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  • True interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files, it's about encouraging communication.
  • I am frustrated by all those unintelligible icons. There's a reason we invented writing.
    icons = graphic symbols used to indicate a concept
  • People recognize well-known icons more quickly than they recognize well-known words.
  • Only the icon for the Internet was left, sitting in the middle of the screen.   (source)
    icon = a graphic image or symbol on the computer screen that will run a program when clicked
  • The power icon was flashing, warning that reserves were low.   (source)
    icon = graphic symbol used to indicate a concept
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  • Jackie Chan is an action-movie icon.
  • The Eiffel Tower is a French icon.
    icon = something famous that represents something in a culture
  • Elvis is a rock and roll icon.
  • While some papers described me as a "peace icon," others carried the usual conspiracy theories, some bloggers even questioning if I had really been shot.   (source)
    icon = someone famous that represents something in a culture
  • She's the company icon, Mr. Branitt.   (source)
  • Princess Alyss Heart: not alive in flesh and blood, but very much alive as a symbol of more innocent (though still imperfect) times, an icon of hope for peace's return.   (source)
    icon = an image that represents something in a culture
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  • Icons are especially popular in Eastern Christianity.
    icons = paintings of religious figures
  • He stepped back from the window and looked at an icon of the Saviour in His crown of thorns.   (source)
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  • To paint icons?†   (source)
  • I tapped the Yes icon.†   (source)
  • This house is more than a box full of icons.†   (source)
  • Langdon drew another icon on the paper.†   (source)
  • In 2013, along with Marsha Colbey, we decided to honor the charismatic former director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Elaine Jones, and the progressive icecream icons Ben (Cohen) and Jerry (Greenfield).†   (source)
  • As Mrs. Simon T. Dawes, Serena became an icon of upper-crust glamour in the 1930s and 1940s.†   (source)
  • He was so stiffly wrapped, it was like carrying an unmanageable icon—he simply wouldn't bend, no matter how we held him.†   (source)
  • Rock icon Graham Nash, formerly of the Hollies and the legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash, had come to perform on my behalf.†   (source)
  • They would have no need to invent any harmful symbolisms, such as kingdoms, icons, gods, or money.†   (source)
  • If ruining the only religious icon I have leaves me vulnerable to Martian vampires, I'll have to risk it.†   (source)
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  • Instead he didn't say a word, only gazed at me with a sort of grieved fubsiness, haloed by his work lamp, tools arrayed on the walls behind him like Masonic icons.†   (source)
  • By then he'd have the commander's icon on his lapel.†   (source)
  • Every age needs an icon-perhaps that lot has fallen to you.†   (source)
  • Mae's entire medical history appeared before her in lists and images and icons.†   (source)
  • The back is divided into several dozen fingernail-sized icons.†   (source)
  • RANCHERS AND COWBOYS HAVE long been the central icons of the American West.†   (source)
  • Not a stringy blond-haired, blue-eyed icon.†   (source)
  • When the pilgrims came to Tinos every August to visit the icon, Mr. Roussos sold rolls of film to them and developed their photos in his darkroom for a fee.†   (source)
  • He was a visiting lecturer on living icons and seemed embarrassed by what he'd gleaned so far from his colleagues in popular culture.†   (source)
  • You know," Clary said, indicating the shelf behind the desk, which was lined with bronze Indian and Russian icons.†   (source)
  • And why the shack—the icon of his deepest pain?†   (source)
  • An icon of sorts, thanks to a namesake book series that I thought I could remember as a kid.†   (source)
  • The gage is some kind of religious icon and I'm performing a holy rite with it.†   (source)
  • Nadia selected a record, an album sung by a long-dead woman who was once an icon of a style that in her American homeland was quite justifiably called soul, her so-alive but no longer living voice conjuring up from the past a third presence in a room that presently contained only two, and asked Saeed if he would like a joint, to which he fortunately said yes, and which he offered to roll.†   (source)
  • Those photos had become icons, emblazoned on posters—already collectors' pieces.†   (source)
  • He pressed his thumb over the new mail icon.†   (source)
  • He was letting you break your icons one by one.†   (source)
  • My finger hovered over the fast-forward icon, but I decided to let the song play.†   (source)
  • All but punching the mouse in desperation, Kaoru double-clicks on a random icon, and a few seconds later the screen for 10:48 appears on the monitor.†   (source)
  • He texted me a laughing-face icon.†   (source)
  • The floodplain he crossed was walled about with fallen traprock and in the twilight the little desert foxes had come out to sit along the walls silent and regal as icons watching the night come and the doves called from the acacia and then night fell dark as Egypt and there was just the stillness and the silence and the sound of the horses breathing and the sound of their hooves clopping in the dark.†   (source)
  • That image became the icon of the abolitionist movement, and it underscored an important point: Clarkson and the abolitionists were scrupulous about not exaggerating.†   (source)
  • The horse became an icon of Tijuana's black community, which turned the horse's race days into joyful celebrations.†   (source)
  • Just click on the glossary icon wherever you see it.†   (source)
  • "Very good," wrote Savannah, inserting an angel icon.†   (source)
  • Here we were, having two Chinese icons right here in America.†   (source)
  • The press wanted tales of blood-and-guts heroism from the living icons in front of them.†   (source)
  • I hate the sealed vault with its cold icon.†   (source)
  • His face seemed illuminated, shining against a dark background like one of those medieval Russian icons.†   (source)
  • It was an icon for me of love.†   (source)
  • At first he thought the jar might hold a relic, an icon.†   (source)
  • Her voice-mail icon was blinking as well.†   (source)
  • Just click on the glossary icon wherever you see it.†   (source)
  • Cesar was counting out change on the counter when he noticed a small icon of Mary of Guadalupe atop the register.†   (source)
  • Can I have my icon back?†   (source)
  • It occurred to me then that I wasn't wearing any britches—I wasn't wearing anything—and here I was talking to a journalism icon in my birthday suit.†   (source)
  • He was walking down a side aisle pensively glancing at the succession of icons and the higher majestic stained-glass windows.†   (source)
  • The icon MikBlom/laptop was still on the server in Holland.†   (source)
  • Then, with a terrible sound, sufficient alone to ratify the passing of his life, the hooves came down upon his head and struck him like a crumbled icon to the ground.†   (source)
  • Many men find her sexy, and many women see her as an approachable icon.†   (source)
  • Out of it grew the sentimental and nostalgic figure of the cowboy as art American icon and then, as radio became popular, Will Rogers, "the plainspeaking plainsman with the heartland accent: male, Anglo-Saxon, individualist" and trustworthy.†   (source)
  • And yet Qurong was blending these two icons, which stood in unequivocal contrast with each other.†   (source)
  • At least, I have always taken the icon to be an angel; now, in the deepening dark, I am no longer certain of anything.†   (source)
  • I now remember not only the days when people were chased from houses of worship with guns, but also those poor Russians who traded for food their most treasured possessions but kept the holy icons.†   (source)
  • As the home screen appeared, I pointed to the phone icon in the bottom right of the screen.†   (source)
  • A network icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen read LIVE.†   (source)
  • "Going to make it?" the admiral said, looking at the icons.†   (source)
  • And neither can we excuse them as we excuse the manettes, the household images, the icons of sensible societies: our small images of holiness are not worshipped as holy in themselves, they are symbolic reminders of the larger, grander Buddhas of the forest, or humble symbols of the unspeakable, itself by no means humble.†   (source)
  • And the lamps and icon lights reflected in the puddles and shining like berries!†   (source)
  • He clicked on an icon of a cat sneezing, and immediately a stanza appeared below.†   (source)
  • Katherine clicked on his choice of icon: FINE PRINTS COLLECTION.†   (source)
  • She stares for a second, recognizing it, a well-known cartoon icon made real.†   (source)
  • This icon is formally known as the blade, and it represents aggression and manhood.†   (source)
  • I was a pop-culture icon, a VR rock star.†   (source)
  • I took a seat at my desk and tapped the Engage icon at the edge of my display.†   (source)
  • The image of a human hand, marked in this way on the fingertips, is a very old icon.†   (source)
  • /\ "This symbol is the original icon for male," he told her.†   (source)
  • An icon appeared, indicating that the volume had been at half-power, and was now at full.†   (source)
  • And, like me, she had a copper-colored gate icon beside her score now too.†   (source)
  • Don't get a symbologist started on Christian icons.†   (source)
  • The screen behind Gus now showed a grid of icons, with information listed clearly below each.†   (source)
  • Traditionally, the icon was sculpted in stone or wood or rendered as a drawing.†   (source)
