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  • He was merely expounding the Biblical doctrine of salvation and damnation.†   (source)
  • He could expound on nearly any subject in class until the teacher had to ask him to stop, and if he'd ever made less than a hundred on a test, I wasn't aware of it.†   (source)
  • Of course, you may retort, as did Mr Graham whenever I expounded such a line during those enjoyable discussions by the fire, that if I am correct in what I am saying, one could recognize a great butler as such only after one had seen him perform under some severe test.†   (source)
  • He glanced up at me, as if not sure whether or not he wanted to expound on this.†   (source)
  • The allegation, which was untrue, irritated the detectives into expounding very convincing denials.†   (source)
  • It was one of Gus's favorite themes, and if given a chance he would expound it for hours.†   (source)
  • She loves to talk, and never found a subject she couldn't expound on till you wanted to slap some duct tape over her mouth.†   (source)
  • It's what Franklin does so well, Tom muses, as he listens to the polished student expound.†   (source)
  • She had finally had enough when her foster mother, boasting to a neighbour, started expounding about how important it was that someone took care of young people who had obvious problems.†   (source)
  • There, her professor of Marxism expounded on the following theory of socialist art: Soviet society had made such progress that the basic conflict was no longer between good and evil but between good and better.†   (source)
  • He asked questions about painters and she did something she almost never did—she expounded, she did detailed analysis, a thing she'd tended to avoid even when she used to teach.†   (source)
  • Thibault had learned long ago that once Victor started on a topic, he would continue to expound on it until he was satisfied he'd made his point.†   (source)
  • The old gentleman loved to drink rum and expound on his favorite writers.†   (source)
  • This, in turn, begs a greater question upon which I hope to expound at a later date: that is, if not my voice, if the voice of Rose Red, as I firmly believe, then why was she speaking through me in an attemptvain, as it turned out-to save Sukeena?†   (source)
  • And you expound on these unoriginal, medieval concepts only to promote yourself as a brilliant maverick-of disaster.†   (source)
  • He says, "The professor will now expound."†   (source)
  • There was no reason to feel more revulsion than usual, she thought; he had merely uttered the things which were preached, heard and accepted everywhere; but this creed was usually expounded in the third person, and Jim had had the open effrontery to expound it in the first.†   (source)
  • He expounded on the lack of morality in the young, the dearth of organized religion in the home, the school, the workplace.†   (source)
  • That tonne-for-tonne deal— Prof had expounded it Earthside, had been argument for a Terran catapult.†   (source)
  • Judges cannot be too separate from every other avocation than that of expounding the laws.†   (source)
  • We don't converse, we expound.†   (source)
  • This is the only one of his latest ideas I can trust myself to expound, at the moment.†   (source)
  • With a nudge, Fareed encouraged Nabil Awad to expound on his relationship with Jalal Nasser, which he did.†   (source)
  • I also was greatly taken by Mrs. Zimmerman's overview of her establishment, which she expounded as she led me around the premises.†   (source)
  • George W. Norris and Robert A. Taft, whose careers in the Senate overlapped for only a brief period some seventeen years ago, were masters of the Legislative process, leaders of fundamentally opposed political factions, and expounders, each in his own way, of great Constitutional doctrines.†   (source)
  • Or else you could expound on what you think about the Section for Special Analysis.†   (source)
  • Peace of mind isn't at all superficial, really," I expound.†   (source)
  • Socrates is not just expounding noble ideas in a vacuum.†   (source)
  • But before he could expound on his theory, the compartment door slid open again and a breathless third-year girl stepped inside.†   (source)
  • "I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather," said Hermione, talking firmly over the little wizard and he tried to expound upon his problems; it was essential to stop him from reaching the street.†   (source)
  • There was no reason to feel more revulsion than usual, she thought; he had merely uttered the things which were preached, heard and accepted everywhere; but this creed was usually expounded in the third person, and Jim had had the open effrontery to expound it in the first.†   (source)
  • "I emphatically explained to Handy Randy that the doctrine of stare decisis has to be challenged if the times have altered the perceptions that existed when the original decisions were rendered," expounded Prefontaine.†   (source)
