1 The materialism you advocate has been more than once in vogue already, and has always proved insufficient.
2 He made pretensions to literature and to materialism.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
3 There was a good quarry of limestone on the farm, and plenty of sand and cement had been found in one of the outhouses, so that all the materials for building were at hand.
4 From now onwards Animal Farm would engage in trade with the neighbouring farms: not, of course, for any commercial purpose, but simply in order to obtain certain materials which were urgently necessary.
5 He was obviously an ecclesiastic of high rank; his dress was that of a Cistercian Monk, but composed of materials much finer than those which the rule of that order admitted.
6 His feet had sandals of the same fashion with the peasants, but of finer materials, and secured in the front with golden clasps.
7 Behind his seat was hung a scarlet cloth cloak lined with fur, and a cap of the same materials richly embroidered, which completed the dress of the opulent landholder when he chose to go forth.
8 The Prior Aymer had taken the opportunity afforded him, of changing his riding robe for one of yet more costly materials, over which he wore a cope curiously embroidered.
9 He had large boots lined with fur, and a belt around his waist, which sustained a small knife, together with a case for writing materials, but no weapon.
10 She went accordingly to the table, where she was in the habit of writing for her aunt, and prepared her materials without knowing what in the world to say.
11 Fires of the last-mentioned materials were rare, and though comparatively small in magnitude beside the transient blazes, now began to get the best of them by mere long continuance.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
12 The man took a piece of rag from a satchel containing sewing materials, tore off a strip, which, like everything else, was tinged red, and proceeded to bind up the wound.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
13 At every vacant minute he hastened to gather furze-stumps, thorn-tree roots, and other solid materials from the adjacent slopes, hiding them from cursory view.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
14 But now the Confederate ports were stoppered with Yankee gunboats, only a trickle of blockade-run goods was slipping in from Europe, and the South was desperately trying to manufacture her own war materials.
15 Almost the pulsing of the town's heart could be felt as the work went forward night and day, pumping the materials of war up the railway arteries to the two battle fronts.