Gibbon's stylistic artifice both averted the peril of prosecution and rendered the attack more telling.
In this he succeeded, though not without a good deal of artifice, more creditable to his ingenuity than to his virtue.
But Louis XVI.s reign (1774-1792) was only to be a temporary halting-place, an artifice of history for passing through the transition period whilst elaborating the transformation which was to revolutionize, together with France, the whole world.
He had not attempted to include in his calculations the orbital variations of the disturbing bodies; but Lagrange, by the happy artifice of transferring the origin of coordinates from the centre of the sun to the centre of gravity of the sun and planets, obtained a simplification of the formulae, by which the same analysis was rendered equally applicable to each of the planets severally.
The style of the whole book is nervous, vivid, free from artifice and rhetoric, obeying the writer's thought with absolute plasticity.
"To a writer of this period, it would seem as legitimate an artifice to compose a letter as to compose a speech in the 1 Bahnsen gives an ingenious analysis of this section in the epistle.
This artifice is specially valuable when the substance decomposes or volatilizes in a warm current of carbon dioxide.
Henry, who saw through the artifice, and was already looking round for a more popular successor to Wolsey, made the gracious answer that he would employ More otherwise.
Karim was still obliged to take shelter in Shirz, and to employ artifice in order to supply the place of the force in which he was deficient.
"A youth and maiden meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of each other.
This artifice is specially adopted in objectives for astronomical photography ("pure actinic achromatism").
At the same time that he refused the colonel's demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
75) describes a similar artifice as practised by the women of Scythia (compare also Judith x.
The artifice was successful, and no sooner had Wallis publicly refuted the solution than Hobbes claimed the credit of it, and went more wonderfully than ever astray in its defence.
Inaccuracy in detail and artifice in the arrangement of isolated peoples are inevitable in such a scheme.