Don't spend a half hour selecting what you need, either.
It's the hunter that throws nature out of balance, selecting only the best game.
Deidre managed to pull them on and then went back to the wardrobe, selecting the softest sweater and a pair of jeans.
Rather than go to the buffet herself, the servant joined several others selecting morsels and food for her to try.
Her idea of selecting the right fork brought to mind the choice between a table fork and a pitchfork.
One more thing she would concede to when they were alone, was selecting some furniture.
She wiped the tears from her eyes with the back of her hand and went to the closet, selecting a sundress with no waistline.
Selecting the back door key, she finally tore her attention from the serpent and took a step toward the back of the house.
Selecting a pair of shorts and a halter-top to wear around the house, she searched for something to hold the hair off the back of her neck.
Selecting the largest, she went to the pristine sink area, almost afraid to run water for fear of leaving water marks in the stainless steel.
Selecting any part and calling it the middle part, the two parts next it are called the adjacent parts and the remaining two parts the opposite parts.
(At Oxford and Cambridge many fellowships are now awarded on the results of examination; it is sometimes stated, in defence of this system, that young men cannot be expected to carry out research in classics or philosophy.) On the other hand, the defenders of examinations reply that (xiii.) examinations are necessary in order to test the efficiency of schools to which grants of public money are given (this argument has become somewhat out of date owing to the recent substitution of " inspection " for examination as a test of the efficiency of schools; a combination of inspection and examination is also sometimes used); (xiv.) they serve as a necessary incentive to steady and concentrated work 1 (the reply made to this is that the incentive is a bad one, and that with efficient teachers it is unnecessary); (xv.) they show both student and teacher where they have failed (unnecessary for efficient teachers); (xvi.) though possibly harmful to the highest class of men, they are good for the mass (reply: no system which damages the highest class of men is tolerable); (xvii.) they are indispensable as an impartial means of selecting men for the civil service; (xviii.) in a difficult examination like the first class civil service examination the qualities of quickness of comprehension, industry, concentration, power of rapidly passing 1 The Oxford commissioners of 1852 reported that " the examinations have become the chief instruments not only for testing the proficiency of the students but also for stimulating and directing the studies of the place " (Report, p. 61).
Something may be done to mitigate the loss arising from the disease by selecting comparatively immune varieties from time to time.
We use democracy as a method of selecting representatives.
In selecting books for Helen to read, I have never chosen them with reference to her deafness and blindness.
At length he would reach the corn, and selecting a suitable ear, frisk about in the same uncertain trigonometrical way to the topmost stick of my wood-pile, before my window, where he looked me in the face, and there sit for hours, supplying himself with a new ear from time to time, nibbling at first voraciously and throwing the half-naked cobs about; till at length he grew more dainty still and played with his food, tasting only the inside of the kernel, and the ear, which was held balanced over the stick by one paw, slipped from his careless grasp and fell to the ground, when he would look over at it with a ludicrous expression of uncertainty, as if suspecting that it had life, with a mind not made up whether to get it again, or a new one, or be off; now thinking of corn, then listening to hear what was in the wind.
"How strange it is," said Vera, selecting a moment when all were silent, "that Sonya and Nicholas now say you to one another and meet like strangers."