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  • It was more than a month distant, but the enormous, complex preparations that it entailed were throwing extra work on to everybody.   (source)
    entailed = required
  • At the same time, we see to it that all country sports shall entail the use of elaborate apparatus.   (source)
    entail = require
  • When I was alone once more, however, with the precious case lying upon the table in front of me, I could not but think with some misgivings of the immense responsibility which it entailed upon me.   (source)
    entailed = placed (required of)
  • How fearful were the curses those propensities entailed on me!   (source)
    entailed = involved
  • Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.   (source)
    entailed = involved or required
  • M. Dessessart, who esteemed d'Artagnan, made him offers of help, as this change would entail expenses for equipment.   (source)
    entail = require
  • But unfortunately, it turned out there was more to the agreement: I, the undersigned, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, agree to fulfill the duties of heir to Artur Christoff Phillipe Gerard Grimaldi Renaldo, prince of Genovia, and all that such a role entails, including but not exclusive to, assuming the throne upon the latter's demise and attending functions of state at which the presence of said heir is deemed essential.†   (source)
  • Because, beyond the military disadvantage losing a Mockingjay entails, I am broken.†   (source)
  • Don't know what that entails nowadays with computers and all.†   (source)
  • Many Americans understand that being born in the United States, with all the opportunities that entails, is a matter of sheer serendipity.†   (source)
  • It staggers both imagination and belief to advance the hypothesis that Mrs. Margaret White did not know she was pregnant, or even understand what the word entails, and recent scholars such as J. W. Bankson and George Fielding have made a more reasonable case for the hypothesis that the concept, linked irrevocably in her mind with the "sin" of intercourse, had been blocked entirely from her mind.†   (source)
  • And what do you think that process entails?†   (source)
  • Any serious politician will realize that under present day conditions in the country, to seek for cheap martyrdom by handing myself to the police is naive and criminal...I have chosen this course which is more difficult and which entails more risk and hardship than sitting in gaol.†   (source)
  • You do not have a clear perception of what my Calling entails.†   (source)
  • Clary, you mean well, but you don't know what the Sword entails," Luke said.†   (source)
  • They chose the trees instead, with all the peril that entails.†   (source)
  • I don't want to say what it entails right now, but I assure you it's in no way illegal, nor will it cause any problems for you or for Ghidi.†   (source)
  • Let her know that we are committed to revolution....with all the bloodshed, disorder, and possible disaster that entails?†   (source)
  • Besides these important ethnic influences, California's leading-edge culture entails a tolerance for gender diversity that has been well ahead of most of America for at least two generations.†   (source)
  • I dislike your policies but that doesn't mean I don't recognize that you are the President with all that entails.†   (source)
  • This primate grooming and the "gossip" that it entails actually produce brain-opiates; they're our monkey junk.†   (source)
  • I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.   (source)
  • He wrote: Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.   (source)
    entail = involve
  • But this, too, entailed military weakness, and since the privations it inflicted were obviously unnecessary, it made opposition inevitable.   (source)
    entailed = involved or required
  • Winston debated with himself whether to award Comrade Ogilvy the Order of Conspicuous Merit: in the end he decided against it because of the unnecessary cross-referencing that it would entail.   (source)
    entail = require
  • "Yes, and that's all settled!" exclaimed Caderousse, who, by a last effort of intellect, had followed the reading of the letter, and instinctively comprehended all the misery which such a denunciation must entail.   (source)
    entail = involve or require
  • The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us.   (source)
    entailed = required
  • Otherwise, we won't have experienced the full measure of pain the trial entails.†   (source)
  • Had your mother not been so foolish as to hide you in Carvahall, you would have grown up here, in Uru'baen, as a child of the nobility, with all the riches and responsibilities that entails, instead of whiling away your days grubbing in the dirt.†   (source)
  • So now I ask you,said Glaedr,Saphira Brightscales and Eragon Shadeslayer, will you accept my gift and all that it entails?†   (source)
  • The possession of vast wealth entails cares and responsibilities, however, as poor Marija found out.†   (source)
  • In his own somber way, Anderson has here touched upon one of the great themes of American literature, especially Midwestern literature, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the struggle for speech as it entails a search for the self.†   (source)
  • It entails no obligation.†   (source)
