1 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.
2 And in this atom, this mathematical point, the blood is circulating, the brain is working and wanting something.
3 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.
4 The jury all wrote down on their slates, 'SHE doesn't believe there's an atom of meaning in it,' but none of them attempted to explain the paper.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis CarrollContext Highlight In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
5 His face looked dreadful, white and red and swollen, and he was gasping and choking; but savage little Mary did not care an atom.
6 Meg thought it was too cruel to hint about her sad failure, and the last atom of patience vanished as he spoke.
7 Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.
8 She took the little drab thing between her hands, and there it stood, on its impossible little stalks of legs, its atom of balancing life trembling through its almost weightless feet into Connie's hands.
9 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 HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
10 Tommy," he said, "I see you haven't changed an atom.
11 On the one hand, all shadow; on the other, an atom.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE LITTLE ONE ALL ALONE
12 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 DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
13 His face was livid, large drops rolled down his face, and in his fingers he held the fragments of a quill pen which he had torn to atoms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 103. Maximilian.
14 The young, who can't make, but only break; shiver into splinters the old vision; smash to atoms what was whole.
15 It had been smashed to atoms where it stood.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS