accustoming in a sentence
- :In the end, he argues, the habit of seeing the publick [ sic ] rule, is gradually accustoming the American mind to an interference with private rights that is slowly undermining the individuality of the national character.
- The mission is instrumental in accustoming the citizens of Britain to the presence of dragons, who are now defending them against the depredations of French foraging parties; despite the larger size of these resistance fighters, the British countryside become as protective of them as any other.
- Hale argues that Lord Palmerston was stung into action since he mistakenly believed that [ the treaty s ] secret clause had given Russian warships free passage through the straits . Additionally, Palmerston and the rest of the British government saw that while the immediate advantages of the treaty were slight, the potential advantage to Russia was very great, in that in accustoming the Porte to the position of vassal Russia had prepared the way for a repetition of the 1833 expedition . They feared that this potential for future Russian intervention in the Ottoman Empire would threaten British connections with India and trade in the Near East as a whole, though as Bailey puts it, The Foreign Secretary s immediate concern, however, was the problem of the Straits . This interpretation of the treaty was to shape British foreign policy towards the Ottoman Empire for decades to come.
- But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively ( though often covertly and insidiously ) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.