For they would mean loss of money, which is desirable, loss of fame which is universally held to be agreeable, and censure and ridicule which are by no means negligible.
It would have meant terrible times and great loss of life, but no revolutionist hesitates at such things.
Moreover, if by chance she was recognised through any possible disguise, such a thing would mean the asking of leading questions.
He had a vague feeling that what he was about to hear would mean unhappiness for himself.
But that would mean Gilbert Blythe’s triumph on the morrow.
Her fall would mean infinitely more to her than any disgrace to him.
If he had resigned, as he threatened, it would have meant a new Cabinet crisis only sixteen weeks before the Constituent Assembly, and that we wanted to avoid.
Owing to the illness of one of his fellow-clerks, it was likely that he would get no holiday until later in the year, which would mean the postponement of their marriage.
So now we can come and go without alarming her unduly, for a shock to her would mean sudden death, and this, in Lucy’s weak condition, might be disastrous to her.