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facet as in:  facet of the question

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  • She studied every facet of the question.
    facet = distinct feature or element
  • Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe-de-chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering.   (source)
    facet = feature or element
  • I quickly examined the Crystal Key, tilting it up to study its glittering, faceted surface.†   (source)
  • For while the men who pace are being whipped along by logic, it is a multifaceted sort of logic, which brings them no closer to a clear understanding, or even a state of conviction.†   (source)
  • Among Rosslyn's numerous mysteries was a vaulted archway from which hundreds of stone blocks protruded, jutting down to form a bizarre multifaceted surface.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he'd recut diamonds or consult on high-level faceting projects.†   (source)
  • The septon removed a faceted crystal sphere from the soft cloth bag at his waist.†   (source)
  • Below, the Hound had sunk back down upon its eight incredible insect legs and was humming to itself again, its multifaceted eyes at peace.†   (source)
  • It joined over Brom's motionless face and flowed upward into a tall faceted spire.†   (source)
  • could see that they were multifaceted gems the size of small worlds.†   (source)
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  • I can't claim Always Running is representative of the vastly multifaceted Chicano gang life.†   (source)
  • Inside that confluence of multifaceted inhibitors," she sighed, "what is freedom really?"†   (source)
  • As the unseen ball sailed through the air, a shaft of sunlight caught it, and for an instant, he saw it glow green and faceted, like an emerald globe.†   (source)
  • Gurney held the knife up in front of Paul's eyes, pointed to the hairline yellow coil of Imperial color, the golden lion crest, multifaceted eyes at the pommel.†   (source)
  • In front of his plate was a many-faceted crystal goblet.†   (source)
  • Multi-faceted billionaire Howard Hughes suffered from stop-action blink syndrome, a bizarre condition which prevented his eyes from reopening for hours after a simple blink, and he obviously hoped to utilize the amazing power of the Shroud until the Viper intervened with a swift injection of phantom venom.†   (source)
  • The swarthy, middle-aged lieutenant colonel with the rimless, icy glasses and faceted, bald, domelike pate that he was always touching sensitively with the tips of his splayed fingers disliked the chaplain and was impolite to him frequently.†   (source)
  • Now his selfhood would consist of integer in a precision-tooled, many-faceted human war machine.†   (source)
  • The ambassador's head resembled an ancient and sickly vulture that had been skinned and endowed with the large and multifaceted eyes of an insect.†   (source)
  • It was a huge multinational, multifaceted conglomerate that had its fingers in virtually every type of business there was, including food, medicine, real estate, computer technology, manufacturing, and even book publishing — so heads up, whoever's reading this.†   (source)
  • Sculptures, bowls, faceted glass.†   (source)
  • Their heads were bulbous, alien, set with faceted black eyes.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Brill had wanted handles she'd seen in a Paris hotel, faceted crystal knobs the size of Ping-Pong balls†   (source)
  • I remember the beauty of it, I remember the people, I remember the way the sea hung overhead like the night sky as seen through the faceted eye of some insect.†   (source)
  • The great, many-faceted crystals stood grouped in intricate geometrical patterns, motionless in the eras of cold, growing slowly along the veins of mineral when the world was warm again.†   (source)
  • After we thawed our suspicions, we became good friends and they introduced me for the first time to that land gilded with Sierras, pocked with surfers, and as strange and multifaceted as Yamacraw itself—California.†   (source)
  • Her face is dark, the sun behind her, but he sees red flames dying in the multifaceted pits of her eyes.†   (source)
  • At that moment I must have moved or made a sound, for large red eyes turned my way and I found myself hypnotized by the dance of light within the multifaceted prisms there: not merely reflected light but a fierce, blood-bright glow which seemed to burn within the creature's barbed skull and pulse in the terrible gems set where God meant eyes to be.†   (source)
  • It was a machine like a jade-green insect, a praying mantis, delicately rushing through the cold air, indistinct, countless green diamonds winking over its body, and red jewels that glittered with multifaceted eyes.†   (source)
  • It hummed briefly as it served up two glasses of wine in faceted crystal.†   (source)
  • The bear had gold teeth and round, faceted rubies for eyes.†   (source)
  • It appears Dupont was making money before the war by faceting spinels into false diamonds for dowagers and baronesses.†   (source)
  • The oily stain shot up the length of the tree and out along the branches, turning everything it touched to faceted crystals.†   (source)