  • Beauty would have troubled him, for it entails rules of its own, but Mrs. Moore was so old and Miss Quested so plain that he was spared this anxiety.†   (source)
  • That entails a contradiction.†   (source)
  • After the triumph of the international proletariat, war would of course be inconceivable; and who can figure the cost of war to humanity—not merely the value of the lives and the material that it destroys, not merely the cost of keeping millions of men in idleness, of arming and equipping them for battle and parade, but the drain upon the vital energies of society by the war attitude and the war terror, the brutality and ignorance, the drunkenness, prostitution, and crime it entails, the industrial impotence and the moral deadness?†   (source)
  • That entails a second contradiction.†   (source)
  • Most of the American republics still admit of entails, under certain restrictions; but the French law prohibits entail in all cases.†   (source)
  • This entails hospital expenses.†   (source)
  • A wholesale arrest of malefactors, like that in the Jondrette garret, necessarily complicated by investigations and subsequent incarcerations, is a veritable disaster for that hideous and occult counter-society which pursues its existence beneath public society; an adventure of this description entails all sorts of catastrophes in that sombre world.†   (source)
  • Ebb and flow, wandering, adventure, was the leven of his existence; a tattered conscience entails a fragmentary life, and, apparently at the stormy epoch of June 18, 1815, Thenardier belonged to that variety of marauding sutlers of which we have spoken, beating about the country, selling to some, stealing from others, and travelling like a family man, with wife and children, in a rickety cart, in the rear of troops on the march, with an instinct for always attaching himself to the victorious army.†   (source)
  • This like some holy relic do I prize To save me from the fate my truth entails, Truth that to thy hard heart its vigour owes.†   (source)
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  • Four dogs from the oldest litter were placed over the next two weeks, entailing a frantic burst of finish training, evaluation, and paperwork.†   (source)
  • This entailed relocating, but we had no choice: by now, my parents had cut up all our credit cards, and our modest savings were disappearing quickly.†   (source)
  • It entailed the Grand Duke's close friend, Admiral Stepan Makarov, who commanded the Imperial Russian Navy during the Russo-Japanese War.†   (source)
  • What would it entail?†   (source)
  • At five p.m. the chute closed and Mae worked on her PartiRank for forty-five minutes, bringing it from 1,827 to 1,430, a process entailing 344 comments, posts and almost a thousand smiles and frowns.†   (source)
  • This was not represented to the boy as a punishment, the idea being to instruct his unconscious that future lapses would entail inconvenience and hard work; but he was bound to feel it as reproof as he stood at the vast stone sink which rose level to his chest, suds creeping up his bare arms to soak his rolled-up shirtsleeves, the wet sheets as heavy as a dead dog and a general sense of calamity numbing his will.†   (source)
  • She too — Mrs. Lebowitz—had been after me to join the Cinema club after reading an essay I'd written about The Bicycle Thief she'd suggested as well that I might also enjoy the Philosophy Club, which entailed weekly discussion of what she called The Big Questions.†   (source)
  • This had entailed an involved, though somewhat inaccurate description of sex.†   (source)
  • What exactly does that entail?†   (source)
  • We also chose to embrace all the limitations that this entailed.†   (source)
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  • Nonetheless, whatever Dr. Abaddon had imagined tonight's visit might entail, Trish's presence did not seem to be part of his plan.†   (source)
  • Their work was just as risky and entailed the same danger to life and limb as that of the adult smugglers.†   (source)
  • Danny's reply was not suitable for a family story such as this, entailing as it did the possible blasting of one of Sharmak's principal working parts.†   (source)
  • And I knew what being a newborn entailed.†   (source)
  • No telling what that would entail.†   (source)
  • Though Garrett knew she wrote columns for the paper, he didn't know exactly what else her job entailed.†   (source)
  • He only regretted that it would entail depriving Albriech and Baldor of their rightful inheritance.†   (source)
  • She had pondered in her young mind what death entailed.†   (source)
  • I suppose that if I had had the money to start out with, I would have tried my luck at the gaming tables or the races, but since that was not the case I had to think of a line of work that, while it might entail certain risks, held out the promise of a fortune.†   (source)
  • What would training for that entail?†   (source)
  • However, this option, quite aside from the misgivings his lordship was bound to have as regards gossip travelling, entailed my having to rely on unknown quantities just when a mistake could prove most costly.†   (source)
  • I wanted to kick myself for experiencing a hot thrill upon speculating what a night alone with Patch might entail.†   (source)
  • Education and empowerment training can show girls that femininity does not entail docility, and can nurture assertiveness so that girls and women stand up for themselves.†   (source)
  • His officer training entailed periodic trips to Walden and Arcadia to monitor the guards.†   (source)
  • She was a Shadowhunter, with all that entailed.†   (source)
  • I'd planned for a Silencer Bob, which meant my plan entailed killing him before we bailed from the chopper.†   (source)
  • Clearly detention at the House of Night entailed more than going to a teacher's classroom for forty-five minutes of "quiet time" after school.†   (source)
  • I just hadn't expected mine to entail retrieving garbage from river bottoms.†   (source)
  • The bulk of the reporting entailed spending much of the 95-96 academic year in Providence, Rhode Island, a time when a new friend-the full-living Dr. Cornelius "Skip" Granai-came forward with an ideal pied-a-terre near the Brown campus.†   (source)
  • In 1996 he became a public figure: appointed deputy bureau chief of the immigration division (whatever that entailed).†   (source)
  • Providing a glimpse into what Adam's job entailed, that same lieutenant wrote, His absolute dedication ensured 100 percent accountability and maintenance of over 300K of parachutes and associated mission essential equipment [while he] served as lead instructor and established standard operating procedures for a vital week of interoperability training with the 160th Special Operations Air Regiment.†   (source)
  • Similarly, a doctor is someone who consents to spend his life involved with human bodies and all that they entail.†   (source)
  • Whatever the weird relationship entailed, Finn didn't like it, so he did the only thing he could within the reality of how prisons work: he went after Cormorant.†   (source)
  • Up until now Mahtob had not realized that getting back to America might entail physical danger.†   (source)
  • I was stationed with a combat engineering group, which entailed spending most of my time laboring under the cover of a tent rather than simply monitoring others in an airconditioned building.†   (source)
  • It entailed only several phone calls and one traffic jam.†   (source)
  • It entailed the stomach-wrenching, terrifying process of climbing down the webbing of cargo nets pitched over the sides of the great transport ships—every step of the climb encumbered by heavy packs—and securing a seat in one of the smaller landing crafts that would carry the men into the shallow water and to the edge of the beach.†   (source)
  • I've been asked to head up the committee rewriting the English core courses for next year, with all the attendant drama that will entail.†   (source)
  • I could not imagine what this entailed—his tools, maybe, from when he was a carpenter?†   (source)
  • Much as he foresaw the hard truth about the war to be waged, Adams had the clearest idea of anyone in Congress of what independence would actually entail, the great difficulties and risks, no less than the opportunities.†   (source)
  • He was one of those quite rare adults who communicate with small children fairly well and who love them all impartially-not in a sugary way but in a businesslike fashion that may sometimes entail a hug, in the same way that closing a big business deal may call for a handshake.†   (source)
  • I don't know what helping would entail, but I have a feeling it would be hindered by my silence, so he's on his own.†   (source)
  • He didn't know what awaited them, only that it would involve breaking Welsh's bones, and for the time being he refused to think through what that might entail.†   (source)
  • The Cautery will entail American intervention with nuclear weapons to prevent further spread of disease.†   (source)
  • "That would entail far looser protection than I envisage for you and Dr. Panov, Mr. Conklin," said the director firmly.†   (source)
  • How could I realize then what my promise would entail?†   (source)
  • I couldn't make much sense out of making a living from work that entailed large, violent men chasing me around—men who are paid for one reason: to run me down and stomp me into the dirt.†   (source)
  • This, she knew, would entail getting dressed, and making phone calls, and examining maps.†   (source)
  • This was so they could collect themselves and figure out what a funeral entailed, exactly.†   (source)
  • To have gone to both and then home would have entailed a sixty-mile horseback ride.†   (source)
  • But both our skulls were built of calcium, a sea product chosen in our earlier days and irrevocably part of us now; both were housings for large brains, similar, yet different; both seemed to contain a center of consciousness, awareness, sensitivity, with all the concomitant pleasures, woes, and available varieties of conclusions concerning existence which that entailed, passing at some time or other within these small, rigid pieces of carbonate of lime.†   (source)
  • It is true (you would grant) that knowing who you are can sometimes entail hatred of the man who is not you and whose identity requires a modification of your own.†   (source)
  • Though this entailed a broken rule, the woman in charge of the films was very flexible.†   (source)
  • My work entailed travelling throughout the country, living now in African townships, then in country villages and again in cities.†   (source)
  • The hopeful hundreds, all ages, all sexes, all classes, each dreaming that he had the magic quality that could make life the fulfillment of fantasy, unaware of the heavy responsibility that quality entailed.†   (source)