  • Sophie, are you familiar with the modern icons for male and female?†   (source)
  • I was about to tap my Log-out icon when Aech held up herhis—hand.†   (source)
  • Langdon pointed to an icon on the desktop.†   (source)
  • I tapped my Log-out icon, and my avatar began to dematerialize in front of him.†   (source)
  • The man, in his late fifties, was an American icon, well loved, robust, and incalculably wealthy.†   (source)
  • Katherine clicked on the icon marked DIGITAL COLLECTIONS.†   (source)
  • I tapped the disconnect icon on my display, and HotCock007 vanished.†   (source)
  • Can you tell me the meaning of these icons?†   (source)
  • Then I tapped the skull-and-crossbones icon that now appeared on my avatar's toolbar.†   (source)
  • The quarter icon remained in my inventory.†   (source)
  • "It's one of the most secretive icons of the ancient world."†   (source)
  • But when I tapped the icon, I got a RECORDING NOT ALLOWED message.†   (source)
  • It was one of the ancient world's most coveted and secretive icons.†   (source)
  • Each pillar bore an OASIS teleportation icon, a capital "T" in the center of a blue hexagon.†   (source)
  • I highlighted that icon and tapped the Fire button.†   (source)
  • My locator icon was in the middle of a blank screen, which meant I was OTM—off the map.†   (source)
  • Then I realized that the icons and readouts around the edge of my display had also changed.†   (source)
  • He nodded to himself and tapped a series of icons on his clipboard.†   (source)
  • A long row of robot icons appeared below the wise man, stretching across the screen horizontally.†   (source)
  • And two gate icons now appeared beside it.†   (source)
  • She looked in astonishment at the icon bar.†   (source)
  • The same was true for an icon called Wennerström which she had not opened in a long time.†   (source)
  • He replayed the video in slow motion and then clicked on the pause icon.†   (source)
  • Our first 'Western experience, an American icon, and I didn't like it at all.†   (source)
  • Strigan held the icon out, raised a steel-gray eyebrow.†   (source)
  • The admiral looked at the icon of' the shuttle and the notations on closing the door.†   (source)
  • They were still an icon, despite being gone for nearly three decades.†   (source)
  • She clicked and a folder immediately opened with a new icon called ArmanskyHD.†   (source)
  • Then he adjusted the time code to 11:17:38 and clicked on the play icon.†   (source)
  • Five shelves of icons, a dizzying array of gods and saints worked in wood, in shell, in gold.†   (source)
  • Gabriel reached down, tapped a few keys on the keyboard, and clicked on the play icon on the screen.†   (source)
  • The icon Armansky/MiltSec, the last one created, was at the bottom of the list.†   (source)
  • "Setting it up …." the laser technician said, starting to hit the icons.†   (source)
  • Then he created a folder that he named and put an icon for it on the desktop of his iBook.†   (source)
  • She connected to the server in Holland and double-clicked on the MikBlom/laptop icon.†   (source)
  • "There's no icon for a browser."†   (source)
  • As it happened my suitcase had been small enough to bring aboard, which I was happy about for any number of reasons: my sweater, Wind, Sand and Stars, but most of all my painting, which felt like an article of protection even wrapped up and out of view, like a holy icon carried by a crusader into battle.†   (source)
  • Maybe what he knew was an icon, an ideal, an image through which he tried to grasp a sense of spirituality, but not a real person.†   (source)
  • There was a bronze chain around his throat, and his hair and eyes looked more gold than ever; she thought about how she would like to paint his portrait with the dull gold paint one sometimes saw in Russian icons.†   (source)
  • When she was done cleaning up, Mama put on what passed for her one fancy outfit, the one she wore every August fifteenth, the Feast of the Dormition at the Pariagia Evangelistria Church, when pilgrims descended on Tinos from everywhere in the Mediterranean to pray before the church's famed icon.†   (source)
  • Tables of contents of reference material are so structured, mechanical assemblies, computer software, all scientific and technical knowledge is so structured…so much so that in some fields such as biology, the hierarchy of kingdom phylum-class-order-family-genus-species is almost an icon.†   (source)
  • They belonged with waistcoats and corsets, with quadrilles and bezique, with the ownership of souls, the payment of tribute, and the stacking of icons in the corner.†   (source)
  • It was the most illiterate nation in Europe, with the majority of its population living in modified serfdom: tilling the fields with wooden plows, beating their wives by candlelight, collapsing on their benches drunk with vodka, and then waking at dawn to humble themselves before their icons.†   (source)
