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  • At our final meeting, the trainer—a relaxed woman who was the antithesis of Miss Dominatrix—called us forward.†   (source)
  • He also called these three stages of knowledge thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.†   (source)
  • The faces in this seemingly endless influx of vampires were the antithesis to the Volturi's expressionless discipline—they wore a kaleidoscope of emotions.†   (source)
  • THE CONCORDE FIRE were, in almost every way, the antithesis of the Fugees.†   (source)
  • This is why, in many ways, the choice of Paul Van Riper to head the opposing Red Team was so inspired, because if Van Riper stood for anything, it was the antithesis of that position.†   (source)
  • The frozen, reheated, salty, fatty foods served at McDonald's and Burger King and KFC are the antithesis of what this new movement wants.†   (source)
  • The only explanation I can suggest is that for Franz, love was not an extension of public life but its antithesis.†   (source)
  • It felt like the antithesis to four years of building robots at Carl Hayden.†   (source)
  • When you happened along and saw him doing something that seemed to you to be the very antithesis of his conscience—your conscience—you literally could not stand it.†   (source)
  • Everything about the service was the antithesis of a lifetime of Sabbaths at Braintree's plain First Church, where unfettered daylight through clear window glass allowed for no dark or shadowed corners, or suggestion of mystery.†   (source)
  • It was the antithesis of the scientific approach.†   (source)
  • He made himself into his father's antithesis.†   (source)
  • But what's underneath that sweater is the antithesis of normality, however that word is defined.†   (source)
  • The city closes in on him now, and in his strange perspective it becomes the antithesis of what he believes.†   (source)
  • Puller's immediate task was to separate the obvious and normal from its antithesis.†   (source)
  • They grant the enemy's basic premise, thus granting the sanction of reason to formal dementia, A basic premise is an absolute that permits no co-operation with its antithesis and tolerates no tolerance.†   (source)
  • He was the antithesis of the prototypical cadet leader.†   (source)
  • There are no categories, only workers; no antithesis between physical and mental labor.†   (source)
  • Most notably there had been the occasion when I was about sixteen, at a school dance, when one of those artful little coquettes I have mentioned—of which Leslie was such a cherished antithesis—took me over all possible fraudulent jumps: breathing on my neck, tickling my sweaty palm with her fingertip, and insinuating her satin groin against my own with such resolute albeit counterfeit wantonness that only an almost saintly will power, after hours of this, forced me to break apart from the loathsome little vampire and make my swollen way into the night.†   (source)
  • You are trying to be a one-man antithesis to Heaven, opposing the will of the gods across the years, in many ways and from behind many masks.†   (source)
  • Capable, it might be, of things more monstrous than anything he could have dreamed of before; yet modified, too, like a Hegelian thesis generating its own antithesis.†   (source)
  • Because a synthesis will also be contradicted by a new antithesis.†   (source)
  • I discovered alcohol, the blessed antithesis of Flashback and wireheading.†   (source)
  • He let his mind coil out at her, the antithesis of emotion.†   (source)
  • Our terms and our motive power are the antithesis of yours.†   (source)
  • For the Voit people, makers of swim equipment, an ad that showed a man who was the utter antithesis of the Miami beachboy.†   (source)
  • You could, for example, say that Descartes's rationalism was a thesis—which was contradicted by Hume's empirical antithesis.†   (source)
  • In disposition, she was Pollard's antithesis, governing her life with rigid reserve as he scattered his passions.†   (source)
  • To struggle against those who are mighty among dreamers and are mighty for ill, or ugliness, is not to struggle for that which the sages have taught us to be meaningless in terms of Samsara or Nirvana, but rather it is to struggle for the symmetrical dreaming of a dream, in terms of the rhythm and the point, the balance and the antithesis which will make it a thing of beauty.†   (source)
  • Keep his mind off the plain antithesis between True and False.†   (source)
  • ...Oh, it has an antithesis—but such a hard, demanding one.... Admiration, Mrs. Jones, admiration.†   (source)
  • It is not a temple, but its perfect antithesis, an insolent mockery of all religion.†   (source)
  • The neatness of this antithesis is more than contrived; it corresponds to and defines the tremendous interval that separates from each other two such simultaneous cultural phenomena as the avant-garde and kitsch.†   (source)
  • That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called "new order" of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.†   (source)
  • Conway was the antithesis of such a type; he was inclined to see vulgarity in the Western ideal of superlatives, and "the utmost for the highest" seemed to him a less reasonable and perhaps more commonplace proposition than "the much for the high."†   (source)
  • This was the direct antithesis of everything that Lincoln had been taught to believe—the equality of man, the dignity of labor, and the right to move upward in the social scale.†   (source)
  • It was an act of clenched teeth and hatred, it was the unendurable, the agony, an act of passion—the word born to mean suffering—it was the moment made of hatred, tension, pain—the moment that broke its own elements, inverted them, triumphed, swept into a denial of all suffering, into its antithesis, into ecstasy.†   (source)
  • He caught the subtlety of her antithesis.†   (source)
  • Victory on this side, defeat on that—complete for one moment was the antithesis.†   (source)
  • Antithesis, dualism—that is the motivating, passionate, dialectical, spiritual principle.†   (source)
  • Every turn of her mind seemed to confront her with sobering antitheses of thought.†   (source)
  • The Corsican became the antithesis of the Bearnese.†   (source)
  • Waving aside petty differences of conclusions which, although they might occasionally cause the deaths of several millions of young men, might be explained away—supposing that after all Bernard Shaw and Bernhardi, Bonar Law and Bethmann-Hollweg were mutual heirs of progress if only in agreeing against the ducking of witches—waiving the antitheses and approaching individually these men who seemed to be the leaders, he was repelled by the discrepancies and contradictions in the men themselves.†   (source)
  • To antithesis was due his naming.†   (source)
  • Somehow at this moment, bleak and covered with snow, they identified themselves in her mind as the antithesis of all to which her imagination aspired.†   (source)
  • At the moment when she wished to be thought the very antithesis of her father, what she at once suggested to me were the mannerisms, in thought and speech, of the poor old music-master.†   (source)
  • Humanism had been accused of exaggerating the importance of form; but it cultivated beautiful form purely for the sake of the dignity of man—in brilliant antithesis to the Middle Ages, which had sunk not only into misanthropy and superstition, but also into ignominious formlessness.†   (source)
  • Among some shrubbery stood a little stone angel or cupid, its snowy cap cocked to one side, its finger to its lips; it might have been taken for the genius of the place— that is to say, the genius of silence, but of a silence that, although it was certainly the antithesis and counterpart of speech, and so a silence of hushed voices, was in no way a silence devoid of substance or incident.†   (source)
  • The only healthy and noble and indeed, let me expressly point out, the only religious way in which to regard death is to perceive and feel it as a constituent part of life, as life's holy prerequisite, and not to separate it intellectually, to set it up in opposition to life, or, worse, to play it off against life in some disgusting fashion— for that is indeed the antithesis of a healthy, noble, reasonable, and religious view.†   (source)
  • He did not paralyze the nerve of antithesis with confusion and obstructionism the way Naphta did; he was not ambiguous like him, or if so, then in an entirely contrary, positive fashion—he was the staggering mystery that went not only beyond mere stupidity and cleverness, but also beyond so many of the other opposites that Settembrini and Naphta conjured up to create high tension for.†   (source)
  • However much I detest seeing that dubious construct of moonshine and cobwebs that goes by the name of 'soul' played off against the body, within the antithesis of body and mind, it is the body that is the evil, devilish principle, because the body is nature, and nature—as an opposing force, I repeat, to mind, to reason—is evil, mystical and evil.†   (source)
  • But that day would come, Settembrini said, smiling delicately beneath his moustache—it would come, if not on the feet of doves, then on the pinions of eagles, and would burst as the dawn of universal brotherhood under the emblem of reason, science, and justice; it would bring about a new Holy Alliance of bourgeois democracies, the shining antithesis of that thrice-infamous alliance of princes and ministers whom Grandfather Giuseppe had declared his personal enemies—in a word, the Republic of the World.†   (source)
  • He trembled as he read and was profoundly stirred by the rigid, but impressive antitheses so evident from the pages of these documents: impeccable deportment on the one side and rascally, disreputable laxness on the other.†   (source)
  • "This philosophic reflection," thought he, "will make a great sensation at M. de Saint-Meran's;" and he arranged mentally, while Dantes awaited further questions, the antithesis by which orators often create a reputation for eloquence.†   (source)
  • Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.†   (source)
  • Never did God, who is fond of antitheses, make a more striking contrast, a more extraordinary comparison.†   (source)
  • And I am the more persuaded of that suspicion, if one can call it so, by the fact that if you take, for instance, the antithesis of the normal man, that is, the man of acute consciousness, who has come, of course, not out of the lap of nature but out of a retort (this is almost mysticism, gentlemen, but I suspect this, too), this retort-made man is sometimes so nonplussed in the presence of his antithesis that with all his exaggerated consciousness he genuinely thinks of himself as a mouse and not a man.†   (source)
  • "What do you think of that for a fine bit of antithesis?" said the German, searching in his friend's face for responding admiration, but going on volubly without waiting for any other answer.†   (source)
  • Mary Garth, on the contrary, had the aspect of an ordinary sinner: she was brown; her curly dark hair was rough and stubborn; her stature was low; and it would not be true to declare, in satisfactory antithesis, that she had all the virtues.†   (source)
  • They generally succeed the bad ones, as day follows night, by virtue of that law of succession and of contrast which lies at the very foundation of nature, and which superficial minds call antithesis.†   (source)
  • antitheses!†   (source)
  • Antithesis, the professor said nodding twice.†   (source)
  • The young American, like the youngster of any other race, inclines irresistibly toward the dialect that he hears at home, and that dialect, with its piquant neologisms, its high disdain of precedent, its complete lack of self-consciousness, is almost the antithesis of the hard and stiff speech that is expounded out of books.†   (source)
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