1 The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distinguished from one another in that they are differently defined by reason.
2 To the defenders of the laws of Copernicus and Newton, to Voltaire for example, it seemed that the laws of astronomy destroyed religion, and he utilized the law of gravitation as a weapon against religion.
3 Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
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4 This was only the strictly logical consequence of the change which had taken place in him, a change in which everything gravitated round his father.
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5 The spot was, indeed, a near relation of night, and when night showed itself an apparent tendency to gravitate together could be perceived in its shades and the scene.
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6 Probably the principles and the elements, on which the regular gravitations of the moral, as of the material, world depend, had complained.
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