  • Striding across the Brown campus, clicking the concrete with high heels that show off her celebrated legs, Bernadine expounds about events and issues writ large— just like when she was in collegedescribing a conference on violence against women she just attended that showed her "how we can't prosecute violent men with Mark Fuhrmans as our allies ...how the opponents of racism and the opponents of violence against women are natural allies in the struggle.†   (source)
  • The ideal of the perfectibility of man as expounded by eighteenth-century philosophers—perfectibility "abstracted from all divine authority"—was unacceptable, he declared.†   (source)
  • "What's that?" another judge asked, pointing at the nozzle, and I got my chance to expound on what it was for, how its dimensions were calculated, and what it did.†   (source)
  • So the two eminent bedfellows lay side-by-side in the dark, the window open, Franklin expounding, as Adams remembered, "upon air and cold and respiration and perspiration, with which I was so much amused that I soon fell asleep."†   (source)
  • I've read you, seen you, expounding on your esoteric interpretations of complex legal matters, assaulting every decent thing the courts of this country have decreed in the last thirty years, when you haven't the vaguest idea what it is to be poor, or hungry, or have an unwanted mass in your belly you neither anticipated nor can provide a life for.†   (source)
  • "When a savage who has not learned to speak declares that existence must be proved, he is asking you to prove it by means of nonexistence-when he declares that your consciousness must be proved, he is asking you to prove it by means of unconsciousness-he is asking you to step into a void outside of existence and consciousness to give him proof of both-he is asking you to become a zero gaining knowledge about a zero, "When he declares that an axiom is a matter of arbitrary choice and he doesn't choose to accept the axiom that he exists, he blanks out the fact that he has accepted it by uttering that sentence, that the only way to reject it is to shut one's mouth, expound no theories and die.†   (source)
  • The principles expounded in them were no longer rules to rebel against, not ultimates in themselves, but just techniques, gimmicks, for producing what really counted and stood independently of the techniques...Quality.†   (source)
  • But one day in the classroom the professor of philosophy was blithely expounding on the illusory nature of the world for what seemed the fiftieth time and Phaedrus raised his hand and asked coldly if it was believed that the atomic bombs that had dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were illusory.†   (source)
  • The Sophists took money for their more or less hairsplitting expoundings, and sophists of this kind have come and gone from time immemorial.†   (source)
  • The symbolism of this eloquent image has been well expounded by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy,43 and by Heinrich Limmer.44 Briefly: the extended right hand holds the drum, the beat of which is the beat of time, time being the first principle of creation; the extended left holds the flame, which is the flame of the destruction of the created world; the second right hand is held in the gesture of 'fear not," whil†   (source)
  • She would expound what Ah felt.†   (source)
  • The elders of her church expounded a gospel clogged with images of vast lakes of eternal fire, of seas vanishing, of valleys of dry bones, of the sun burning to ashes, of the moon turning to blood, of stars falling to the earth, of a wooden staff being transformed into a serpent, of voices speaking out of clouds, of men walking upon water, of God riding whirlwinds, of wate†   (source)
  • Almost impassive, she submitted to his argument and expounding.†   (source)
  • 'They tell me you expound the prophecies relating to Antichrist,' said he, when we were alone.†   (source)
  • He was fond of expounding his doctrines.†   (source)
  • "Because—" But it was no moment to expound the personal nature of love.†   (source)
  • I'm not of his persuasion now, but he's a good man, and he'll expound as well as any parson I know.†   (source)
  • The danger, if any, I expounded, was from our proximity to a great human passion let loose.†   (source)
  • He stood in front of her, his eyes glittering as he expounded.†   (source)
  • I then expounded to Miss Mills what I had endeavoured, so very unsuccessfully, to expound to Dora.†   (source)
  • The texts were there still, and so was his own facility in expounding them.†   (source)
  • But my steward has expounded to you the cause of my seeming discourtesy.†   (source)
  • They taught him to read and write in prison, and expounded the Gospel to him.†   (source)
  • I was already longing to expound the cherished ideas I had brooded over in my corner.†   (source)
  • Might I again presume, with trust unbounded,
    To hear your wisdom thoroughly expounded?†   (source)
  • —Did I not spend the whole night in drinking to thee, and in expounding of mysteries?†   (source)
  • When I think of the trouble I've been taking, the way I've been expounding...all this fortnight!†   (source)
  • 'To expound the Most Excellent Way is good.†   (source)
