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It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body.
Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.
Don't act yourself, if you do not like it, but don't expect to govern everybody else.
Do they require that the powers of the government should act on the States, and not immediately on individuals?
But with nothing eternal before me but death, given for a brief spell this yeasty crawling and squirming which is called life, why, it would be immoral for me to perform any act that was a sacrifice.
Realists, on the other hand, as a rule, suppress the content, and maintain that a thought consists either of act and object alone, or of object alone.
There are two different kinds of realism, according as we make a thought consist of act and object, or of object alone.
They sent a humble petition to the king, and a memorial to the Parliament, beseeching that the Stamp Act might be repealed.
Such is the state of affairs at the opening of the Second Act.
You would have struck your husband dead at your feet; and by that rash act, you would have deprived yourself of the insurance money settled on the widow-- the very money which is wanted to relieve your brother from the unendurable pecuniary position which he now occupies
The question which had occurred to his mind at the close of the First Act of the Play assumed a new and terrible interest now.
Henry could just distinguish the words, 'First Act,' and 'Persons of the Drama.
When the second act was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs' box- her whole bosom completely exposed- beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
He forgot, as Sergey Ivanovitch explained to him afterwards, this syllogism: that it was necessary for the public good to get rid of the marshal of the province; that to get rid of the marshal it was necessary to have a majority of votes; that to get a majority of votes it was necessary to secure Flerov's right to vote; that to secure the recognition of Flerov's right to vote they must decide on the interpretation to be put on the act.