The truth is, that science is not favorably regarded in that country, it is still in a backward state; and moreover, certain Spaniards, not by any means the least educated, did not form a correct estimate
of the bulk of the projectile compared with that of the moon.
It appears from the above estimate
, that my food alone cost me in money about twenty-seven cents a week.
Very idle is all curiosity concerning other people's estimate
of us, and all fear of remaining unknown is not less so.
The ignorant, to be sure, the people--they are like a river on which a boat floateth along: and in the boat sit the estimates
of value, solemn and disguised.
I would have you investigate it now with the sole view of forming to yourself some unexaggerated, intelligent estimate
of whatever battering-ram power may be lodged there.
of the elevation of the several localities
Then, Herbert, estimate
it in round numbers, and put it down.
It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate
of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is more apt to be diminished than promoted, by those occasions which require an unusual exercise of it.
Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times-- rejecting the timid estimate
of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length--we might fairly conclude that this mysterious being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all.
Fogg, eighty days are only the estimate
of the least possible time in which the journey can be made.
Though according to my estimate
the soldiers of Yueh exceed our own in number, that shall advantage them nothing in the matter of victory.
properly, for example," he said, "the influence to be exercised on mankind at large by the thorough diffusion of Democracy, the distance of the epoch at which such diffusion may possibly be accomplished should not fail to form an item in the estimate
He can correct his author at a dozen points and estimate
the value of these warnings by the standard of a decade of realities.
We cannot accurately estimate
his genius in Austria or Prussia, for we have to draw our information from French or German sources, and the incomprehensible surrender of whole corps without fighting and of fortresses without a siege must incline Germans to recognize his genius as the only explanation of the war carried on in Germany.
According to Daylight's estimate
, it was around seven o'clock; but the stars danced just as brilliantly, and faint, luminous streaks of greenish aurora still pulsed overhead.