  • After asking us to face each other, he spoke then of love and renewal and the effort it entailed.†   (source)
  • Not that he had any idea what forward entailed.†   (source)
  • The only problem was that he wasn't quite sure what that entailed.†   (source)
  • Moody and I had our differences, but I knew that marriage entailed compromise.†   (source)
  • But that entailed looking up phone numbers one by one.†   (source)
  • This fact entailed some risk for me too, but I felt I would rather have such people as neighbours than semi-educated Poles loyal to their masters who might hand me over out of fear.†   (source)
  • This entailed two very tough exams involving the M4 rifle; the SR-25 semiautomatic sniper rifle, accurate to nine hundred yards; and the heavy, powerful 300 Win Mag bolt-action .308-caliber rifle.†   (source)
  • Beatrice's husband was a paymaster, a midlevel bureaucrat whose job entailed handing out wages to employees of the former government, and the men at the door wanted whatever cash he could access.†   (source)
  • Perkowski had to find a tenant in the next few days, if only because the Germans had announced a census which would entail a police search of all homes to see if the occupants were properly registered and had a right to live there.†   (source)
  • But it would have entailed sorting through garbage ....or breaking into their house when they weren't home.†   (source)
  • Telling Frank about Tuck would have entailed telling him about Dawson, and she hadn't wanted to do that.†   (source)
  • The job entailed a certain amount of potential embarrassment, and I had the feeling that, for her, embarrassment was sometimes a temptation.†   (source)
  • Finally, after clearing his throat, he talked with me about the specifics of all that it would entail.†   (source)
  • What exactly does that entail?†   (source)
  • This was a place for strategists whose work was so sensitive and frequently entailed such delicate global implications that the planners could not be seen together outside government buildings or in the buildings themselves, and certainly never inside adjacent offices known to have connecting doors.†   (source)
  • On the answering machine, there was a message from Anna, saying that she was going to go over the last minute preparations with Keith, which—other than making sure her dress was ready— mainly entailed checking to see that no one we'd hired had canceled at the last minute.†   (source)
  • She wasn't exactly sure what that entailed, other than that spontaneity seemed to be an integral part of it.†   (source)
  • Incidentally, the working pattern of these bodyguards, so it transpired over the following days, entailed one or the other of them going up to sleep at unusual hours so as to ensure at least one was on duty throughout the night.†   (source)
  • Any other way, including a confidential conference, would entail protocol, and even if I got him alone, without his aides, I couldn't touch him.†   (source)
  • Molly wasn't that indulgent a mom, and the girl changed her mind when she was told what the procedure entailed.†   (source)
  • Because of the organizational difficulties it entailed, he had been forced to relegate his erotic activities to a narrow strip of time (between the operating room and home) which, though he had used it intensively (as a mountain farmer tills his narrow plot for all it is worth), was nothing like the sixteen hours that now had suddenly been bestowed on him.†   (source)
  • The more Patsy prattled on, the more I felt she lacked the seriousness and all that having a baby entailed.†   (source)
  • ...Nevertheless, this attorney, Ogilvie, obviously had a great many government connections, officials who overlooked his questionable practices for large sums of money, practices that entailed millions upon millions of dollars.†   (source)
  • What she'd asked for back then had been quite simple: Overwhelmed with the new burdens of motherhood, she'd wanted to feel like a woman again, at least for an evening, and had dropped various hints in advance about what such a romantic evening might entail—clothes laid out on the bed for her, flowers, a limousine to whisk us to a quiet restaurant, a table with a lovely view, quiet conversation without worrying that she had to rush home.†   (source)
  • The address was that of an office on the opposite side of the city from our home, entailing a long, extended trip through the busy streets, but I determined to go there immediately, even though the venture was risky.†   (source)
  • It so happened that this entailed doubling back a considerable way of the route, but, so Mr Charles assures me, my father accepted the request as though it were a perfectly reasonable one, and in general, continued to behave with immaculate courtesy.†   (source)
  • We must understan' that there are situations which entail commitment, and there are situations in which no commitment is implicated.†   (source)
  • Also, it will entail a lot of conversation and practically no thought.†   (source)
  • a kind of entailed birthright father and son and father and son of never forgiving General Sherman, so that forever more as long as your childrens' children produce children you wont be anything but a descendant of a long line of colonels killed in Pickett's charge at Manassas?†   (source)
  • 'It won't really entail much work.†   (source)
