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  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.   (source)
  • His corporeal heart was beating strong and fast ....and his mind felt sharp.†   (source)
  • That was the moment they'd verified his corporeal identity.†   (source)
  • He can't come into the Institute in his corporeal body.†   (source)
  • A corporeal Patronus?†   (source)
  • If you summon him, his spirit form will come to you but his corporeal self will remain bound to the jagged rocks of Duduael.†   (source)
  • There was a buzzing in Simon's ears—if he'd had a heartbeat, he would have thought it was the blood rushing through his veins, but it was something else, something less corporeal but more proximate than blood.†   (source)
  • It wasn't as if he needed to be armed, since he wasn't corporeally present, so he must have worn it to annoy the Inquisitor.†   (source)
  • It's only semi-corporeal.†   (source)
  • What he ought to say, of course, is obvious to us; that the problem of adapting the particular weather to the particular prayers is merely the appearance, at two points in his temporal mode of perception, of the total problem of adapting the whole spiritual universe to the whole corporeal universe; that creation in its entirety operates at every point of space and time, or rather that their kind of consciousness forces them to encounter the whole, self-consistent creative act as a series of successive events.†   (source)
  • tears, who should have made one of the color guard itself which toured the State with the unsewn Rag; and the man who should not have been there at all, who was too old to be there at all, both in years and experience: that mental and spiritual orphan whose fate it apparently was to exist in some limbo halfway between where his corporeality was and his mentality and moral equipment desired to be—an undergraduate at the University, yet by the sheer accumulation of too full years behind him forced into the extra-academnic of a law class containing six members; in the War, by that same force removed into the isolation of commissioned rank.†   (source)
  • The occupant of the chair grew now less vague in outline, but scarcely more corporeal; he was a little old man in Chinese dress, its folds and flounces loose against a flat, emaciated frame.†   (source)
  • For Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons had been to some extent conditioned to associate corporeal mass with social superiority.†   (source)
  • It broke down, it vanished into that old impotent logic and morality which had betrayed him before and what day might it have been, what furrow might he have stopped dead in, one foot advanced, the unsentient plow handles in his instantaneous unsentient hands, what fence panel held in midair as though it had no weight by muscles which could not feel it, when he realised that there was more in his problem than just lack of time, that the problem contained some super-distillation of this lack: that be was not past sixty and that possibly he could get but one more son, had at best but one more son in his loins, as the old cannon might know when it has just one more shot in its corporeality.†   (source)
  • Tess's passing corporeal blight had been her mental harvest.†   (source)
  • I suppose now you do not believe in corporeal transference.†   (source)
  • There the body stood, leaning charmingly, turning to smile at him, its radiant elbows spread wide in the dual symmetry of its limbs, of its corporeality.†   (source)
  • We all looked on with horrified amazement as we saw, when he stood back, the woman, with a corporeal body as real at that moment as our own, pass through the interstice where scarce a knife blade could have gone.†   (source)
  • You see something mystical where there is only mystification, one of those hollow counterfeits with which the demon of corporeal physiognomy enjoys taunting us on occasion.†   (source)
  • He had undergone some strange experiences in his absence; he had seen the virtual Faustina in the literal Cornelia, a spiritual Lucretia in a corporeal Phryne; he had thought of the woman taken and set in the midst as one deserving to be stoned, and of the wife of Uriah being made a queen; and he had asked himself why he had not judged Tess constructively rather than biographically, by the will rather than by the deed?†   (source)
  • The second spontaneous generation, the birth of the organic from the inorganic, was only the sad progression of corporeality into consciousness, just as disease in an organism was the intoxicating enhancement and crude accentuation of its own corporeality.†   (source)
  • Retty put her hands upon Tess's shoulders, as if to realize her friend's corporeality after such a miracle, and the other two laid their arms round her waist, all looking into her face.†   (source)
  • There was a corporeal humility in looking up at him; and a white man standing before him seemed a white flag come to beg truce of a fortress.†   (source)
  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.†   (source)
  • Democratic poets will always appear trivial and frigid if they seek to invest gods, demons, or angels, with corporeal forms, and if they attempt to draw them down from heaven to dispute the supremacy of earth.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Crupp, after holding divers conversations respecting Peggotty, in a very high-pitched voice, on the staircase — with some invisible Familiar it would appear, for corporeally speaking she was quite alone at those times — addressed a letter to me, developing her views.†   (source)
  • Had all regrets been punished as rigorously as this poor dame's were, my yearning for the relinquished delights of Vanity Fair might have produced a similar change in my own corporeal substance, and left me a warning to future pilgrims.†   (source)