  • And Levin began carefully, as it were, feeling his ground, to expound his views.†   (source)
  • I then expounded to Miss Mills what I had endeavoured, so very unsuccessfully, to expound to Dora.†   (source)
  • 'He is expounding holy picture—all hand-worked.'†   (source)
  • Some day, when you are tired of London, come down to Treadley, and expound to me your philosophy of pleasure over some admirable Burgundy I am fortunate enough to possess.†   (source)
  • The younger man spoke about life up here and the change of seasons, about certain people they would see in the dining hall, about pneumothorax, explained about the operation, mentioning good-natured Ferge's Case in particular and expounding on the ghastly nature of pleural shock—the green, brown, and purple faints Herr Ferge claimed to have experienced, the hallucinated odor that was part of the shock, the burst of laughter as he blacked out.†   (source)
  • They got two hawsers on board promptly (en toute hale) and took the Patna in tow—stern foremost at that—which, under the circumstances, was not so foolish, since the rudder was too much out of the water to be of any great use for steering, and this manoeuvre eased the strain on the bulkhead, whose state, he expounded with stolid glibness, demanded the greatest care (exigeait les plus grands menagements).†   (source)
  • I am devoted to Odette, but really—to expound theories of aesthetic to her—the man must be a prize idiot.†   (source)
  • Maggie's mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.†   (source)
  • Jeweled images are made of him, sensual priests burn incense to him, and modern pirates of industry bring their dollars, wrung from the toil of helpless women and children, and build temples to him, and sit in cushioned seats and listen to his teachings expounded by doctors of dusty divinity—†   (source)
  • The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells [1898] I The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.†   (source)
  • He paused long enough to draw breath, but not to give her time for the expression of her gathering resistance; and as he pressed on, expounding and elucidating his idea with the directness of the man who has no doubts of his cause, she found the indignation gradually freezing on her lip, found herself held fast in the grasp of his argument by the mere cold strength of its presentation.†   (source)
  • For a whole week Madeline held clinics where she expounded the scientific method of modern bread-making.†   (source)
  • Light a cigar and let me expound.†   (source)
  • He went through with it like the solid citizen he was: admitted the evils of tobacco, courageously made resolves, laid out plans to check the vice, tapered off his allowance of cigars, and expounded the pleasures of virtuousness to every one he met.†   (source)
  • With that wonderfully fascinating quiet voice of his he expounded to us the most terrible of all philosophies, the philosophy of power, preached to us the most marvellous of all gospels, the gospel of gold.†   (source)
  • The sermon, as might be expected, was of the extremest antinomian type; on justification by faith, as expounded in the theology of St Paul.†   (source)
  • Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago.†   (source)
  • It was vouchsafed to me in me youthful days to be acquainted with shperrits" and so Tommy Finnegan went on, expounding a system of philosophy, while the perspiration came out on Jurgis' forehead, so great was his agitation and embarrassment.†   (source)
  • In vain, however, did Swann expound to her thus all the reasons that she had for not lying; they might have succeeded in overthrowing any universal system of mendacity, but Odette had no such system; she contented herself, merely, whenever she wished Swann to remain in ignorance of anything that she had done, with not telling him of it.†   (source)
  • And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.†   (source)
  • Expound the latest theories!†   (source)
  • Defarge was produced, when the court was quiet enough to admit of his being heard, and rapidly expounded the story of the imprisonment, and of his having been a mere boy in the Doctor's service, and of the release, and of the state of the prisoner when released and delivered to him.†   (source)
  • The day I expounded this theory to Captain Nemo, he answered me coldly: "The earth doesn't need new continents, but new men!"†   (source)
  • glory of the chosen people; the prophets from the first to the last of the heroic line foretold him; and the coming had been, and yet was, the theme of endless exposition with the rabbis—in the synagogues, in the schools, in the Temple, of fast-days and feast-days, in public and in private, the national teachers expounded and kept expounding until all the children of Abraham, wherever their lots were cast, bore the Messiah in expectation, and by it literally, and with iron severity, ruled and moulded their lives.†   (source)
  • But they knew nothing of the secret; though, as the time for coming out of church drew on, they gathered on the pavement adjoining, and expounded the subject according to their lights.†   (source)
