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  • The possibility of enforcing not only complete obedience to the will of the State, but complete uniformity of opinion on all subjects, now existed for the first time.   (source)
    uniformity = consistency (being the same)
  • Standard men and women; in uniform batches.   (source)
    uniform = consistent (all the same)
  • Therefore Marilla conceived it to be her duty to drill Anne into a tranquil uniformity of disposition as impossible and alien to her as to a dancing sunbeam in one of the brook shallows.   (source)
    uniformity = consistency (being the same and more like others)
  • I tried to make out whether they were members of the family or what; but they were all uniformly classical.   (source)
    uniformly = consistently (the same in this way)
  • They [the rats] had devoured, in spite of all my efforts to prevent them, all but a small remnant of the contents of the dish. I had fallen into an habitual see-saw, or wave of the hand about the platter: and, at length, the unconscious uniformity of the movement deprived it of effect.   (source)
    uniformity = consistency (being the same)
  • A great fall of snow had taken place the night before, and the fields were of one uniform white; the appearance was disconsolate, and I found my feet chilled by the cold damp substance that covered the ground.   (source)
    uniform = consistent (all the same)
  • Whereas elsewhere the forest canopy was uniformly green, these fruit stood out black against green.†   (source)
  • The apartment windows are uniformly dark; whether unlit or blacked out, he cannot tell.†   (source)
  • The corn, which grows with mechanical uniformity that can seem a little surreal if you think about it, had put forth six or eight pennant-shaped leaves that floated in smooth jointless arcing opposite pairs, one above the other, and were large enough now to shade out most of the black soil of the field.†   (source)
  • It was still early morning; although Dan and I had seen the sun rise, the sun had been absorbed by the low, uniformly ice-gray sky.†   (source)
  • But in the U.S., it wasn't just the prosperity—because New Orleans was not uniformly prosperous, to be sure—there was a sense that everything could be replaced, and on a whim.†   (source)
  • She wondered what had caused the bald pilgrims to vomit so uniformly, and whether they had vomited together in a single, well-orchestrated heave (to music perhaps, to the rhythm of a bus bhajan), or separately, one at a time.†   (source)
  • The beach had only a thin border of actual sand at the water's edge, after which it grew into millions of large, smooth stones that looked uniformly gray from a distance, but close up were every shade a stone could be: terra-cotta, sea green, lavender, blue gray, dull gold.†   (source)
  • Gogol pokes his head into the pot and sees the vongole, their shells uniformly parted in a quietly foaming broth.†   (source)
  • Most institutions still choose to get permission, but there's no uniformity in the way that's done.†   (source)
  • The same feeling of desolation, of brave people trying to be brave, lives which had uniformly been shot to pieces.†   (source)
  • When Luma told her friends of her plan, they were uniformly against it, worried that a Muslim woman from Jordan wouldn't fit in down in Dixie.†   (source)
  • The rabbits uniformly died with a brain tumor somewhere between the twelfth and fourteenth day, almost like clockwork.†   (source)
  • Most were from women, though a few men wrote in as well, and their uniformity of opinion surprised her.†   (source)
  • Molly got rid of boxes that were oddly sized or misshapen or in bad shape and replaced them with new thick cardboard boxes, uniformly rectangular.†   (source)
  • As a consequence there is little uniformity in the spelling of Sherpa words or names; Tengboche, for instance, is written variously as Tengpoche or Thyangboche, and similar incongruities crop up in spelling most other Sherpa words.†   (source)
  • I made out men and women, and boys and girls who must be as young as I, but t here was a uniformity to their faces, as if they had lain for a long time on a shelf, out of the sunlight, under siftings of pale, fine dust.†   (source)
  • They're not growing uniformly.†   (source)
  • The face itself had been spared: it was uniformly brown, the brown skin so smooth that it looked as if it'd been ironed with a hot iron.†   (source)
  • The quirkiness of the downtown may indeed overcome the uniformity of the outlying sprawl.†   (source)
  • That's when reporters started requesting interviews with just me, a request I uniformly turned down, until it suddenly became impossible for us to do interviews any other way.†   (source)
  • And here a table or a chair has been moved to disguise the worn places in the carpet; but the carpet has fought back by showing its weariness, with depressing uniformity, elsewhere on its surface.†   (source)
  • But in their professional roles, the only ritual they cared about was engraving the multiplication and periodic tables as well as Newton's laws into the brains of their Ethiopian pupils, who were uniformly smart and who had a great aptitude for arithmetic.†   (source)
  • "Tex John Smith Family picking berries in Oregon,1933" was the caption under a snapshot of four barefooted children wearing overalls and cranky, uniformly fatigued expressions.†   (source)
  • But if the Ku Klux Klan of the 1940s wasn't uniformly violent, what was it?†   (source)