  • I examined the keyhole in the center of the door, then looked at the words printed directly above it, etched into the door's faceted surface.†   (source)
  • There was a keyhole in the very center of the door, and directly above it, three words were etched into the door's glittering, faceted surface: CHARITY.†   (source)
  • He examines a copy of Streeter's Precious Stones and Gems; drawings of cleavage panes; trigonometric charts used for faceting.†   (source)
  • One entered Tyrena's office through the five-faceted farcaster which shimmered in midair like an abstract hoiosculpture.†   (source)
  • Their most gifted stonecutter spent eighty days faceting it, and when he was done, it was a brilliant blue, the blue of tropical seas, but it had a touch of red at its center, like flames inside a drop of water.†   (source)
  • Kassad dreamily noted the four arms, retractable fingerblades, the profusion of thornspikes on throat, forehead, wrists, knees, and body, but not once did his gaze leave the two thousand-faceted eyes which burned with a red flame that paled sunlight and dimmed the day to blood shadows.†   (source)
  • Just three weeks ago, outside a tiny sun-streaked station west of Bratislava, he examfined an envelope full of perfectly clear, well-faceted stones; behind him rumbled a truck full of paintings wrapped in paper and packed in straw.†   (source)
  • Above the walls rose a citadel, and then a faceted lighthouse, which swept its hazy beam across the dark waters.†   (source)
  • There was the Prism Room, which was dripping with crystals, basically: chandeliers, candelabras, faceted windows.†   (source)
  • Here was a many-faceted realm I had not quite expected to enter, but one that gave me endless fascination nonetheless: the lost realm of American boyhood in the years just before the Second World War.†   (source)
  • The next room in the tower was much larger than the last; the ceiling was over thirty feet high, and from it hung a lantern with faceted panes of glass.†   (source)
  • Saphira arched her sinuous neck and gazed upward at the tree, then shook her head and shoulders to rid herself of the droplets that had accumulated on the sharp edges of her faceted scales.†   (source)
  • There was one in particular that Hans Castorp had known since childhood, for which he now developed a mysterious, multifaceted love and of which we shall speak later.†   (source)
  • 'I wish, then, after this somnolence to sparkle, many-faceted under the light of my friends' faces.†   (source)
  • The world dim-featured in mouldering light, floating, faceted and without dimension.†   (source)
  • In its imaginary realm the intricate and many-faceted ideal of all Steppenwolves finds its realisation.†   (source)
  • 'Marriage, death, travel, friendship,' said Bernard; 'town and country; children and all that; a many-sided substance cut out of this dark; a many-faceted flower.†   (source)
  • Thence his eyes wandered over the town to far away where the ships' lights shone, and the pier glowed—a little illuminated, facetted pavilion like a gem of yellow light.†   (source)
  • And then he would see what new delight, in connection with her many-faceted temperament, the wonderful occasion would provide.†   (source)
  • For this reason he busily endeavoured to provide her with pleasant distractions, bringing home curious objects which he found in the heath, such as white trumpet-shaped mosses, red-headed lichens, stone arrow-heads used by the old tribes on Egdon, and faceted crystals from the hollows of flints.†   (source)
  • The chimneys of the houses, the battlements of the walls, the faceted gables of the roofs, the spire of the Augustines, the tower of Nesle, all these projections which broke the profile of the colossal obelisk added to the illusion by displaying in eccentric fashion to the eye the indentations of a luxuriant and fantastic sculpture.†   (source)
  • On the same day the Chief of Police came to Pierre, inviting him to send a representative to the Faceted Palace to recover things that were to be returned to their owners that day.†   (source)
  • The owners of houses in which much property had been left, brought there from other houses, complained of the injustice of taking everything to the Faceted Palace in the Kremlin; others insisted that as the French had gathered things from different houses into this or that house, it would be unfair to allow its owner to keep all that was found there.†   (source)
  • The point has hit no vital spot here where it lodged; the faceted belt stopped it, and the loin-guard, stiff with plate the smiths had hammered out.†   (source)
  • There lay his many-faceted kilt or loin-guard, girded on when the old man armed for war to take his soldiers forward, undeterred by doleful age.†   (source)
  • The surgeon then unbuckled faceted belt and, underneath, his loin-guard, stiff with plate the smiths had hammered out, and when he saw the arrow wound, he sucked it clean of blood, then sprinkled it with balm, a medicine that Kheiron gave his father.†   (source)
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facet as in:  facet of the diamond

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  • The skilled gem cutter carefully polished each facet of the ruby, bringing out its deep, rich color and enhancing its natural beauty.
