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nihilism
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Anna Karenina
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  • But now we know that these little pills of classical learning possess the medicinal property of anti-nihilism, and we boldly prescribe them to our patients….
  • Then the doctor, a young man, not quite a Nihilist perhaps, but you know, eats with his knife…. but a very good doctor.
  • "But," said Sergey Ivanovitch, smiling subtly, and addressing Karenin, "One must allow that to weigh all the advantages and disadvantages of classical and scientific studies is a difficult task, and the question which form of education was to be preferred would not have been so quickly and conclusively decided if there had not been in favor of classical education, as you expressed it just now, its moral—disons le mot—anti-nihilist influence."
  • "You’re a pretty fellow!" said Stepan Arkadyevitch laughing, "and you call me a Nihilist!
  • "If it had not been for the distinctive property of anti-nihilistic influence on the side of classical studies, we should have considered the subject more, have weighed the arguments on both sides," said Sergey Ivanovitch with a subtle smile, "we should have given elbow-room to both tendencies.

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  • "You’re beautiful when you’re nihilistic," says the smirker.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • And if some keenly sick man could have committed the act in a flash, for reason of mere possibility or nihilistic whim or curiosity, a man like me would have done so for the avoidance of a future day, whose complications—whether happy or not—might simply overwhelm.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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