But the defeat of his plans disillusioned him, and he turned to reform.
Frustrated in all his plans, broken-hearted by the death of his son (by his second wife, Marie Ludwika of Angouleme, Wladislaus had no issue), the king, worn out and disillusioned, died at Merecz on the 20th of May 1648, in his 52nd year.
The Queensland government assisted some of the disillusioned to escape from the paradise which proved a prison; some managed to get away on their own account; and those that have remained have split into as many settlements almost as there are settlers.
Here, in confidence begotten of friendly chats over afternoon tea, the disillusioned autocrat confessed his mistake.
Disillusioned with men and despairing of the future of his country, he spent the rest of his life devoted to agricultural pursuits, and rarely emerged from his retirement; when he did so, it was to fight political and religious reaction.
This expriest, this disillusioned Jacobin and skilful spinner of cobweb constitutions, enjoyed for a time the chief reputation in France.
He died on the 17th of June 1696, a disillusioned and broken-hearted old man.
Bitterly disillusioned, Calixtus died on the 14th of August 1458.
On the whole, the new Duma was fairly representative of the changed temper of the Russian people, disillusioned and weary of anarchy.
But the peace of 1810 and the fall of Stadion once more dashed his hopes, and, disillusioned and "hellishly blasé," he once more retired to comparative inactivity at Prague.
Pericles may now have hoped to resume his aggressive policy in Greece Proper, but the events of the following years completely disillusioned him.
The progress of events showed him, on the contrary, a France which every day left a little stronger, and he aroused himself from his disbelieving, disillusioned mood.
In 1851 he went to America, but soon returned disillusioned to Germany, and published an account of his travels.
and adherents among the disillusioned followers of the the JanFronde, the Gallican clergy, the higher nobility, even senists.
The principle of examination, the reasoned analysis of human conditions and the discussion of causes, far from culminating in disillusioned nihilism, everywhere aroused the democratic spirit, the life of sentiment and of human feeling: in the drama, with Marivaux, Diderot and La Chausse; in art, with Chardin and Greuze; and in the salons, in view of the suppression of privilege.
disillusioned by a lack of courtesy on the part of certain Chicago car dealers, I shopped in the suburbs.
disillusioned with the new government, organized a revolt against Qassem.
I have got increasingly disillusioned with Blair's stance on Iraq.
disillusioned with life in their new home.
disillusioned with the politics on offer.
Bruch died a sadly disillusioned man, one who had simply lived too long.
For me, it was the year I became utterly disillusioned with politics.
There were debates with people who were deeply disillusioned with New Labor who want to see it punished at the polls.
Soon, however, thoroughly disillusioned with the Party system, he left the House of Commons for ever.
Having been somewhat disillusioned by a lack of courtesy on the part of certain Chicago car dealers, I shopped in the suburbs.
disillusioned when the promises of James vanished into thin air.
disillusioned with established politicians are turning to the United Kingdom Independence Party rather than to the left.
disillusioned with the main political parties.
estranged from the whole process and quite disillusioned.
Disillusioned that the local mating ritual is designed to punish everyone involved he is now hiding in his flatmate's cupboard.
He lasted 6 hours on the cross, enduring the savage taunts of his disillusioned former followers.
The government can also appeal to disillusioned heartland voters, by claiming to be improving inner-city schools.
Disillusioned and cynical, though clear-sighted as ever, he was henceforth before all things an Austrian, more Austrian on occasion even than Metternich; as, e.g., when, during the final stages of the campaign of 1814, he expressed the hope that Metternich would substitute "Austria" for "Europe" in his diplomacy and - strange advice from the old hater of Napoleon and of France - secure an AustroFrench alliance by maintaining the husband of Marie Louise on the throne of France.
Disillusioned that the local mating ritual is designed to punish everyone involved he is now hiding in his flatmate 's cupboard.
In the late 1960s, people began to be disillusioned with the expense and lack of a personal touch by allopathic (the practice of conventional medicine) physicians.
History states that he was disillusioned by modern medicine techniques of the time and came up with the idea that substance-induced flu-like symptoms could cure the flu, headache-like symptoms could cure a headache, and so on.
During the course of Angel's journey, he battled for the helpless and eventually became CEO of Wolfram and Hart, a turn of events that forced him to confront his own disillusioned nature.
Wesley mourned the loss of Fred, Cordelia came out of her coma long enough to say goodbye before she too died and Lorne disappeared into the night, disillusioned by following Angel's orders and killing Lindsay.
Disillusioned, he sees his prey, a coven of witches as food, except for one.
I am a retired clergyman who is somewhat disillusioned with the established Church.
disillusioned voters turned to Nick Griffin's party, believing they offered a realistic chance for change.
In 1975 several PPU members faced a ten-week trial for distributing leaflets telling soldiers disillusioned with Northern Ireland duties how they might leave.
The trainee is also a bit disillusioned by the lack of pupil responses in the classroom.
But the peace of 1810 and the fall of Stadion once more dashed his hopes, and, disillusioned and "hellishly blasÃ©," he once more retired to comparative inactivity at Prague.
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