    facet = smooth surface
  • As Marilla lifted it out, the sunlight, falling through the vines that clustered thickly about the window, struck upon something caught in the shawl—something that glittered and sparkled in facets of violet light.   (source)
    facets = a smooth surface of a cut gemstone
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  • The only redeeming facet of Support Group was this kid named Isaac, a long-faced, skinny guy with straight blond hair swept over one eye.†   (source)
  • When the twice-tolling clock struck twelve, even Mishka could see the merit in having another glass of wine; and toasts were made not only to the Grand Duke, but to Helena and the Countess, to Russia and Idlehour, to poetry and pacing, and to every other worthy facet of life that they could think of.†   (source)
  • Shay's long-range hoverboard was thicker, and glimmered with the facets of solar cells.†   (source)
  • He fanned the blaze with a magazine and soon the flue began to draw and the fire roared in the room lighting up the walls and the ceiling and the glass chandelier in its myraid facets.†   (source)
  • Again Langdon sensed there remained some facet of this mystery yet to reveal itself.†   (source)
  • What she saw was only the game Mrs Whatsit was playing; it was an amusing and charming game, a game full of both laughter and comfort, but it was only the tiniest facet of all the things Mrs Whatsit could be.†   (source)
  • Someone facets it, someone polishes it.†   (source)
  • But one of the strangest facets of our world is how fugitives from justice can hide in a world as interconnected as ours.†   (source)
  • Lacy could tell that Alex was a coper-someone who was used to being in control in all facets of her life.†   (source)
  • "This doesn't make sense," I murmur to myself, trying to remember every facet of the plan.†   (source)
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  • I can feel my heart beating wildly in every facet of my body.†   (source)
  • And with every drop, with every breath, she felt herself, every responsibility, every facet of her life, slipping away.†   (source)
  • I held it closer to my face, trying to see the hidden facets in his skin.†   (source)
  • His face was all angles: shadows, planes, and facets.†   (source)
  • The scourge of PCP — "angel dust" — had begun to grip almost every facet of barrio life.†   (source)
  • Everything suddenly made sense as his mind began connecting the dots and filling in the details—the note, the Jeep, the gun, the trip to the shack, and every facet of that glorious weekend.†   (source)
  • Let's look at the easy ones—James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and what we could call the "Intentionalists"—writers who attempt to control every facet of their creative output and who intend virtually every effect in their works.†   (source)
  • The million chipped facets of its glass head refract the light and make it look like a meteor.†   (source)
  • This is a facet which has remained largely unexplored by his detractors, who have painted him as a rather dull clique-centered athlete; the phrase "dumb jock" expresses this view of Tommy Ross perfectly.†   (source)
  • His position had given him access to daily information on all facets of the Soviet military, from the Red Army's command structure to the operational status of intercontinental missiles.†   (source)
  • All the facets of my career came together then.†   (source)
  • My nail tapped a glassy facet.†   (source)
  • Whenever he reached out to another person's consciousness, it felt as if a facet of his bare soul rubbed against theirs.†   (source)
  • Each new question, each new catechism chapter, each new story seemed to open up a thousand facets concerning the salvation of my soul.†   (source)
  • Reunification was unique in the fact that it focused on getting my feet on the ground, and during the reunification work we focused on reconnecting me to different facets of my family and dealt with the everyday practical things that I had not been accustomed to such as getting the kids their shots and overall checkups, which we never had the opportunity to do before.†   (source)
  • Another facet of cosmic reason.†   (source)
  • However, it had not been my intention to analyse here the various facets of this small episode from years ago.†   (source)
  • Almost every facet of American life has now been franchised or chained.†   (source)
  • Dios, was the truth right in front of my facet There's one person who can tell me the truth about the night my dad died.†   (source)
  • He stopped one facet of my plan.†   (source)
  • By the 1980s, virtually every facet of life was improving for black Americans, and the progress showed no sign of stopping.†   (source)
  • Professionally instructed his sixteen-man platoon in every facet of helicopter insertion and extraction techniques with HH-60 and MH-47 helicopters.†   (source)
  • Seeing how puzzled and disturbed I was by this new facet of Natalie, Pop tried to illuminate some prison realities for me.†   (source)
  • I knew that facet of his personality well, and I had combatted it in the past.†   (source)
  • A bland, phlegmatic smile hung on his brown face with its heavy-bearded cheeks, and he was buffing the facets of his bald head gently with the palms of both hands.†   (source)
  • Detached—liberated—even from the merely factual circumstances that produced it, The Photograph had become a receptacle for America's emotions; it stood for everything good that Americans wanted it to stand for; it had begun to act as a great crystal prism, drawing the light of all America's values into its facets, and giving off a brilliant rainbow of feeling and thoughts.†   (source)
  • He brooded over the many facets of their discussion, pacing about his room and gazing up at the starlit dome.†   (source)
  • He closed his eyes and centered his thoughts once again, stepping through the facets of this challenge as he had so many times already.†   (source)
  • I have a perfect right to be here and a perfect right to try to sell an article on any facet of this conference.†   (source)
  • How odd, to suddenly glimpse a facet of me I didn't know existed.†   (source)
  • He knew every facet the light would shape if the smoke were ripped away.†   (source)
  • The radiance of the star-glass was broken and thrown back from their thousand facets, but behind the glitter a pale deadly fire began steadily to glow within, a flame kindled in some deep pit of evil thought.†   (source)
  • Bright light shot from the facets of the stone and washed the walls of the hut, just like the lights in the flume.†   (source)
  • His guildmaster, the Pasha Pook, possessed a wonderful collection of rubies — a dozen, at least — whose facets were so ingeniously cut that they seemed to cast an almost hypnotic spell on anyone who viewed them.†   (source)
  • He was outlined against the bruise-colored sky, the glow of the broken moons reflecting off the ground; Jace could see every facet of his expression, everything he had been keeping pent up.†   (source)
  • Westeros had seven gods at least, though Viserys had told her that some septons said the seven were only aspects of a single god, seven facets of a single crystal.†   (source)
  • As Lou examined each piece of hickory or oak, it was as though she was revisiting each facet of her prior life, before throwing it in the fire, saying good-bye as the flames ate it away.†   (source)
  • But each facet would still have only three dimensions.†   (source)
  • Such activities sometimes concern facets a man does not know he has.†   (source)
  • Certainly my knowledge was not profound, but even in the superficiality of my understanding I felt there had been revealed to me facets of Bilbo's character that gave the heft of flesh and the stink of real sweat to That shingle-flat cartoon of the daily press.†   (source)
  • He did not believe that he had ever seen more than a few facets of the Supervisor's personality: the real Karellen was unknown and perhaps unknowable to human beings.†   (source)
  • To Mark, the Intelligence job, with all its political and psychological facets, was a career in itself.†   (source)
  • A flock of them, collected points of light halfway up the sky, made a turn all at one time, and showed the facets of their flight clear as a diamond.†   (source)
  • John Quincy did not comprehend, after a lifetime in the thick of it, how our complicated Federal system of checks and balances operated; nor did he realize that what he regarded as Jefferson's "machinations" was merely a facet of the latter's genius applied with success to the art and science of Government.†   (source)
  • "A murder investigation," Powell smiled, "explores three facets of a crime.†   (source)
  • The red wine trapped the light like the facet of a ruby.†   (source)
  • Only one rule, actually—one law that broke down into a thousand different facets: Keep the secret.†   (source)
  • He remembered screams in the night and the hundred-facet, ruby and-blood gaze of the Shrike itself.†   (source)
  • Be that as it may, I will have every facet of the truth.†   (source)
  • Renesmee stroked the smooth diamond-bright facets, then laid her arm next to mine.†   (source)
  • The truth, says Mr. Thompson, has many facets.†   (source)
  • But there was one facet of their characterization that rang true and was perhaps even understated.†   (source)
  • Drizzt resolved to explore this facet of Guenhwyvar's power later.†   (source)
  • That's a marketable, promotable facet of our product.†   (source)
  • And each would have been horrified to think it was a different facet of the same thing.†   (source)
  • He had few facets and very little versatility.†   (source)
  • It was cut in a million facets, so that even in the subdued light shining from the lamp, it sparkled.†   (source)
  • It turns out, though, the hacker stumbled onto a facet of the Masonic mystery I don't think he expected.†   (source)
