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  • and when he came home she would swear she smelled scotch or gin on his breath, but he would talk lucidly to her before supper,   (source)
    lucidly = clearly and logically
  • He was still too weak to clear his mind completely, but he was lucid enough to examine his experiences since Carvahall.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • It was all clear and lucid now, unforgettable.   (source)
    lucid = easily understood
  • I was lucid--things were clear--but my tongue wouldn't fit around the words.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • ...something had been written in a child's handwriting. The labored form of each letter and the irregular space between words was full of the struggle for control over the errant, self-willed pencil. The sentiment, in contrast, was lucid:   (source)
    lucid = clearly expressed so it is easily understood
  • ...he never needed her awake and lucid as much as he did during those fumbling moments.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • When they reach their last moments, they slip in and out of consciousness and even while awake, in and out of lucidity.   (source)
    lucidity = a state in which one can think clearly
  • a thin blue letter on leftover Yale stationery, addressed to me in Buddy Willard's lucid hand.   (source)
    lucid = clearly written
  • When I saw he was fairly lucid I...   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • I shall never be able to speak one lucid sentence to him again.   (source)
    lucid = clear
  • He knew, he explained, that the pastor suffered from Alzheimer's and enquired how lucid he was now.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • her thoughts are good, lucid the products of intelligence, but it is not now an unbiased, impersonal intelligence.   (source)
    lucid = clear (demonstrating good logic)
  • ...since you are suddenly so lucid on the problem of mental health, what is this trouble?   (source)
    lucid = thinking clearly
  • It was a lucid enjoyable night that would stick out in his memory like a spike.   (source)
    lucid = clear in his mind
  • Probably he had been delirious and would have withdrawn the request at once if he had been allowed a lucid moment.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • these logical appeals ... the lucidity of uncluttered periods, the lulling movement of multisyllabic words to thrill and console us.   (source)
    lucidity = clear expression of ideas
  • I felt the sedation wearing off and lucidity taking its place.   (source)
    lucidity = the capability of thinking clearly
  • Before, I was powerless and passive in the face of my confusion, but now I am active: the powerful shaper of my experience. I am transforming it into a lucid meaning.   (source)
    lucid = clearly understood and expressed
  • But Max still preferred the baka's whispers and the nightmares to those brief moments of real or imagined lucidity.   (source)
    lucidity = clear thought
  • Though drunk, Alessandro was lucid.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • He saw all of this now, with the terrible lucidity of a strained mind; and seeing it, wondered what there was to live for.   (source)
    lucidity = capability of thinking clearly
  • when he was lucid enough to enforce his demands they moved him to a private room six floors above the street.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • In a lucid moment Winston found that he was shouting with the others and kicking his heel violently against the rung of his chair.   (source)
    lucid = clear thinking
  • However, he seemed more lucid and almost immediately asked them to get his manuscript from the drawer where he always kept it.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • Makes you think more lucidly.   (source)
    lucidly = clearly
  • It was simply light and lucidity.   (source)
    lucidity = clarity (easily understood -- despite underlying complexity)
  • leaving his mind lucid   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • Out in Shanley's, Yonkers, he became almost logical, and by a careful control of the number of high-balls he drank, grew quite lucid and garrulous.   (source)
  • criticised with admirable lucidity   (source)
    lucidity = clarity (well-thought and clearly explained)
  • your statement is singularly lucid.   (source)
    lucid = clearly expressed so it is easily understood
  • One outlined in a peculiarly lucid manner all the plans of the commanding general.   (source)
    lucid = clearly expressed
  • In a lucid interval, Huck feebly led up to the subject of taverns, and finally asked--dimly dreading the worst--if anything had been discovered at the Temperance Tavern since he had been ill.   (source)
    lucid = clearly thinking
  • the lucid reason of   (source)
    lucid = clearly thought
  • Luke seems lucid.†   (source)
  • She gave herself over to them, a lucid passenger in her own mind.†   (source)
  • That was her lucid interval.†   (source)
