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He knew that by this term was understood a mechanical facility for painting or drawing, entirely apart from its subject.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Beyond a certain limit no mechanical disruption of the body could hasten the process of decomposition.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He said it was the genteelest profession in the world, and must on no account be confounded with the profession of a solicitor: being quite another sort of thing, infinitely more exclusive, less mechanical, and more profitable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
My heart failed me when I saw him squaring at me with every demonstration of mechanical nicety, and eyeing my anatomy as if he were minutely choosing his bone.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Seward tried one or two skeleton keys, his mechanical dexterity as a surgeon standing him in good stead.
But the last of these is wholly applied to what may be useful in life, to the improvement of agriculture, and all mechanical arts; so that among us, it would be little esteemed.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
But the novel, like gossip, can also excite spurious sympathies and recoils, mechanical and deadening to the psyche.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
His ideas began to grow confused once more; they assumed a kind of stupefied and mechanical quality which is peculiar to despair.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
However, all his movements were purely mechanical, and he had interrupted none of the habitual preoccupations of his mind and labors.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Three men raised the body of the unhappy wretch, which was still agitated by the last mechanical convulsions of the life that had fled, and flung it over the little barricade into the Rue Mondetour.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context