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Quotes of grounds

  1. In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. – Robert Anderson
  2. So I think one can say on empirical grounds not because of some philosophical principle- that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy. – Peter L. Berger
  3. Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States. – William Blum
  4. Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one. – Samuel Butler
  5. Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking. – George Eliot
  6. Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected. – Marilyn French
  7. The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over. – Germaine Greer
  8. There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. – Stephen Hawking
  9. There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents. – Thomas Jefferson
  10. Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. – Harry Johnston
  11. I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name. – Hugh Mackay
  12. When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble. – John C. Ransom
  13. We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds – Jean Rostand
  14. Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. – Bertrand Russell
  15. All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. – Frances Wright

Usage examples for grounds

  1. The thing itself, and the idea of it, are two such different grounds upon which to come either to a decision or to action! – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  2. " I should have known no better," observed Eveena; " but being brought up at home, I learned to know all the plants in my father's grounds which were more various, I believe, than usual." – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. He- oh, hear the name, then; Chillon must never hear it;- Lord Brailstone was denied the right to step on Lord Fleetwood's grounds – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. But Ellen cried to think what she had done, and mamma said it showed what it was to speak to a strange young man; and she has never let Ellen and me go out of the grounds by ourselves since that day. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  5. Send them back to our hunting grounds – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  6. A few minutes later we found ourselves once more in the grounds of Cray's Folly. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  7. How to Plan the Home Grounds – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  8. After he had mumbled something about rain or wet grounds I coldly enquired: " Mr. Poopendyke, are you employed by me or by that woman upstairs?" – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. Then he went on to the grounds – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  10. They went for a little walk in the grounds as they returned they met Donal going out with Davie. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  11. It might have been Neale's imagination leading him to believe that there were really grounds for hope. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  12. A man had been shot to death there about five years before by a guard, on no better grounds than that the man had not moved quickly enough in response to an order. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  13. " I assure you, Almayer," he said, gently, " that I have good grounds for my demand." – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  14. On these grounds Pembroke resolved to write to Mr. Loftus, and ease the anxiety of his heart. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  15. At my visit in the following summer, I attended a Camp- Meeting on grounds a short distance east of the Church. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  16. You do not love me, or you would give me my promise fast enough on other grounds – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  17. When, therefore, this hour passed, they certainly had sufficient grounds for their anxiety and uneasiness, and some of the men did not hesitate to express their conviction that the Riflemen would not come at all. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  18. But, if you should be unable to discover any grounds for a case against the railways? – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  19. No, Stella, my prison was a large house, with grounds around it. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  20. It is a pleasure to know that you approve of us on those grounds – A Kentucky Cardinal by James Lane Allen

Rhymes for grounds

  • bounds, crowns, hounds, clowns, gowns, rounds, towns, drowns, pounds, sounds, frowns, downs, nouns, browns, mounds;
  • abounds, expounds, compounds, confounds, astounds, surrounds;

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