  • And suddenly, the Count had his own moment of lucidity.†   (source)
  • She looked more lucid than usual, which was bad news.†   (source)
  • His guardian could always be counted upon to explain matters clearly and lucidly and as simply as Bod needed in order to understand.†   (source)
  • In his completely lucid and convincing view, the Bible is a book with a troubling plot, but a plot that can be understood: God creates us out of love, but we don't want God, or we don't believe in Him, or we pay very poor attention to Him.†   (source)
  • In the lucid freedom of his dream state, Turner intended to shoot the officer through the chest.†   (source)
  • He was mumbling, fading in and out of lucidity, shifting between English and Polish.†   (source)
  • And I had seen the girl too, the briefest snapshot, an autumn-leaf lucidity: rusty eyebrows, honey-brown eyes.†   (source)
  • At first I think I must be dreaming, but my dreams are never this lucid.†   (source)
  • She stepped onto the roofdeck, organizing her thoughts into some lucid statement.†   (source)
  • We could almost be called incommunicable, except we remained lucid; we got over what we felt, sensed and understood.†   (source)
  • It was one of those little islands of lucidity donors sometimes get to in the midst of their ghastly battles, and she looked at me, just for that moment, and although she didn't speak, I knew what her look meant.†   (source)
  • He was numb to it all, uninterested in drinking and pool and other people, and the more drunk he became the more lucid his mind was and the colder he felt toward everyone.†   (source)
  • For her to have dreamed so lucidly about the pond, about the clearing, to have bruises from it, meant, in his opinion, she had to be connected in some way.†   (source)
  • In this relatively lucid period of Moody's troubled life his willingness to draw closer to Ellen and Hormoz was a' tacit acknowledgment that some or all of the trouble had resulted from his craziness.†   (source)
  • And the pain in her stomach somehow defeated lucidity.†   (source)
  • I wasn't sure Blitzen was still lucid, but I squeezed his shoulder.†   (source)
  • I fumble for my knife, every second I'm conscious making me more lucid and, thus, more murderous.†   (source)
  • But one night, during a brief lucid period in the hour just before dawn, she'd reached for him.†   (source)
  • He looked at her, lucid, his eyes the same bright seeking blue as Doro's.†   (source)
  • Johnnie—the girl who had written him that pathetic little letter about the children in her room, and her growing doubt as to the wholesomeness of their work; the girl who had read the books he gave her, and fed her understanding on them till she expressed herself logically and lucidly on the economic problems of the day—that, for the sake of the few cents they could earn, she should put the children, whom he knew she loved, into slavery, seemed to him monstrous beyond belief.†   (source)
  • The strength of these exercises, which are a form of perdurable prayer, rests in the voices that accompany hers, children responding through the decades, syllable-crisp, a panpipe reply that is the lucid music of her life.†   (source)
  • And the Toad was obviously not lucid last night.†   (source)
  • Does he have lucid moments?†   (source)
  • Not for the Town Car, which didn't come home with my mother tucked safely inside until much later, when I was in bed half-asleep, making myself stay lucid until I heard her key in the lock.†   (source)
  • She came over, looked at him with those lucid, patient eyes.†   (source)
  • But I could see that he was not out of his mind, as Lestat thought, but in some terrible state of lucidity.†   (source)
  • In her rare moments of lucidity she understood that this was not a nightmare and that she was not there by mistake.†   (source)
  • I had obviously overestimated Aunt Grace's lucidity.†   (source)
  • A brief period of lucidity with roving eye movements followed, along with more attempts at speech, but it was unintelligible.†   (source)
  • For the first time, he'd awakened with a compulsion to treat this dream of Bangkok, this lucid fabrication in his mind, as real.†   (source)
  • Suddenly Shay's gaze was piercing and lucid.†   (source)
  • He's having a few himself, and even if he's halfway lucid, there aren't five sober enough to listen to him.†   (source)
  • It was a remarkable letter—lucid, knowledgeable, and candid, if flagrantly self-congratulatory.†   (source)
  • In the daylight, when I was more lucid, I knew that her illness had no more nor less sense than any other person's suffering.†   (source)
  • But she is still voluptuous, vivacious, and clever enough in her lucid moments that her true intelligence reveals itself.†   (source)
  • She used to sing it to us when she was in her half-lucid state.†   (source)
  • She remembered from a psych class she'd taken last year that this was called "lucid dreaming.†   (source)
  • You probably haven't had a lucid thought in your life!"†   (source)
