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No touch of sin would linger upon the hands with which he would elevate and break the host; no touch of sin would linger on his lips in prayer to make him eat and drink damnation to himself not discerning the body of the Lord.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Such is the fate not of great men (grands hommes) whom the Russian mind does not acknowledge, but of those rare and always solitary individuals who, discerning the will of Providence, submit their personal will to it.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For this the people thought a base course, not discerning the advantage resulting from it, which Fabius could by no argument make plain to them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The certainty that she could marry Percy Gryce when she pleased had lifted a heavy load from her mind, and her money troubles were too recent for their removal not to leave a sense of relief which a less discerning intelligence might have taken for happiness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Clerval, whose eyes and feelings were always quick in discerning the sensations of others, declined the subject, alleging, in excuse, his total ignorance; and the conversation took a more general turn.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
She had hoped that, to a man like her uncle, so discerning, so honourable, so good, the simple acknowledgment of settled dislike on her side would have been sufficient.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
His tone, his expressions, his choice of subject, his knowing where to stop; it was all the operation of a sensible, discerning mind.
From this intense consciousness of being the object of severe and universal observation, the wearer of the scarlet letter was at length relieved, by discerning, on the outskirts of the crowd, a figure which irresistibly took possession of her thoughts.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context