A French and English Dictionary

A. & W. Galignani & Company, 1833 - 604 pages

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Page 41 - To avow, to acknowledge, to confess. Each of these words imports the affirmation of a fact, but in very different circumstances. To avow, supposes the person to glory in it ; to acknowledge, supposes a small degree of faultiness, which the acknowledgment compensates ; to confess, supposes a higher degree of crime. A patriot avows his opposition to a bad minister, and is applauded ; a gentleman acknowledges his mistake, and is forgiven ; a prisoner confesses the crime he is accused of, and is punished.
Page 29 - ... and as the general practice has established. For all their innocent folly, playing, and childish actions, are to be left perfectly free and unrestrained, as far as they can consist with the respect due to those that...
Page 193 - It is good also not to try experiments in states, except the necessity be urgent, or the utility evident ; and well to beware that it be the reformation that draweth on the change, and not the desire of change that pretendeth the reformation.
Page 108 - The term colony, signifies nothing more than a body of people drawn from the mother country, to inhabit some distant place, or the country itself so inhabited.
Page 27 - That part of the orbit of a planet in which it is at the point remotest from the sun.
Page 86 - A blank paper, a paper to be filled up with such conditions as the person to whom it is sent thinks proper.
Page 154 - Philip found an obstacle to the managing of the Athenians, from the nature of their dispositions ; but the eloquence of Demosthenes was the greatest difficulty in his designs.
Page 42 - The pin which passes through the midst of the wheel, on which the circumvolutions of the wheel are performed.
Page 191 - In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive, in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive, in regard to things that depend on the civil law.

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