Rose really could not help this small display of superiority, for French was one of her strong points
, and she was vain of it, though she usually managed to hide this weakness.
Though the company, by treaty, have a right to a participation only, in the trade of these regions, and are, in fact, but tenants on sufferance; yet have they quietly availed themselves of the original oversight, and subsequent supineness of the American government, to establish a monopoly of the trade of the river and its dependencies; and are adroitly proceeding to fortify themselves in their usurpation, by securing all the strong points
of the country.
I am much interested in the study of national types; in comparing, contrasting, seizing the strong points
, the weak points, the point of view of each.
Between the room and the men there were strong points
of general resemblance.
A veteran politician, such as he, would never fall asleep with wide-open eyes, lest some enemy or mischief-maker, taking him thus at unawares, should peep through these windows into his consciousness, and make strange discoveries among the remniniscences, projects, hopes, apprehensions, weaknesses, and strong points
, which he has heretofore shared with nobody.
'Oah, thatt is my strong points
. There is no hurry for Hurree.
I said I could not deny that this was a strong point
. I said it
That's Ponta's strong point
. He's a wild man, with an kinds of punches,--a whirlwind,-- and he gets his man in the first rounds.
Idling always has been my strong point
. I take no credit to myself in the matter--it is a gift.
When most of the Subalterns sat upon him with sofa-cushions to find out why he had not said that acting was his strong point
, he answered very quietly:--"I don't think you ever asked me.
Porthos didn't understand any too clearly; but then we know that understanding was not his strong point
. "You say, then," he continued, "that the Count de Rochefort spoke of me to the cardinal?"
"No; though perhaps wisdom is not his strong point
, but rather affection and sincerity.
Here the author describes minutely everything belonging to Don Diego's mansion, putting before us in his picture the whole contents of a rich gentleman-farmer's house; but the translator of the history thought it best to pass over these and other details of the same sort in silence, as they are not in harmony with the main purpose of the story, the strong point
of which is truth rather than dull digressions.
Argument was not his strong point
, but holding fast to his opinion certainly was.
Jo's one strong point
was the fruit, for she had sugared it well, and had a pitcher of rich cream to eat with it.