  • On any given day, you were apt to find in the window of his shop anything from a 1940s typewriter to a pair of leather work boots, or a weathervane, an old plant stand, giant wax candles, a cross, or, of course, copies of the Pariagia Evangelistria icon.†   (source)
  • He clicked on the food icon, which revealed a number of subset lists, with rankings of type of food, names of restaurants, restaurants by city and by neighborhood.†   (source)
  • Considered the most anatomically correct drawing of its day, Da Vinci's The Vitruvian Man had become a modern-day icon of culture, appearing on posters, mouse pads, and T-shirts around the world.†   (source)
  • To receive this icon was a sacred summons to join an elite group—those who were said to guard the secret wisdom of all the ages.†   (source)
  • The icon was rarely seen anymore, but throughout history it had symbolized a powerful call to action.†   (source)
  • I am an artifact …. an evolving icon.†   (source)
  • Peter sensed Langdon was beginning to see this creation for what it truly was …. a silent reminder of ancient wisdom …. an icon of enlightened man at the heart of a great nation.†   (source)
  • He scanned the grid intensely, searching for some clue—a pattern, a hidden word, a special icon, anything at all—but he saw only a grid of unrelated symbols.†   (source)
  • The screen bore the CIA logo and the text: SECURE LOG-IN USER: INOUE SATO SECURITY CLEARANCE: LEVEL 5 Beneath the laptop's log-in window, a progress icon was spinning: ONE MOMENT PLEASE ….†   (source)
  • The ring was one of Peter's most prized possessions—a Solomon family heirloom that bore the symbol of the double-headed phoenix—the ultimate mystical icon of Masonic wisdom.†   (source)
  • Today, this soaring icon—the father of our country ascending to heaven—hung silently above our lawmakers, leaders, and presidents …. a bold reminder, a map to the future, a promise of a time when man would evolve to complete spiritual maturity.†   (source)
  • I pulled up the contact card attached to Sorrento's e-mail and tapped the chatlink invitation icon at the bottom.†   (source)
  • They're not icons, Langdon thought.†   (source)
  • I tapped the Record icon at the edge of my display so that whatever happened next would be stored in a vidcap file I could play back and study later.†   (source)
  • I grinned and tapped a small door icon at the edge of my display, then selected Aech's chat room from my list of favorites.†   (source)
  • At the same moment, his avatar froze, as if he'd been turned to stone, and a log-out icon appeared directly over his head.†   (source)
  • Then I took several quick deep breaths, like a deep-sea diver preparing to submerge, and tapped the logout icon on my display.†   (source)
  • I tapped another icon, and a large two-dimensional Web browser window appeared, suspended in space directly in front of me.†   (source)
  • "Then, early this morning, Parzival's score increased another one hundred thousand points, and a Copper Gate icon appeared beside his score.†   (source)
  • The next time I blanked on what to do or say, I could select the Cue Card icon and the correct action or line of dialogue would appear on my display, sort of like a teleprompter.†   (source)
  • After checking a few other gunter forums, I tapped a bookmark icon for one of my favorite websites, Arty's Missives, the blog of a female gunter named Art3mis (pronounced "Artemis").†   (source)
  • I thought about that for a second; then I tapped the new Command icon that now appeared at the edge of my display and said, "I wish for Aech, Art3mis, and Shoto to be resurrected."†   (source)
  • Just below the Scoreboard was an icon that looked like a small leatherbound book, which linked to a free downloadable copy of Anorak's Almanac, a collection of hundreds of Halliday's undated journal entries.†   (source)
  • Then I checked the Scoreboard: HIGH SCORES: Parzival 110000
    Art3mis 9000
    1DH 0000000
    JDH 0000000
    1DH 0000000
    JDH 0000000
    JDH 0000000
    1DH 0000000
    1DH 0000000
    1DH 0000000
    My score had increased by 100,000 points, and a copper-colored gate icon now appeared beside it.†   (source)
  • Eleven of these icons were grayed out and had a red "X" over them, and these robots could not be identified or selected.†   (source)
  • In Boston, you couldn't walk a block without stumbling into some icon of liberty—the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church, the Bunker Hill Monument, whatever—but to me, liberty tasted like Fadlan's Falafel.†   (source)
  • And the illness, the drama of a failing body, the way impending death made her seem saintly, with an icon's fixedness, a stern and staring and enameled beauty.†   (source)
  • I hit Enter, and the computer whirred to life, a list of icons popping up on the left-hand side of the screen.†   (source)
  • In the latter half of the Depression, Seabiscuit was nothing short of a cultural icon in America, enjoying adulation so intense and broad-based that it transcended sport.†   (source)
