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  • The forth-putting pretension of egoism may indeed cause it to seem the more rapidly advancing character of the two; but the progress of years will widen the separation between their paths, till it shall be seen as a great gulf, of which the opposite sides have naught in common.

    The Elements of Character

  • There is a mystery in every forth-putting of will-power, and every expression of personality.

    Christianity and Ethics A Handbook of Christian Ethics

  • It is not the acting of a part in a drama, but the forth-putting of a character in life, the exhibition in harmonious action of the humble love and filial fear with which men "work out their salvation."

    The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866

  • The last resolution is not entirely plain to us, and we refrain from comment upon it, but the convention itself, the fact of leadership taking shape among the Negroes, and the forth-putting of their purposes, are very significant.

    The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 03, March, 1888

  • When the Revolution broke out, he took sides with the Americans, and being a glib and forth-putting person he talked himself into the repute of being a great general.

    George Washington

  • The sins of the regenerate are not destructive of the state of grace because such never occur without the forth-putting on their part of effort (though in sufficient) against sin; likewise the good deeds of the regenerate are never unopposed by sinful tendencies or untainted with sin.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • God never was an abstraction; from the very beginning He was a speaking God, a living God, a manifesting God, a forth-putting God.

    The world's great sermons, Volume 08 Talmage to Knox Little

  • On the contrary, my recollection is that I considered her a coldly-haughty young person running away from her native land, not to study art but to have a pleasant time in Paris -- while she (no doubt) regarded me as a rude, forth-putting anarch -- which I was.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

  • The forth-putting of will-power is a means of strengthening will-power.

    An Iron Will

  • But Daddy's moralizing, besides its saving grace of imagery, was generally sequential and convincing; while his repartee, to use a word which seems almost a misfit in this rural setting, had a way of hitting the mark and striking fire, as when, in reply to the question from a forth-putting youngster on one occasion, "Where do you keep all your wisdoms, Daddy?" he snapped:

    Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles


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