The Russian military historians in so far as they submit to claims of logic must admit that conclusion, and in spite of their lyrical rhapsodies about valor, devotion, and so forth, must reluctantly admit that the French retreat from Moscow was a series of victories for Napoleon and defeats for Kutuzov.
But putting national vanity entirely aside one feels that such a conclusion involves a contradiction, since the series of French victories brought the French complete destruction, while the series of Russian defeats led to the total destruction of their enemy and the liberation of their country.
Having thus provided for my support in prison, I was enabled to introduce myself to my fellow-debtors, and to study character for the new series of prints, on the very first day of my incarceration, with my mind quite at ease.
He abstained from interfering with me and my studies, until it was reported in our society, that in the sixth print of my series, Gentleman Jones, highly caricatured, was to form one of the principal figures.
because of a series
of large pillars which sustained the three stories.
The characteristic mark by which we recognize a series of actions which display hunger is not the animal's mental state, which we cannot observe, but something in its bodily behaviour; it is this observable trait in the bodily behaviour that I am proposing to call "hunger," not some possibly mythical and certainly unknowable ingredient of the animal's mind.
A "behaviour-cycle" is a series of voluntary or reflex movements of an animal, tending to cause a certain result, and continuing until that result is caused, unless they are interrupted by death, accident, or some new behaviour-cycle.
Such a birth requires, as its antecedents, not only a series
of carefully arranged intermarriages, but also a long, continued exercise of frugality and self-control on the part of the would-be ancestors of the coming Equilateral, and a patient, systematic, and continuous development of the Isosceles intellect through many generations.
The other alternative," said the Earl, "would be a diminuendo series of repetitions of the same type.
Don't you think we ought to have a crescendo series, as well?
His life was one long series
of romantic adventure.
As the fashion was, he wrote to her a series
of sonnets, in one of which we learn that her name was Elizabeth.
of thoughts and mental images related to the life he longed to live now.
The Firm to which I was brutally consigned, as if I was a bale of merchandise, has worn out my patience by a series
of petty insults; and I have felt compelled, from motives of self-respect, to withdraw my services, which were undervalued from the first.
But in the exulting illusion of irresistible might a long series
of military successes brings to a nation the less obvious aspect of such a fortune may perchance be lost to view.