  • Since childhood, Tereza had seen nudity as a sign of concentration camp uniformity, a sign of humiliation.†   (source)
  • A method of production that will custom-cater to cultural and personal needs, not to cold war ideologies of massive uniformity.†   (source)
  • When I explained to my friends and family that I was moving to San Francisco and would be working and traveling for the magazine, they were uniformly surprised and suspicious of my new job, but I rebuffed their questions, adopting the air of a woman of mystery.†   (source)
  • Uniformly, the infected women named that kind of desperation, deep poverty and illiteracy, as their reason for having taken what appeared to be the real risk for AIDS, which was cohabiting with truck drivers or soldiers.†   (source)
  • "Yesterday was one of the most uniformly happy days of my wholelong life," Adams wrote his son.†   (source)
  • The ensuing arrows flew with considerably less uniformity and precision than previous volleys.†   (source)
  • Brave Orchid's husband had to cut a pattern from cardboard so Moon Orchid could fold handkerchiefs uniformly.†   (source)
  • "Your work," he began as he gently turned the boat back, "is uniformly excellent.†   (source)
  • Salander had no idea who the citizens of Hacker Republic were, and she had only a vague notion of what they did when they were not on the Net—the citizens were uniformly vague about their identities.†   (source)
  • These "rights," which varied from state to state, often denied blacks educational and employment opportunities, and uniformly forbade voting or running for elected office.†   (source)
  • Despite the amazing uniformity of our national tastes in clothing, fast-food chains, movies, and television, we preserve our regional flavor, and so does language.†   (source)
  • He expected the world to be complected uniformly.†   (source)
  • Captain Diamond and his company of infantry cleared the tree line and plunged across an open field of tall grass so fine and uniformly placed, it looked like combed hair.†   (source)
  • National Control Leads to Uniformity   (source)
  • Very notably, with no exceptions that I know of, his experiences in the apparently divergent fields of clinical, social, and newsstand psychology had been costly for him, as though the places where he was examined had been uniformly alive with either highly contagious traumas or just plain old-fashioned germs.†   (source)
  • This is true of all but the breakfasts, which are uniformly wonderful if you stick to bacon and eggs and pan-fried potatoes.†   (source)
  • help-wanted ads, Yellow Pages torn from the phone book, rags of old underwear or dresses that already were period costumes, for wiping your own breath off the inside of a windshield with so you could see whatever it was, a movie, a woman or car you coveted, a cop who might pull you over just for drill, all the bits and pieces coated uniformly, like a salad of despair, in a gray dressing of ash, condensed exhaust, dust, body wastes—it made him sick to look, but he had to look.†   (source)
  • After the hideous uniformity in dress of the postwar scene, especially in a man-trap like McGraw-Hill, what really was more refreshing to the eye than a little quaintness, a bit of eccentricity?†   (source)
  • Radioactivity was uniformly high, so that they judged it prudent to keep the hull submerged.†   (source)
  • For one thing, all six had uniformly bloodshot eyes.†   (source)
  • Whether it may be good or bad, whether living according to it would be suffering or joy, I do not wish to discuss, possibly this is not essential—but the uniformity of the world, that everything which happens is connected, that the great and the small things are all encompassed by the same forces of time, by the same law of causes, of coming into being and of dying, this is what shines brightly out of your exalted teachings, oh perfected one.†   (source)
  • This non-system holds together by having no togetherness, no uniformity, never seeking perfection, no Utopias—just answers good enough to get by, with lots of looseness and room for many ways and attitudes.†   (source)
  • He found the Tican workmen to be uniformly insolent.   (source)
    uniformly = without exception
  • We circle around the Cornucopia, scrutinizing the jungle. It has a baffling uniformity. I remember the tall tree that took the first lightning strike at twelve o'clock, but every sector has a similar tree.   (source)
    uniformity = consistency (being the same in some way)
  • I'm somewhat fascinated by her hair, since it's so uniform, so without a flaw, a wisp, even a split end.   (source)
    uniform = consistent (all the same)
  • This has included scrubbing down my body with a gritty loam that has removed not only dirt but at least three layers of skin, turning my nails into uniform shapes, and primarily, ridding my body of hair.   (source)
  • If you don't turn that boat around and return to this island immediately, you will be found in violation of Section 509 of the Uniform Maritime Act, you will he subject to revocation of license, penalties in excess of fifty thousand dollars, and five years in jail.   (source)
    uniform = the same for different jurisdictions
  • The flames that bear down on me have an unnatural height, a uniformity that marks them as human-made, machine-made, Gamemaker-made.   (source)
    uniformity = consistency (being the same)
  • Solved by standard Gammas, unvarying Deltas, uniform Epsilons.   (source)
    uniform = consistent (all the same)
  • He went back to the table, dipped his pen, and wrote: To the future or to the past, to a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live alone — to a time when truth exists and what is done cannot be undone: From the age of uniformity, from the age of solitude, from the age of Big Brother, from the age of doublethink — greetings!   (source)
    uniformity = everyone being the same
  • My mode of life in my hovel was uniform.   (source)
    uniform = consistent (always the same)
  • Edmund was uniformly kind himself; and she had nothing worse to endure on the part of Tom than that sort of merriment which a young man of seventeen will always think fair with a child of ten.   (source)
    uniformly = in a manner that is consistent
  • I looked on the valley beneath; vast mists were rising from the rivers which ran through it and curling in thick wreaths around the opposite mountains, whose summits were hid in the uniform clouds, while rain poured from the dark sky and added to the melancholy impression I received from the objects around me.   (source)
    uniform = consistent
  • The men shake off, break their circle, look over at Snowman with their uniformly green eyes, smile.†   (source)
  • The dark, rough rocks and the dusty plains covered in scrub flew by with monotonous uniformity.†   (source)
  • And uniformity requires national regulation of the militia.†   (source)
  • For uniformity, therefore, the power to define "felonies" is absolutely necessary and proper.†   (source)
  • National laws must be interpreted uniformly.†   (source)
  • Uniformity in foreign policy justifies this change.†   (source)
  • This uniformity may prove important to the public welfare.†   (source)
  • It was one of those old photographs wherein the color was optimistically added—his tan was too tan, the sky too blue, the clouds too uniformly white.†   (source)
  • The tree was not as large or as tall as the ones inland, and for being on the wrong side of the ridge, more exposed to the elements, it was a little scraggly and not so uniformly developed as its mates.†   (source)
  • Carefully she shapes a bit of the potato around a spoonful of cooked ground lamb, as uniformly as the white of a hard-boiled egg encases its yolk.†   (source)
  • Lewis Merrill, forever in the company of the sour stamina that radiated from his wife, was also in the company of his troubled children; often rebellious, almost always unruly, uniformly sullen, the Merrill children acted out their displeasure at being dragged to an amateur theatrical.†   (source)
  • The relentless uniformity of it upsets him profoundly, more so than even the hospital, and the sight of his father's face.†   (source)
  • From my perspective, backstage, the faces in the audience were almost uniformly still, and the attention upon them was not directed toward me; the faces were, at least in part, strangers to me, and—especially in the back rows—smaller than the faces on baseball cards.†   (source)
  • My grandmother sounded as if she were the haranguing leader of a compliant mob, as if it were her special responsibility to berate her audience and to amuse them, almost simultaneously—for they rewarded her humor with their punctual laughter, as if they were highly entertained that the tone of voice she used on them was uniformly abusive.†   (source)
  • He was staring at the TV preacher, whom he couldn't hear—the preacher was talking on and on, waving his arms, while behind him stood a choir of men and women in silly robes ...they weren't singing, but they were swaying back and forth, and smiling; all their lips were so firmly and uniformly closed that they appeared to be humming; or else they'd eaten something that had entranced them; or else what the preacher was saying had entranced them.†   (source)
  • Just as our bread, mixed and baked, packaged and sold without benefit of accident or human frailty, is uniformly good and uniformly tasteless, so will our speech become one speech.†   (source)
  • When someone below merely clapped his hands, when a truck lurched by, or when the wind itself became anxious or fierce, they rose in a buoyant cloud that hovered over the trees like a ball of hot smoke and then formed into a wing that rallied back and forth until it broke into a hundred thousand anarchic flights and the air was uniformly colored by birds darting on the winds of catastrophe.†   (source)
  • The key to a successful franchise, according to many texts on the subject, can be expressed in one word: "uniformity."†   (source)
  • While the afternoon sun may have caused the soldiers to squint, its rays also imparted a coppery gleam and pleasing uniformity to the rows of dented helms and mismatched armor.†   (source)
  • The idea of switching to frozen french fries appealed to Kroc, as a means of ensuring uniformity and cutting labor costs.†   (source)
  • A few years later, seeking to achieve greater product uniformity as it expanded, McDonald's reduced the number of beef suppliers to five.†   (source)
  • In the long run, the type of financing used to grow a company proved less crucial than other aspects of the McDonald's business model: the emphasis on simplicity and uniformity, the ability to replicate the same retail environment at many locations.†   (source)
  • By leaving a lot of the members in place, uniformity and order, and the succession of official information, will be preserved.†   (source)