  • A frail schoolboy still crouched inside the Director's pudgy corpus and this lonely crypto-child came to robust life in the presence of show people and other living icons—child stars, ballplayers, prizefighters, even Hollywood horses and dogs.†   (source)
  • "Our past is our key to our future," says Churchill, in words that make Kennedy and the British icon sound like two very similar statesmen.†   (source)
  • Forty tables, each with the likeness of some rock and roll icon as a centerpiece, filled out the Great Hall of the museum.†   (source)
  • Until the morning she saw the flag photo, that is: She framed it and hung it as the revered third icon on the wall.†   (source)
  • Every time we hit a bump, Bedouin trinkets jangled on the rearview mirror—a metal disk etched with Arabic calligraphy, a Christmas-tree–shaped pine air freshener, some animal teeth on a leather strap, and a little icon of Elvis Presley for reasons I didn't understand.†   (source)
  • The first twenty programs in the series included essays from a senator, several business leaders, a labor leader, two college presidents, a movie producer, a philosophy professor, a baseball umpire, and two certified national icons: Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt.†   (source)
  • In medical schools today, global public health is a hot topic, and doctors like Paul Farmer of Harvard Medical School, who spends more time running hospitals in Haiti and Rwanda than in his office in Boston, are viewed by students as icons.†   (source)
  • An icon at a child's birthday party, the pinata was originally used by Spanish missionaries to teach the natives the catequismo catolko.†   (source)
  • Within a day, the coat check, the hotel floor, the room number, and now the meeting of a rock'n'roll icon who lives at 2424 Something Street?†   (source)
  • Trying to focus despite this latest mind-blowing development, I skimmed icons and right-clicked my way into Explore.†   (source)
  • The comic La Cucaracha is shocking to many and draws plenty of hate mail because it ridicules Hispanic icons as readily as it mocks U.S. politics—evidence that the Latino presence in the United States has evolved to a level with many nuances.†   (source)
  • His likeness appeared in anonymous leaflets, drawn in the cartoon style of the ancient Ethiopic icon painters, with an abundance of yellow, green, and red; they depicted a black Christ flanked by a black John the Baptist, and our own General Mebratu.†   (source)
  • As the rubber heads exploded the bursts gave rise to fierce arguments for and against the sagging, pinched remnants of political icons and their dart-wielding executioners.†   (source)
  • And how strange it is, strange again, more strangeness, to feel a kind of homesickness for the things on the shelves in the houses that still stand, Old Dutch Cleanser and Rinso White, all those half-lost icons of the old life, Ipana and Oxydol and Chase & Sanborn, still intact out here in this nowhere near Mongolia, and does anyone remember why we were doing all this?†   (source)
  • I had seen them more than once, their white coats emblazoned with vivid university logos on breast and shoulder, and the same icons on ice chests, on the igloos on wheels, and even on the helicopter.†   (source)
  • Now the anxious organizers at Treasury moved to secure the one element that could make The Seventh shine like no other tour ever: the presence of living figures from the beloved flagraising icon.†   (source)
  • I took out my tea flask and cups, and the icon of She Who Sprang from the Lily, set them on the low table beside the bed.†   (source)
  • In four years it had metamorphosed from an image of hope in battle, to an icon of victory in World War II, to a symbol of the pride Americans now felt as citizens of the world's new superpower.†   (source)
  • A niche in the wall behind the young adjunct held an icon of Amaat and a small bowl of bright-orange, rufflepetaled flowers.†   (source)
  • He found he could move all the way in to icons of other asteroids, and even one comet receiving the tender attentions of the SAPL.†   (source)
  • Four months had passed since the attack on the Weinberg Center in Paris; in that time Safia had become a jihadist icon.†   (source)
  • Now, two years later, he strode among the young boys of Camp Pendleton, an icon who was willing to wade once more into the horrors of battle at their helm.†   (source)
  • That day, when Mrs. Sweeney beheld The Photograph in her newspaper, she immediately took her scissors, cut the image out, tenderly framed it, and then nailed her third sacred icon on the Sweeney family's living room wall.†   (source)
  • I set my empty cup beside the tea flask, and knelt on the floor before the icon, hip protesting slightly, and began to pray.†   (source)
  • But how had the most wanted woman in the world, a jihadist icon, managed to slip back into France, board an international flight, and enter the United States?†   (source)
