Definition: diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
Definition: diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
Sentences Containing 'application'
Sydney was none the livelier and none the soberer for so much application.
I never saw such capacity, and taste, and application, and elegance, as you describe united.''
The surprise of such an application was great indeed; it was too great for her to know in what manner she acceded to it.
It was possible, however, that some of his companions in the shire might be able to give more information; and though she was not very sanguine in expecting it, the application was a something to look forward to.
I must confess myself surprised by your application; I did not expect it from you.
Allow me to say, Lady Catherine, that the arguments with which you have supported this extraordinary application have been as frivolous as the application was ill judged.
Elizabeth reserved to herself the application for her mother's.
The use of salt and ice in ice cream freezers is a practical application of this principle.
In mild burns, where the skin is not broken but is merely reddened, an application of moist baking soda brings immediate relief.
We saw in Section 84 that gases have a tendency to expand, but that they can be compressed by the application of force.
The pumps considered in the preceding Sections have their widest application in agricultural districts, where by means of them water is raised to the surface of the earth or is pumped into elevated tanks.
Man's mechanical inventions have been equaled by his chemical researches and discoveries, and by the application he has made of his new knowledge.
But this property of bases, harmful in one way, is put to advantage in the home, where grease is removed from drainpipe and sink by the application of lye, a strong base.
For example, grease spots on carpet and non washable dress goods are best removed by the application of gasoline or benzine.
Paint stains are best removed by the application of gasoline followed by soap and water.
There is more in it that can be taught and that repays constant application and effort.
These academic drawings, too, should be as highly finished as hard application can make them, so that the habit of minute visual expression may be acquired.
Still, the association would not entertain the application until the money was present.
Reluctantly the ten outsiders yielded, in view of these things, and made application.
The most virulent sinner of this batch had stayed out and allowed`dues'to accumulate against him so long that he had to send in six hundred and twenty five dollars with his application.
``Not their application, certainly, but their principles you may; to learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned.
``Philosophy can not be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth; it is like the golden cloud in which the Messiah went up into heaven.''
It is an axiom of criminal law, and, consequently, you understand its full application.''
``Simply, that having ascertained that the piece of ground on which I stand was to let, I made application for it, was readily accepted by the proprietor, and am now master of this fine crop of lucerne.
Almost every class of artificers is subject to some peculiar infirmity occasioned by excessive application to their peculiar species of work.
Excessive application, during four days of the week, is frequently the real cause of the idleness of the other three, so much and so loudly complained of.
If masters would always listen to the dictates of reason and humanity, they have frequently occasion rather to moderate, than to animate the application of many of their workmen.
An improved farm is equally advantageous and more durable than any of those machines, frequently requiring no other repairs than the most profitable application of the farmer's capital employed in cultivating it.
Application and industry have been familiar to the one; idleness and dissipation to the other.
The profit of improvement depends upon the difference between what the land actually produces, and what, by the application of a certain capital, it can be made to produce.
The person who finally pays this tax, therefore, gains by the application more than he loses by the payment of it.
In France, under the administration of the intendants, the application is not always more judicious, and the exaction is frequently the most cruel and oppressive.
The collection and application of the general duties of customs, therefore, have always been left to that power.
For the proper application of this sum, the committee is obliged to account annually to the cursitor baron of exchequer; which account is afterwards to be laid before parliament.
But parliament, which gives so little attention to the application of millions, is not likely to give much to that of
Great objects, on the contrary, alone and unsupported by the necessity of application, have seldom been sufficient to occasion any considerable exertion.
The necessity of application, though always more or less diminished, is not, in this case, entirely taken away.
The slightest degree of knowledge and application will enable him to do this, without exposing himself to contempt or derision, by saying any thing that is really foolish, absurd, or ridiculous.
If they are not always properly educated, it is seldom from the want of expense laid out upon their education, but from the improper application of that expense.
The attention of the landlord is a particular and minute consideration of what is likely to be the most advantageous application of every inch of ground upon his estate.
The application is pretty much regulated according to the discretion of the intendant of the generality, and must, therefore, be in a great measure arbitrary.
In its application to America and the West Indies, of which the produce and consumption are so very different from those of Great Britain, some modification might be necessary, in the same manner as in its application to the cyder and beer counties of England.
This is a special application of the favourite Greek virtue of moderation, (swfrosuum) and has also its parallel in Christian ethics.
With species in a state of nature it can hardly be maintained that the law is of universal application; but many good observers, more especially botanists, believe in its truth.
I will here give only one, as it illustrates the rule in its largest application.
I did not quite perceive the application of this fact to myself, but I smiled on Mrs. Crupp, as benignly as was in my power.
I pondered on those words, even while I was studiously attending to what followed, as if they had some particular interest, or some strange application that I could not divine.
But I forbear descanting further, and rather leave the judicious reader to his own remarks and application.
Therefore, though I am but ill qualified for a pioneer, in the application of these two semi-sciences to the whale, I will do my endeavor.
To resent which abuse, application was made to the hall, the fellow summoned, and the lady ordered to attend, which she did, waiting there all the morning, and was appointed to call again in the afternoon.
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