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And as I observed that in the words I think, therefore I am, there is nothing at all which gives me assurance of their truth beyond this, that I see very clearly that in order to think it is necessary to exist, I concluded that I might take, as a general rule, the principle, that all the things which we very clearly and distinctly conceive are true, only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive.
Upon this assurance the people came forward with subscriptions to build a second machine.
With some difficulty, after many turnings and new inquiries, they reached Prison Street; and the grim walls of the jail, the first object that answered to any image in Silas's memory, cheered him with the certitude, which no assurance of the town's name had hitherto given him, that he was in his native place.
Bennet's acknowledgments he briefly replied, with assurance of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family; and concluded with entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again.
"And what assurance have I that you will live up to your end of the agreement?
Shortly after, the company broke up, and, as the guests were retiring to their rooms, Arthur approached me, smiling with the utmost assurance.
"Under these circumstances, I think it right to return you your letter, with the assurance that I will let you know, if I happen to be again placed in a position to forward it to its destination.
Composing for himself an innocent face, he opened a door, and went in with the assurance of a nice and privileged child.
Of the "Oedipodea" practically nothing is known, though on the assurance of Athenaeus (vii.
He spoke slowly, with assurance that he would be listened to, and he looked only at the person with whom he was conversing.
But what assurance was there that the other was Carthoris of Helium?
"Miss Smith!message to Miss Smith!What could she possibly mean!" And he repeated her words with such assurance of accent, such boastful pretence of amazement, that she could not help replying with quickness,