Sentence Examples


  • Hastings was reduced to the position of a cipher at their meetings.
  • As secretary he was little more than a cipher, and he left office in April 1791.
  • And some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher, except to sell by the cartload, as they do hills about Boston, to fill up some morass in the Milky Way.
  • Most men have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing; yet this only is reading, in a high sense, not that which lulls us as a luxury and suffers the nobler faculties to sleep the while, but what we have to stand on tip-toe to read and devote our most alert and wakeful hours to.
  • To access the secure site, your browser must be capable of supporting 128 bit cipher strength encryption.

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