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He was conscious that here he was in contact with the springs that set in motion the enormous movements of the mass of which in his regiment he felt himself a tiny, obedient, and insignificant atom.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Speaking of the interaction of heat and electricity and of atoms, we cannot say why this occurs, and we say that it is so because it is inconceivable otherwise, because it must be so and that it is a law.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Labour should be kept in active operation, and, even as, in a mill, flour comes flowing from grain, so should cash, and yet more cash, come flowing from every atom of refuse and remnant.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
And in this atom, this mathematical point, the blood is circulating, the brain is working and wanting something.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
He considered those magnificent conjunctions of atoms, which communicate aspects to matter, reveal forces by verifying them, create individualities in unity, proportions in extent, the innumerable in the infinite, and, through light, produce beauty.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Meg thought it was too cruel to hint about her sad failure, and the last atom of patience vanished as he spoke.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not understand a single atom of it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
It was the single atom of life that the scene contained, and it only served to render the general loneliness more evident.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The soldiers you believe to be dying with hunger, worn out with fatigue, ready to desert, gather like atoms of snow about the rolling ball as it hastens onward.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
This was because his love, so strange, so new, and so ardent, made him view the infamous and imaginary accusations of Milady de Winter as, through a magnifying glass, one views as frightful monsters atoms in reality imperceptible by the side of an ant.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
The ticking of the clock on the mantelpiece seemed to him to be dividing time into separate atoms of agony, each of which was too terrible to be borne.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context