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  • I prayed copiously.   (source)
    copiously = a lot
  • Copiously, her brother coughs.†   (source)
  • He'd take copious notes, creating a complete record of everything he did during the course of each day.†   (source)
  • Once the appetizers were finished, Francois selected the most copious dish on the menu, the sultani, a combination of lamb, beef, and chicken kebob on an enormous mound of rice.†   (source)
  • Then, the copious blood from my wound trickled down toward the hole.†   (source)
  • His own cauldron was issuing copious amounts of dark grey steam; Ron's was spitting green sparks.†   (source)
  • It may not appear when they're first recovered from the water, but almost as soon as someone starts removing their clothing or attempting resuscitation there it is, generally in copious amounts.†   (source)
  • The Wall was weeping copiously, had been weeping for days, and sometimes Jon even imagined it was shrinking.†   (source)
  • She didn't know what she would do with it, save taking copious notes for the future, but she had grown unafraid.†   (source)
  • He opened all of the books and took copious—the word "copious" here means "lots of "— notes, stopping every so often to draw a circle around some part of what Aunt Josephine had written.†   (source)
  • Sweet cordials and heavy ales were consumed in copious amounts, adding to the boisterous atmosphere.†   (source)
  • No Luck For Elinor Having described the precise situation of the office, and accompanied it with copious directions how he was to walk straight up the passage, and when he got into the yard take the door up the steps on the right-hand side, and pull off his hat as he went into the room, Charley Bates bade him hurry on alone, and promised to bide his return on the spot of their parting.†   (source)
  • Judging from the smell, someone had sprayed a copious amount of lemon Pledge.†   (source)
  • Normally Saeed tried to do copious amounts of online research and customize his presentations as much as possible.†   (source)
  • The weeping was copious, but it was dignified and muted.†   (source)
  • He wept copious tears at the grief of parting.†   (source)
  • He took copious notes; he drew a map of the Calangute's quarters, putting an X where every fever case had occurred.†   (source)
  • Jackie Kennedy, her pink suit and white gloves now covered in the president's copious blood, wraps her husband's head and torso in Clint Hill's coat.†   (source)
  • SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME, TO CAL'S MIND, wandering around, taking what appeared to be copious notes and a mammoth number of photographs with her tiny little digital, and muttering to herself.†   (source)
  • She had had no idea that Salander was under guardianship, or that in her teens she had been committed, or that she had copious psychiatric assessments on her CV.†   (source)
  • Sister received copious amounts of mail from pacifists around the world.†   (source)
  • Since this was a special occasion, the food was swimming in copious amounts of it.†   (source)
  • Chamberlin, for instance, felt: "The firemen kept at work fighting the flames — stupidly and listlessly, for they had worked hard all of Saturday night and most of Sunday, and had been enervated by the whisky, which is always copiously poured on such occasions."†   (source)
  • Thanks to her copious note taking, my three-inch file had grown to four.†   (source)
  • Many believe this may have been due to the copious amount of white foundation she wore upon her face in order to give it what was then considered a youthful appearance.†   (source)
  • Both men began taking copious notes on legal pads, frequently stopping and replaying numerous sections for clarity and understanding.†   (source)
  • Blood oozed copiously from the wounds.†   (source)
  • "It's just disgusting how copiously Italians perspire," Tradd said, wrinkling his nose and continuing to wipe the sweat from Pig's forehead.†   (source)
  • This took most of the night and required frequent returns to the tent to consume copious quantities of tea; but before dawn brought the hunters home the task was done, and I retired, somewhat exhausted, to observe results.†   (source)
  • "Thank you, you were kind," she said to me softly, in the stuffed-head-cold tones of one who has wept copiously and long.†   (source)
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.   (source)
  • The book contained copious notes written in blue or black ink in the margins.†   (source)
  • On the way here, in my copious free time, I designed a "workshop."†   (source)
  • Copious amounts of smoke billowed from around the blade, making his throat sting and his eyes smart.†   (source)
  • The master of the Indigo Star was Qartheen, so he wept copiously when asked about Astapor.†   (source)
  • "Rosmerta?" said Professor McGonagall incredulously, but before she could go on, there was a knock on the door behind them and Professors Sprout, Flitwick, and Slughorn traipsed into the room, followed by Hagrid, who was still weeping copiously, his huge frame trembling with grief.†   (source)
  • There was a loud crack and the house elf that Harry had so reluctantly inherited from Sirius appeared out of nowhere in front of the cold and empty fireplace: tiny, half human-sized, his pale skin hanging off him in folds, white hair sprouting copiously from his batlike ears.†   (source)
  • According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she had started applying copious amounts of Dr Ubbly's Oblivious Unction there seemed to have been some improvement.†   (source)
  • Cold air told him that the side of the castle had been blown away, and hot stickiness on his cheek told him that he was bleeding copiously.†   (source)
  • At the bar, Eragon discovered that Brom's method of recovery involved imbibing copious amounts of hot tea and ice water and washing it all down with brandy.†   (source)
  • Even though lace required skill to make, its rarity and expense were mainly due to its central ingredient: vast, copious, mind-numbing, and deadening amounts of time.†   (source)
  • We will present copious documentation, both visual and written, as well as the testimony of witnesses.†   (source)
  • He slashed, and sent it tumbling to the bricks, leaving behind a round red eye copiously weeping blood.†   (source)
  • There's not an ounce of body fat on his tanned, well-muscled body, and his dark chest hair, while not copious, still forms a very distinct arrow that seems to point directly down to his...SPLASH!†   (source)
  • The process began at the far end of the room, where a huge stainless steel tub about four feet high and more than six feet in diameter held a copious supply of dough.†   (source)
  • Each day Zeke would launch me, his every breath a short, swift cloud; his hands blue and copiously veined, his face as gaunt and weary as a tundra, his voice the only voice in a village unawakened.†   (source)
  • But because she was now almost completely blinded by salty, thick, copious tears she was spared whatever expression Eva wore, and she was always grateful for that.†   (source)
  • Some instinct told her that this was because she had eaten so little that the effect had been almost that of a fast; even so, she could not explain and was frightened by her loss of appetite, the fatigue, the knife-edge pains coursing down along her shins, and especially by the sudden onset of her menstrual period, arriving many days too early and with the blood flowing so copiously it was like a hemorrhage.†   (source)
  • She leant forward and vomited copiously on the floor.†   (source)
  • Pouring down the walls of my mind, running together, the day falls copious, resplendent.†   (source)
  • My hair grew upward, copious, covering my old mountain hunter's scars.†   (source)
  • Gant wrote her faithfully twice a week—a blue but copious log of existence.†   (source)
  • I could describe every chair, table, luncher here copiously, freely.†   (source)
  • Within the fairy hills of Erin, the deathless Tuatha De Danaan consume the self-renewing pigs of Manannan, drinking copiously of Guibne's ale.†   (source)
  • As he had to depart at this moment on a delivery, he put it down in the sawdust at the end of the bench and spat copiously upon it in order to protect it from his scavenging comrades.†   (source)
  • Finally I heard my mother's name called; she rose and began weeping so copiously that she could not talk for a few moments; at last she managed to say that her husband had deserted her and her two children, that her children were hungry, that they stayed hungry, that she worked, that she was trying to raise them alone.†   (source)
  • Bridey was a slow and copious eater.†   (source)
  • Plump Miss Pittypat was teetering excitedly on tiny feet, one hand pressed to her copious bosom to still her fluttering heart.†   (source)
  • One day she took a can of stove blackening and the brush and closed herself in the bedroom where she copiously blackened her left breast with the stove polish.†   (source)
  • That beard, the truth of all truths, proceedeth from the place of the ears, and descendeth around the mouth of the Holy One; and descendeth and ascendeth, covering the cheeks which are called the places of copious fragrance; it is white with ornament: and it descendeth in the equilibrium of balanced power, and furnisheth a covering even unto the midst of the breast.†   (source)
  • I like the copious, shapeless, warm, not so very clever, but extremely easy and rather coarse aspect of things; the talk of men in clubs and public-houses, of miners half naked in drawers—the forthright, perfectly unassuming, and without end in view except dinner, love, money and getting along tolerably; that which is without great hopes, ideals or anything of that kind; what is unassuming except to make a tolerably good job of it.†   (source)
  • What mere copiousness of fecundity can supply and mere greed preserve, we possess.†   (source)
  • A huge doll sat with her legs apart in the copious easy-chair beside the bed.†   (source)
  • A fever consumed her and she drank copiously of water.†   (source)
  • We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms.†   (source)
  • By the time Mac had finished a copious breakfast, most of the others had concluded their meal.†   (source)
  • There he lay, solemn and copious, vested as for the altar, his large hands loosely retaining a chalice.†   (source)
  • You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity.†   (source)
  • Helen and Margaret walked with the earnest girl as far as Battersea Bridge Station, arguing copiously all the way.†   (source)
  • She had heard the Rev. Edward Whittaker preach; the boys sing; had seen the solemn lights descend, and whether it was the music, or the voices (she herself when alone in the evening found comfort in a violin; but the sound was excruciating; she had no ear), the hot and turbulent feelings which boiled and surged in her had been assuaged as she sat there, and she had wept copiously, and gone to call on Mr. Whittaker at his private house in Kensington.†   (source)
  • It is as follows: I recall a sublime moment, at the very beginning of our acquaintance—I recall it, though I had copiously partaken of wine—a moment when, touched by your pleasant temperament, I was about to offer you the brotherhood of informal pronouns, but could not avoid the realization that such a step would have been overhasty.†   (source)
  • In a dark corner of the chapel at the gospel side of the altar a stout old lady knelt amid her copious black skirts.†   (source)
  • After attending to his horse Tom had just about enough energy left to drink copiously and stretch out with a groan under a tree.†   (source)
  • Nowhere, perhaps, except on the shores of the English Channel, where Normandy merges into Brittany, have I been able to find such copious examples of what you might call a vegetable kingdom in the clouds.†   (source)
  • With aid of her handkerchief, and the tears that flowed so copiously, Carley presently freed her eyes of the blinding dust.†   (source)
  • And then forgetting his grandeur he fell to and stuffed himself with buns and drank milk out of the pail in copious draughts in the manner of any hungry little boy who had been taking unusual exercise and breathing in moorland air and whose breakfast was more than two hours behind him.†   (source)
  • Mr. Letterblair was a widower, and they dined alone, copiously and slowly, in a dark shabby room hung with yellowing prints of "The Death of Chatham" and "The Coronation of Napoleon."†   (source)
  • Mr. Henchy snuffled vigorously and spat so copiously that he nearly put out the fire, which uttered a hissing protest.†   (source)
  • Dinner over, we produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper.†   (source)
  • The Americans, who have made such copious innovations in their political legislation, have introduced very sparing alterations in their civil laws, and that with great difficulty, although those laws are frequently repugnant to their social condition.†   (source)
  • Clearly the rector was not what is called in these days an "earnest" man: he was fonder of church history than of divinity, and had much more insight into men's characters than interest in their opinions; he was neither laborious, nor obviously self-denying, nor very copious in alms-giving, and his theology, you perceive, was lax.†   (source)
  • Jakovlevitch tied a napkin under his chin, and in the twinkling of an eye covered his beard and part of his cheeks with a copious creamy lather.†   (source)
  • Sounds But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard.†   (source)
  • I looked over my shoulder, and saw something flash and gleam in the sunlight that lay across the hall; so I turned round, and at my ease saw a splendid figure slowly sauntering over the pavement; a man whose surcoat was embroidered most copiously as well as elegantly, so that the sun flashed back from him as if he had been clad in golden armour.†   (source)
  • The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose, and still Heathcliff laughed, and still I scolded.†   (source)
  • It was not that he was afraid of surgery; he bled people copiously like horses, and for the taking out of teeth he had the "devil's own wrist."†   (source)
  • Having described the precise situation of the office, and accompanied it with copious directions how he was to walk straight up the passage, and when he got into the side, and pull off his hat as he went into the room, Charley Bates bade him hurry on alone, and promised to bide his return on the spot of their parting.†   (source)
  • Meg had an extra row of little curlpapers across her forehead, Jo had copiously anointed her afflicted face with cold cream, Beth had taken Joanna to bed with her to atone for the approaching separation, and Amy had capped the climax by putting a clothespin on her nose to uplift the offending feature.†   (source)
  • When Isabel was interested she asked a great many questions, and as her companion was a copious talker she urged him on this occasion by no means in vain.†   (source)
  • The banker's speech was fluent, but it was also copious, and he used up an appreciable amount of time in brief meditative pauses.†   (source)
  • Even Hotspur, one would think, must have been patient in his slippers on a warm hearth, taking copious snuff, and sipping gratuitous brandy-and-water.†   (source)
  • Young Rawdon's aunt, we have said, was very fond of him, as was her little girl, who wept copiously when the time for her cousin's departure came.†   (source)
  • 'The baroness pointed, from the window at which they stood, to the courtyard beneath, where the unconscious Lincoln greens were taking a copious stirrup-cup, preparatory to issuing forth after a boar or two.†   (source)
  • As he became more popular, household objects were brought into requisition for his instruction in a copious vocabulary; and whenever he appeared in the Yard ladies would fly out at their doors crying 'Mr Baptist—tea-pot!'†   (source)
  • A prayer and discourse from the Rev. Mr. Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.†   (source)
  • Tim, thinking slightly of David's vocalization, was impelled to supersede that feeble buzz by a spirited commencement of "Three Merry Mowers," but David was not to be put down so easily, and showed himself capable of a copious crescendo, which was rendering it doubtful whether the rose would not predominate over the mowers, when old Kester, with an entirely unmoved and immovable aspect, suddenly set up a quavering treble—as if he had been an alarum, and the time was come for him to go off.†   (source)
  • For the heroic times of copious bleeding and blistering had not yet departed, still less the times of thorough-going theory, when disease in general was called by some bad name, and treated accordingly without shilly-shally—as if, for example, it were to be called insurrection, which must not be fired on with blank-cartridge, but have its blood drawn at once.†   (source)
  • Her prospects had brightened on her leaving England, and she was now in the full enjoyment of her copious resources.†   (source)
  • And, without heeding Madame Lefrancois, who was calling him back to tell him more about it, the druggist walked off rapidly with a smile on his lips, with straight knees, bowing copiously to right and left, and taking up much room with the large tails of his frock-coat that fluttered behind him in the wind.†   (source)
  • A copious assortment of such paragraphs as these, with long bills of benefits all ending with 'Come Early', in large capitals, formed the principal contents of Miss Snevellicci's scrapbook.†   (source)
  • The earlier dated were embarrassed and short; gradually, however, they expanded into copious loveletters, foolish, as the age of the writer rendered natural, yet with touches here and there which I thought were borrowed from a more experienced source.†   (source)
  • He was dressed in a gorgeous morning gown, with a waistcoat and Turkish trousers of the same pattern, a pink silk neckerchief, and bright green slippers, and had a very copious watch-chain wound round his body.†   (source)
  • A great historian, as he insisted on calling himself, who had the happiness to be dead a hundred and twenty years ago, and so to take his place among the colossi whose huge legs our living pettiness is observed to walk under, glories in his copious remarks and digressions as the least imitable part of his work, and especially in those initial chapters to the successive books of his history, where he seems to bring his armchair to the proscenium and chat with us in all the lusty ease of his fine English.†   (source)
  • She answered the enquiries made of her by Isabel, however, and in which the young man ventured to join, with copious lucidity; and later, in the library at Gardencourt, when she had made the acquaintance of Mr. Touchett (his wife not having thought it necessary to appear) did more to give the measure of her confidence in her powers.†   (source)
  • Having partaken of a copious breakfast, with fish, and rice, and hard eggs, at Southampton, he had so far rallied at Winchester as to think a glass of sherry necessary.†   (source)
  • sadly ravaged by grief and despair, and at the simple tender accents in which she told her little broken-hearted story: but as she did not faint when her mother, trembling, brought Osborne to her; and as she only gave relief to her overcharged grief, by laying her head on her lover's shoulder and there weeping for a while the most tender, copious, and refreshing tears—old Mrs. Sedley, too greatly relieved, thought it was best to leave the young persons to themselves; and so quitted Emmy crying over George's hand, and kissing it humbly, as if he were her supreme chief and master, and as if she were quite a guilty and unworthy person needing every favour and grace from him.†   (source)
  • They were no sooner gone, than Miss Squeers fulfilled the prediction of her quondam friend by giving vent to a most copious burst of tears, and uttering various dismal lamentations and incoherent words.†   (source)
  • They made a copious feast, and all night long Akhaians with flowing hair feasted, while the Trojans and their allies likewise made a feast.†   (source)
  • Although a prince may rise from a private station in two ways, neither of which can be entirely attributed to fortune or genius, yet it is manifest to me that I must not be silent on them, although one could be more copiously treated when I discuss republics.†   (source)
  • Then from a golden cup he made libation copiously, praying the two to come, so that the dead might quickly be consumed by conflagration of the great logs.†   (source)
  • his attention was suddenly caught by the picture ... of the lady dressed in copious fur.   (source)
    copious = abundant (large)
  • Copious as stars   (source)
    copious = large in number
  • Or the numerous costuming inconsistencies, like how my copious sweating kept undoing the Batman horns that I made in my hair with mousse.†   (source)
  • Mr O'Madden Burke, tall in copious grey of Donegal tweed, came in from the hallway.†   (source)
  • But in the majority of cases, of course, the changes so copiously reported—/e.†   (source)
  • Way for the Federal foot and dragoons, (and the apparitions
    copiously tumbling.)†   (source)
  • Even the friendliest English critics seem to be daunted by the gargantuan copiousness of American inventions in speech.†   (source)
  • the maturation of experience it is difficult in being said which the discrepant opinions of subsequent inquirers are not up to the present congrued to render manifest) whereby maternity was so far from all accident possibility removed that whatever care the patient in that all hardest of woman hour chiefly required and not solely for the copiously opulent but also for her who not being sufficiently moneyed scarcely and often not even scarcely could subsist valiantly and for an inconsiderable emolument was provided.†   (source)
  • Other such survivors are /burly/, /catty-cornered/, /likely/, /deft/, /copious/, /scant/ and /ornate/.†   (source)
  • [56] And of the most copious and persistent enlargement of vocabulary and mutation of idiom ever recorded, perhaps, by descriptive philology†   (source)
  • But the Americans who displaced them were intimately familiar with both books of the Bible, and one finds copious proofs of it on the map of the United States.†   (source)
  • And in Latin-America, to come nearer to our own case, the native philologists have produced a copious literature on the matter closest at hand, [Pg006] and one finds in it very excellent works upon the Portuguese dialect of Brazil, and the variations of Spanish in Mexico, the Argentine, Chili, Peru, Ecuador, Uraguay and even Honduras and Costa Rica.†   (source)
  • An Englishman, in speaking or writing of public officials, avoids those long and clumsy combinations of title and name [Pg122] which figure so copiously in American newspapers.†   (source)
  • I announce a life that shall be copious, vehement, spiritual, bold,
    I announce an end that shall lightly and joyfully meet its translation.†   (source)
  • One side thy inland ocean laving, broad, with copious commerce,
    steamers, sails,
    And one the Atlantic's wind caressing, fierce or gentle—mighty hulls
    dark-gliding in the distance.†   (source)
  • All over bouquets of roses,
    O death, I cover you over with roses and early lilies,
    But mostly and now the lilac that blooms the first,
    Copious I break, I break the sprigs from the bushes,
    With loaded arms I come, pouring for you,
    For you and the coffins all of you O death.†   (source)
  • I match my spirit against yours you orbs, growths, mountains, brutes,
    Copious as you are I absorb you all in myself, and become the master myself,
    America isolated yet embodying all, what is it finally except myself?†   (source)
  • We dwell a while in every city and town,
    We pass through Kanada, the North-east, the vast valley of the
    Mississippi, and the Southern States,
    We confer on equal terms with each of the States,
    We make trial of ourselves and invite men and women to hear,
    We say to ourselves, Remember, fear not, be candid, promulge the
    body and the soul,
    Dwell a while and pass on, be copious, temperate, chaste, magnetic,
    And what you effuse may then return as the seasons return,
    And may be just as much as the seasons.†   (source)
  • for the 19th Presidentiad,
    I would sing how an old man, tall, with white hair, mounted the
    scaffold in Virginia,
    (I was at hand, silent I stood with teeth shut close, I watch'd,
    I stood very near you old man when cool and indifferent, but trembling
    with age and your unheal'd wounds you mounted the scaffold;)
    I would sing in my copious song your census returns of the States,
    The tables of population and products, I would sing of your ships
    and their cargoes,
    The proud black ships of Manhattan arriving, some fill'd with
    immigrants, some from the isthmus with cargoes of gold,
    Songs thereof would I sing, to all that hitherward comes would welcome give,
    And you would†   (source)
  • By the curb toward the edge of the flagging,
    A knife-grinder works at his wheel sharpening a great knife,
    Bending over he carefully holds it to the stone, by foot and knee,
    With measur'd tread he turns rapidly, as he presses with light but
    firm hand,
    Forth issue then in copious golden jets,
    Sparkles from the wheel.†   (source)
  • For I too raising my voice join the ranks of this pageant,
    I am the chanter, I chant aloud over the pageant,
    I chant the world on my Western sea,
    I chant copious the islands beyond, thick as stars in the sky,
    I chant the new empire grander than any before, as in a vision it
    comes to me,
    I chant America the mistress, I chant a greater supremacy,
    I chant projected a thousand blooming cities yet in time on those
    groups of sea-islands,
    My sail-ships and steam-ships threading the archipelagoes,
    M†   (source)
  • The Prairie-Grass Dividing
    The prairie-grass dividing, its special odor breathing,
    I demand of it the spiritual corresponding,
    Demand the most copious and close companionship of men,
    Demand the blades to rise of words, acts, beings,
    Those of the open atmosphere, coarse, sunlit, fresh, nutritious,
    Those that go their own gait, erect, stepping with freedom and
    command, leading not following,
    Those with a never-quell'd audacity, those with sweet and lusty
    flesh clear of taint,
    Those that look carelessly in the faces of Presidents and governors,
    as to say Who are you?†   (source)
  • The sign is reversing, the orb is enclosed,
    The ring is circled, the journey is done,
    The box-lid is but perceptibly open'd, nevertheless the perfume
    pours copiously out of the whole box.†   (source)
  • in my open window, showing the
    swarm of flies, suspended, balancing in the air in the centre
    of the room, darting athwart, up and down, casting swift
    shadows in specks on the opposite wall where the shine is;
    The athletic American matron speaking in public to crowds of listeners,
    Males, females, immigrants, combinations, the copiousness, the
    individuality of the States, each for itself—the moneymakers,
    Factories, machinery, the mechanical forces, the windlass, lever,
    pulley, all certainties,
    The certainty of space, increase, freedom, futurity,
    In space the sporades, the scatter'd islands, the stars—on the firm
    earth, the lands, my lands,
    O lands!†   (source)
  • coming
    up from the uttermost parts,