  • They look you in the eye, level and measuring, they sit at the kitchen table and the air around lights up with their lucidity.†   (source)
  • Wilson, for instance, who despised "college professors" and their tastes, tackled the problem of the "boring" modern story at great and lucid length, ending with the intriguing conclusion that each age has its own acceptable boredoms, with Joyce's boredoms being no greater than Sir Walter Scott's.†   (source)
  • "I saw you on television," she said, suddenly lucid.†   (source)
  • Not when we were afraid, but when we were wide awake and lucid, my mother f unneled China into our ears: Kwang-tung Province, New Society Village, the river Kwoo, which runs past the village.†   (source)
  • Might Oedipa Maas yet be his heiress; had that been in the will, in code, perhaps without Pierce really knowing, having been by then too seized by some headlong expansion of himself, some visit, some lucid instruction?†   (source)
  • Oh God, he was strictly 4-F. During one of his lucid periods he did try to join up with the paratroopers, but we nipped that one in the bud.†   (source)
  • The last lucid remark he'd made to my mother was "If you let them tie me down, I'll die."†   (source)
  • But the lucid moment was gone.†   (source)
  • The fields appeared to him as something seen in the fever of a dangerous illness, and the woods, by contrast, in the lucidity of health regained.†   (source)
  • For the sake of those few lucid moments, and his present half-confused knowledge, it can be said that Tony was the person present who had the greatest responsibility that day.†   (source)
  • As lucid as he seemed, the priest was talking nonsense.   (source)
    lucid = capable of thinking clearly
  • he was barely lucid, in as much a state of shock as with his telephone call   (source)
  • She was perfectly lucid, you could even say controlled, in spite of her anxiety.   (source)
  • For the first time in recent memory, I was awake and lucid in the morning.   (source)
  • It was a talent of his to be able to conduct a perfectly lucid conversation when his mind was on something entirely different.   (source)
    lucid = clear and logical
  • Actually, in spite of the fact that everyone considered him mad, Jose Arcadio Segundo was at that time the most lucid inhabitant of the house.   (source)
    lucid = clear thinking
  • a lucid plan for the economy
  • He chanced to be in a lucid critical mood, and would not sympathize with exaltation.   (source)
  • Mr Plornish ... considered, found himself unequal to the task of lucid explanation, and appealing to his wife, said, "Sally, you may as well mention how it was, old woman."   (source)
    lucid = explaining clearly
  • His eyes were keen, glistening with a lucid determination.†   (source)
  • It stemmed from a lucidity that lies beyond rage.†   (source)
  • You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing.†   (source)
  • When he became lucid again, he turned his head toward her.†   (source)
  • He walked all night long, scared, lost, and vainly grasping at lucidity.†   (source)
  • Juliet was the only human she knew who was probably more lucid under the mesmer.†   (source)
  • He seemed lucid, but if you listened carefully his stories didn't make sense.†   (source)
  • I know my purpose, he thought, awed by the lucidity of it.†   (source)
  • She was impressed that Giannini had replied so precisely and lucidly, and in such detail.†   (source)
  • He had to appear completely lucid-sane within the boundaries of his memory.†   (source)
  • I felt both momentarily robbed of strength and then back in control; lucid, then very woozy again.†   (source)
  • But finally she formulated a lucid thought and it gripped her with panic.†   (source)
  • He had been given large doses of painkillers, yet was relatively lucid and able to talk.†   (source)
  • Listening to its melancholy, lucid progression has the effect of stopping time.†   (source)
  • In a thinker there is a reverence for the beauty of the alert and directed and lucid mind.†   (source)
  • He sounded lucid, determined, and clearer than he had in months.†   (source)
  • I was all too lucid; I wished I could stay oblivious longer.†   (source)
  • Trina seemed a little more lucid now, clarity coming back into her eyes.†   (source)
  • Even in her lucid moments she draws a blank, which is not encouraging.†   (source)
  • Despite her star comment, she sounds lucid.†   (source)
  • The water and the cooler night air were making us lucid, something we did not want.†   (source)
  • "I believe you're right," she said in a surprisingly lucid voice.†   (source)
  • He later told his parents--in a brief moment of lucidity--that he had felt us with him.†   (source)
  • While we were still lucid, we hummed ourselves a lullaby in our head.†   (source)
  • As if this were not enigmatic enough, positioned carefully in the area around the encrypted S-wall were numerous other sculptural elements—granite slabs at odd angles, a compass rose, a magnetic lodestone, and even a message in Morse code that referenced "lucid memory" and "shadow forces."†   (source)