  • But while you were looking out the window, you missed the chance to explore the equally interesting Buddhist belief in being present for every facet of your daily life, of being truly present.†   (source)
  • Von Rumpel's particular gift is for diamonds: he can facet and polish stones as well as any Aryan jeweler in Europe, and he often spots fakes at a glance.†   (source)
  • This was a facet of her life that she had become exceedingly wary of....When the girls were gone to their Period Two classes and the bell had been silenced (several of them had slipped quietly out the back door before Miss Desjardin could begin to take names), Miss Desjardin employed the standard tactic for hysterics: She slapped Carrie smartly across the face.†   (source)
  • Feeling the textures of the mitre-crozier appliqué and the facets of the diamonds, he reminded himself that this ring was a symbol of power far less than that which he would soon attain.†   (source)
  • Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.†   (source)
  • In every other facet of her life she was in control, but his voice alone disassembled her, and opened her to an array of bad decisions.†   (source)
  • It is surfaced by hundreds of facets.†   (source)
  • The joints of the diamond's facets were not quite as sharp as they should have been...The girdle just slightly waxy.†   (source)
  • Eragon cupped the Eldunari between his hands, the irregular, sharp-edged facets warm against his palms, and stared into its pulsing depths.†   (source)
  • He wondered that it did not explode from the amount of force contained within the boundaries of its sharp-edged facets.†   (source)
  • That one spearhead stood out from the rest with burning clarity, every facet so distinct that he could envision how the ancient hammer had struck off each flake of stone.†   (source)
  • The image of Edward in the meadow—glowing, shimmering like his skin was made of a million diamond facets—was burned into my memory.†   (source)
  • When you spend your entire life in and around the city of Chicago, as it turns out, you fail to fully apprehend certain facets of rural life.†   (source)
  • They seemed to be descending, growing ever larger until they were radiant jewels, every facet polished to an astounding, unearthly gleam.†   (source)
  • If you overlook a single facet of a spell, it may do nothing but weaken you, or worse, it may do some horrible thing you never intended.†   (source)
  • "In facets," I say.†   (source)
  • During the hours he had spent looking at it, he had memorized every curve and facet, and if he closed his eyes, he could call up an image that was a perfect reproduction of the actual object.†   (source)
  • Certain facets of a child's outcome—personality, for instance, or creativity—are not easily measured by data.†   (source)
  • On the leather lay a jumbled pile of finger-length bones branded with a different symbol on each facet: the knucklebones of a dragon, with which she had read Eragon's future in Teirm.†   (source)
  • He remembered her again, thought back to whether he'd failed to account for some facet of her personality in his calculations.†   (source)
  • Many a battle-scarred veteran—grim, close-mouthed men whose only loves seemed to be wine, women, and war—had surprised her with some facet of their character that was at odds with their outward guise: a knack for wood carving, a tendency to memorize romantic poems, a fondness for hounds, or a fierce devotion to a family that they kept hidden from the rest of the world.†   (source)
  • ° For the next two hours, he thought of every facet of Katherine III (given name: Katherine Mutsensberger) with the precision and clarity that made his brain so unusual.†   (source)
  • Then it felt as if the invader tore his mind into a half-dozen pieces—each of which remained aware of the others, but none of which was free to do as it wished—and his vision fragmented, as if he were seeing the chamber through the facets of a jewel.†   (source)
  • Its surface was warm and covered with hundreds of sharp facets, which varied somewhat in size and sometimes projected at odd, slanting angles.†   (source)
  • "So you believe in Christ the Redeemer?" the doctor said in a thick-tongued but oddly abstract voice, like that of a lecturer examining the delicately shaded facet of a proposition in logic.†   (source)
  • I never noticed— They looked down at it, its facets blinking at them from the soft blue silk as if it were in a display window.†   (source)
  • Although there are available endless collections of diaries, speeches and letters which throw light on every facet of his life and accomplishments, yet in the center of the stage Houston himself remains shadowed and obscured, an enigma to his friends in his own time, a mystery to the careful historian of today.†   (source)
