As jonathan swift warned centuries ago, “you cannot reason a person out of something they were not reasoned into.”
It is jonathan swift in “A Modest Proposal” writing of cooking and eating babies.
As jonathan swift famously put it, “You cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into.”
jonathan swift, for thirty years Dean of this Cathedral, lies here, where savage indignation can no longer tear his heart.
The difficulty is quaintly indicated in a remark by jonathan swift.
As an all-round satirist jonathan swift has no superior save Dryden, and he only by virtue of his broader human sympathies.
Eugenio, who represents jonathan swift, fails in life because as a wit and a poet he has not the art of winning patronage.
Do not forget that great and beautiful maxim of jonathan swift: That a lie is too good a thing to be lavished about!
I have left out of the list one whom nature endowed for the supreme man of humor among Englishmen,—jonathan swift.
And because they did defy praise, jonathan swift never asked, and was ever too grand to accept it.
Old English swift "moving quickly," related to swifan "move in a course, sweep" (see swivel). Related: Swiftly; swiftness.
type of bird (several species of the family Cypselidæ, resembling swallows), 1660s, from swift (adj.) in reference to its swift flight. Regarded as a bird of ill-omen, if not downright demonic, probably for its shrill cry. The name earlier had been given to several small fast lizards (1520s).
Smart and clever; intelligent: Not too swift, is he