  • She was, however, lucid enough to realize that this was the result not of the anisette but of her imminent return.†   (source)
  • If what they had just witnessed was indeed what it seemed to be—that is, evidence that a soul or consciousness or life force could move outside the realm of the body—then a startling new light had just been shed on countless mystical questions: transmigration, cosmic consciousness, near-death experiences, astral projection, remote viewing, lucid dreaming, and on and on.†   (source)
  • And if his regulator was perhaps on the fritz and not delivering oxygen to his mask, that would also explain Andy's apparent lack of lucidity.†   (source)
  • Rémy could no longer see, but he could sense his oxygen-deprived brain straining to cling to his last faint shreds of lucidity.†   (source)
  • It was not fuzzy and filled with pain as he had anticipated, but lucid and clear, like a note from a crystal bell.†   (source)
  • And when this occurs—this extraordinary realignment of the stars— the man so long out of step with his times experiences a supreme lucidity.†   (source)
  • He knew that wasn't possible—the rough timbered wall of the stairwell should have blocked his view—but his sleep had a lucidity that rendered the wall as transparent as glass.†   (source)
  • But sometimes, unexpectedly, grief pounded over me in waves that left me gasping; and when the waves washed back, I found myself looking out over a brackish wreck which was illumined in a light so lucid, so heartsick and empty, that I could hardly remember that the world had ever been anything but dead.†   (source)
  • He could see that Louie had a nasty cut on his finger, near his USC ring, but was otherwise unhurt and lucid.†   (source)
  • His strange nature, which someone once praised in a speech as lucid dementia, allowed him to see in an instant what no one else ever saw in Florentino Ariza.†   (source)
  • I knew that I should give the painting to either Hobie or Mrs. Barbour, throw myself on their mercy, tell them everything, beg them to help mein some bleak, lucid corner of my mind I knew I would be sorry if I didn't—but my mind was too full of Maine and sailing to think about anything else; and it was starting to occur to me that it might even be smart to keep the painting for a while, as a sort of insurance for the next three years, against having to go live with Grandpa Decker and…†   (source)
  • I knew people could go crazy—they'd wear dead cats on their heads or fall in love with a turnip—but the notion that a person could be functional, lucid, persuasive, and something could still be wrong, had never occurred to me.†   (source)
  • He had said that our lives are steered by uncertainties, many of which are disruptive or even daunting; but that if we persevere and remain generous of heart, we may be granted a moment of supreme lucidity—a moment in which all that has happened to us suddenly comes into focus as a necessary course of events, even as we find ourselves on the threshold of a bold new life that we had been meant to lead all along.†   (source)
  • Both were lucid enough to realize, at the same fleeting instant, that the hands made of old bones were not the hands they had imagined before touching.†   (source)
  • It had enraged me, cut me to the bone, the careful, kindly tone she had taken with me around this "Everett"—"no," I said politely, when she asked me whether I was seeing someone, "not really," although (I was proud of it in a lucid, gloomy way) I was in fact sleeping with two different girls, neither of whom knew about the other.†   (source)
  • On Pentecost Sunday, when he lifted the blanket to look at Jeremiah de Saint-Amour's body, Dr. Urbino experienced the revelation of something that had been denied him until then in his most lucid peregrinations as a physician and a believer.†   (source)
  • Without intending to, without even knowing it, he demonstrated with his life that his father had been right when he repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.†   (source)
  • In her final years she would still recall the trip that, with the perverse lucidity of nostalgia, became more and more recent in her memory.†   (source)
  • Panic-stricken, she told her Aunt Escolastica, who gave her advice with the courage and lucidity she had not had when she was twenty and was forced to decide her own fate.†   (source)
  • She needed to be somewhat intoxicated in order not to think about her fate with too much lucidity, but Florentino Ariza thought it was to give herself courage for the final step.†   (source)
  • As he was falling he had enough lucidity to think that he was not going to die of this accident because the logic of life would not allow two men, who had loved the same woman so much for so many years, to die in the same way within a year of each other.†   (source)
  • He did not speak of business again, he did not even allow anyone to consult with him, he did not lose a single ringlet from his splendid imperial head or an iota of his lucidity, but he did everything possible to keep anyone from seeing him who might pity him.†   (source)