  • It would have been altogether optional but for the orders of the landlady, a person who sat in the bar, corporeally motionless, but with a flitting eye and quick ear, with which she observed and heard through the open door and hatchway the pressing needs of customers whom her husband overlooked though close at hand.†   (source)
  • The naturalist placed a foot in the frail vessel, as an elephant will try a bridge, or a horse is often seen to make a similar experiment, before he will trust the whole of his corporeal treasure on the dreaded flat, and then withdrew, just as the old man believed he was about to seat himself.†   (source)
  • " Do you think," he said, " I am in such great terror of being shot, — I, who am only waiting to shuffle off my corporeal jacket to slip away into the back stars, and put diameters of the solar system and sidereal orbits between me and all souls, — there to wear out ages in solitude, and forget memory itself, if it be possible ?†   (source)
  • At such time, a mortal knows just enough of what his mind is doing, to form some glimmering conception of its mighty powers, its bounding from earth and spurning time and space, when freed from the restraint of its corporeal associate.†   (source)
  • How wonderful is it then—except after explanation—that this great monster, to whom corporeal warmth is as indispensable as it is to man; how wonderful that he should be found at home, immersed to his lips for life in those Arctic waters!†   (source)
  • He knew, for example, that however magnetic his ascendency in some respects was over Starbuck, yet that ascendency did not cover the complete spiritual man any more than mere corporeal superiority involves intellectual mastership; for to the purely spiritual, the intellectual but stand in a sort of corporeal relation.†   (source)
  • Now what cozening fiend it was, gentlemen, that possessed Radney to meddle with such a man in that corporeally exasperated state, I know not; but so it happened.†   (source)
  • Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.†   (source)
  • Because they're mostly noncorporeal, partly, but nobody knows exactly why.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in noncorporeal means not and reverses the meaning of corporeal. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • His white flesh shone in the spotlights with an incorporeal weightlessness.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incorporeal means not and reverses the meaning of corporeal. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • The orb was incorporeal, but it pushed against his hand the way a swift stream of water might.†   (source)
  • Merely something incorporeal, intangible?†   (source)
  • Their incorporeality made them invisible
    Yet each step they took left the print of a foot.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incorporeality means not and reverses the meaning of corporeality. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • No light showed but the incorporeal glow of television sets.†   (source)
  • Lit now only by the flashlights of the Swiss Guards, the tunnel carried a distinctly incorporeal feel.†   (source)
  • For the first time, I was facing the specter and power and the incorporeal evil of The Ten with all my questions answered and all my fears allayed.†   (source)
  • Frantically he retreated into the kitchen, slamming the door as he went, which was pointless because no door—no wall, no steel vault—could delay the boy if he abandoned Louis's body and went incorporeal.†   (source)
  • Their conspiracy was vast and all-enveloping; it included generals and commandants; it controlled the honor court; it co-opted its victims; it was spectral, incorporeal, and evil.†   (source)
  • He was repelled by the combined powers of Ratri and of Vishnu, but he succeeded in escaping into incorporeality before Agni could bring his wand to bear upon him.†   (source)
  • Dick was successful in breaking down the incorporeal barriers that separated the children from strangers in the early days.†   (source)
  • How vividly there still lingers on my palate the suety aftertaste of the Salisbury steak at Bickford's, or Riker's western omelette, in which one night, nearly swooning, I found a greenish, almost incorporeal feather and a tiny embryonic beak.†   (source)
  • But when the web is pulled askew, hooked up at the edge, torn in the middle, one remembers that these webs are not spun in mid-air by incorporeal creatures, but are the work of suffering human beings, and are attached to grossly material things, like health and money and the houses we live in.†   (source)
  • A couple of ghostly violins presently take advantage of this bass (a staff of music is supplied here) and therewith the pallor reveals a man in the void, an incorporeal but visible man, seated, absurdly enough, on nothing.†   (source)
  • Athelny spoke of the mystical writers of Spain, of Teresa de Avila, San Juan de la Cruz, Fray Luis de Leon; in all of them was that passion for the unseen which Philip felt in the pictures of El Greco: they seemed to have the power to touch the incorporeal and see the invisible.†   (source)
  • "Jude, I want you to kiss me, as a lover, incorporeally," she said, tremulously nestling up to him, with damp lashes.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in incorporeally means not and reverses the meaning of corporeally. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • When I saw any external object, my consciousness that I was seeing it would remain between me and it, enclosing it in a slender, incorporeal outline which prevented me from ever coming directly in contact with the material form; for it would volatilise itself in some way before I could touch it, just as an incandescent body which is moved towards something wet never actually touches moisture, since it is always preceded, itself, by a zone of evaporation.†   (source)
