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Leaves of Grass
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Leaves of Grass
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  • (Round and round we go, all of us, and ever come back thither,) If nothing lay more develop'd the quahaug in its callous shell were enough.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mine is no callous shell, I have instant conductors all over me whether I pass or stop, They seize every object and lead it harmlessly through me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Long have they pass'd, faces and trenches and fields, Where through the carnage I moved with a callous composure, or away from the fallen, Onward I sped at the time—but now of their forms at night, I dream, I dream, I dream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …sonorous voice or springy step, Now some slave's eye, voice, hands, step, A drunkard's breath, unwholesome eater's face, venerealee's flesh, Lungs rotting away piecemeal, stomach sour and cankerous, Joints rheumatic, bowels clogged with abomination, Blood circulating dark and poisonous streams, Words babble, hearing and touch callous, No brain, no heart left, no magnetism of sex; Such from one look in this looking-glass ere you go hence, Such a result so soon—and from such a beginning!  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She displays a callous indifference to others` suffering.

  • Callous as they were to my suffering, they were equally callous to their own when anything befell them.
    Jack London  --  The Sea Wolf

  • a tone of the deepest reproach, as if he were the most callous of nephews...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

  • ...what he was about to say was just an aftereffect of someone else`s actions—someone else`s callousness.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

  • "You have to understand; we`re trained to see things as logically as possible," says Cara. "So don`t think that I`m callous. But..."
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

  • Dennis saw the callous way my aunt treated me, and he saw her love trysts with Mr. Stein, and he never said anything about how she acted with Mr. Stein, but he`d always offer a kind word to me, or just make a joke.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
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