Usage examples for superiority

  1. In point of fact Mrs Crick did remember thinking that Tess was graceful and good- looking as she approached; but the superiority might have been a growth of the imagination aided by subsequent knowledge. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. At the same time at the bottom of his heart probably every Chinese is convinced of the superiority of Chinese civilization- and maybe they are right- three thousand years is quite a spell to hold on. – Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey
  3. It gave us much satisfaction to find that the Pearl had superiority in speed, at least in a moderate breeze. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  4. It had a calm superiority about it that was rather trying. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. If it were some trick or illusion, she would show her superiority and have the laugh on Starbuck. – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  6. The quiet, self- contained man seemed to have given way to one of such unexpected power and threat that Ransom rose instinctively to his feet in recognition of a superiority he could no longer deny. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. Are they not content with this superiority? – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  8. In the former case Simon had claimed for himself a superiority in devotion. – The Making of an Apostle by R. J. Campbell
  9. D'Alembert, who in his note said the work gave me a decided superiority, and ought to place me at the head of men of letters, did not sign what he wrote, although he had signed every note I had before received from him. – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book XI. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  10. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  11. They would like to have asked him questions about himself, but feared to seem to lower themselves from their fancied superiority, by showing interest in Peter. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. " My mind is on the rack without a moment's rest since the departure of the fleet," wrote the commanding general on the 25th, " considering the character of M. de Suffren, and the infinite superiority on the part of the French now that we are left to ourselves." – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  13. The soldiers, confident in superiority of numbers, paused. – Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock
  14. She was where Providence had placed her just as much as he was, and the tone of command she had assumed was perhaps more a matter of habit than any assumption of superiority. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  15. Napoleon's thoughts were centred on a plan for obtaining the naval superiority in the Channel, if only for the few hours which it would take to transport the army from Boulogne to the English coast. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  16. Ibarra thought he understood this hunted youth; he rejected human justice, he refused to recognize the right of man to judge his fellows, he protested against force and the superiority of some classes over others. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. His immense superiority in learning over all his people greatly impressed them. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  18. You will certainly take great care not to make a person whose good will, good word, interest, esteem, or friendship, you would gain, feel that superiority in you, in case you have it. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  19. He felt his superiority. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. Undoubtedly, the first reason for this result was the superiority of the Spanish soldiers. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley