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The utter negation of natural beauty, the utter negation of the gladness of life, the utter absence of the instinct for shapely beauty which every bird and beast has, the utter death of the human intuitive faculty was appalling.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
And by those negations, considered along with the affirmative fact of his prodigious bulk and power, you can best form to yourself the truest, though not the most exhilarating conception of what the most exalted potency is.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
What they had said in the conversation, that he acted justly only in a negative sense, absorbed his thoughts.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Prince Andrew had thought and said that happiness could only be negative, but had said it with a shade of bitterness and irony as though he was really saying that all desire for positive happiness is implanted in us merely to torment us and never be satisfied.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On my replying to both these questions in the negative, it occurred to me that I fell again in her good opinion; but she concealed the fact gracefully, and invited me to dinner next day.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For months afterwards, I every day settled the question finally in the negative, and reopened and reargued it next morning.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Oliver, whose eyes had glistened at the mention of meat, and who was trembling with eagerness to devour it, replied in the negative; and a plateful of coarse broken victuals was set before him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Nor, for that matter, was there in him a particle of anything at all, whether good or bad: which complete negativeness of character produced rather a strange effect.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Westenra; I should never forgive myself if any act of mine, were it even a negative one, brought harm on poor dear Lucy.