  • His forced immobility, the growing lucidity of his conviction that time was fleeting, his mad desire to see her, everything proved to him that his fear of falling had been more accurate and more tragic than he had foreseen.†   (source)
  • At eighty-one years of age he had enough lucidity to realize that he was attached to this world by a few slender threads that could break painlessly with a simple change of position while he slept, and if he did all he could to keep those threads intact, it was because of his terror of not finding God in the darkness of death.†   (source)
  • For a moment the BoneMan had seemed quite lucid, but then he'd lost it and began snapping their bones right there in the studio.†   (source)
  • Up until then it had been her against the rest of Sweden, which in its simplicity was quite an elegant and lucid equation.†   (source)
  • Powell is as lucid as he is powerful.†   (source)
  • The notebook held the story of how he and Allie had fallen in love, and sometimes after he read it aloud to her, Allie would become momentarily lucid, despite the ravages of Alzheimer's.†   (source)
  • Posted lucid high over the sea and shifting sand, Spec Four Paul Berlin looked out on nighttime Quang Ngai.†   (source)
  • William was hardly lucid.†   (source)
  • While the Aurelianos were withdrawn, but with lucid minds, the Jose Arcadios were impulsive and enterprising, but they were marked with a tragic sign.†   (source)
  • The lucidity never lasted long—and as the disease progressed further, it ceased completely—but when it happened, Allie's improvement was dramatic enough for specialists to travel from Chapel Hill to Creekside in the hopes of understanding it.†   (source)
  • Reduced to the size of a wandering but completely lucid angel, she was in full possession of her indomitable spiritual energy.†   (source)
  • Matron offered the history that Sister Mary Joseph Praise had been in severe pain, great spasms of it, and then the pains had suddenly ceased and she'd seemed almost lucid, talking …. but now she had deteriorated again.†   (source)
  • Outside the local kids were gathered in squads, stalking in and out of the lucid clouds produced by the streetlamps.†   (source)
  • And sometimes, he was less lucid.†   (source)
  • He sang with his whole body, phrasing each verse as naturally as he walked, his voice rising above all the others, blending with that of the lucid horn.†   (source)
  • At times, she experienced moments of lucidity, but for the most part she remained a prisoner of the past.†   (source)
  • Always, in training and before an attack, the rifles had appeared as dense black silhouettes against inexplicably lucid skies.†   (source)
  • Lundin did not seem to be in any condition now to carry on a lucid conversation, and there was the possibility that someone had heard the shot.†   (source)
  • And my mind rushing for relief away from the spring dusk and flower scents, away from the time-scene of the crucifixion to the time-mood of the birth; from spring-dusk and vespers to the high, clear, lucid moon of winter and snow glinting upon the dwarfed pines where instead of the bells, the organ and the trombone choir speak carols to the distances drifted with snow, making of the night air a sea of crystal water lapping the slumbering land to the farthest reaches of sound, for…†   (source)
  • …legal advisor and that I would pass along their pleas: from the elderly couple with knotted hands, whose twin diagnoses—breast cancer and lymphatic cancer—came within a week of each other; to the father who carried pictures of the eight children he couldn't support since losing his job; to the daughter pushing her mother's wheelchair, wishing for just one more lucid moment in the fog of Alzheimer's so that she could say she was sorry for a transgression that had happened years earlier.†   (source)
  • Ursula, completely blind by then but still active and lucid, was the only one who guessed the exact diagnosis.†   (source)
  • In the end, he confused me with Clara, and at times with Rosa, but he died without pain or anguish, more lucid than ever and happy, conscious, and serene.†   (source)
  • He's been trying to tell you that for weeks in perfectly lucid English — I suspect too lucid for your convoluted mentality.†   (source)
  • In spite of the fact that Colonel Aureliano Buendia kept on believing and repeating that Remedios the Beauty was in reality the most lucid being that he had ever known and that she showed it at every moment with her startling ability to put things over on everyone, they let her go her own way.†   (source)
  • Now he's lucid.†   (source)
  • Aureliano, had never been more lucid in any act of his life as when he forgot about his dead ones and the pain of his dead ones and nailed up the doors and windows again with Fernanda's crossed boards so as not to be disturbed by any temptations of the world, for he knew then that his fate was written in Melquiades' parchments.†   (source)
