Whatever you think, it's for the greater good.
It was probably greater in the middle.
Their numbers are far greater than anything we ever imagined.
Kris watched him stalk away, unable to shake a sense of guilt. If he'd gone after Kiki, he wouldn't have put his half-brother at even greater risk. His judgment had failed him.
A woman has no greater enemy than a so-called 'decent' woman.
How could men possibly have a greater desire or need than she had just felt?
"You have a greater concern," Darkyn reminded him.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
The assassin had been an even greater stickler to the Code than he was.
There's a greater purpose than myself.
While Dean had briefly touched on his search for Martha's bones at the park that morning, he and Cynthia now repeated the story in greater detail.
However, when his father asked if he was ready for a greater challenge he declined.
There is no greater joy for an artist than to know their work is in the hands of someone who truly understands it.
She picked up a piece of sheet music from the stand and could see it required a far greater command of the piano than he was exhibiting.
How can you consider yourself acting in the greater good? he snapped, moving to Dusty's body next.
Eden told me my mother's love for me was greater than her fear of the consequences of living in the streets, Xander said.
It didn't seem possible for her to succeed at Xander's latest trial, and the consequences were far greater than anything she imagined dealing with.
The most important of these are the greater tolerance by the African animal of sunlight, and the hard nature of its food, which consists chiefly of boughs and roots.
I am greater than any thorn-covered sorcerer that every grew in your garden.
They will contribute to the greater good.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
And yet really the anxiety is greater now than the joy.
Julie has greater needs which Molly nurtures while Molly's needs are supported by my wife.
As they strode into the gardens toward an awaiting helicopter, she couldn't help but think she'd just stepped into something far greater than she could ever imagine.
I'd like to think there's greater meaning to both of us being reincarnated.
She didn't like Kris, but he did what he did for some greater cause than himself.
What if he understands the greater good now?
"That's not quite what I'm saying. I know you understand that great sacrifice is sometimes warranted for a greater good. And what you might be learning is that the greater good also sometimes requires doing what might be called evil," she said.
If he can't deal with that kind of adversity, how could he deal with something greater, like protecting us little humans?
The two differ in certain details of dentition, and in the greater development in the former of the parachute, especially the interfemoral portion, which in the latter is almost absent.
So again, in the case of the Paris curves, the absolute value of the diurnal range in summer was much greater for the Eiffel Tower than for the Bureau Central, but the mean voltage was 2150 at the former station and only 134 at the latter.
Except at Karasjok, where the diurnal changes seem somewhat irregular, the relative amplitude of the 12-hour term is considerably greater in summer than in winter.
Thus the 12-hour term has a much greater uniformity than the 24-hour term.
In comparing these data allowance must be made for the fact that danger from lightning is much greater out of doors than in.
Just facing it, on the crest of the opposite hill, the village of Schon Grabern could be seen, and in three places to left and right the French troops amid the smoke of their campfires, the greater part of whom were evidently in the village itself and behind the hill.
I serve a greater purpose.
There's no greater purpose?
And the scholars of the Netherlands combined to do him honour; even Herder regarded him as a greater poet than Horace.
But among archaeologists the word is usually restricted in its technical modern application to a sepulchral mound of greater or less magnitude.
The rival philosopher, who believes water to be continuous and without spaces between its particles, has a greater difficulty in accounting for the disappearance of the sugar; he would probably say that the sugar, and the water also, had ceased to exist, and that a new continuous substance had been formed from them, but he could offer no picture of how this change had taken place.
It was for many years an object of contention among the Spanish factions, but ultimately the greater attractions of Lima and its own isolation diminished its importance.
Aided by the Athenians and the Egyptian Hakor (Acoris), Evagoras extended his rule over the greater part of Cyprus, crossed over to Asia Minor, took several cities in Phoenicia, and persuaded the Cilicians to revolt.
The Americans had the advantage of commanding greater resources for shipbuilding.
From observations during twelve balloon ascents, Linke concludes that below the 1500-metre level there are numerous sources of disturbance, the gradient at any given height varying much from day to day and hour to hour; but at greater heights there is much more uniformity.
He also found a marked diurnal variation, A being considerably greater between 3 and 5 A.M.
Dust particles interfere with conduction near the ground, so the relative conductivity in the upper layers may be much greater than that calculated.
Changes in the height or construction of buildings, and a greater readiness to make claims on insurance offices, may be contributory causes.
McClellan's forces gained possession of the greater part of the territory in the summer of 1861, and Union control was never seriously threatened, in spite of Lee's attempt in the same year.
There in even greater state, when Master William Grocyn, "the Grecian," a fellow of New College, "responded," in divinity.
The greater part of the state belongs to the western extension of the Brazilian plateau, across which, between the 14th and 16th parallels, runs the water-shed which separates the drainage basins of the Amazon and La Plata.
The whole of this large series of reforms was conducted under his own personal supervision, and upon no part of his multifarious labours did he dwell in his letters home with greater pride.
