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The Selenites* disputed variously about our earth, and expressed their doubts if it could be inhabited: the air, they said, must certainly be too dense to allow any rational dweller in the moon the necessary free respiration.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Nobody stole, nobody grumbled over his rations, the quarrelling and biting and jealousy which had been normal features of life in the old days had almost disappeared.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
If there was a reason for his preferring liberal to conservative views, which were held also by many of his circle, it arose not from his considering liberalism more rational, but from its being in closer accordance with his manner of life.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But it was impossible not to allow monthly rations to the old servants who were of no use for anything.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To Bolkonski so many people appeared contemptible and insignificant creatures, and he so longed to find in someone the living ideal of that perfection toward which he strove, that he readily believed that in Speranski he had found this ideal of a perfectly rational and virtuous man.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Upon this the visitor had to confess herself nonplussed; for, though capable of growing hysterical, she was incapable of propounding any rational theory.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
We found him in a state of considerable excitement, but far more rational in his speech and manner than I had ever seen him.
Pavel Petrovitch met her at a ball, danced a mazurka with her, in the course of which she did not utter a single rational word, and fell passionately in love with her.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
When I reflected on the work I had completed, no less a one than the creation of a sensitive and rational animal, I could not rank myself with the herd of common projectors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The Confederates were on scant rations and practically without drugs or bandages for their own sick and wounded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But when he heard my voice, and found what I delivered to be regular and rational, he could not conceal his astonishment.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context