In 1815, while living at Saint Clairsville, Ohio, he organized an antislavery association, known as the "Union Humane Society," which within a few months had a membership of more than five hundred men.
Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
A Congregational society was founded in 1662, and its old church, dating from 1702, stood until 1906.
Can we not do without the society of our gossips a little while under these circumstances--have our own thoughts to cheer us?
For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial nobleman of the old Russian type.
The prince's house did not belong to what is known as fashionable society, but his little circle--though not much talked about in town-- was one it was more flattering to be received in than any other.
Moreover, toward evening, as if everything conspired to make Petersburg society anxious and uneasy, a terrible piece of news was added.
But he never thought about her as he had thought of all the young ladies without exception whom he had met in society, nor as he had for a long time, and at one time rapturously, thought about Sonya.
Natasha did not care for society in general, but prized the more the society of her relatives--Countess Mary, and her brother, her mother, and Sonya.
He knew one way of life, and that way had no place in the peaceful society she hoped to return to.
The company should insure its workers because if uninsured workers end up in the ER, the burden falls on society, not the company.
One way that society keeps a lid on the powder keg of tension between the rich and poor is through the welfare state.
Our friend, Mr. Alden, the editor of Harper's was there, and of course we enjoyed his society very much....
It is impossible to isolate a child in the midst of society, so that he shall not be influenced by the beliefs of those with whom he associates.
He felt that sooner or later he would have to re-enter that whirlpool of life, with its embarrassments and affairs to be straightened out, its accounts with stewards, quarrels, and intrigues, its ties, society, and with Sonya's love and his promise to her.
He adopted the economic principles of List, and founded a society, the "Vedegylet," the members of which were to consume none but home produce.
Marya Ignatevna Peronskaya, a thin and shallow maid of honor at the court of the Dowager Empress, who was a friend and relation of the countess and piloted the provincial Rostovs in Petersburg high society, was to accompany them to the ball.
Like all men who have grown up in society, Prince Andrew liked meeting someone there not of the conventional society stamp.
"I will drop you and your cat off at the humane society!" she said, starting to believe he was serious.
Lydekker in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London for 1904.
Rafferty in Journal of the Society of Comparative Legislation, New Series, xvii., xx.
Golitsuin was a typical representative of Russian society of the end of the 17th century in its transition from barbarism to civilization.
Dill, Roman Society in the Fifth Century, and T.
Her .own predilections led her to literature; and in her society Propertius found the intellectual sympathy and encouragement which were essential for the development of his powers.
While at home Hastings is said to have attached himself to literary society; and it may be inferred from his own letters that he now made the personal acquaintance of Samuel Johnson and Lord Mansfield.
The Bengal Asiatic Society was established under his auspices, though he yielded the post of president to Sir W.
In primitive society punishment was left to the individuals wronged or their families, and was vindictive or retributive: in quantity and quality it would bear no special relation to the character or gravity of the offence.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
Many believe that homeschool students will find it difficult to successfully integrate into society as adults.
"How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef on a hot dish.
Influence in society, however, is a capital which has to be economized if it is to last.
If you only knew what those society women are, and women in general!
When you meet them in society it seems as if there were something in them, but there's nothing, nothing, nothing!
They were expecting Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova, known in society as le terrible dragon, a lady distinguished not for wealth or rank, but for common sense and frank plainness of speech.
Assuming quite the pose of a society woman (heaven knows when and where she had learned it) she talked with her partner, fanning herself and smiling over the fan.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
You can undertake the theater, I society, and you, Hippolyte, of course the women.
Into the insignificant, trifling, and artificial interests uniting that society had entered the simple feeling of the attraction of a healthy and handsome young man and woman for one another.
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.