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But now in this government of Plato's there are no traces of a monarchy, only of an oligarchy and democracy; though he seems to choose that it should rather incline to an oligarchy, as is evident from the appointment of the magistrates; for to choose them by lot is common to both; but that a man of fortune must necessarily be a member of the assembly, or to elect the magistrates, or take part in the management of public affairs, while others are passed over, makes the state incline to an oligarchy; as does the endeavouring that the greater part of the rich may be in office, and that the rank of their appointments may correspond with their fortunes.
There will also great danger arise from the manner of electing the senate, when those who are elected themselves are afterwards to elect others; for by this means, if a certain number choose to combine together, though not very considerable, the election will always fall according to their pleasure.
But it was Lady Lundie's turn to choose a second player on her side.
At last I grew angry at being captive for so long, and I vowed that if anyone would release me I would kill him at once, and would only allow him to choose in what manner he should die.
"Since I must die," he said, "before I choose the manner of my death, I conjure you on your honour to tell me if you really were in that vase?"
"Now, O genius," he cried, "ask pardon of me, and choose by what death you will die!
"Leave your clutter in the hall, boys, and sit quietly down if you choose to stop here, for we are busy," said Aunt Plenty, shaking her finger at the turbulent Clan, who were bubbling over with the jollity born of spring sunshine and healthy exercise.
Alec explained in a few words, which he made as brief and calm as he could; but the effect was exciting, nevertheless, for each of the lads began at once to bribe, entice, and wheedle "our cousin" to choose his home.
"It's very hard to choose when everybody is so fond of me; therefore I think I'd better go to the one who seems to need me most."
I know who I love best, who I'm happiest with, and I choose uncle.
Recall Mill's claim that when society seeks to overrule the individual's judgment, it does so on the basis of "general presumptions," and these "may be altogether wrong, and even if right, are as likely as not to be misapplied to individual cases." (59) Whatever the chooser chooses, the welfarist arguments seem to call for deference to the chooser's choice, even if that choice is not to choose.
A Muslim girl chooses to go to university in a hijab because she wants the freedom of wearing what she wants just like any other Western girl attending the university.
Under any circumstance, person is free to choose what he chooses.
Satirist Colbert, who had at one time called the dictionary writers "wordinistas," told The Associated Press, "Though I'm no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honor me."