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Word: constitution

Definition: constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions


Sentences Containing 'constitution'

She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them.
Moreover, I have tried it fairly, and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
But in this case the State has provided no way; its very Constitution is the evil.
He well deserves to be called, as he has been called, the Defender of the Constitution.
Still thinking of the sanction which the Constitution gives to slavery, he says,``Because it was a part of the original compact let it stand.''
Full of hope, Edmond swallowed a few mouthfuls of bread and water, and, thanks to the vigor of his constitution, found himself well nigh recovered.
Then new concessions to the people, then a constitution, then liberty.
Workmen, on the contrary, when they are liberally paid by the piece, are very apt to overwork themselves, and to ruin their health and constitution in a few years.
The public, too, might derive still greater benefit from it, if the constitution of those schools and colleges, in which education is carried on, was more reasonable than it is at present through the greater part of Europe.
No food can afford a more decisive proof of its nourishing quality, or of its being peculiarly suitable to the health of the human constitution.
Like the unknown principle of animal life, it frequently restores health and vigour to the constitution, in spite not only of the disease, but of the absurd prescriptions of the doctor.
Every such regulation introduces some degree of real disorder into the constitution of the state, which it will be difficult afterwards to cure without occasioning another disorder.
The enemy, informed of the constitution of the bank, might even buy them up, in order to prevent the carrying away of the treasure.
Though the Roman constitution, therefore, was necessarily ruined by the union of Rome with the allied states of Italy, there is not the least probability that the British constitution would be hurt by the union of Great Britain with her colonies.
That constitution, on the contrary, would be completed by it, and seems to be imperfect without it.
The monarchical and democratical parts of the constitution would, after the union, stand exactly in the same degree of relative force with regard to one another as they had done before.
It certainly is so, wherever the interest of the general, and that of the principal officers, are not necessarily connected with the support of the constitution of the state.
By this constitution, it might have been expected, that the spirit of monopoly would have been effectually restrained, and the first of these purposes sufficiently answered.
But the constitution of joint-stock companies renders them in general, more tenacious of established rules than any private copartnery.
As it would very much facilitate the operations of that army against a foreign invader; so it would obstruct them as much, if unfortunately they should ever be directed against the constitution of the state.
Had this constitution been attacked by no other enemies but the feeble efforts of human reason, it must have endured for ever.
His operations were followed by complete success; but the troubles of late years had been too much for his constitution, at no time robust, and on March 17, 180, he died in Pannonia.
The end and object of a rational constitution is, to do nothing rashly, to be kindly affected towards men, and in all things willingly to submit unto the gods.
This I think: that in all thy motions and actions thou be moved, and restrained according to thine own true natural constitution and Construction only.
Now that unto every one is most profitable, which is according to his own constitution and nature.
Now every one is bound to do that, which is consequent and agreeable to that end which by his true natural constitution he was ordained unto.
That therefore which is chief in every man's constitution, is, that he intend the common good.
The third thing proper to man by his constitution, is, to avoid all rashness and precipitancy; and not to be subject to error.
This, what is it in itself, and by itself, according to its proper constitution?
In the whole constitution of man, I see not any virtue contrary to justice, whereby it may be resisted and opposed.
As of the sensitive, so of the vegetative constitution, whatsoever is a hindrance unto it, is also in that respect an evil unto the same.
Whatsoever doth happen unto thee, thou art naturally by thy natural constitution either able, or not able to bear.
If thou beest able, be not offended, but bear it according to thy natural constitution, or as nature hath enabled thee.
And how should this be well brought to pass, but by certain theorems and doctrines; some Concerning the nature of the universe, and some Concerning the proper and particular constitution of man?
Under nature, the slightest differences of structure or constitution may well turn the nicely-balanced scale in the struggle for life, and so be preserved.
It likewise tends to increase the direct action of the physical conditions of life, in relation to the constitution of each organism.
For it should be remembered that the competition will generally be most severe between those forms which are most nearly related to each other in habits, constitution and structure.
Hence adaptation to any special climate may be looked at as a quality readily grafted on an innate wide flexibility of constitution, common to most animals.
Habit in all these cases appears to have come to a certain extent into play; but there must be some fundamental cause in the constitution of the nervous system in each species.
It is certain that with species the cause lies exclusively in differences in their sexual constitution.
He was double my mother's age when he married, and of but a delicate constitution.
"About sixty; but his constitution has been shattered by his life abroad, and he has been in failing health for some time.
My dear Doctor, it was his spirit, not his constitution, that he ventured on so boldly.
It was only whether people, who are like each other in their moral constitution--is that the phrase?'
She is a very superior woman indeed, but the damp country is not adapted to her constitution, and--in fact, she has lost the use of her limbs.'
I believe he actually began to be afraid he really had been doing something, tending to the annihilation of the British constitution, and the ruin of the country.
His master’s observations upon the constitution and administration of England, as described by the author, with parallel cases and comparisons.
Even now I am certain that those seas are not, and perhaps never can be, in the present constitution of things, a place for his habitual gregarious resort.
But in this case the State has provided no way: its very Constitution is the evil.
He well deserves to be called, as he has been called, the Defender of the Constitution.

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