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His childhood was dead or lost and with it his soul capable of simple joys and he was drifting amid life like the barren shell of the moon.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns.
North, and east, and west he looked with wild questioning eyes, and then he realised that his wanderings had come to an end, and that there, on that barren crag, he was about to die.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
As a hungry herd of cattle keeps well together when crossing a barren field, but gets out of hand and at once disperses uncontrollably as soon as it reaches rich pastures, so did the army disperse all over the wealthy city.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The forest rose among cliffs, and whenever we walked out upon a barren stretch of rock we saw great peaks before us in the west, and to the north of us, and to the south, as far as our eyes could see.
They rowed a few leagues, between banks, in some places flowery, in others barren; in some parts smooth, in others rugged.
For it is not the least of its terrors that this evil thing is rooted deep in all good; in soil barren of holy memories it cannot rest.
I saw, with surprise and grief, the leaves decay and fall, and nature again assume the barren and bleak appearance it had worn when I first beheld the woods and the lovely moon.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Our men therefore wandered on the shore to find out some fresh water near the sea, and I walked alone about a mile on the other side, where I observed the country all barren and rocky.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
It survived his strength to hide in the magnificent folds of eloquence the barren darkness of his heart.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
The dooryard was of packed yellow clay, treeless, barren of grass, littered with rusty plowshares and wheels of discarded cultivators.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context