GNU Webster's 1913
- n. considering the whole; taking all things into view; all things considered.
“Because it is thus with men by nature, therefore doth the apostle so earnestly pray that these Ephesians might be enabled to understand and know these things: and he doth it with an unusual solemnity, invocating the "God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory;" which argues both a great intension of spirit in him, and great weight laid upon the matter of his request.”
“His nostrils seemed to dilate with a purely animal lust for the chase, and his mind was so absolutely con - centrated upon the matter before him that a question or remark fell unheeded upon his ears, or, at the most, only provoked a quick, impatient snarl in reply.”
“Two more notes followed in quick succession to Hursley Vicarage, almost entirely upon the matter of the new 'Southern Cross,' which was being built under Mr. Tilly's eye.”
“I rely upon you not only to be discreet and to refrain from all gossip upon the matter but, above all, to preserve this coronet with every possible precaution because I need not say that a great public scandal would be caused if any harm were to befall it.”
“And a young fellow that heard him, that was by, he took it up; 'Sir,' said he, 'Herder is my friend – you must fight him – come to my room to-morrow morning at seven o'clock – he will meet you;' – 'very well,' they agree upon the matter togezer.”
“Knowing is, therefore, "superinducing form upon the matter of knowledge" (J. Grote, "Explor.”
“It was the main, and upon the matter the only, supportment which he left unto it in his bodily absence, the only means of rendering the work of his mediation effectual in them and among them; for without him all others, as the word, ministry, and ordinances of worship, are lifeless and useless.”
“But the crowning innovation upon the matter of the tale lies in the characters of Lafeu, the Countess, the Clown, and Parolles, and in the comic proceedings; all which, so far as is known, are entirely of the Poet's invention.”
“I have heard from Mr. Crabbe, and look upon the matter as all settled. ”
“In fact, whatever efforts are made to throw light upon the matter by drawing upon Babylonian myths, and particularly upon the monstrous deity Tiamat, only confuse the issues.”
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