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  • In the Propontis, as far as I can learn, none of that peculiar substance called BRIT is to be found, the aliment of the right whale.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • As Claude Frollo had passed through nearly the entire circle of human learning—positive, exterior, and permissible—since his youth, he was obliged, unless he came to a halt, ~ubi defuit orbis~, to proceed further and seek other aliments for the insatiable activity of his intelligence.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The higher intellect, the imagination, the spirit, and even the heart might all find their congenial aliment in pursuits which, as some of their ardent votaries believed, would ascend from one step of powerful intelligence to another, until the philosopher should lay his hand on the secret of creative force and perhaps make new worlds for himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark

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  • The habitual and wily flatterer may succeed until his practices recoil on himself, and like other sweets his aliment cloys by its excess; but he who deals honestly, though he often necessarily offends, possesses a power of praising that no quality but sincerity can bestow, since his words go directly to the heart, finding their support in the understanding.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • As the fire gained strength and heat, it began to spread on three sides, dying of itself on the fourth, for want of aliment.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The sun that light imparts to all, receives From all his alimental recompence In humid exhalations, and at even Sups with the ocean.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • In reply Boris wrote these lines: Aliment de poison d’une ame trop sensible, Toi, sans qui le bonheur me serait impossible, Tendre melancholie, ah, viens me consoler, Viens calmer les tourments de ma sombre retraite, Et mele une douceur secrete A ces pleurs que je sens couler.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Bloom assented covertly to Stephen’s rectification of the anachronism involved in assigning the date of the conversion of the Irish nation to christianity from druidism by Patrick son of Calpornus, son of Potitus, son of Odyssus, sent by pope Celestine I in the year 432 in the reign of Leary to the year 260 or thereabouts in the reign of Cormac MacArt (died 266 A.D.), suffocated by imperfect deglutition of aliment at Sletty and interred at Rossnaree.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • "Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Frost-mellow’d berries and Third-month twigs offer’d fresh to young persons wandering out in the fields when the winter breaks up, Love-buds put before you and within you whoever you are, Buds to be unfolded on the old terms, If you bring the warmth of the sun to them they will open and bring form, color, perfume, to you, If you become the aliment and the wet they will become flowers, fruits, tall branches and trees.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • …strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle openings, and pink turf, Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the play of light through the water, Dumb swimmers there among the rocks, coral, gluten, grass, rushes, and the aliment of the swimmers, Sluggish existences grazing there suspended, or slowly crawling close to the bottom, The sperm-whale at the surface blowing air and spray, or disporting with his flukes, The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ) that an omnivorous being which can masticate, deglute, digest and apparently pass through the ordinary channel with pluterperfect imperturbability such multifarious aliments as cancrenous females emaciated by parturition, corpulent professional gentlemen, not to speak of jaundiced politicians and chlorotic nuns, might possibly find gastric relief in an innocent collation of staggering bob, reveals as nought else could and in a very unsavoury light the tendency above alluded to.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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