  • The confused beginnings of many birds' songs spread into the healthy air, and the wan blue of the heaven was here and there coated with thin webs of incorporeal cloud which were of no effect in obscuring day.†   (source)
  • In that hour she repeated what the merciful eyes of solitude have looked on for ages in the spiritual struggles of man—she besought hardness and coldness and aching weariness to bring her relief from the mysterious incorporeal might of her anguish: she lay on the bare floor and let the night grow cold around her; while her grand woman's frame was shaken by sobs as if she had been a despairing child.†   (source)
  • Some of them struck me as singularly odd compounds of ardour and flatness; commencing in strong feeling, and concluding in the affected, wordy style that a schoolboy might use to a fancied, incorporeal sweetheart.†   (source)
  • Where could she have learnt this corruption almost incorporeal in the strength of its profanity and dissimulation?†   (source)
  • Encircling all was the Empyrean, increate, incorporeal, motionless, unbounded in time or space, the proper seat of God, the home of the Angels, the abode of the Elect.†   (source)
  • "the spirit entred into me, and set me on my feet," that is, "I recovered my vitall strength;" not that any Ghost, or incorporeal substance entred into, and possessed his body.†   (source)
  • Thus incorporeal Spirits to smallest forms
    Reduced their shapes immense, and were at large,
    Though without number still, amidst the hall
    Of that infernal court.†   (source)
  • to this one use,
    For aught appears, and on their orbs impose
    Such restless revolution day by day
    Repeated; while the sedentary Earth,
    That better might with far less compass move,
    Served by more noble than herself, attains
    Her end without least motion, and receives,
    As tribute, such a sumless journey brought
    Of incorporeal speed, her warmth and light;
    Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails.†   (source)
  • Therefore what he gives
    (Whose praise be ever sung) to Man in part
    Spiritual, may of purest Spirits be found
    No ingrateful food: And food alike those pure
    Intelligential substances require,
    As doth your rational; and both contain
    Within them every lower faculty
    Of sense, whereby they hear, see, smell, touch, taste,
    Tasting concoct, digest, assimilate,
    And corporeal to incorporeal turn.†   (source)
  • Uriel, no wonder if thy perfect sight,
    Amid the sun's bright circle where thou sitst,
    See far and wide: In at this gate none pass
    The vigilance here placed, but such as come
    Well known from Heaven; and since meridian hour
    No creature thence: If Spirit of other sort,
    So minded, have o'er-leaped these earthly bounds
    On purpose, hard thou knowest it to exclude
    Spiritual substance with corporeal bar.†   (source)
  • And I find that there are Spirits Corporeal, (though subtile and Invisible;) but not that any mans body was possessed, or inhabited by them; And that the Bodies of the Saints shall be such, namely, Spirituall Bodies, as St. Paul calls them.†   (source)
  • She might indeed be called a lover of men, as Socrates was a lover of mankind, preferring one to another for corporeal, as he for mental qualifications; but never carrying this preference so far as to cause any perturbation in the philosophical serenity of her temper.†   (source)
  • Peradventure she will soon be fatigated with her journey, and will tarry in some inn, in order to renovate her corporeal functions; and in that case, in all moral certainty, you will very briefly be compos voti.†   (source)
  • But when our Saviour speaketh to the Devill, and commandeth him to go out of a man, if by the Devill, be meant a Disease, as Phrenesy, or Lunacy, or a corporeal Spirit, is not the speech improper?†   (source)
  • To the second, concerning their being Incorporeall, I have not yet observed any place of Scripture, from whence it can be gathered, that any man was ever possessed with any other Corporeal Spirit, but that of his owne, by which his body is naturally moved.†   (source)
  • On the signification of the word Spirit, dependeth that of the word INSPIRATION; which must either be taken properly; and then it is nothing but the blowing into a man some thin and subtile aire, or wind, in such manner as a man filleth a bladder with his breath; or if Spirits be not corporeal, but have their existence only in the fancy, it is nothing but the blowing in of a Phantasme; which is improper to say, and impossible; for Phantasmes are not, but only seem to be somewhat.†   (source)
  • Yet one doubt
    Pursues me still, lest all I cannot die;
    Lest that pure breath of life, the spirit of Man
    Which God inspired, cannot together perish
    With this corporeal clod; then, in the grave,
    Or in some other dismal place, who knows
    But I shall die a living death?†   (source)
  • Therefore what he gives
    (Whose praise be ever sung) to Man in part
    Spiritual, may of purest Spirits be found
    No ingrateful food: And food alike those pure
    Intelligential substances require,
    As doth your rational; and both contain
    Within them every lower faculty
    Of sense, whereby they hear, see, smell, touch, taste,
    Tasting concoct, digest, assimilate,
    And corporeal to incorporeal turn.†   (source)
  • The swiftness of those circles attribute,
    Though numberless, to his Omnipotence,
    That to corporeal substances could add
    Speed almost spiritual: Me thou thinkest not slow,
    Who since the morning-hour set out from Heaven
    Where God resides, and ere mid-day arrived
    In Eden; distance inexpressible
    By numbers that have name.†   (source)
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