If we have the will and if we do the work, we can make the world greater than we have ever imagined.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to take my friends out rowing when they visit me.
Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as ever you can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.
And He is happier than any of us because He is greater than any of us, and also because He not merely SEES your happiness as we do, but He also MADE it.
The intellectual improvement which Helen has made in the past two years is shown more clearly in her greater command of language and in her ability to recognize nicer shades of meaning in the use of words, than in any other branch of her education.
Words often make the thought, and the master of words will say things greater than are in him.
So the master of words is master of thoughts which the words create, and says things greater than he could otherwise know.
The medium calls forth the thing it conveys, and the greater the medium the deeper the thoughts.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
And if the civilized man's pursuits are no worthier than the savage's, if he is employed the greater part of his life in obtaining gross necessaries and comforts merely, why should he have a better dwelling than the former?
At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morning's work undone.
Instead of going to Fitchburg, you will be working here the greater part of the day.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store.
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
I never dreamed of any enormity greater than I have committed.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
Men who did not know when their visit had terminated, though I went about my business again, answering them from greater and greater remoteness.
As I sounded through the ice I could determine the shape of the bottom with greater accuracy than is possible in surveying harbors which do not freeze over, and I was surprised at its general regularity.
Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful.
This pond has no stream passing through it to melt or wear away the ice.
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less.
But I think, again, This is no reason why I should do as they do, or permit others to suffer much greater pain of a different kind.
It was true that a view over nearly the whole Russian position and the greater part of the enemy's opened out from this battery.
His despair was all the greater from feeling that his own weakness was the cause of his grief.
Looking into Napoleon's eyes Prince Andrew thought of the insignificance of greatness, the unimportance of life which no one could understand, and the still greater unimportance of death, the meaning of which no one alive could understand or explain.
In the autumn of 1806 everybody had again begun talking of the war with Napoleon with even greater warmth than the year before.
He spent the greater part of his time away from home, at dinners, parties, and balls.
The mechanism of life, the arrangement of the day so as to be in time everywhere, absorbed the greater part of his vital energy.
"What has happened to her?" he asked himself with still greater surprise.
Natasha and Princess Mary looked at one another in silence, and the longer they did so without saying what they wanted to say, the greater grew their antipathy to one another.
She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity, tenderness, and love welled up in Pierre.
With a sinking heart, wretched as she always was now when she found herself in a crowd, Natasha in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked- -as women can walk--with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul.
The Emperor went in, and after that the greater part of the crowd began to disperse.
All around the quarters occupied by the French were other regions still unexplored and unoccupied where, they thought, yet greater riches might be found.
He was dissatisfied because he knew by experience that if his patient did not die now, he would do so a little later with greater suffering.
In Petersburg at that time a complicated struggle was being carried on with greater heat than ever in the highest circles, between the parties of Rumyantsev, the French, Marya Fedorovna, the Tsarevich, and others, drowned as usual by the buzzing of the court drones.
On the contrary the greater the heat the more solidified the remaining snow becomes.
All historians agree that the external activity of states and nations in their conflicts with one another is expressed in wars, and that as a direct result of greater or less success in war the political strength of states and nations increases or decreases.
Military science says that the more troops the greater the strength.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
The road the French would take was unknown, and so the closer our troops trod on their heels the greater distance they had to cover.
Kutuzov merely shrugged his shoulders when one after another they presented projects of maneuvers to be made with those soldiers-- ill-shod, insufficiently clad, and half starved--who within a month and without fighting a battle had dwindled to half their number, and who at the best if the flight continued would have to go a greater distance than they had already traversed, before they reached the frontier.
Contrary to the Emperor's wish Kutuzov detained the greater part of the army at Vilna.
But plundering by the Russians, with which the reoccupation of the city began, had an opposite effect: the longer it continued and the greater the number of people taking part in it the more rapidly was the wealth of the city and its regular life restored.
But when he mentioned the Rostovs, Princess Mary's face expressed still greater embarrassment.
The boy with the thin neck stretching out from the turn-down collar-- whom everyone had forgotten--gazed at Pierre with even greater and more rapturous joy.
Pierre maintained the contrary, and as his mental faculties were greater and more resourceful, Nicholas felt himself cornered.
The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
So that the greater the conception of necessity the smaller the conception of freedom and vice versa.
The degree of our conception of freedom or inevitability depends in this respect on the greater or lesser lapse of time between the performance of the action and our judgment of it.
When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
Thus our conception of free will and inevitability gradually diminishes or increases according to the greater or lesser connection with the external world, the greater or lesser remoteness of time, and the greater or lesser dependence on the causes in relation to which we contemplate a man's life.
There had to be a greater purpose to all of this, a reason why she was trapped.
The frequency and intensity of thunderstorms are unquestionably greater in the Rocky Mountain than in the New England states, but the difference is not so great as the statistics at first sight suggest.
Such too, to a greater or less extent, is the condition of the operatives of every denomination in England, which is the great workhouse of the world.