grow this to what adverse issue it can, I will put it in practice.†   (source)
  • These, as usual, would be exaggerated by the adverse interest of the parties.†   (source)
  • Pennsylvania may not choose to confound her interests in a connection so adverse to her policy.†   (source)
  • Were the plan of the convention adverse to the public happiness, my voice would be, Reject the plan.†   (source)
  • The hero stood Adverse, with planted feet, and, from the right, Tugg'd at the solid stone with all his might.†   (source)
  • A witchcraft drew me hither: That most ingrateful boy there, by your side From the rude sea's enraged and foamy mouth Did I redeem; a wreck past hope he was: His life I gave him, and did thereto add My love, without retention or restraint, All his in dedication: for his sake, Did I expose myself, pure for his love, Into the danger of this adverse town; Drew to defend him when he was beset: Where being apprehended, his false cunning,— Not meaning to partake with me in danger,— Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance, And grew a twenty-years-removed thing While one would wink; denied me mine own purse, Which I had recommended to his use Not half an hour before.†   (source)
  • Come now, sinner, suppose the wind of fortune, hitherto so adverse, should turn in our favour, filling the sails of our desires so that safely and without impediment we put into port in some one of those islands I have promised thee, how would it be with thee if on winning it I made thee lord of it?†   (source)
  • Why, our battalia trebles that account: Besides, the king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse faction want.†   (source)
  • Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench
    Of that forgetful lake benumb not still,
    That in our proper motion we ascend
    Up to our native seat; descent and fall
    To us is adverse.†   (source)
  • Besides, he tells me that, if peradventure He speak against me on the adverse side, I should not think it strange; for 'tis a physic That's bitter to sweet end.†   (source)
  • I, who was desirous to obey, concealed them not, but disclosed them all to him; whereon he raised his brows a little up, then said, "Fiercely were they adverse to me, and to my fathers, and to my party, so that twice I scattered them."†   (source)
  • Chapter; namely, that for him that hath no obligation to his former Soveraign but that of an ordinary Subject, it is then, when the means of his life is within the Guards and Garrisons of the Enemy; for it is then, that he hath no longer Protection from him, but is protected by the adverse party for his Contribution.†   (source)
  • And bear in mind what I am now about to say to you, for it will be of great use and comfort to you in time of trouble; it is, not to let your mind dwell on the adverse chances that may befall you; for the worst of all is death, and if it be a good death, the best of all is to die.†   (source)
  • Our greatness will appear
    Then most conspicuous when great things of small,
    Useful of hurtful, prosperous of adverse,
    We can create, and in what place soe'er
    Thrive under evil, and work ease out of pain
    Through labour and endurance.†   (source)
  • My prayers on the adverse party fight; And there the little souls of Edward's children Whisper the spirits of thine enemies, And promise them success and victory.†   (source)
  • He whirls his sword around, without delay, And hews thro' adverse foes an ample way, To find fierce Turnus, of his conquest proud: Evander, Pallas, all that friendship ow'd To large deserts, are present to his eyes; His plighted hand, and hospitable ties.†   (source)
  • At these words Luscinda looked up at Cardenio, at first beginning to recognise him by his voice and then satisfying herself by her eyes that it was he, and hardly knowing what she did, and heedless of all considerations of decorum, she flung her arms around his neck and pressing her face close to his, said, "Yes, my dear lord, you are the true master of this your slave, even though adverse fate interpose again, and fresh dangers threaten this life that hangs on yours."†   (source)
  • He lifts, he turns, he poises, and admires The crested helm, that vomits radiant fires: His hands the fatal sword and corslet hold, One keen with temper'd steel, one stiff with gold: Both ample, flaming both, and beamy bright; So shines a cloud, when edg'd with adverse light.†   (source)
  • These changes in the Heavens, though slow, produced
    Like change on sea and land; sideral blast,
    Vapour, and mist, and exhalation hot,
    Corrupt and pestilent: Now from the north
    Of Norumbega, and the Samoed shore,
    Bursting their brazen dungeon, armed with ice,
    And snow, and hail, and stormy gust and flaw,
    Boreas, and Caecias, and Argestes loud,
    And Thrascias, rend the woods, and seas upturn;
    With adverse blast upturns them from the south
    Notus, and Afer black with thunderous clouds
    From Serraliona; thwart of these, as fierce,
    Forth rush the Levant and the Ponent winds,
    Eurus and Zephyr, with their lateral noise,
    Sirocco and Libecchio.†   (source)
  • Yet not for those,
    Nor what the potent Victor in his rage
    Can else inflict, do I repent, or change,
    Though changed in outward lustre, that fixed mind,
    And high disdain from sense of injured merit,
    That with the Mightiest raised me to contend,
    And to the fierce contentions brought along
    Innumerable force of Spirits armed,
    That durst dislike his reign, and, me preferring,
    His utmost power with adverse power opposed
    In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven,
    And shook his throne.†   (source)