  • "Of a truth, friend, that matter remaineth a riddle; and the Daniel who shall expound it is yet a-wanting," answered the townsman.†   (source)
  • Some make fun of it, some overpraise, and nearly all insist that I had a deep theory to expound, when I only wrote it for the pleasure and the money.†   (source)
  • I understand not your allusions about lines and angles; and I leave expounding to those who have been called and set apart for that holy office.†   (source)
  • And thus he went on, expounding his opinions generally and his personal likings, until Justin came to fetch him for a mulled egg that was wanted.†   (source)
  • But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.†   (source)
  • It was plain that Armfeldt had thought out that plan long ago and now expounded it not so much to answer the questions put—which, in fact, his plan did not answer—as to avail himself of the opportunity to air it.†   (source)
  • Few can translate the picture-parable; there are not twenty in all the world who can draw it surely without a copy: of those who can both draw and expound are but three.†   (source)
  • Sometimes Bazarov went into the village, and in his usual bantering tone entered into conversation with some peasant: 'Come,' he would say to him, 'expound your views on life to me, brother; you see, they say all the strength and future of Russia lies in your hands, a new epoch in history will be started by you—you give us our real language and our laws.'†   (source)
  • Mr. Wopsle struck in upon that; as one who knew all about relationships, having professional occasion to bear in mind what female relations a man might not marry; and expounded the ties between me and Joe.†   (source)
  • After Mr. Crawley had done haranguing and expounding, we received our candles, and then we went to bed; and then I was disturbed in my writing, as I have described to my dearest sweetest Amelia.†   (source)
  • Scientific precedents have very little weight with them; they are never long detained by the subtilty of the schools, nor ready to accept big words for sterling coin; they penetrate, as far as they can, into the principal parts of the subject which engages them, and they expound them in the vernacular tongue.†   (source)
  • And in fact Toll, to whom he went to communicate the news, immediately began to expound his plans to a general sharing his quarters, until Konovnitsyn, who listened in weary silence, reminded him that they must go to see his Highness.†   (source)
  • But you speak of instruction, and of a profession; are you an adjunct to the provincial corps, as a master of the noble science of defense and offense; or, perhaps, you are one who draws lines and angles, under the pretense of expounding the mathematics?†   (source)
  • fear, and the peculiar glory of the chosen people; the prophets from the first to the last of the heroic line foretold him; and the coming had been, and yet was, the theme of endless exposition with the rabbis—in the synagogues, in the schools, in the Temple, of fast-days and feast-days, in public and in private, the national teachers expounded and kept expounding until all the children of Abraham, wherever their lots were cast, bore the Messiah in expectation, and by it literally, and with iron severity, ruled and moulded their lives.†   (source)
  • Expound the Gospel to the people unceasingly ...be not extortionate.... Do not love gold and silver, do not hoard them....Have faith.†   (source)
  • And who, if Mr. Casaubon had chosen to expound his discontents—his suspicions that he was not any longer adored without criticism—could have denied that they were founded on good reasons?†   (source)
  • Madame Defarge beckoned the Juryman and The Vengeance a little nearer to the door, and there expounded her further views to them thus: "She will now be at home, awaiting the moment of his death.†   (source)
  • When they rose from the table and the ladies had gone out, Pestsov did not follow them, but addressing Alexey Alexandrovitch, began to expound the chief ground of inequality.†   (source)
  • Denisov blushed like a girl (it was strange to see the color rise in that shaggy, bibulous, time-worn face) and boldly began to expound his plan of cutting the enemy's lines of communication between Smolensk and Vyazma.†   (source)
  • Let our buxom chaplain stand forth, and expound to this reverend father the texts which concern this matter.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry—applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.†   (source)
  • But I am afraid I had a supreme satisfaction, of a personal and professional nature, in taking charge of Mr. Barkis's will, and expounding its contents.†   (source)
  • How vexed I am that when I was expounding our system, I referred prematurely to the question of personal privacy!†   (source)
  • It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations; ecclesiastical or temporal; civil, military, maritime, or criminal; this being the place where that absolute despotic power which must, in all governments, reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.†   (source)
