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For some time he had felt the slight change in his house; and those changes in what he had deemed unchangeable were so many slight shocks to his boyish conception of the world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
We have come now out of mere vagueness to the definite conception of an Australian from Ballarat with a grey cloak.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His conception of her was for him a sacred memory, and his future wife was bound to be in his imagination a repetition of that exquisite, holy ideal of a woman that his mother had been.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The members of this deputation had not the slightest conception of their duty and the part they were to play.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
All the ordinary conditions of life, without which one can form no conception of anything, had ceased to exist for Levin.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He could not reconcile the charming impression he had of Natasha, whom he had known from a child, with this new conception of her baseness, folly, and cruelty.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only when we have admitted the conception of the infinitely small, and the resulting geometrical progression with a common ratio of one tenth, and have found the sum of this progression to infinity, do we reach a solution of the problem.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But it is hard to understand why military writers, and following them others, consider this flank march to be the profound conception of some one man who saved Russia and destroyed Napoleon.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
If history had retained the conception of the ancients it would have said that God, to reward or punish his people, gave Napoleon power and directed his will to the fulfillment of the divine ends, and that reply would have been clear and complete.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To put it shortly, she knew that for some mysterious reason he had not the makings of a married man in him, according to her conception of a husband as one to whom she would be his nearest and fondest and warmest interest.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
Though I had long known that his servility was false, and all his pretences knavish and hollow, I had had no adequate conception of the extent of his hypocrisy, until I now saw him with his mask off.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context