  • The jefe's room had been fixed up as a kind of temporary dentistry — at considerable expense, for it had entailed transporting not only Mr Tench himself but Mr Tench's cabinet, chair, and all sorts of mysterious packing-cases which seemed to contain little but straw and which were unlikely to return empty.†   (source)
  • If out of the struggle we again re-establish in the world the rules of good faith and the renunciation of force, why, then even the sacrifices that will be entailed upon us will find their fullest justification.†   (source)
  • The entail ended with me, you know.†   (source)
  • This delay entailed the loss of fifteen or sixteen French divisions and threw out of action for the critical period the whole of the British Expeditionary Force.†   (source)
  • The property' s entailed.†   (source)
  • But we were afraid of them), we waked and fulfilled the endless tedious obligations which the sheer holding to life and breath entailed; we would sit before the fire after supper, the three of us in that state where the very bones and muscles are too tired to rest, when the attenuated and invincible spirit has changed and shaped even hopelessness into the easy obliviousness of a worn garment, and talk, talk of a hundred things—the weary recurrent triviata of our daily lives, of a thousand things but not of one.†   (source)
  • The slope was gentle, so that the ascent did not entail any hardship.†   (source)
  • Visions are supposed to entail profundity, but— Wait till you get one, dear reader!†   (source)
  • It matters nothing what your father signed, you are the heir of entail.†   (source)
  • The law of entail was so modified as not to interrupt the free circulation of property.†   (source)
  • In Vermont, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, and Louisiana, entail was never introduced.†   (source)
  • Here is what those circumstances entailed.†   (source)
  • A magnificent figure he cut too, pausing for a moment (as the sound of the half hour died away) to look critically, magisterially, at socks and shoes; impeccable, substantial, as if he beheld the world from a certain eminence, and dressed to match; but realised the obligations which size, wealth, health, entail, and observed punctiliously even when not absolutely necessary, little courtesies, old-fashioned ceremonies which gave a quality to his manner, something to imitate, something to remember him by, for he would never lunch, for example, with Lady Bruton, whom he had known these twenty years, without bringing her in his outstretched hand a bunch o†   (source)
  • It was the kind of travel in which a horse could be helped and that entailed attention to the lay of the ground.†   (source)
  • The vague, tense connection that his looks and actions had established between him and the Russian woman was of an extrasocial nature, entailing no obligations, indeed intended not to entail them.†   (source)
  • He wanted to see Monsignor Darcy, to whom he had written when he landed, but he had not heard from him; besides he knew that a visit to Monsignor would entail the story of Rosalind, and the thought of repeating it turned him cold with horror.†   (source)
  • This entailed a necessity of lifting himself every few moments so that he could peep over the rocks to keep the direction of the bluff.†   (source)
  • My cowboys are entailing risk in my employ; my property is not safe; perhaps my life even might be endangered.†   (source)
  • I accepted the position, and spent a month in Atlanta in performance of the duties which it entailed.†   (source)
  • For while it provided a number of rooms for wayfarers at twenty-five cents a night, and was supposed to be self-supporting, it entailed much work with hardly any more profit.†   (source)
  • There was a story that, some five years ago—he was now barely twenty-six—he had been a trifle dissipated, but in order to curb his appetites and save the loss of time and strength that a sowing of wild oats might have entailed, he had taken his chief's advice, oft reiterated to his employees, and at twenty-one had married the first woman whom he could persuade to share his fortunes.†   (source)
  • He, Mr Clare, would much have liked to see d'Urberville in the Church to whose ministry he had devoted so many years of his own life, and would have helped him to enter a theological college to that end; but since his correspondent had possibly not cared to do this on account of the delay it would have entailed, he was not the man to insist upon its paramount importance.†   (source)
  • And to delay it until January, when I shall be out of office, as they know, and when a new man will have to go over all this evidence with which I have familiarized myself, is to entail great expense to the county.†   (source)
  • The vague, tense connection that his looks and actions had established between him and the Russian woman was of an extrasocial nature, entailing no obligations, indeed intended not to entail them.†   (source)
  • Such an act of confession might arouse disgust and entailed much self-abasement; all the same, it established, if only for a moment, intimate contact with the desired object, dragging her into one's confidence, into the element of one's passion, and although it meant that everything was over, such eternal loss was not too much to pay for desperate bliss—for confession was a form of violence, all the more enjoyable for the disgust it encountered.†   (source)