  • If the different States valued foreign currency differently, uniformity in the value of the currency might be destroyed.†   (source)
  • In the morning, in the evening and at lunchtime the elevators and hallways were bobbing seas of straws and felts, all perched on the uniformly sheared, closely cropped scalps of McGraw-Hill's thousand regimented minions.†   (source)
  • A breeze rose; a shiver ran through the leaves; and thus stirred they lost their brown density and became grey or white as the tree shifted its mass, winked and lost its domed uniformity.†   (source)
  • 7 The story is recounted everywhere; and with such striking uniformity of the main contours, that the early Christian missionaries were forced to think that the devil himself must be throwing up mockeries of their teaching wherever they set their hand.†   (source)
  • Indeed, all the treatments the doctors had tentatively employed, without definite results, now seemed almost uniformly efficacious.†   (source)
  • He has no power of delineating character or of making words, and actions spring naturally out of situations, Us language is uniformly exaggerated and ridiculous, he constantly thrusts his own random thoughts into the mouth of any character who happens to be handy, he displays a "complete absence of aesthetic feeling", and his words "have nothing whatever in common with art and poetry".†   (source)
  • Perhaps it is bad French; French may not contain the words that express the speaker's thoughts; nevertheless speaking French imposes some order, some uniformity.†   (source)
  • We are enlarged and solemnized and brushed into uniformity as with the grey wing of some enormous goose (it is a fine but colourless morning) because we have only one desire—to arrive at the station.†   (source)
  • Here it kept a strange uniformity of tone and volume.†   (source)
  • The Sperm Whale blows as a clock ticks, with the same undeviating and reliable uniformity.†   (source)
  • In olden society everything was different; unity and uniformity were nowhere to be met with.†   (source)
  • The vales are narrow, rich, and cultivated, with a stream uniformly winding through each.†   (source)
  • Now these pursuits were necessary for him that life might not be too uniformly bright.†   (source)
  • The distant flat shrank in uniform whiteness and low-hanging uniformity of cloud.†   (source)
  • There was, it is true, a limit to this tendency to uniformity.†   (source)
  • Blossom what would, its bricks and bars bore uniformly the same dead crop.†   (source)
  • It lights us, and with a uniformity and continuity not even possessed by sunlight.†   (source)
  • The days were uniformly mild, while the nights, though cool, were no longer chilled by frosts.†   (source)
  • I wish people wouldn't be so ready to think that there is no progress without uniformity.†   (source)
  • Their hair, which was uniformly curly, came to a sharp end at the neck and cheek; there was not the faintest suggestion of it on the face, and their ears were singularly minute.†   (source)
  • Where uniformity reigns, movement from point to point is no longer movement; and where movement is no longer movement, there is no time.†   (source)
  • I can't keep up with them, Peter Walsh thought, as they marched up Whitehall, and sure enough, on they marched, past him, past every one, in their steady way, as if one will worked legs and arms uniformly, and life, with its varieties, its irreticences, had been laid under a pavement of monuments and wreaths and drugged into a stiff yet staring corpse by discipline.†   (source)
  • In this way life went by for my aunt Leonie, always the same, in the gentle uniformity of what she called, with a pretence of deprecation but with a deep tenderness, her 'little jog-trot.'†   (source)
  • His naked fangs and writhing lips were uniformly efficacious, rarely failing to send a bellowing on-rushing dog back on its haunches.†   (source)
  • Her tone towards him to-night was uniformly soothing and cajoling; and whenever he said "I don't care what happens to me," a thing he did continually, she replied, "But I do very much!"†   (source)
  • But she saw these Scandinavian women zealously exchanging their spiced puddings and red jackets for fried pork chops and congealed white blouses, trading the ancient Christmas hymns of the fjords for "She's My Jazzland Cutie," being Americanized into uniformity, and in less than a generation losing in the grayness whatever pleasant new customs they might have added to the life of the town.†   (source)
  • The only marks on the uniformity of the scene were a rick of last year's produce standing in the midst of the arable, the rooks that rose at his approach, and the path athwart the fallow by which he had come, trodden now by he hardly knew whom, though once by many of his own dead family.†   (source)
  • What people call boredom is actually an abnormal compression of time caused by monotony—uninterrupted uniformity can shrink large spaces of time until the heart falters, terrified to death.†   (source)
  • But names present to us—of persons and of towns which they accustom us to regard as individual, as unique, like persons—a confused picture, which draws from the names, from the brightness or darkness of their sound, the colour in which it is uniformly painted, like one of those posters, entirely blue or entirely red, in which, on account of the limitations imposed by the process used in their reproduction, or by a whim on the designer's part, are blue or red not only the sky and the sea, but the ships and the church and the people in the streets.†   (source)
