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as in:  expansion of the cosmos

this vast neutral cosmos may turn out to be a pleasant place enough if we bring a little sunshine of our own to help it out. In truth, the world is neither with us or against us; it is but raw material in our hands, and can be heaven or hell according to what we are.
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  everything that exists anywhere — especially when viewed as a harmonious system
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  • this vast neutral cosmos may turn out to be a pleasant place enough if we bring a little sunshine of our own to help it out. In truth, the world is neither with us or against us; it is but raw material in our hands, and can be heaven or hell according to what we are.
    Will Durant
  • We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness. We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose. Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring.
    Carl Sagan  --  Cosmos
  • ...those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.
    Carl Sagan  --  Cosmos
  • ) I waited patiently—years—for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to love cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • The secrets of the cosmos unveiled.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Of course, even without my help, other forces would keep the cosmos chugging along.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I tried so hard I almost squeaked, but I could not seem to leave myself, and the cosmos did not visit me.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • "All through the universe it’s being fought, all through the cosmos, and my, but it’s a grand and exciting battle.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • But this year there seems to be a shift in the cosmos.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • It was marigolds and Hot Tamale cosmos.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • McCandless may have been tempted by the succor offered by women, but it paled beside the prospect of rough congress with nature, with the cosmos itself.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Hmm, well…in the grand scheme of the cosmos, I am a little fellow.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • You have to bend under a wild arch of cosmos when you come up the walk, and use your whole right arm to push the hollyhocks aside to get in the front door.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She had the entire cosmos living on her skin: gleaming constellations, galaxies too bright to look at, glowing nebulae of pink and blue dust.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Somewhere in the cosmos, he said, along with all the planets inhabited by humanoids, reptiloids, fishoids, walking treeoids and superintelligent shades of the color blue, there was also a planet entirely given over to ballpoint life forms.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Have we cold feet about the cosmos?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As soon as he graduated from high school he moved west at found seasonal employment as a NOLS instructor, Climbing became the center of his cosmos, and he never looked back.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • They thought that each person was like a world in miniature, or "microcosmos," which is a reflection of the "macro-cosmos."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It was about dreams, vivid and optimistic dreams of a future as radiant as Buck Rogers’s cosmos.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Heraclitus—who lived around 500 B.C.—composed a number of adages, what are called his "apothegms of change," all of which tell us that everything is changing at every moment, that the movement of time causes ceaseless change in the cosmos.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it — .
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Uncle Press knew his way around the cosmos and Loor was a fierce warrior.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • My mother turned on the bug light, Boo brought a huge bouquet of the last of her zinnias and cosmos, and my father flipped the steaks on the patio and drank beer with Stewart, who had pre-cooked his fajitas to avoid any meattempeh interaction.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I study Sarah Byrnes’s eyes while Sarah Byrnes studies the cosmos.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • As it left the Marabars, their nasty little cosmos disappeared, and gave place to the Marabars seen from a distance, finite and rather romantic.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into the human cultural manifestation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Nevertheless he was so much interested in himself that he scarcely found room in his cosmos for a keen and really intelligent understanding of anyone else.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Even before his final outburst to me, at times, very late at night, say, he has blurted out something that gave an insight into the sentimental view of the cosmos that was his.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It might be argued that the Siamese-twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the reveling cosmos.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They were equally helpless, equally overwhelmed by the unimaginable complexity of a galaxy of a hundred thousand million suns, and a cosmos of a hundred thousand million galaxies.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The bonds of the flesh had little part in my cosmos of love.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • In a few thousand years—a mere heartbeat of the cosmos—this could be paradise.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The Titans will yet rule the cosmos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • It was a simple formula for cosmic confusion, the cosmos being the false universe of Novgorod.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He said his bout with TB had set him to pondering about mortality and the nature of the cosmos.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • It was the faithful change of apparel, an adjustment to the cosmos that made his life seem regular.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Beyond the dome was not the usual serenity of twinkling constellations, but a raging, churning cosmos.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • In the center Lorraine had put a low bowl of pink cosmos from the garden with their feathery, fernlike leaves.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • For at the moment of the final division, the final miniaturization of matter, suddenly the whole cosmos opened up.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Across its front grew feathery cosmos and barrel-sized peony bushes with stripy heavy-scented blooms pushing out of the leaves.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • From our lonely corner of the cosmos we have used ingenuity and determination to touch the very limits of outer and inner space.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • They were like men in a zoo; he gazed at them, looking for all the little particular markings of the town, the fine mapping upon their limbs and faces of their own little cosmos.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • She became an unstable being in a shapeless, colorless, soundless cosmos of unrelated things, but always rushing, even to meet the darkness that haunted her and never reached her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Never, never, even in their moments of richest and wildest happiness, were they unaware of a sublime joy in the total design of the universe, a feeling that they themselves were a part of that whole, an element in the beauty of the cosmos.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • To quote Kramer and Maier again, ’[They believed in] the existence from time primordial of a fundamental, unalterable, comprehensive assortment of powers and duties, norms and standards, rules and regulations, known as me, relating to the cosmos and its components, to gods and humans, to cities and countries, and to the varied aspects of civilized life.’
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She tells Tía Lourdes that "the times demand an alignment with the flow of the cosmos," and that adjustments have to be made before any further action can be taken.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Paris is the synonym of Cosmos, Paris is Athens, Sybaris, Jerusalem, Pantin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As every season seems best to us in its turn, so the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos and the realization of the Golden Age.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • They’d already watched three Paul Walker movies on DVD, checked the Lost website for the bio on the hot guy who played Sawyer, and read all the Cosmos that hadn’t been recycled, but there was no HBO, nothing chocolate in the fridge, and no party at Sterling College to sneak into.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • With inexhaustible zest, the popular press took potshots at feature articles from the Geographic Institute of Brazil, the Royal Academy of Science in Berlin, the British Association, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at discussions in The Indian Archipelago, in Cosmos published by Father Moigno, in Petermann’s Mittheilungen,* and at scientific chronicles in the great French and foreign newspapers.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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