  • Doubtless, the motive was the one so common with officials just installed—dread of entailed responsibility; the people, however, in thought of the good which might come of the measure, gave him credit, and, for a period, were comforted.†   (source)
  • I'd have you to remember, sir, my property's got no entail on it;—since my grandfather's time the Casses can do as they like with their land.†   (source)
  • That would obviously be inconvenient and unpleasant to the customers, besides entailing on the Blue Whatever-it-was, the risk of funeral expenses.†   (source)
  • But I can cut off the entail, you know.†   (source)
  • To set against this negative gain there may have been some positive losses from a certain narrowing of the higher tastes and sensations which it entailed.†   (source)
  • All he cared about was gaiety and women, and as according to his ideas there was nothing dishonorable in these tastes, and he was incapable of considering what the gratification of his tastes entailed for others, he honestly considered himself irreproachable, sincerely despised rogues and bad people, and with a tranquil conscience carried his head high.†   (source)
  • It implied that the weaknesses and defects, the bad passions, the mean tendencies, and the moral diseases which lead to crime are handed down from one generation to another, by a far surer process of transmission than human law has been able to establish in respect to the riches and honors which it seeks to entail upon posterity.†   (source)
  • An act of vengeance on your part against Arthur would simply be another evil added to those we are suffering under: you could not bear the punishment alone; you would entail the worst sorrows on every one who loves you.†   (source)
  • Ay, sir, that is a curse, entailed on Scotland by her unnatural union with a foreign and trading people.†   (source)
  • It met the case soothingly for the human, for the social failure—by which he meant the people who couldn't "realise," as they said, on their sensibility: they could keep it about them there, in their poverty, without ridicule, as you might keep an heirloom or an inconvenient entailed place that brought you in nothing.†   (source)
  • Mr. Tulliver's prompt procedure entailed on him further promptitude in finding the convenient person who was desirous of lending five hundred pounds on bond.†   (source)
  • It is but just to add that he had forgotten to include in his calculations the forced repose of Sundays and festival days during nineteen years, which entailed a diminution of about eighty francs.†   (source)
  • Use any influence you may have over your husband, and make him see what this will entail for his family as well as— Dr. Stockmann.†   (source)
  • What was the Champmathieu affair in comparison with Cosette's marriage and of that which it entailed?†   (source)
  • Instead of digging all around the Nautilus, which would have entailed even greater difficulties, Captain Nemo had an immense trench outlined on the ice, eight meters from our port quarter.†   (source)
  • From the time that Pierre began life as a family man on a footing entailing heavy expenditure, he had noticed to his surprise that he spent only half as much as before, and that his affairs—which had been in disorder of late, chiefly because of his first wife's debts—had begun to improve.†   (source)
  • Most of the American republics still admit of entails, under certain restrictions; but the French law prohibits entail in all cases.†   (source)
  • He thought it was becoming a sort of monomania with him, to want that long look from Maggie; and he was racking his invention continually to find out some means by which he could have it without its appearing singular and entailing subsequent embarrassment.†   (source)
  • The law of entail is of this number; it certainly prevents the owner from disposing of his possessions before his death; but this is solely with the view of preserving them entire for the heir.†   (source)
  • But when the entail was touched on in the usual way, he said, "My dear sir, it is not for me to dictate to you, but for my part I would let that alone.†   (source)
  • The principal object, therefore, of the law of entail is to regulate the descent of property after the death of its owner: its other provisions are merely means to this end.†   (source)
  • The youngest of the three was to receive from a grand-aunt a good hundred thousand livres of income; the second was the heir by entail to the title of the Duke, his uncle; the eldest was to succeed to the peerage of his grandfather.†   (source)
  • The explanation he gives seems to entail a set of conditions that everybody knows: "Now," Maury says, "if bits of cork or chaff, or any floating substance, be put into a basin, and a circular motion be given to the water, all the light substances will be found crowding together near the center of the pool, where there is the least motion.†   (source)
  • During the months of this correspondence Mr. Brooke had continually, in his talk with Sir James Chettam, been presupposing or hinting that the intention of cutting off the entail was still maintained; and the day on which his pen gave the daring invitation, he went to Freshitt expressly to intimate that he had a stronger sense than ever of the reasons for taking that energetic step as a precaution against any mixture of low blood in the heir of the Brookes.†   (source)
  • p.1-22, gives a historical account of American legislation on the subject of entail: by this we learn that, previous to the Revolution, the colonies followed the English law of entail.†   (source)