  • Divided as it was into little segments, the day provided him with diversion, but the hours of night, as they marched past in their blurred uniformity, had much the same effect.†   (source)
  • When I say that, apart from such rare happenings as this confinement, my aunt's 'little jog-trot' never underwent any variation, I do not include those variations which, repeated at regular intervals and in identical form, did no more, really, than print a sort of uniform pattern upon the greater uniformity of her life.†   (source)
  • Jude had quite unexpectedly found good employment at his old trade almost directly he arrived, the summer weather suiting his fragile constitution; and outwardly his days went on with that monotonous uniformity which is in itself so grateful after vicissitude.†   (source)
  • When I had no more ticks to make, I folded all my bills up uniformly, docketed each on the back, and tied the whole into a symmetrical bundle.†   (source)
  • Hist had been so uniformly gentle, while living with the Hurons, that they now listened to her language with surprise.†   (source)
  • He, and his old canvas frock, and his loose stockings, and all his poor tatters of clothes, had, in a long seclusion from direct light and air, faded down to such a dull uniformity of parchment-yellow, that it would have been hard to say which was which.†   (source)
  • I had long been plotting one of those ill-natured pieces of practical wit at his expense in which I had hitherto been so uniformly unsuccessful.†   (source)
  • The old gentleman uniformly gave a little start whenever his long-sided brother fired in his direction; and this being observed by his companion, he very good-naturedly turned his artillery to another quarter, and proceeded to storm one of the fire-irons with a degree of military talent fully sufficient to take a city.†   (source)
  • To the northward lay spread a vast sheet of water, sparkling and dancing under the hot, bright rays, the uniformity broken here and there by the topmast of a gallant ship appearing above the horizon, or a swelling sail moving slowly before the wind.†   (source)
  • In this general uniformity several striking differences were however discernible, which it is necessary to point out.†   (source)
  • It had been uniformly gloomy and dull.†   (source)
  • This was uniformly devoted to females whenever any were on board; and as Mabel and her companion were alone, they had ample accommodation.†   (source)
  • National differences and antagonisms between peoples are daily more and more vanishing, owing to the development of the bourgeoisie, to freedom of commerce, to the world-market, to uniformity in the mode of production and in the conditions of life corresponding thereto.†   (source)
  • Banks of smoke went off horizontally at the back like passing clouds, and behind these burned hidden pyres, illuminating the semi-transparent sheet of smoke to a lustrous yellow uniformity.†   (source)
  • Overturned carts broke the uniformity of the slope; an immense dray was spread out there crossways, its axle pointing heavenward, and seemed a scar on that tumultuous facade; an omnibus hoisted gayly, by main force, to the very summit of the heap, as though the architects of this bit of savagery had wished to add a touch of the street urchin humor to their terror, presented its horseless, unharnessed pole to no one knows what horses of the air.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was because teaching came naturally to Mr. Stelling, that he set about it with that uniformity of method and independence of circumstances which distinguish the actions of animals understood to be under the immediate teaching of nature.†   (source)
  • On the speckled side of his face he has no eyebrow, and on the other side he has a bushy black one, which want of uniformity gives him a very singular and rather sinister appearance.†   (source)
  • The occasion of this interruption we can only explain by resuming the adventures of another set of our characters; for, like old Ariosto, we do not pique ourselves upon continuing uniformly to keep company with any one personage of our drama.†   (source)
  • I used to look at my master's face to see if it were sad or fierce; but I could not remember the time when it had been so uniformly clear of clouds or evil feelings.†   (source)
  • But, less inexorable than iron, steal, and brass, it brought its varying seasons even into that wilderness of smoke and brick, and made the only stand that ever was made in the place against its direful uniformity.†   (source)
  • In all the cruelties of the tribe he had ever been foremost; and no Sioux was so uniformly found on the side of merciless councils.†   (source)
  • On that head, therefore, I shall be uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married.†   (source)
  • Within a few days after the appearance of this remarkable inmate, the routine of life had established itself with a good deal of uniformity in the old house of our narrative.†   (source)
  • Each bore his rifle, and all the other accouterments of war, though the paint was uniformly peaceful.†   (source)
  • Having from their youth up been entirely unaccustomed to any liquor stronger than cider or mild ale, it was no wonder that they had succumbed, one and all, with extraordinary uniformity, after the lapse of about an hour.†   (source)