  • "The swine turned Normans to my comfort!" quoth Gurth; "expound that to me, Wamba, for my brain is too dull, and my mind too vexed, to read riddles."†   (source)
  • This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.†   (source)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch cleared his throat, and not looking at his opponent, but selecting, as he always did while he was delivering his speeches, the first person sitting opposite him, an inoffensive little old man, who never had an opinion of any sort in the Commission, began to expound his views.†   (source)
  • He had tried expounding to him the system of Fourier and the Darwinian theory, but of late Pyotr Petrovitch began to listen too sarcastically and even to be rude.†   (source)
  • Not that rulers are over-jealous of the right of settling points of doctrine, but they get more and more hold upon the will of those by whom doctrines are expounded; they deprive the clergy of their property, and pay them by salaries; they divert to their own use the influence of the priesthood, they make them their own ministers—often their own servants—and by this alliance with religion they reach the inner depths of the soul of man.†   (source)
  • She appeared to me to take great care of the Doctor, and to like him very much, though I never thought her vitally interested in the Dictionary: some cumbrous fragments of which work the Doctor always carried in his pockets, and in the lining of his hat, and generally seemed to be expounding to her as they walked about.†   (source)
  • 'And to hear thee expound it.'†   (source)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch began expounding his views on the sole question that interested him besides the service—the education of his son.†   (source)
  • When the shadows shortened and the lama leaned more heavily upon Kim, there was always the Wheel of Life to draw forth, to hold flat under wiped stones, and with a long straw to expound cycle by cycle.†   (source)
  • "By the crook of St Dunstan," said that worthy ecclesiastic, "which hath brought more sheep within the sheepfold than the crook of e'er another saint in Paradise, I swear that I cannot expound unto you this jargon, which, whether it be French or Arabic, is beyond my guess."†   (source)
  • And without letting Levin finish explaining his idea, Metrov began expounding to him the special point of his own theory.†   (source)
  • Conrade was better acquainted (perhaps by practice) with the jargon of gallantry, than was his Superior; and he expounded the passage which embarrassed the Grand Master, to be a sort of language used by worldly men towards those whom they loved 'par amours'; but the explanation did not satisfy the bigoted Beaumanoir.†   (source)
  • Yet it was only from that point of view that he considered every laborer, though in many points he differed from the economists and had his own theory of the wage-fund, which he expounded to Levin.†   (source)
  • Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.†   (source)
  • How the hermit expounded to Sir Launcelot his advision, and told him that Sir Galahad was his son.†   (source)
  • How Sir Launcelot told his advision to a woman, and how she expounded it to him.†   (source)
  • How the hermit expounded their advision.†   (source)
  • And when you leave here," his thumb and forefinger curled expoundingly, "take yourself home, sit long in the privy and you'll have a clearer brow."†   (source)
  • Should not a magistrate be not merely the best administrator of the law, but the most crafty expounder of the chicanery of his profession, a steel probe to search hearts, a touchstone to try the gold which in each soul is mingled with more or less of alloy?†   (source)
  • In aristocracies, then, the father is not only the civil head of the family, but the oracle of its traditions, the expounder of its customs, the arbiter of its manners.†   (source)
  • By ten o'clock the streets of the village were filled with busy faces; some talking of their private concerns, some listening to a popular expounder of political creeds; and others gaping in at the open stores, admiring the finery, or examining scythes, axes, and such other manufactures as attracted their curiosity or excited their admiration.†   (source)
  • It was, in short, a meeting of the teachers of the colleges, of the chief priests, and of the doctors most noted in the city for learning—the leaders of opinion, expounders of the different creeds; princes of the Sadducees; Pharisaic debaters; calm, soft-spoken, stoical philosophers of the Essene socialists.†   (source)
  • And this way have you well expounded it.   (source)
    expounded = explained in detail
  • Sandringham grew expansive over Colum's Rhenish wine, and talked volubly, expounding equally upon the horrors of travel in the Highlands and the beauties of the countryside.†   (source)
  • Children are taught it by men and women who observe it inaccurately and expound it ignorantly.†   (source)
  • let the lawyer plead in the
    court, and the judge expound the law.†   (source)
