Frasi con legerdemain (in inglese)
- The fast-expanding conglomerates have been the chief practitioners of convertible legerdemain.
- What kind of legerdemain does it take to transform a financial services company's pretax earnings of $5.
- In other words, these are in no sense business valuations; they are products of Wall Street’s legerdemain, or possibly of its clairvoyance.
- He already sang as nobody on this earth had ever sung before; he practised ventriloquism and gave displays of legerdemain so extraordinary that the caravans returning to Asia talked about it during the whole length of their journey.
- He speaks of the 'wiles of the devil,’ as well as of the sleight and legerdemain of his crafty emissaries; of the 'all-deceivableness of unrighteousness’ in the 'working of Satan:’ of his manifold 'devices,’ as well as of his 'fiery darts.
- Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
- It has a special significance for us, since it seems to encapsulate, on the one hand, all that has been reasonable, stable, and generally good in the traditional methods of handling other people’s money, in contrast—in the other company—with the reckless expansion, the financial legerdemain, and the roller-coaster changes so often found in present-day corporate operations.
- They are further represented as seeking liberty to transmigrate into the bodies of two thousand swine, and as accomplishing the destruction of the whole herd as by the passage of some malignant whirlwind; * at another time as possessing a slave-girl at Philippi, and enabling her owners to make 'much gain’ by her supernatural spiritualism; a 'divination’ so effectual that when the spirit was cast out there was no legerdemain remaining, or natural clairvoyance, so that the 'hope of their gains was gone:’—loudly crying up the apostleship of Paul and Silas as 'the servants of the Most High God,’ so as to fasten the brand of their abominable advocacy upon the ministers of the Gospel—and then leaving the wrathful proprietors of the dispossessed medium to wreak their vengeance on the evangelists before the magistrates of Philippi, who beat them cruelly with rods and cast them into the prison.