    Surrounding the noble character of mechanics and farmers, especially
    the young men,
    Responding their manners, speech, dress, friendships, the gait they
    have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the
    presence of superiors,
    The freshness and candor of their physiognomy, the copiousness and
    decision of their phrenology,
    The picturesque looseness of their carriage, their fierceness when wrong'd,
    The fluency of their speech, their delight in music, their curiosity,
    good temper and open-handedness, the whole composite make,
    The prevailing ardor and enterprise, the large amativeness,
    The perfect equality of the femal†   (source)
  • I hear his drum:—be copious in exclaims.†   (source)
  • This subject is copious and cannot easily be exhausted.†   (source)
  • "And on his own too," replied he, "if you knew the man, for there is none alive that can give so copious an account of unknown nations and countries as he can do, which I know you very much desire."†   (source)
  • But I confess, that, after I had been a little too copious in talking of my own beloved country, of our trade and wars by sea and land, of our schisms in religion, and parties in the state; the prejudices of his education prevailed so far, that he could not forbear taking me up in his right hand, and stroking me gently with the other, after a hearty fit of laughing, asked me, "whether I was a whig or tory?"†   (source)
  • Thy name
    Shall be the copious matter of my song
    Henceforth, and never shall my heart thy praise
    Forget, nor from thy Father's praise disjoin.†   (source)
  • And being hereby forced to disperse themselves into severall parts of the world, it must needs be, that the diversity of Tongues that now is, proceeded by degrees from them, in such manner, as need (the mother of all inventions) taught them; and in tract of time grew every where more copious.†   (source)
  • I answered, "it was easy to be eloquent on so copious and delightful a subject, especially to me, who had been often apt to amuse myself with visions of what I should do, if I were a king, a general, or a great lord: and upon this very case, I had frequently run over the whole system how I should employ myself, and pass the time, if I were sure to live for ever.†   (source)
  • Which if any man would see proved, let him (as I have said once before) see whether he can translate any Schoole-Divine into any of the Modern tongues, as French, English, or any other copious language: for that which cannot in most of these be made Intelligible, is no Intelligible in the Latine.†   (source)
  • They have all their learning in their own tongue, which is both a copious and pleasant language, and in which a man can fully express his mind; it runs over a great tract of many countries, but it is not equally pure in all places.†   (source)
  • On flowers reposed, and with fresh flowerets crowned,
    They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet
    Quaff immortality and joy, secure
    Of surfeit, where full measure only bounds
    Excess, before the all-bounteous King, who showered
    With copious hand, rejoicing in their joy.†   (source)
  • But no language is so copious as to supply words and phrases for every complex idea, or so correct as not to include many equivocally denoting different ideas.†   (source)
  • But this was sufficient to direct him to adde more names, as the experience and use of the creatures should give him occasion; and to joyn them in such manner by degrees, as to make himselfe understood; and so by succession of time, so much language might be gotten, as he had found use for; though not so copious, as an Orator or Philosopher has need of.†   (source)
  • finding out something to censure in all other men's inventions, besides their own, I only commended their Constitution, and the account he had given of it in general; and so, taking him by the hand, carried him to supper, and told him I would find out some other time for examining this subject more particularly, and for discoursing more copiously upon it.†   (source)
  • This is so clear a proposition, that moderation itself can scarcely listen to the railings which have been so copiously vented against this part of the plan, without emotions that disturb its equanimity.†   (source)
  • By multiplying the means of gratification, by promoting the introduction and circulation of the precious metals, those darling objects of human avarice and enterprise, it serves to vivify and invigorate the channels of industry, and to make them flow with greater activity and copiousness.†   (source)
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