Every time Levin tried to penetrate beyond the outer chambers of Sviazhsky’s mind, which were hospitably open to all, he noticed that Sviazhsky was slightly disconcerted; faint signs of alarm were visible in his eyes, as though he were afraid Levin would understand him, and he would give him a kindly, good-humored repulse.
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Attack, counter-attack, charge, repulse—these are words, but what things they signify!
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front