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  • And this I know, that the first unpurchasable blessing earned by every man who makes an effort to improve himself in such a place as the

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • He seriously protested that the bow of Blandois was perfect, that the address of Blandois was irresistible, and that the picturesque ease of Blandois would be cheaply purchased (if it were not a gift, and unpurchasable) for a hundred thousand francs.

    Little Dorrit

  • Canadian in his thick woollens and furs is a healthier subject, a worthier type, than the North Queenslander, stripped to the waist in the full blaze of the sun, glorying in his own vigour, proud of his magnificent heritage, and scornful of the opinions of those who have never experienced that supreme zest of life unpurchasable outside the tropic zone?

    Tropic Days

  • But it was a matter of urgency; rye, too, was soaring; in Russia it was almost unpurchasable.

    Shallow Soil

  • Not self-righteousness, to which as human beings in a favored position we are always tempted, but that basic unpurchasable goodness, honesty, and kindness which we believe are integral to the nature of reality.

    An Exile's View of Canada

  • It was the Prince who first proposed that such a badge of merit should be introduced, the Queen who warmly accepted the idea, and in person bestowed the Cross on its first wearers, thereby giving it an unpurchasable value.

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • It will form here-after a pleasing incident in the annals of our Union, giving to real history the intense interest of romance and signally marking the unpurchasable tribute of a great nation's social affections to the disinterested champion of the liberties of human-kind.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • We had been able to impress the governments abroad with the value of an impartial and unpurchasable news service, as opposed to the venal type of journalism, which was too common on the European continent.

    Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy

  • The hips and elbows and other bones of Nature stick out here and there in the shape of rocks which give character to the scenery, and an unchangeable, unpurchasable look to a landscape that without them would have been in danger of being fattened by art and money out of all its native features.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • We have, indeed, need to ask for that unpurchasable, that priceless blessing.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886

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