He did think it was a very nice word indeed, and constantly useful to a busy worker, but her smile was desirable.
There were fine wrinkles beside his eyes, he rolled Bull Durham cigarettes constantly, and his opinion of man’s honor and woman’s virtue was but low.
Wickett often worked all night; he was to be seen in shirt-sleeves, his sulky red hair rumpled, sitting with a stop-watch before a constant temperature bath for hours.
Her conviction that everything was all right was constantly struggling with her knowledge that a great many things seemed to be all wrong.
Dr. Sholtheis, who had been born to a synagogue in Russia but who was now the most zealous highchurch Episcopalian in Yonkers, was constantly in his polite small way trying to have his scientific work commended by Gottlieb.
But in dreams he was constantly upsetting a rack of test-tubes or breaking a flask.
Gottlieb constantly asked Martin for advice, and never took it.
Constant criticism was good, if only it was not spiteful, jealous, petty— No, even then it might be good! Some men had to be what easy-going workers called "spiteful."
They flocked from the house to his laboratory only once a week, which was certainly not enough to disturb a resolute man—merely enough to keep him constantly waiting for them.
He was going to specialize in bacteriology; he was going to discover enchanting new germs; Professor Gottlieb was going to recognize him as a genius, make him an assistant, predict for him—He halted in Gottlieb’s private laboratory, a small, tidy apartment with racks of cottoncorked test-tubes on the bench, a place unimpressive and unmagical save for the constant-temperature bath with its tricky thermometer and electric bulbs.
…morning, with hospital demonstrations in the afternoon; to supervise the making of media and the sterilization of glassware for Gottlieb; to instruct a new class in the use of the microscope and filter and autoclave; to read a page now and then of scientific German or French; to see Madeline constantly; to get through it all he drove himself to hysterical hurrying, and in the dizziest of it he began his first original research—his first lyric, his first ascent of unexplored mountains.
…told him to go ahead, and now and then stirred him by showing his own note-books (they were full of figures and abbreviations, stupid-seeming as invoices of calico) or by speaking of his own work, in a vocabulary as heathenish as Tibetan magic: "Arrhenius and Madsen have made a contribution toward bringing immunity reactions under the mass action law, but I hope to show that antigen-antibody combinations occur in stoicheiometric proportions when certain variables are held constant."
Then: "Mart, if you went on working with Mr. Wickett, you’d have to be leaving me constantly.
There are no more uses of "constant" in the book.
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The history of computers is a history of constant technological advancement.