  • As when loud Boreas, with his blust'ring train, Stoops from above, incumbent on the main; Where'er he flies, he drives the rack before, And rolls the billows on th' Aegaean shore: So, where resistless Turnus takes his course, The scatter'd squadrons bend before his force; His crest of horses' hair is blown behind By adverse air, and rustles in the wind.†   (source)
  • It might, however, sometimes happen, that appeals would be made under circumstances less adverse to the executive and judiciary departments.†   (source)
  • Oh, thou, my squire, pleasant companion in my prosperous and adverse fortunes, fix well in thy memory what thou shalt see me do here, so that thou mayest relate and report it to the sole cause of all," and so saying he dismounted from Rocinante, and in an instant relieved him of saddle and bridle, and giving him a slap on the croup, said, "He gives thee freedom who is bereft of it himself, oh steed as excellent in deed as thou art unfortunate in thy lot; begone where thou wilt, for thou bearest written on thy forehead that neither Astolfo's hippogriff, nor the famed Frontino that cost Bradamante so dear, could equal thee in speed."†   (source)
  • is no sort of office of any importance that is not obtained by a bribe of some kind, great or small; well then, that which I look to receive for this government is that you go with your master Don Quixote, and bring this memorable adventure to a conclusion; and whether you return on Clavileno as quickly as his speed seems to promise, or adverse fortune brings you back on foot travelling as a pilgrim from hostel to hostel and from inn to inn, you will always find your island on your return where you left it, and your islanders with the same eagerness they have always had to receive you as their governor, and my good-will will remain the same; doubt not the truth of this, Señor Sancho, fo†   (source)
  • Thus God the Heaven created, thus the Earth,
    Matter unformed and void: Darkness profound
    Covered the abyss: but on the watery calm
    His brooding wings the Spirit of God outspread,
    And vital virtue infused, and vital warmth
    Throughout the fluid mass; but downward purged
    The black tartareous cold infernal dregs,
    Adverse to life: then founded, then conglobed
    Like things to like; the rest to several place
    Disparted, and between spun out the air;
    And Earth self-balanced on her center hung.†   (source)
  • As when two bulls for their fair female fight In Sila's shades, or on Taburnus' height; With horns adverse they meet; the keeper flies; Mute stands the herd; the heifers roll their eyes, And wait th' event; which victor they shall bear, And who shall be the lord, to rule the lusty year: With rage of love the jealous rivals burn, And push for push, and wound for wound return; Their dewlaps gor'd, their sides are lav'd in blood; Loud cries and roaring sounds rebellow thro' the wood: Such was the combat in the listed ground; So clash their swords, and so their shields resound.†   (source)
  • Claims to land under grants of different States, founded upon adverse pretensions of boundary, are of this description.†   (source)
  • With these advantages, it can hardly be supposed that the adverse party would have an equal chance for a favorable issue.†   (source)
  • Amazement seised
    The rebel Thrones, but greater rage, to see
    Thus foiled their mightiest; ours joy filled, and shout,
    Presage of victory, and fierce desire
    Of battle: Whereat Michael bid sound
    The Arch-Angel trumpet; through the vast of Heaven
    It sounded, and the faithful armies rung
    Hosanna to the Highest: Nor stood at gaze
    The adverse legions, nor less hideous joined
    The horrid shock.†   (source)
  • This would serve to turn the tide of State influence into the channels of the national government, instead of making federal influence flow in an opposite and adverse current.†   (source)
  • Which that thou mayest believe, and be confirmed
    Ere thou from hence depart; know, I am sent
    To show thee what shall come in future days
    To thee, and to thy offspring: good with bad
    Expect to hear; supernal grace contending
    With sinfulness of men; thereby to learn
    True patience, and to temper joy with fear
    And pious sorrow; equally inured
    By moderation either state to bear,
    Prosperous or adverse: so shalt thou lead
    Safest thy life, and best prepared endure
    Thy mortal passage when it comes.†   (source)
  • These in their dark nativity the deep
    Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame;
    Which, into hollow engines, long and round,
    Thick rammed, at the other bore with touch of fire
    Dilated and infuriate, shall send forth
    From far, with thundering noise, among our foes
    Such implements of mischief, as shall dash
    To pieces, and o'erwhelm whatever stands
    Adverse, that they shall fear we have disarmed
    The Thunderer of his only dreaded bolt.†   (source)
  • If, in a few scattered instances, a brighter aspect is presented, they serve only as exceptions to admonish us of the general truth; and by their lustre to darken the gloom of the adverse prospect to which they are contrasted.†   (source)
  • It may be alleged, perhaps, that the Senate would be prompted by like motives to an adverse coalition; and as their concurrence would be indispensable, the just and constitutional views of the other branch might be defeated.†   (source)
  • Let us pause, my fellow-citizens, for one moment, over this melancholy and monitory lesson of history; and with the tear that drops for the calamities brought on mankind by their adverse opinions and selfish passions, let our gratitude mingle an ejaculation to Heaven, for the propitious concord which has distinguished the consultations for our political happiness.†   (source)
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