He ate only the plainest food.
4), and utter the most unpleasant truths, unassailed, in the plainest fashion.
Such cases show in the plainest way the co-operation of external or environmental and internal or constitutional factors.
Translated into the plainest English, the position is as follows: " Society can only be regenerated by the greater subordination of politics to morals, by the moralization of capital, by the renovation of the family, by a higher conception of marriage and so on.
Instead of designer thongs or flimsy lace things, Ethel wore the plainest of cotton panties, the type described by past generations as 'practical.'
In discussing marriage he refuses to use any but the plainest language.
The plainest legacy of the 18th century to later times has been a humaner spirit in theology.
They are the presentment of all his ideas and scenes in the plainest and most direct language, the frequent employ ment of colloquial forms of speech, the constant insertion of little material details and illustrations, often of a more or less digressive form, and, in his historico-fictitious works, as well as in his novels, the most rigid attention to vivacity and consistency of character.
all along Cape Cod; eskers, kames and river terraces afford the plainest evidences of the extent of the glacial sheet.
The supply of this demand in earlier times led to such severe competition as to terminate in tribal pillages and even national wars; and in modern times it has led to commercial ventures on the part of individuals and companies, the account of which, told in its plainest form, reads like the pages of romance.
that of the earl of March to Henry IV.), a few laws, and one or two scraps in the Asloan and other MSS., all of the plainest and without any effort towards style.
He tells a simple tale in the plainest words: he never stops to offer a comment or to point a moral.
Men bred in the cloister and the lecture-room of the logicians, trained in scholastic disputations, versed in allegorical interpretations of the plainest words and most apparent facts, could not find the key which might unlock those stores of wisdom and of beauty.
As for the reasoning powers in animals, the accounts of monkeys learning by experience to break eggs carefully, and pick off bits of shell, so as not to lose the contents, or of the way in which rats or martens after a while can no longer be caught by the same kind of trap, with innumerable similar facts, show in the plainest way that the reason of animals goes so far as to form by new experience a new hypothesis of cause and effect which will henceforth guide their actions.
It is chiefly built of outlayer granite, and, though the plainest cathedral in Scotland, its stately simplicity and severe symmetry lend it unique distinction.
He wore sackcloth, made his bed in ashes, and fasted or used only the very plainest fare.
Dazzling jumpers - Even the plainest denim jumper can be reinvented into something Hannah Montana worthy.
Wear a funky pattern beneath your plainest slacks, and save solid trouser socks for those days you wear pants with more texture to them.
Use candle wreaths to turn even the plainest of candles into a stunning centerpiece.
Instantly transforming even the plainest footwear into something worthy of Joan Jett, studs shine for miles and exude wild, rocker chic.
Plastic surgery, extreme diet plans and the marvels of computer technology can turn even the plainest Jane into a sexy superstar.
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