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Usage examples for instrumentality

  1. It was clear to see that men apprehended some great crisis; but whence it should come, or by whose instrumentality promoted, none seemed able to guess. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  2. Sounds so remote from any whistling, moaning, or other wind instrumentality, that Bettina and I spoke of it in whispers: " Now the organ's playing." – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  3. I had no idea of the nature of the affair to which he had been alluding, and I felt no curiosity about it; but it annoyed me that a Jesuit should interfere and try to make my friends do anything otherwise than through my instrumentality, and I wanted that intriguer to know that my influence was greater than his own. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. What wears every appearance of wicked motive is often used as helpful, if not needed, instrumentality in procuring man's deliverance and redemption from debasement and oppression. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  5. By an easy association of ideas, the approaching opening of the port might seem to have some connection with the expected benefits, and inclines one to suspect human instrumentality in creating impressions which might counteract the long- nurtured jealousy of foreign intrusion. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  6. In 1847, however, through the instrumentality of the Commissioner of Public Works of the day, the Hon. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  7. Since the hand now wields the pen, having perfected its instrumentality by means of this latter, our will no longer leans upon and terminates in the hand, but it flows on and presses into the point of the pen itself, through which, if neither ink nor paper offers resistance, it empties into the stream of writing. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  8. Do you know he has seen more wonders through my poor instrumentality, within the last three days in Dublin than a six months' trip to the continent would show most men. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  9. This earth, at least, and, I am encouraged to hope, the whole solar system, will by my instrumentality be restored to the ether from which it never should have emerged. – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  10. The social turmoil which for a series of years agitated Canada, from whatever cause arising; the explosion which at length took place, by whatever instrumentality brought on, cleared the political atmosphere of the country, and hastened the good time of general contentment and prosperity which Canadians of the present day are enjoying. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  11. It has been a very happy Christmas Day to him, and you must pray now that he may not be ashamed to own his Lord, who has so mercifully brought him back through the instrumentality of one of His lambs." – Probable Sons by Amy LeFeuvre
  12. The importance of the post office and post roads on a plan sufficiently liberal and comprehensive, as they respect the expedition, safety, and facility of communication, is increased by their instrumentality in diffusing a knowledge of the laws and proceedings of the Government, which, while it contributes to the security of the people, serves also to guard them against the effects of misrepresentation and misconception. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. If Hawthorne was removed through his instrumentality, he performed our author a service, which neither of them could have realized at the time. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  14. At that place, where I found the stumps carved into idols, which Brother Semmens has so graphically described, the church, mainly through his instrumentality and personal efforts, has been erected. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  15. Negotiations for the entrance of prominent French Canadians in opposition to the government went on without result for some time, but they were at last successful, and the first LaFontaine- Baldwin cabinet came into existence in 1842, largely through the instrumentality of Sir Charles Bagot. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  16. It is a curious fact that both these conditions were realised through the instrumentality of the Crusades. – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
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