  • It was a large prison with many courts and passages so like one another and so uniformly paved that I seemed to gain a new comprehension, as I passed along, of the fondness that solitary prisoners, shut up among the same staring walls from year to year, have had—as I have read—for a weed or a stray blade of grass.†   (source)
  • For the strain constantly kept up by the windlass continually keeps the whale rolling over and over in the water, and as the blubber in one strip uniformly peels off along the line called the "scarf," simultaneously cut by the spades of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a momen†   (source)
  • It is true that the debates of both Houses of Parliament the whole session through, uniformly tended to the protracted deliberation, How not to do it.†   (source)
  • The naturalist himself seized upon his portfolios, herbals, and collection of insects, which he quickly transferred from the encampment of the squatter, to certain pockets in the aforesaid ingenious invention, and which the trapper as uniformly cast away the moment his back was turned.†   (source)
  • These little huts were made of the branches of trees, put together with some ingenuity, and they were uniformly topped with bark that had been stripped from fallen trees; of which every virgin forest possesses hundreds, in all stages of decay.†   (source)
  • He besought her—though he added that he knew it was needless—to console her father, by impressing him through every tender means she could think of, with the truth that he had done nothing for which he could justly reproach himself, but had uniformly forgotten himself for their joint sakes.†   (source)
  • Uniformity prevails in the courses of public instruction as in everything else; diversity, as well as freedom, is disappearing day by day.†   (source)
  • Seen by the dim light of the dips, their number to me appeared countless, though not in reality exceeding eighty; they were uniformly dressed in brown stuff frocks of quaint fashion, and long holland pinafores.†   (source)
  • Tall, black-rosewood bookcases, inlaid with copperwork, held on their wide shelves a large number of uniformly bound books.†   (source)
  • The situation of your mother's family, though objectionable, was nothing in comparison to that total want of propriety so frequently, so almost uniformly betrayed by herself, by your three younger sisters, and occasionally even by your father.†   (source)
  • But my endeavours on this head were by no means uniformly successful, even when my plans were the most wittily concocted; for my namesake had much about him, in character, of that unassuming and quiet austerity which, while enjoying the poignancy of its own jokes, has no heel of Achilles in itself, and absolutely refuses to be laughed at.†   (source)
  • Nor had the Huron entirely neglected the arts uniformly practised by the natives when retiring in front of an enemy.†   (source)
  • "To be honest with you, Sergeant," returned the guide, not without a little awkwardness of manner, and a perceptible difference in the hue of a face that had become so uniformly red by exposure, "I have not felt that it was my gift this morning.†   (source)
  • The street in which it upreared its venerable peaks has long ceased to be a fashionable quarter of the town; so that, though the old edifice was surrounded by habitations of modern date, they were mostly small, built entirely of wood, and typical of the most plodding uniformity of common life.†   (source)
  • A public officer in the United States is uniformly civil, accessible to all the world, attentive to all requests, and obliging in his replies.†   (source)
  • Little did Deerslayer know, while thus indulging in feelings that were natural to the man, and so strictly in accordance with his own unsophisticated and just principles, that, in the course of the inscrutable providence, which so uniformly and yet so mysteriously covers all events with its mantle, the very fault he was disposed so severely to censure was to be made the means of determining his own earthly fate.†   (source)
  • The sensations produced in the minds of even the white men were different, though uniformly sorrowful.†   (source)
  • "You are uniformly charming!" cried he, with an air of awkward gallantry; "and I am persuaded that when sanctioned by the express authority of both your excellent parents, my proposals will not fail of being acceptable."†   (source)
  • Some thirty pictures by the masters, uniformly framed and separated by gleaming panoplies of arms, adorned walls on which were stretched tapestries of austere design.†   (source)
  • The very next notion to that of a sole and central power, which presents itself to the minds of men in the ages of equality, is the notion of uniformity of legislation.†   (source)
  • All were, however, pouring forth their inmates, who uniformly held their way toward the point where the expected exhibition of the conjoint taste of Richard and Benjamin was to be made.†   (source)
  • They were uniformly to be distinguished by the quick and lively expression of their eyes, by the air of distrust that marked their movements, and occasionally by the vehemence of their utterance in those sudden outbreakings of the mind, by which their present consultations were, from time to time, distinguished.†   (source)
