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  • He thinks that he likes their talk and way of life because of some congruity between their spiritual state and his, when in fact they are so far beyond him that if he were not in love he would be merely puzzled and repelled by much which he now accepts.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • It was a spot which returned upon the memory of those who loved it with an aspect of peculiar and kindly congruity.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Still, there was much of in congruity, even immediately about the mansion-house.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • ] The reader may be disposed to wonder how I could prevail on myself to give so free a representation of my own species, among a race of mortals who are already too apt to conceive the vilest opinion of humankind, from that entire congruity between me and their Yahoos.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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  • "Look at those phrases," he said, "which so amuse us in their speech and books; at their reckless exaggeration and contempt for congruity; and then compare the character and history of the nation—its blunted sense of moral obligation and duty to man; its open disregard of conventional right where aggrandizement is to be obtained; and I may now say, its reckless and fruitless maintenance of the most cruel and unprincipled war in the history of the world.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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