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  • the salutary influence of mountain air
  • While advertising the drug’s salutary features, the company warns of possible side-effects.
  • The shake-up was a salutary development for the organization.
  • "Know, O enlightened Prince," said the Grand Vizier, "that until the year in which your exalted father began his salutary and unending reign, the land of Narnia was covered with ice and snow and was moreover ruled by a most powerful enchantress."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • I had a long and salutary session with the stuff that night, and as my spiritual bruises became less painful under its healing influence I reviewed the incidents of the past few days.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The effect of a religious profession on the conduct of southern masters is vividly described in the following Narrative, and shown to be any thing but salutary.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • One salutary blast came from Ezra Pound.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I hoped that the active and laborious life of a smuggler, with the severe discipline on board, would have a salutary effect on his character, which was now well-nigh, if not quite, corrupt.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The board, in imitation of so wise and salutary an example, took counsel together on the expediency of shipping off Oliver Twist, in some small trading vessel bound to a good unhealthy port.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And may what I have said tonight be salutary; likewise what I shall say at Dawn.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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  • And it is even more difficult to understand just why they think that this maneuver was calculated to save Russia and destroy the French; for this flank march, had it been preceded, accompanied, or followed by other circumstances, might have proved ruinous to the Russians and salutary for the French.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Under the circumstances, those books induced a salutary feeling.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • Jealousy had got hold of him: she stung him; but the sting was salutary: it gave him respite from the gnawing fang of melancholy.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I landed, and scrambled to where he lay; but I took care to give him the contents of my pistol before going close up, having a salutary recollection of the big serpent’s parting fling at you, Jack.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Moreover, when it becomes relaxed, and when it enters into its period of disorder, it becomes bad for the very reasons which rendered it salutary in its period of purity, because it still continues to set the example.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So much for the salutary effects of cleansing rains.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The promptitude of the punishment has proved salutary.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • We request you, then, if you really have business here, to wait till we have finished or repast, or to come again a short time hence, unless; unless, which would be far better, you form the salutary resolution to quit the side of the rebels, and come and drink with us to the health of the King of France.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I cannot and must not draw sword, as I have many a time before told thee, against anyone who is not a dubbed knight; it is for thee, Sancho, if thou wilt, to take vengeance for the wrong done to thy Dapple; and I will help thee from here by shouts and salutary counsels.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Though obliged to come nearly in contact with the monster, the Huron, who had at first so warily determined the character of his strange visitor, was now content with proceeding without wasting a moment in further examination; but Heyward was unable to prevent his eyes from looking backward, in salutary watchfulness against attacks in the rear.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • All this time we, the outsiders, remained oppressed by the tremendous interests involved in the conversation; and our host regarded us with pride, as the victims of a salutary awe and astonishment.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • And it is on that that I build—on the salutary terror I inspire!
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • It was assumed, of course, that all this was done freely, and in good faith, by way of voluntary submission and salutary guidance.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • When this medical research was ended, the Saxon peasant desired humbly to have back the medicine which he had found so salutary; but the Grand Master frowned severely at the request.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Our young lady, in her fevered and nervous condition, could have had no more salutary medicine prescribed for her by any physician than that which chance put in her way.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • —Now what is the meaning of this word RETREAT and why is it allowed on all hands to be a most salutary practice for all who desire to lead before God and in the eyes of men a truly christian life?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • So much travelling cannot be salutary, either for your peace of mind, or for your health.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • If such a warning had ever been needful, the years had taught her a salutary lesson, and she flattered herself that she now knew how to adapt her pace to the object of pursuit.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Convents are very quiet, very convenient, very salutary.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • To them, the excesses of the plebe system were salutary and character-building.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Aunt Glegg always spoke to them in this loud, emphatic way, as if she considered them deaf, or perhaps rather idiotic; it was a means, she thought, of making them feel that they were accountable creatures, and might be a salutary check on naughty tendencies.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • It was not an unreasonable argument, but the prevailing view, with which I agreed, was that circumcision was a cultural ritual that had not only a salutary health benefit but an important psychological effect.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And, without listening to the chemist, who was still venturing the hypothesis, "It is perhaps a salutary paroxysm," Canivet was about to administer some theriac, when they heard the cracking of a whip; all the windows rattled, and a post-chaise drawn by three horses abreast, up to their ears in mud, drove at a gallop round the corner of the market.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She was knitting, and could either look at Fred or not, as she chose—always an advantage when one is bent on loading speech with salutary meaning; and though Mrs. Garth intended to be duly reserved, she did wish to say something that Fred might be the better for.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She said she was very well, and did not like to be supposed otherwise; but take it all in all, he was convinced that her present residence could not be comfortable, and therefore could not be salutary for her, and he was growing anxious for her being again at Mansfield, where her own happiness, and his in seeing her, must be so much greater.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Convents are very quiet, very convenient, very salutary.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The rubbing was no doubt salutary; but it must have hurt some of the thinner skins.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • Looked at in the right light, it could be seen as a salutary lesson.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Yet we can learn a salutary lesson from the zeal, excessive though it was, of those Abyssinian Christians.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • I mean the world is normally arranged so that it meets people’s needs and is salutary to their love of life, there’s no denying that.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Whether the usurpation, when once begun, will stop at the salutary point, or go forward to the dangerous extreme, must depend on the contingencies of the moment.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It is true that whoever receives an opinion on the word of another, does so far enslave his mind; but it is a salutary servitude which allows him to make a good use of freedom.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If the opinion which the citizen entertains of himself is exaggerated, it is at least salutary; he unhesitatingly confides in his own powers, which appear to him to be all-sufficient.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I didn’t hope to be very much impressed or edified, or interested or even frightened—though, as long as there is any life before one, a jolly good fright now and then is a salutary discipline.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Besides, little Joseph had been away from home much of the time, up on the farm in the Volvic mountains with his grandfather, where the air was especially pure, and the country quiet salutary for a child of nervous temperament.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • On the summit, Obed fully expected to encounter Esther, of whose linguacious powers he had too often been furnished with the most sinister reproofs, and of which he stood in an awe too salutary to covet a repetition of the attacks.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • ’—But, Miss Wade had an attendant with her—a young woman brought up by friends of mine, over whom her influence is not considered very salutary, and to whom I should be glad to have the opportunity of giving the assurance that she has not yet forfeited the interest of those protectors.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • …which in childhood attend our notion of death, or rather our utter inability to admit that notion; or by displaying the strength of fraternal, or to speak more philosophically, of moral attachment when early associated with the great and beautiful objects of nature, as in THE BROTHERS; or, as in the Incident of SIMON LEE, by placing my Reader in the way of receiving from ordinary moral sensations another and more salutary impression than we are accustomed to receive from them.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
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