  • "That carpet, if you have ever been there, in the Palace of Pleasure, is red, but from up above, it changes and gives off light between the worn criss-crossing of the aisles like the facets of a well-cut ruby," he said, speaking in a declarative manner as if he had been waiting for a chance to deliver this enviable comparison.†   (source)
  • My being only glitters when all its facets are exposed to many people.†   (source)
  • "The jewel has facets," said the Chinese, "and it is possible that many religions are moderately true."†   (source)
  • It was like a globe with a thousand facets; it shone like silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the Moon!†   (source)
  • Mr. Ryder, the most respected of them wrote, rises like a fresh young trout to the hypodermic injection of a new culture and discloses a powerful facet in the vista of his potentialities..."By focusing the frankly traditional battery of his elegance and erudition on the maelstrom of barbarism, Mr. Ryder has at last found himself: Grateful words, but, alas, not true by a long chalk.†   (source)
  • Whoever wishes to recognize this must resolve once and for all not to regard the characters of such a poem as separate beings, but as the various facets and aspects of a higher unity, in my opinion, of the poet's soul.†   (source)
  • The ebbing motion of light flowed in controlled discipline, like the sentences of a speech giving voice to the changing facets of the walls.†   (source)
  • He had suddenly come to realize a single facet of the promised jewel; he had Time, Time for everything that he wished to happen, such Time that desire itself was quenched in the certainty of fulfillment.†   (source)
  • The nearer sea was flashing the sun from a myriad facets.†   (source)
  • In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.†   (source)
  • Rosemary accepted it as merely a new facet of the fabulous, which for two years had filled her life.†   (source)
  • Afterwards I found I had got only a half-truth—or only a glimpse of one facet of the truth.†   (source)
  • The latter reflected the sun's rays from the thousand facets of their crystals.†   (source)
  • You destroyed its true form, which is that of a pyramid, with six sides or facets.'†   (source)
  • This last facet of Vida's thought was the one which, after a year, was most often turned to the light.†   (source)
  • Eastward, over the blackened ruins of the Albert Terrace and the splintered spire of the church, the sun blazed dazzling in a clear sky, and here and there some facet in the great wilderness of roofs caught the light and glared with a white intensity.†   (source)
  • Every detail of the outing was a facet reflecting a sparkle to Jude, and he did not venture to meditate on the life of inconsistency he was leading.†   (source)
  • A cool wind blew across the oval, waving the tips of oaks, and while the light lasted, fluttering the aspen leaves into millions of facets of red, and sweeping the graceful spruces.†   (source)
  • The outer shell, the masonry, seemed rather to enclose the future so that it was an electric-like shock, a definite nervous experience, perverted as a breakfast of oatmeal and hashish, to cross that threshold, if it could be so called, into the long hall of blue steel, silver-gilt, and the myriad facets of many oddly bevelled mirrors.†   (source)
  • Now the lights of the orchestra were lit, the lustre, let down from the ceiling, throwing by the glimmering of its facets a sudden gaiety over the theatre; then the musicians came in one after the other; and first there was the protracted hubbub of the basses grumbling, violins squeaking, cornets trumpeting, flutes and flageolets fifing.†   (source)
  • The bottom of the vale was green to a width of ten yards or thereabouts, and the shining facets of frost upon the blades of grass seemed to move on with the shadows of those they surrounded.†   (source)
  • The piety of that age, not very subtle nor much given to reasoning, did not see so many facets in an act of religion.†   (source)
  • The light from our apparatus, reflected from the small facets of quartz, shot sparkling rays at every angle, and I seemed to be moving through a diamond, within which the quickly darting rays broke across each other in a thousand flashing coruscations.†   (source)
  • Words cannot describe the effects produced by our galvanic rays on these huge, whimsically sculpted blocks, whose every angle, ridge, and facet gave off a different glow depending on the nature of the veins running inside the ice.†   (source)
  • It's as if all the things I've learned have fused into a crystal universe spinning before me so that I can see all the facets of it reflected in gorgeous bursts of light.... A monkey sitting in the center of his cage, staring at me out of sleepy eyes, rubbing his cheeks with little old-man shriveled hands ...chee ...cheee ...cheeeee ...and bouncing off the cage wire, up to the swing overhead where the other monkey sits staring dumbly into space.†   (source)
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