He would have preferred Rabelais' 'Gargantua' to the 'Zadig' of Voltaire: and, upon the whole, practical jokes suited his taste far better than verbal
Not as a business matter, for these arrangements are usually verbal
, and there was no earthly business reason why this should be an exception.
attack could crush this extraordinary young man.
generosities were in fact only a humbugging disguise of the inexorable conventions that tied things together and bound people down to the old pattern.
First, Jo has to complete his errand of good nature by handing over the physic he has been to get, which he delivers with the laconic verbal
direction that "it's to be all took d'rectly.
Perhaps Charles Strickland was dull judged by a standard that demanded above all things verbal
scintillation; but his intelligence was adequate to his surroundings, and that is a passport, not only to reasonable success, but still more to happiness.
No, a verbal
message; she had hardly time even for that.
But what I cannot understand, what, in spite of all the efforts of my mind, and all my reflections, I cannot comprehend, and never shall comprehend, is, that instead of sending us troops, instead of sending us reinforcements of men, munitions, provisions, they leave us without boats, they leave Belle- Isle without arrivals, without help; it is that instead of establishing with us a correspondence, whether by signals, or written or verbal
communications, all relations with the shore are intercepted.
When the hirer returned, a heated pedestrian, Grubb would ignore all verbal
complaints, and examine the machine gravely.
Most of the new students brought a written or a verbal
request from their parents to the effect that they wanted their children taught nothing but books.
he muttered, and after listening to the verbal
instructions his father had sent and taking the correspondence and his father's letter, he returned to the nursery.
Casaubon's desk, and also in a dark closet of his verbal
The only answer your friend asks for is a verbal
one," he remarked.
No, John; it will not suffice to send a verbal
message; unfortunately, I shall be obliged to write.
The simplest farmer would have had documents, while he had nothing but a gentleman's agreement, and a verbal
one at that.