  • Dorothea, early troubling her elders with questions about the facts around her, had wrought herself into some independent clearness as to the historical, political reasons why eldest sons had superior rights, and why land should be entailed: those reasons, impressing her with a certain awe, might be weightier than she knew, but here was a question of ties which left them uninfringed.†   (source)
  • Those States which thought proper to preserve the English law of entail, modified it in such a way as to deprive it of its most aristocratic tendencies.†   (source)
  • The operation was complicated; the visit entailed the necessity of cleaning; hence it was necessary to cleanse and at the same time, to proceed; to note the entrances of water, to count the gratings and the vents, to lay out in detail the branches, to indicate the currents at the point where they parted, to define the respective bounds of the divers basins, to sound the small sewers grafted on the principal sewer, to measure the height under the key-stone of each drain, and the width, at the spring of the vaults as well as at the bottom, in order to determine the arrangements with regard to the level of each water-entrance, either of the bottom of the arch, or on the soil of the street.†   (source)
  • Appendix G We read in Jefferson's "Memoirs" as follows:— "At the time of the first settlement of the English in Virginia, when land was to be had for little or nothing, some provident persons having obtained large grants of it, and being desirous of maintaining the splendor of their families, entailed their property upon their descendants.†   (source)
  • and the least pugnacious of mortals, be it repeated, departed from his customary habit to give him (metaphorically) one in the gizzard though, so far as politics themselves were concerned, he was only too conscious of the casualties invariably resulting from propaganda and displays of mutual animosity and the misery and suffering it entailed as a foregone conclusion on fine young fellows, chiefly, destruction of the fittest, in a word.†   (source)
  • He began to write, but before he had put down all he meant to say, his breath failed him and he yielded up his life, a victim to the suffering which his ill-advised curiosity had entailed upon him.†   (source)
  • If the particular States in this country are disposed to stand in a similar relation to each other, and to drop the project of a general DISCRETIONARY SUPERINTENDENCE, the scheme would indeed be pernicious, and would entail upon us all the mischiefs which have been enumerated under the first head; but it would have the merit of being, at least, consistent and practicable Abandoning all views towards a confederate government, this would bring us to a simple alliance offensive and defensive; and would place us in a situation to be alternate friends and enemies of each other, as our mutual jealousies and rivalships, nourished by the intrigues of foreign nations, should prescribe to us.†   (source)
  • Sir, for a quart d'ecu he will sell the fee-simple of his salvation, the inheritance of it; and cut the entail from all remainders and a perpetual succession for it perpetually.†   (source)
  • Now in what light, but that of an enemy, can a reasonable woman regard the man who solicits her to entail on herself all the misery I have described to you, and who would purchase to himself a short, trivial, contemptible pleasure, so greatly at her expense!†   (source)
  • apprehension of losing her reputation through her means; for this abandoned and bold Leonela, as soon as she perceived that her mistress's demeanour was not what it was wont to be, had the audacity to introduce her lover into the house, confident that even if her mistress saw him she would not dare to expose him; for the sins of mistresses entail this mischief among others; they make themselves the slaves of their own servants, and are obliged to hide their laxities and depravities; as was the case with Camilla, who though she perceived, not once but many times, that Leonela was with her lover in some room of the house, not only did not dare to chide her, but afforded her opportunities fo†   (source)
  • and either the machine, from the intrinsic feebleness of its structure, will moulder into pieces, in spite of our ill-judged efforts to prop it; or, by successive augmentations of its force an energy, as necessity might prompt, we shall finally accumulate, in a single body, all the most important prerogatives of sovereignty, and thus entail upon our posterity one of the most execrable forms of government that human infatuation ever contrived.†   (source)
  • But Jones, as well as Partridge, was an entire stranger in London; and as he happened to arrive first in a quarter of the town, the inhabitants of which have very little intercourse with the householders of Hanover or Grosvenor-square (for he entered through Gray's-inn-lane), so he rambled about some time before he could even find his way to those happy mansions where fortune segregates from the vulgar those magnanimous heroes, the descendants of antient Britons, Saxons, or Danes, whose ancestors, being born in better days, by sundry kinds of merit, have entailed riches and honour on their posterity.†   (source)
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  • How's your entailment gettin' along?   (source)