  • Had you been uniformly faithful to me throughout these two years you might now have some ground for accusing me of heartlessness; but if you calmly consider what I bore during the period of your desertion, and how I passively put up with your courtship of another without once interfering, you will, I think, own that I have a right to consult my own feelings when you come back to me again.†   (source)
  • To both of them, Blandois behaved in exactly the same manner; and to both of them his manner had uniformly something in it, which they both knew to be different from his bearing towards others.†   (source)
  • It is not only the fortunes of men which are equal in America; even their requirements partake in some degree of the same uniformity.†   (source)
  • A certain uniformity of civilization is not less necessary to the durability of a confederation than a uniformity of interests in the States which compose it.†   (source)
  • Summer and winter, seed-time and harvest, return in their stated order with a sublime precision, affording to man one of the noblest of all the occasions he enjoys of proving the high powers of his far-reaching mind, in compassing the laws that control their exact uniformity, and in calculating their never-ending revolutions.†   (source)
  • Whenever this unknown individual encountered one of the numberless sentinels who crossed his path, his answer was prompt, and, as it appeared, satisfactory; for he was uniformly allowed to proceed without further interrogation.†   (source)
  • The system had uniformly found great favour with the Barnacles, and that was only reasonable, too; for one who worthily invents must be in earnest, and the Barnacles abhorred and dreaded nothing half so much.†   (source)
  • The government could not make or unmake them in an instant, at pleasure, nor bend them in strict uniformity to its slightest caprice—this was an additional guarantee of private independence.†   (source)
  • Effingham was by nature indolent, confiding, and at times impetuous and indiscreet; but Marmaduke was uniformly equable, penetrating, and full of activity and enterprise.†   (source)
  • There was a marked uniformity of expression in Countenance, especially in that half of the congregation who did not enjoy the advantages of the polish of the village.†   (source)
  • When I survey this countless multitude of beings, shaped in each other's likeness, amidst whom nothing rises and nothing falls, the sight of such universal uniformity saddens and chills me, and I am tempted to regret that state of society which has ceased to be.†   (source)
  • The water being uniformly deepest near the shores, where the banks were highest and the nearest to a perpendicular, Hutter had found no difficulty in letting the ark drop under one of these covers, where it had been anchored with a view to conceal its position; security requiring some such precautions, in his view of the case.†   (source)
  • In Connecticut the electoral body consisted, from its origin, of the whole number of citizens; and this is readily to be understood, *a when we recollect that this people enjoyed an almost perfect equality of fortune, and a still greater uniformity of opinions.†   (source)
  • The unity, the ubiquity, the omnipotence of the supreme power, and the uniformity of its rules, constitute the principal characteristics of all the political systems which have been put forward in our age.†   (source)
  • The villagers proceeded uniformly into the building, with a decorum and gravity that nothing could move, on such occasions; but with a haste that was probably a little heightened by curiosity.†   (source)
  • I do not know of any European nation, how small soever it may be, which does not present less uniformity in its different provinces than the American people, which occupies a territory as extensive as one-half of Europe.†   (source)
  • It did not at all resemble the large and unsteady light of their own fire, being much more clear and bright, and retaining its size and shape with perfect uniformity.†   (source)
  • "Tax laws," says Hamilton in the "Federalist" (No.12), "have in vain been multiplied; new methods to enforce the collection have in vain been tried; the public expectation has been uniformly disappointed and the treasuries of the States have remained empty.†   (source)
  • Hence the slightest privileges are repugnant to his reason; the faintest dissimilarities in the political institutions of the same people offend him, and uniformity of legislation appears to him to be the first condition of good government.†   (source)
  • We have already mentioned the baptismal name of this ancient chief; but in his conversation with Natty, held in the language of the Delawares, he was heard uniformly to call himself Chingachgook, which, interpreted, means the "Great Snake."†   (source)
  • If we turn from their political and religious opinions to the moral and philosophical principles which regulate the daily actions of life and govern their conduct, we shall still find the same uniformity.†   (source)
  • Harmony and uniformity are only secondary beauties in composition; many of these things are conventional, and, strictly speaking, it is possible to forego them; but without clear phraseology there is no good language.†   (source)
  • When all conditions are unequal, no inequality is so great as to offend the eye; whereas the slightest dissimilarity is odious in the midst of general uniformity: the more complete is this uniformity, the more insupportable does the sight of such a difference become.†   (source)