  • His project, as he went on to expound, was to withdraw from the round of idle pleasures such as form the chief business of sir Fopling Popinjay and sir Milksop Quidnunc in town and to devote himself to the noblest task for which our bodily organism has been framed.†   (source)
  • One always sees in him, indeed, the teacher rather than the scientific inquirer; the ardor of his desire to expound and instruct was only matched by his infinite capacity for observing inaccurately, and his profound ignorance of elementary philological principles.†   (source)
  • To Daniel Magrane and Francis Wade in 1882 during a juvenile friendship (terminated by the premature emigration of the former) he had advocated during nocturnal perambulations the political theory of colonial (e.g. Canadian) expansion and the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin, expounded in The Descent of Man and The Origin of Species.†   (source)
  • The young American, like the youngster of any other race, inclines irresistibly toward the dialect that he hears at home, and that dialect, with its piquant neologisms, its high disdain of precedent, its complete lack of self-consciousness, is almost the antithesis of the hard and stiff speech that is expounded out of books.†   (source)
  • I call to the world to distrust the accounts of my friends, but
    listen to my enemies, as I myself do,
    I charge you forever reject those who would expound me, for I cannot
    expound myself,
    I charge that there be no theory or school founded out of me,
    I charge you to leave all free, as I have left all free.†   (source)
  • Thought
    Of justice—as If could be any thing but the same ample law,
    expounded by natural judges and saviors,
    As if it might be this thing or that thing, according to decisions.†   (source)
  • Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.†   (source)
  • Faith, nothing; but has left me here behind to expound the meaning or moral of his signs and tokens.†   (source)
  • Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.†   (source)
  • * *die
    I can no more expound in this mattere:
    I learne song, I know but small grammere.†   (source)
  • And therefore this distinction, in the sense wherein it useth to be expounded, is not right.†   (source)
  • First will I you the name of Saint Cecilie
    Expound, as men may in her story see.†   (source)
  • "Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him;" which is expounded Heb.†   (source)
  • How Sir Launcelot told his advision to a woman, and how she expounded it to him.†   (source)
  • This is expounded by our Saviour (John 6.27.)†   (source)
  • How the hermit expounded to Sir Launcelot his advision, and told him that Sir Galahad was his son.†   (source)
  • How the hermit expounded their advision.†   (source)
  • For if the judges but differ in opinion, the clearest thing in the world is made by that means disputable, and truth being once brought in question, the king may then take advantage to expound the law for his own profit; while the judges that stand out will be brought over, either through fear or modesty; and they being thus gained, all of them may be sent to the Bench to give sentence boldly as the king would have it; for fair pretences will never be wanting when sentence is to be given in the prince's favour.†   (source)
  • Asylas on his prow the third appears, Who heav'n interprets, and the wand'ring stars; From offer'd entrails prodigies expounds, And peals of thunder, with presaging sounds.†   (source)
  • I should like to go farther, and give reasons to show that it is advisable to choose those who are to hold so necessary an office in the state, but this is not the fit place for it; some day I will expound the matter to some one able to see to and rectify it; all I say now is, that the additional fact of his being a sorcerer has removed the sorrow it gave me to see these white hairs and this venerable countenance in so painful a position on account of his being a pimp; though I know well there are no sorceries in the world that can move or compel the will as some simple folk fancy, for our will is free, nor is there herb or charm that can force it.†   (source)
  • As soon as he had dispatched this messenger, he went in quest of his sister, whom he found reading and expounding the Gazette to parson Supple.†   (source)
  • In the first instance, the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, by the election of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.†   (source)
  • Nor less the Trojan, in his Lemnian arms, To future fight his manly courage warms: He whets his fury, and with joy prepares To terminate at once the ling'ring wars; To cheer his chiefs and tender son, relates What Heav'n had promis'd, and expounds the fates.†   (source)
  • And to his daughter that stood him beside,
    Which he knew in high science to abound,
    He bade her tell him what it signified;
    And she his dream began right thus expound.†   (source)
  • It is impossible to keep the judges too distinct from every other avocation than that of expounding the laws.†   (source)
  • Nought wist he what this Latin was tosay,* *meant
    For he so young and tender was of age;