    entailment = limitation on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • He informed us that, with the exception of a certain entailed property of Lucy's father which now, in default of direct issue, went back to a distant branch of the family, the whole estate, real and personal, was left absolutely to Arthur Holmwood.   (source)
    entailed = restricted by inheritance stipulations
  • He would be the heir to the estate because that is entailed.   (source)
    entailed = restricted in use by inheritance limitations
  • Old Lord Ingram's estates were chiefly entailed, and the eldest son came in for everything almost.   (source)
    entailed = promised through inheritance
  • The Spada family was one of the oldest and most powerful families of the fifteenth century; and in those times, when other opportunities for investment were wanting, such accumulations of gold and jewels were by no means rare; there are at this day Roman families perishing of hunger, though possessed of nearly a million in diamonds and jewels, handed down by entail, and which they cannot touch.   (source)
    entail = inheritance with limitations of use
  • You allude, perhaps, to the entail of this estate.   (source)
    entail = limitations on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • Entailments seemed all right enough for livingroom talk.   (source)
    entailments = the subject of limitations on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • Miss Scout, if you give me your attention I'll tell you what entailment is.   (source)
    entailment = limitation on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • Entailment was only a part of Mr. Cunningham's vexations.   (source)
  • The acres not entailed were mortgaged to the hilt, and the little cash he made went to interest.   (source)
    entailed = tied up due to conditions of inheritance
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  • Mr. Cunningham displayed no interest in his son, so I tackled his entailment once more in a last-ditch effort to make him feel at home.   (source)
    entailment = limitation on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • "Entailments are bad," I was advising him, when I slowly awoke to the fact that I was addressing the entire aggregation.   (source)
    entailments = limitations on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • After a dreary conversation in our livingroom one night about his entailment, before Mr. Cunningham left he said, "Mr. Finch, I don't know when I'll ever be able to pay you."   (source)
    entailment = limitation on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • When I asked Jem what entailment was, and Jem described it as a condition of having your tail in a crack, I asked Atticus if Mr. Cunningham would ever pay us.   (source)
  • "Well, Atticus, I was just sayin' to Mr. Cunningham that entailments are bad an' all that, but you said not to worry, it takes a long time sometimes… that you all'd ride it out together…"   (source)
    entailments = limitations on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • There is no knowing how estates will go when once they come to be entailed.   (source)
    entailed = restricted by rules of inheritance
  • If it was not for the entail, I should not mind it.   (source)
    entail = restrictions of inheritance
  • And what can he mean by apologising for being next in the entail?   (source)
    entail = inheritance
  • Jane and Elizabeth tried to explain to her the nature of an entail.   (source)
    entail = limitation on use of property based on conditions of inheritance
  • I should be ashamed of having one that was only entailed on me.   (source)
    entailed = left by last will and testament
  • Lady Catherine then observed, "Your father's estate is entailed on Mr. Collins, I think."   (source)
    entailed = promised upon inheritance
  • I never can be thankful, Mr. Bennet, for anything about the entail.   (source)
    entail = inheritance
  • The consequence of it is, that Lady Lucas will have a daughter married before I have, and that the Longbourn estate is just as much entailed as ever.   (source)
    entailed = restricted by inheritance stipulations
  • "For your sake," turning to Charlotte, "I am glad of it; but otherwise I see no occasion for entailing estates from the female line."   (source)
    entailing = leaving by last will and testament
  • The son was to join in cutting off the entail, as soon as he should be of age, and the widow and younger children would by that means be provided for.   (source)
    entail = inheritance
  • How anyone could have the conscience to entail away an estate from one's own daughters, I cannot understand; and all for the sake of Mr. Collins too!   (source)
    entail = leave (by will)
  • Mr. Bennet's property consisted almost entirely in an estate of two thousand a year, which, unfortunately for his daughters, was entailed, in default of heirs male, on a distant relation; and their mother's fortune, though ample for her situation in life, could but ill supply the deficiency of his.   (source)
    entailed = promised by law
  • I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it.   (source)
    entailed = restricted due to inheritance stipulations
  • As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within in the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch.   (source)
    entail = inheritance
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