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  • I cannot in any case agree with Keiss that my whole conception of the external world has been derived from perceptions.
  • He had left him, as often happens, only the external faculty of memory, that points out each step one has to take, one after the other.
  • Chapter 26 The external relations of Alexey Alexandrovitch and his wife had remained unchanged.
  • Two men, her husband and her lover, were the two centers of her existence, and unaided by her external senses she was aware of their nearness.
  • Now I speak only of your external attitude.
  • He felt as though some external force were moving him.
  • Chapter 18 Although all Vronsky’s inner life was absorbed in his passion, his external life unalterably and inevitably followed along the old accustomed lines of his social and regimental ties and interests.
  • The Countess Nordston and Levin got into that relation with one another not seldom seen in society, when two persons, who remain externally on friendly terms, despise each other to such a degree that they cannot even take each other seriously, and cannot even be offended by each other.
  • She was religious, had never doubted the truths of religion, but his external unbelief did not affect her in the least.
  • When she went upstairs to dress, and looked into the looking-glass, she noticed with joy that it was one of her good days, and that she was in complete possession of all her forces,—she needed this so for what lay before her: she was conscious of external composure and free grace in her movements.
  • In his future married life there could be, he was convinced, nothing of that sort; even the external forms, indeed, he fancied, must be utterly unlike the life of others in everything.
  • The memory of how he had received her confession of infidelity on their way home from the races (especially that he had insisted only on the observance of external decorum, and had not sent a challenge) tortured him like a remorse.
  • And not assisting the harassed young man she was dancing with in the conversation, the thread of which he had lost and could not pick up again, she obeyed with external liveliness the peremptory shouts of Korsunsky starting them all into the grand rond, and then into the chaine, and at the same time she kept watch with a growing pang at her heart.
  • And in maintaining this attitude of external composure she was completely successful.
  • He remembered the club, the external details of its arrangement, but he had completely forgotten the impression it had made on him in old days.
  • The irritability that kept them apart had no external cause, and all efforts to come to an understanding intensified it, instead of removing it.
  • He did not in his heart respect his mother, and without acknowledging it to himself, he did not love her, though in accordance with the ideas of the set in which he lived, and with his own education, he could not have conceived of any behavior to his mother not in the highest degree respectful and obedient, and the more externally obedient and respectful his behavior, the less in his heart he respected and loved her.
  • The counting house clerk, to conceal his confusion, busied himself settling the ladies, but Philip the coachman became sullen, and was bracing himself not to be overawed in future by this external superiority.
  • I must inform her of my conclusion, that thinking over the terrible position in which she has placed her family, all other solutions will be worse for both sides than an external status quo, and that such I agree to retain, on the strict condition of obedience on her part to my wishes, that is to say, cessation of all intercourse with her lover.
  • "The change is not in his external position," Countess Lidia Ivanovna said sternly, following with eyes of love the figure of Alexey Alexandrovitch as he got up and crossed over to Landau; "his heart is changed, a new heart has been vouchsafed him, and I fear you don’t fully apprehend the change that has taken place in him."
  • You’re more wrong externally, and he inwardly."
  • But I expect a strict observance of the external forms of propriety till such time"—his voice shook—"as I may take measures to secure my honor and communicate them to you."

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  • External trade makes up almost half of the country’s economy.
  • This medicine is for external use only.

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