    But on a day his fellow gan he pray
    To expound him this song in his language,
    Or tell him why this song was in usage:
    This pray'd he him to construe and declare,
    Full oftentime upon his knees bare.†   (source)
  • Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner,—whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by different and independent governments, as from the different local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.†   (source)
  • or when I have preached, shall not I answer their doubts, and expound the Scriptures to them; that is shall I not Teach?†   (source)
  • But Daniel expounded it anon,
    And said, "O King, God to thy father lent
    Glory and honour, regne, treasure, rent;* *revenue
    And he was proud, and nothing God he drad;* *dreaded
    And therefore God great wreche* upon him sent, *vengeance
    And him bereft the regne that he had.†   (source)
  • that at the end of every seventh year, at the Feast of the Tabernacles, it should be read to all the people, that they might hear, and learn it: Therefore the reading of the Law (which was in use after the Captivity) every Sabbath day, ought to have had no other end, but the acquainting of the people with the Commandements which they were to obey, and to expound unto them the writings of the Prophets.†   (source)
  • If the different parts of the same instrument ought to be so expounded, as to give meaning to every part which will bear it, shall one part of the same sentence be excluded altogether from a share in the meaning; and shall the more doubtful and indefinite terms be retained in their full extent, and the clear and precise expressions be denied any signification whatsoever?†   (source)
  • * *slave
    Amonges others Daniel was one,
    That was the wisest child of every one;
    For he the dreames of the king expounded,
    Where in Chaldaea clerkes was there none
    That wiste to what fine* his dreames sounded.†   (source)
  • "Your sons and your daughters shall Prophecy; your old men shall dream Dreams, and your young men shall see Visions:" where again, the word Prophecy is expounded by Dream, and Vision.†   (source)
  • For our Saviour Christ hath not given us new Laws, but Counsell to observe those wee are subject to; that is to say, the Laws of Nature, and the Laws of our severall Soveraigns: Nor did he make any new Law to the Jews in his Sermon on the Mount, but onely expounded the Laws of Moses, to which they were subject before.†   (source)
  • * *saw
    His norice* him expounded every deal** *nurse **part
    His sweven, and bade him to keep* him well *guard
    For treason; but he was but seven years old,
    And therefore *little tale hath he told* *he attached little
    Of any dream, so holy was his heart.†   (source)
  • To this end had the Jewes every seventh day, a Sabbath, in which the Law was read and expounded; and in the solemnity whereof they were put in mind, that their King was God; that having created the world in six days, he rested the seventh day; and by their resting on it from their labour, that that God was their King, which redeemed them from their servile, and painfull labour in Egypt, and gave them a time, after they had rejoyced in God, to take joy also in themselves, by lawfull recreation.†   (source)
  • For though they were called Synagogues, that is to say, Congregations of the People; yet in as much as the Law was every Sabbath day read, expounded, and disputed in them, they differed not in nature, but in name onely from Publique Schools; and were not onely in Jerusalem, but in every City of the Gentiles, where the Jews inhabited.†   (source)
  • Fourthly, seeing people cannot be taught this, nor when 'tis taught, remember it, nor after one generation past, so much as know in whom the Soveraign Power is placed, without setting a part from their ordinary labour, some certain times, in which they may attend those that are appointed to instruct them; It is necessary that some such times be determined, wherein they may assemble together, and (after prayers and praises given to God, the Soveraign of Soveraigns) hear those their Duties told them, and the Positive Lawes, such as generally concern them all, read and expounded, and be put in mind of the Authority that maketh them Lawes.†   (source)
  • They that expounding this place of St. Marke, say, that his word, "Hee could not," is put for, "He would not," do it without example in the Greek tongue, (where Would Not, is put sometimes for Could Not, in things inanimate, that have no will; but Could Not, for Would Not, never,) and thereby lay a stumbling block before weak Christians; as if Christ could doe no Miracles, but amongst the credulous.†   (source)
  • or are willing that others should do it, they shall be happy after death: since, by their acting thus, they lose none of the pleasures, but only the troubles of life, they think they behave not only reasonably but in a manner consistent with religion and piety; because they follow the advice given them by their priests, who are the expounders of the will of God.†   (source)
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