  • He's not lucid enough to care.†   (source)
  • I thought it was a dream, because it has the lucidity and freedom of a dream, a dream's unburdening, and a dreamlike truth.†   (source)
  • The scholar agreed, "/think it's a dream, a great dream, with— as you put itthe lucidity, freedom, unburdening, and truth of a dream.†   (source)
  • It seemed as if some penetrating lucidity permitted her to see the reality of things beyond any formalism.†   (source)
  • In that state of hallucinated lucidity, not only did they see the images of their own dreams, but some saw the images dreamed by others.†   (source)
  • They would come suddenly in a wave of supernatural lucidity, like an absolute and momentaneous conviction, but they could not be grasped.†   (source)
  • Ever more startled at Jose Arcadio Buendia 's lucidity, he asked him how it was possible that they had him tied to a tree.†   (source)
  • In fleeting clear spells of lucidity, when Amaranta would bring him his meals he would tell her what bothered him most and would accept her sucking glasses and mustard plasters in a docile way.†   (source)
  • A short time before the death of Amaranta she suddenly stumbled into in open space of lucidity within the madness and she trembled before the uncertainty of the future.†   (source)
  • She had confused him with her son again, because the hot wind that came after the deluge and had brought occasional waves of lucidity to Ursula's brain had passed.†   (source)
  • But the lucidity of her old age allowed her to see, and she said so many times, that the cries of children in their mothers' wombs are not announcements of ventriloquism or a faculty for prophecy but an unmistakable sign of an incapacity for love.†   (source)
  • She finally mixed up the past with the present in such a way that in the two or three waves of lucidity that she had before she died, no one knew for certain whether she was speaking about what she felt or what she remembered.†   (source)
  • Her lucidity, the ability to be sufficient un herself made one think that she was naturally conquered by the weight of her hundred years, but even though it was obvious that she was having trouble seeing, no one suspected that she was totally blind.†   (source)
  • Both described at the same time how it was always March there and always Monday, and then they understood that Jose Arcadio Buendia was not as crazy as the family said, but that he was the only one who had enough lucidity to sense the truth of the fact that time also stumbled and had accidents and could therefore splinter and leave an eternalized fragment in a room.†   (source)
  • It was in that way that Aureliano Segundo remembered the fortune buried in some place that only Ursula knew, but the questions and astute maneuvering that occurred to him were of no use because in the labyrinth of her madness she seemed to preserve enough of a margin of lucidity to keep the secret which she would reveal only to the one who could prove that he was the real owner of the buried gold.†   (source)
  • The waves of lucidity that were so scarce during the rains became more frequent after August, when an and wind began to blow and suffocated the rose bushes and petrified the piles of mud, and ended up scattering over Macondo the burning dust that covered the rusted zinc roofs and the age-old almond trees forever.†   (source)
  • He sank into the rocking chair, the same one in which Rebeca had sat during the early days of the house to give embroidery lessons, and in which Amaranta had played Chinese checkers with Colonel Gerineldo Marquez, and in which Amaranta Ursula had sewn the tiny clothing for the child, and in that flash of lucidity he became aware that he was unable to bear in his soul the crushing weight of so much past.†   (source)
  • And yet somehow all that people do is clear and lucid and authentic there, as if it were magnified in the red lens, not made smaller.†   (source)
  • Again I had a wrenching remembrance of how in his lucid periods Nathan had so little patience for DeWitt's brand of imbecility.†   (source)
  • The explanation he gave was involved, incredibly subtle, and though it was thrillingly lucid at the time, he could not remember it later.†   (source)
  • I spent my nights reading Proust's A Remembrance of Things Past, admiring the lucid, subtle but strong prose, stupefied by its dazzling magic, awed by the vast, delicate, intricate, and psychological structure of the Frenchman's epic of death and decadence.†   (source)
  • Also their merits: which heavy character of fifty was a good boy, a donor, a friend, a compassionate man, a man of balls, a lucid percentage calculator, a fellow willing to make a loan of charity though he couldn't sign his name, a giver of scrolls to the synagogue, a protector of Polish relatives.†   (source)
  • Even the forks laid straight side by side appear lucid, logical, exact; and the horns of the rolls which we have left are glazed, yellow-plated, hard.†   (source)
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