  • Some three or four of the better sort of buildings, in addition to the uniformity of their color, were fitted with green blinds, which, at that season at least, were rather strangely contrasted to the chill aspect of the lake, the mountains, the forests, and the wide fields of snow.†   (source)
  • The consequence of this is that if all the secondary functionaries of the administration conform to the law, society in all its branches proceeds with the greatest uniformity: the difficulty remains of compelling the secondary functionaries of the administration to conform to the law.†   (source)
  • My object is to remark, that all these various rights, which have been successively wrested, in our time, from classes, corporations, and individuals, have not served to raise new secondary powers on a more democratic basis, but have uniformly been concentrated in the hands of the sovereign.†   (source)
  • Centralization succeeds more easily, indeed, in subjecting the external actions of men to a certain uniformity, which at least commands our regard, independently of the objects to which it is applied, like those devotees who worship the statue and forget the deity it represents.†   (source)
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  • He wore a gray uniform and a wide belt, hung with a radio, a flashlight, an impressive set of keys, and a holstered Colt six-shooter.   (source)
    uniform = clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
  • "Your new school uniform," she said.   (source)
  • The jet came to a stop and a stewardess in a blue uniform opened the door.   (source)
  • He whispered to a plump woman in a dark blue uniform.   (source)
  • Was he wearing a uniform, this kid?   (source)
  • Talking about how women love a man in uniform.†   (source)
  • In uniform.†   (source)
  • You teach girls and have a uniform that is un-Islamic.†   (source)
  • I nodded, handing him a picture of my dad in his uniform.†   (source)
  • So he tied a knot in his pillowcase and was about to close the window when he caught sight of three burly men wearing the red and brown uniform of the city guards striding into the square.†   (source)
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  • I wear a snowy saddle of fur, the uniform of a silverback.†   (source)
  • And they all wore the same navy blue uniform.†   (source)
  • Only now does Risa realize that his uniform is one from the war.†   (source)
  • Clyde Livingston got up and dusted the dirt off his uniform.†   (source)
  • You didn't have to buy a uniform or a musical instrument or pay any dues to work on the Wave.†   (source)
  • Best of all, women found the flyboy uniform irresistible.†   (source)
  • He lay sprawled, his gray uniform glistening with wet, fresh blood.†   (source)
  • The baggy uniform.†   (source)
  • He wore his uniform under a greatcoat, and leaned with his two leather-gloved hands on his cane.†   (source)
  • She seemed to register for the first time that Glen Papineau was not in uniform.†   (source)
  • I go show Kitty and she says, "Looks like a uniform."†   (source)
  • It's like the uniform is designed to hide me.†   (source)
  • I had to spend the entire day with dried vomit all over my uniform while all the kids around me held their noses.†   (source)
  • They were all in uniform.†   (source)
  • That's not an American uniform.†   (source)
  • Behind the seamstress was a matron in uniform.†   (source)
  • I packed my dress blue uniform, just in case I needed it for a funeral.†   (source)
  • They love the uniform.†   (source)
  • A man in uniform ...assaulted me.†   (source)
  • Salva looked up at the woman in her neat uniform and shook his head to show that he did not understand.†   (source)
  • The Candor man wears a black suit with a white tie—Candor standard uniform.†   (source)
  • For close to a decade I'd dressed in a uniform every day.†   (source)
  • He's wearing a baseball uniform and carrying baseball equipment, and he's in a hurry.†   (source)
  • His pale brown uniform suggested a workingman, and a workingman he was.†   (source)
  • It was a new ugly, awkwardly exploding into unfamiliar height, tugging at his dorm uniform like it was already too tight.†   (source)
  • In the darkness I could only make out his black uniform and his pointed weapon.†   (source)
  • In this uniform, Rasheed was transformed.†   (source)
  • No. Definitely no uniform.†   (source)
  • Today, though, he was wearing a chauffeur's uniform, so I could only see extra peepers on his hands, face and neck.†   (source)
  • Reconsidering, he donned a shoulder holster beneath the uniform.†   (source)
  • I looked up and there was Aspen, glorious in his uniform.†   (source)
  • Why is he dressed in a prison uniform?†   (source)
  • I could tell because he wasn't wearing a uniform.†   (source)
  • I dress in my full uniform.†   (source)
  • I was mulling over Joe Odom's formulation for happiness when Minerva appeared before me in a black-and-white maid's uniform.†   (source)
  • The inner layer, my own uniform, was in reasonably good shape.†   (source)
  • Halfway through the second week she wore her uniform: green-trimmed white V-neck cotton sweater, short green and white pleated skirt.†   (source)
  • And Roger, heading to Eastern Washington University on a football scholarship, had willed his basketball uniform to me.†   (source)
  • You could say it was my uniform.†   (source)
  • The uniform makes him an accomplice in everything this girl hates.†   (source)
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