  • The lanyard was pulled, the protective draping swung free, and the Iwo Jima memorial statue took its place amidst the sacred icons of the nation.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Issaaia entered, walked straight to the icon of Toren in its corner niche, and lit the incense waiting in the red bowl at the icon's feet.†   (source)
  • He dragged them to an icon for the Burn programme, which did not simply delete the documents but eradicated them byte by byte.†   (source)
  • The sides fell away, opening like a flower, and the mechanism disgorged the icon, a person nearly naked except for short trousers and tiny jewel-and-enamel flowers.†   (source)
  • She got a mild shock when her computer suddenly pinged and an icon in the menu toolbar started blinking to signal that someone was looking for her in the ICQ chat programme.†   (source)
  • This icon, and this set of omens.†   (source)
  • She had not clicked on those icons for more than a year, and she wondered vaguely whether to delete them.†   (source)
  • The icon had been unexpected.†   (source)
  • Each morning the makeshift temple's flower-bearers removed dead flowers from around the icon of Amaat and replaced them with fresh ones—usually a local species with small, bright-pink, triple-lobed petals that grew in the dirt that collected on the outside corners of buildings, or cracks in slabs, and was the nearest thing to a weed but greatly admired by the children.†   (source)
  • The icon?†   (source)
  • Your icon.†   (source)
  • I had thought that perhaps the morning's temple attendants would (quite understandably) choose to stay home, but one small flower-bearer, awake before the adults in her household, arrived with a handful of pink-petaled weeds and stopped at the edge of the house, startled to see Anaander Mianaai kneeling in front of our small icon of Amaat.†   (source)
  • These, and the icons, were Lieutenant Awn's personal possessions, gifts from her parents when she had taken the aptitudes and received her assignment.†   (source)
  • "You got icing on my icons," I accused.†   (source)
  • Then Lieutenant Awn would turn to her icons—fourarmed Amaat, an Emanation in each hand, sat on a box downstairs, but the others (Toren, who received devotions from every officer on Justice of Toren, and a few gods particular to Lieutenant Awn's family) sat near where Lieutenant Awn slept, in the upper part of the house, and it was to them that she made her morning devotions.†   (source)
  • The icon over the arched gate was framed by the legend in gold letters: "Rejoice, life-giving Cross, unconquerable victory of piety."†   (source)
  • The garnet-colored icon lamp, dark as an inkwell in its gold bracket, scattered its star-shaped light, splintered by the cut glass, on the bedroom carpet.†   (source)
  • The Virgin in the icon, freeing her dark, narrow hands from the silver covering, held them up, seeming to hold in each the first and last letters of her Greek name, ,Mother of God.†   (source)
  • There the heavenly stars became the lights before the icons, and the Lord God was a kindly Father, and everything more or less fell into its right place.†   (source)
  • There is no longer any question of Picasso or icons.†   (source)
  • The gods as icons are not ends in themselves.†   (source)
  • Picasso and the icons are so austere and barren in comparison.†   (source)
  • Druses, patriarchs, icons, bed-bugs, Romanesque remains, curious dishes of goat and sheeps' eyes, French and Turkish officials—all the catalogue of Near Eastern travel was provided for our amusement.†   (source)
  • And the numerous saints of this anticult—namely the patriots whose ubiquitous photographs, draped with flags, serve as official icons—are precisely the local threshold guardians (our demon Sticky-hair) whom it is the first problem of the hero to surpass.†   (source)
  • But that weighs very little with the peasant, for he suddenly discovers values in Repin's picture that seem far superior to the values he has been accustomed to find in icon art; and the unfamiliar itself is one of the sources of those values: the values of the vividly recognizable, the miraculous and the sympathetic.†   (source)
  • In Repin's picture the peasant recognizes and sees things in the way in which he recognizes and sees things outside of pictures -- there is no discontinuity between art and life, no need to accept a convention and say to oneself, that icon represents Jesus because it intends to represent Jesus, even if it does not remind me very much of a man.†   (source)
  • The abstract technique -- to accept Macdonald's supposition, which I am inclined to doubt -- reminds him somewhat of the icons he has left behind him in the village, and he feels the attraction of the familiar.†   (source)
  • One day a lady acquaintance mentioned a cure effected by a wonder-working icon.†   (source)
  • Andrew, I bless you with this icon and you must promise me you will never take it off.†   (source)
  • The crowd round the icon suddenly parted and pressed against Pierre.†   (source)
  • An immense crowd of bareheaded officers, soldiers, and militiamen surrounded the icon.†   (source)
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