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  • "What's the next iteration up from a trillion, by the way?"†   (source)
  • His struggles against this temptation, his iterations of "I'm no good, and, "I'm the son he set least store by, but I'm the one that cares for him the most, and the voices of the women, soothing him, trying to quiet him, only added to his tears, the richness of his emotions, and his verbosity, and before long he had realized that this too was useful, and was using it.†   (source)
  • An actual shuttle was, you know, two iterations away.†   (source)
  • As she completed the first iteration of the melody in a perfect pianissimo and transitioned to the second with its suggestion of rising emotional force, the Count took another two steps back and found himself sitting in a chair.†   (source)
  • DNA was such a large molecule that each species required ten gigabytes of optical disk space to store details of all the iterations.†   (source)
  • Chapter 5 — SECOND ITERATION   (source)
  • Chapter 44 — SIXTH ITERATION   (source)
  • Chapter 42 — FIFTH ITERATION   (source)
  • Chapter 48 — SEVENTH ITERATION   (source)
  • Chapter 28 — FOURTH ITERATION   (source)
  • Chapter 15 — THIRD ITERATION   (source)
  • "Yeah," Alex iterated, "and Willie is down here on business for Mason County, ain't you, Willie?"†   (source)
  • She sang, in a wailing minor key, with unceasing iteration: "Jelly Roll!†   (source)
  • At each iteration of Annie's firm refusals, he fetched out a deep groan and took up his lament again.†   (source)
  • Loveliness and stillness clasped hands in the bedroom, and among the shrouded jugs and sheeted chairs even the prying of the wind, and the soft nose of the clammy sea airs, rubbing, snuffling, iterating, and reiterating their questions—"Will you fade?†   (source)
  • "You not only say it, but you say it with tiresome iteration,' said Clutton severely.†   (source)
  • All material objects around announced their irresponsibility with terrible iteration.†   (source)
  • "No, there is nothing left for us but the open boat," I iterated stoutly.†   (source)
  • They passed upstairs, kissed, and amidst the endless iterations fell asleep.†   (source)
  • The shops show the same standardized, nationally advertised wares; the newspapers of sections three thousand miles apart have the same "syndicated features"; the boy in Arkansas displays just such a flamboyant ready-made suit as is found on just such a boy in Delaware, both of them iterate the same slang phrases from the same sporting-pages, and if one of them is in college and the other is a barber, no one may surmise which is which.†   (source)
  • …was obliged, in order to console herself for not being quite on a level with the rest of the Guermantes, to repeat to herself incessantly that it was owing to the uncompromising rigidity of her principles and pride that she saw so little of them, the constant iteration had gradually remoulded her body, and had given her a sort of 'bearing' which was accepted by the plebeian as a sign of breeding, and even kindled, at times, a momentary spark in the jaded eyes of old gentlemen in clubs.†   (source)
  • Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.†   (source)
  • No—I couldn't come to the funeral," repeated Arabella, who, seeming utterly unable to reach the ideal of a catastrophic manner, fumbled with iterations.†   (source)
  • Yet with the iterated and reiterated thought, based on the seemingly irreparable and irreconcilable loss of Sondra, as to whether it was possible for him to go on with this—make this, as he at times saw it, almost useless fight.†   (source)
  • Excited by the daylong pursuit of him, swayed subconsciously by the insistent iteration on their brains of the sight of him fleeing away, mastered by the feeling of mastery enjoyed all day, the dogs could not bring themselves to give way to him.†   (source)
  • He had never before seen a woman's lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.†   (source)
  • Although Tess had not heard the beginning of the address, she learnt what the text had been from its constant iteration— "O foolish galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"†   (source)
  • "But we can wait a long time," said poor Catherine, in a tone which was meant to express the humblest conciliation, but which had upon her father's nerves the effect of an iteration not characterised by tact.†   (source)
  • A tune much iterated has the ridiculous effect of making the words in my mind perform a sort of minuet to keep time—an effect hardly tolerable, I imagine, after boyhood.†   (source)
  • Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress, and Mr. Tulliver's heat was certainly more and more palpable.†   (source)
  • I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance; and I thought, too, it might create a favourable crisis in Catherine's mental illness: and then I remembered Mr. Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.†   (source)
  • As a child that has been hurt skips about, putting all his muscles into movement to drown the pain, in the same way Alexey Alexandrovitch needed mental exercise to drown the thoughts of his wife that in her presence and in Vronsky's, and with the continual iteration of his name, would force themselves on his attention.†   (source)
  • Silas Marner's determination to keep the "tramp's child" was matter of hardly less surprise and iterated talk in the village than the robbery of his money.†   (source)
  • Others, however, may rather maintain that this very iteration is an original felicity, to which none but the most prosaic minds can be insensible.†   (source)
  • I did not like this iteration of one idea — this strange recurrence of one image, and I grew nervous as bedtime approached and the hour of the vision drew near.†   (source)
  • Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds—it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor—disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.†   (source)
  • "Yes, ma'am, yes, he did; he did so," said the good auctioneer, trying to throw something soothing into his iteration.†   (source)
  • Some will perhaps think that they detect in the first quatrain an indication of a lost line, which later rhapsodists, failing in imaginative vigour, have supplied by the feeble device of iteration.†   (source)
  • Much rumination had Mr. Tulliver on these puzzling subjects during his rides on the gray horse; much turning of the head from side to side, as the scales dipped alternately; but the probable result was still out of sight, only to be reached through much hot argument and iteration in domestic and social life.†   (source)
  • In Mr. Casaubon's ear, Dorothea's voice gave loud emphatic iteration to those muffled suggestions of consciousness which it was possible to explain as mere fancy, the illusion of exaggerated sensitiveness: always when such suggestions are unmistakably repeated from without, they are resisted as cruel and unjust.†   (source)
  • O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint.†   (source)
  • Earth trembled from her entrails, as again In pangs; and Nature gave a second groan; Sky loured; and, muttering thunder, some sad drops Wept at completing of the mortal sin Original: while Adam took no thought, Eating his fill; nor Eve to iterate Her former trespass feared, the more to sooth Him with her loved society; that now, As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth: But that…†   (source)
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