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Of all her multifarious descendants, Calpurnia took most pride in Frank.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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  • Of all her multifarious descendants, Calpurnia took most pride in Frank.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Calming down, he abandoned McGuire finally and let his animus spread out and embrace in a general way all the multifarious sins and failings of the North: its arrogance, its hypocritical claim to moral superiority.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And the Ministry had not only to supply the multifarious needs of the party, but also to repeat the whole operation at a lower level for the benefit of the proletariat.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous, and independent denizens.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The doctor then communicated, in reply to multifarious questions from his young friend, a precise account of his patient’s situation; which was quite as consolatory and full of promise, as Oliver’s statement had encouraged him to hope; and to the whole of which, Mr. Giles, who affected to be busy about the luggage, listened with greedy ears.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And before I get involved in the multifarious details of my new position, I should like to have secured my partner.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • His wife visited for him, and this was the received thing in the world, where the weighty and multifarious occupations of the magistrate were accepted as an excuse for what was really only calculated pride, a manifestation of professed superiority—in fact, the application of the axiom, "Pretend to think well of yourself, and the world will think well of you," an axiom a hundred times more useful in society nowadays than that of the Greeks, "Know thyself," a knowledge for which, in our…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But during these earlier days of my stay they broke the Law only furtively and after dark; in the daylight there was a general atmosphere of respect for its multifarious prohibitions.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • She was only fond of her children in private, and it was lucky for her that Lady Southdown’s multifarious business, her conferences with ministers, and her correspondence with all the missionaries of Africa, Asia, and Australasia, &c.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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  • Such, for example, were the well-washed pebbles and gravel of the sidewalk; even the sky-reflecting pools in the centre of the street; and the grass, now freshly verdant, that crept along the base of the fences, on the other side of which, if one peeped over, was seen the multifarious growth of gardens.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Mrs. Kennicott confided to Ye Scribe that she will be connected with one of the multifarious war activities now centering in the Nation’s Capital for a brief period before returning.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • CHAPTER XXIV THE SAME NIGHT—THE FIR PLANTATION Among the multifarious duties which Bathsheba had voluntarily imposed upon herself by dispensing with the services of a bailiff, was the particular one of looking round the homestead before going to bed, to see that all was right and safe for the night.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …it in part to two young men, who adopted it with some enthusiasm; but my then narrow circumstances, and the necessity I was under of sticking close to my business, occasion’d my postponing the further prosecution of it at that time; and my multifarious occupations, public and private, induc’d me to continue postponing, so that it has been omitted till I have no longer strength or activity left sufficient for such an enterprise; tho’ I am still of opinion that it was a practicable…
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Thus the laws of honor will be less peculiar and less multifarious amongst a democratic people than in an aristocracy.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He was the pillar of its support on the floor of Congress, its ablest advocate and defender against the multifarious assaults encountered.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The day was like gold and sapphires: there was a swift flash and sparkle, intangible and multifarious, like sunlight on roughened water, all over the land.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It may readily be imagined that neither discipline nor unity of design can be communicated to so multifarious a host, and each one is consequently led to fight under his own standard.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The equipment stuck into these multifarious pockets tends to be small, tricky, lightweight pens, markers, penlights, penknives, lock picks, bar-code scanners, flares, screwdrivers, Liquid Knuckles, bundy stunners, and lightsticks.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • This was a professed dealer in lawsuits—a man whose name appeared in every calendar—whose substance, gained in the multifarious expedients of a settler’s change able habits, was wasted in feeding the harpies of the courts.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • If he could not enlist—and for all his self-sufficiency Brinker could not do much without company—he could at least cease to be so multifariously civilian.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Man, understood however not as "I" but as "Thou": for the ideals and temporal institutions of no tribe, race, continent, social class, or century can be the measure of the inexhaustible and multifariously wonderful divine existence that is the life in all of us.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • " And also, "I don’t ask you to take me for your model either," too well realizing the contradiction, that I knew about his multifarious swindles.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • ) 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
  • …lovely aggregation of beautiful actresses—and I got to admit I butted right into his dressing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsworth is a Booster and will appreciate our patronage—and when on top of that we yank Hizzonor out of his multifarious duties at City Hall, then I feel we’ve done ourselves proud, and Mr. Prout will now say a few words about the problems and duties—"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • But Rawdon flung open boxes and wardrobes, throwing the multifarious trumpery of their contents here and there, and at last he found the desk.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The varieties of sexual experience are, I suppose, so multifarious that it is an exaggeration to say that Sophie and I did that night everything it is possible to do.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At present the interests of the different parts of the Union are not at variance; but who is able to foresee the multifarious changes of the future, in a country in which towns are founded from day to day, and States almost from year to year?
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • multifarious interests
  • the multifarious noise of a great city
  • Thus John Endicott was a man of multifarious business, and had no time to look back regretfully to his native land.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather’s Chair
  • This famous old French trading post continued to be a rallying point for a multifarious and motley population.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • And before I get involved in the multifarious details of my new position, I should like to have secured my partner.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
  • She set the drawers right; and then turned to the multifarious litter on a side-table.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • His intense moral fervor, his multifarious activities, and his disappointments were also constant strains on his nervous force.
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
  • Oh, multifarious Providence
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Man And Wife
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