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His mind when wearied of its search for the essence of beauty amid the spectral words of Aristotle or Aquinas turned often for its pleasure to the dainty songs of the Elizabethans.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
As long as he followed the fixed definition of obscure words such as spirit, will, freedom, essence, purposely letting himself go into the snare of words the philosophers set for him, he seemed to comprehend something.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I experienced that feeling of love which is the very essence of the soul and does not require an object.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This relation of the men who command to those they command is what constitutes the essence of the conception called power.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The room was a shell, singing of what was before time was; a vase stood in the heart of the house, alabaster, smooth, cold, holding the still, distilled essence of emptiness, silence.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Time presses, and in our implied agreement with the old scytheman it is of the essence of the contract.
Because in his strong, thick male legs there was none of the alert sensitiveness and power of tenderness which is the very essence of youth, that which never dies, once it is there.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
And yet this nature so distinguished, this creature so beautiful, this essence so fine, was seen to turn insensibly toward material life, as old men turn toward physical and moral imbecility.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He used to wonder at the shallow psychology of those who conceive the ego in man as a thing simple, permanent, reliable, and of one essence.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
Finally, all other difficulties being obviated, woman cannot take advantage of these preliminary reforms until she herself shall have undergone a still mightier change, in which, perhaps, the ethereal essence, wherein she has her truest life, will be found to have evaporated.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context