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  • I felt enough of the effect of withdrawing from the world then to see that it led to an antisocial and misanthropic state of mind, which severely punishes him who gives in to it; and it will be a lesson I never shall forget as to myself.†   (source)
  • I'm a misanthrope.†   (source)
  • And he could never know that Charley's interest in him was purely courteous; if he did, he would be hurt in his misanthropy, for Charley has no interest in cats whatever, even for chasing purposes.†   (source)
  • The sky god was misanthropic, his brother had said, and the underworld god was totally indifferent to man.†   (source)
  • The shy, mischievous, and girlish child had turned into an arrogant, know-itall misanthrope.†   (source)
  • BERENGER: You're certainly in a very misanthropic mood today.†   (source)
  • ...[Richard Nixon] came across as an extremely smart man who is sadly paranoid, misanthropic, and cynical.   (source)
  • As in the case of many misanthropes, his disdain for people led him into a profession designed to serve them.†   (source)
  • "That was Misanthrope with 'Descartes Dream,' " he said.†   (source)
  • As was "Descartes Dream," by Misanthrope, the second song, which I went ahead and clicked on.†   (source)
  • JEAN: Yes, I am misanthropic, very misanthropic indeed.†   (source)
  • As a young boy he had been greatly disturbed by this revulsion which others did not seem to share, but having got a fine education, he learned, among other things, the word "misanthrope."†   (source)
  • Moreover, he found misanthropy an excellent means of developing character: when he subdued his revulsion and occasionally touched, helped, counseled, or befriended somebody, he was able to think of his behavior as generous and his intentions as noble.†   (source)
  • And the second, the Misanthrope one…†   (source)
  • To modern eyes some of them looked like artistic representations of certain human ideals--the dignity of old age, the innocence of youth, the technical struggles of the craftsman, and so forth--or sometimes they looked like representations of ideals beyond human understanding: Amu, the Sumerian sky god, for instance, was misanthropic, and Enlil (or Illil, as some texts say), the underworld god, was totally indifferent to man.†   (source)
  • That's one type— and then there's the other: clipped speech, 'sketches and short scenes,' skepticism and misanthropy.†   (source)
  • I like being misanthropic.†   (source)
  • Those quacks and misanthropes who advertise indelible Japan ink should be made to perish along with their wicked discoveries.†   (source)
  • He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope.†   (source)
  • And how could he not have turned misanthrope, when in every man he saw a potential lover for Odette?†   (source)
  • Such ruminations naturally produced a streak of misanthropic bitterness.†   (source)
  • I am a lone and misanthropic man.†   (source)
  • For the rest he lived solitary, but not misanthropic, with his books and his collection, classing and arranging specimens, corresponding with entomologists in Europe, writing up a descriptive catalogue of his treasures.†   (source)
  • There came a time when he took over from the priest, who in murky and misanthropic eras of the past was permitted to arrogate the education of youth to himself.†   (source)
  • Only a misanthrope could christen the lack of the Word—raw, mute reality itself—with such a name.†   (source)
  • Perhaps there is still time, however, to ask you to take into account certain observations we have occasionally made concerning the misanthropic nature of paradoxes.†   (source)
  • Torturers at work, misanthropy dressed in Spanish black with a starched ruff and with lust in place of love—the outcome of steadfast, pious devotion.†   (source)
  • Humanism had been accused of exaggerating the importance of form; but it cultivated beautiful form purely for the sake of the dignity of man—in brilliant antithesis to the Middle Ages, which had sunk not only into misanthropy and superstition, but also into ignominious formlessness.†   (source)
  • …urgent— without, of course, being able to deny that it was a temptation whispered from one particular corner, the promptings of a creature in Spanish black with a snow-white, pleated ruff; and bound up with the idea and image were all sorts of gloomy, caustically Jesuitical, and misanthropic notions, the torture and corporal punishment that were such abominations to Herr Settembrini, who with his barrel organ and ragione could only appear ridiculous in his opposition to them.†   (source)
  • The first risk that Dantes ran was, that the jailer, when he brought him his supper at seven o'clock, might perceive the change that had been made; fortunately, twenty times at least, from misanthropy or fatigue, Dantes had received his jailer in bed, and then the man placed his bread and soup on the table, and went away without saying a word.†   (source)
  • This, indeed, was a home,—_home_,—a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in his providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple,…†   (source)
  • For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.†   (source)
  • I found him well educated, with unusual powers of mind, but infected with misanthropy, and subject to perverse moods of alternate enthusiasm and melancholy.†   (source)
  • But she had to take her farewell of the male part of the company yet, and every one of them had to unfold his arms (for they all assumed the professional attitude when they found themselves near Sleary), and give her a parting kiss — Master Kidderminster excepted, in whose young nature there was an original flavour of the misanthrope, who was also known to have harboured matrimonial views, and who moodily withdrew.†   (source)
  • The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowings sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice.†   (source)
  • Besides this effusion, there were innumerable complimentary allusions, also extracted from newspapers, such as—'We observe from an advertisement in another part of our paper of today, that the charming and highly-talented Miss Snevellicci takes her benefit on Wednesday, for which occasion she has put forth a bill of fare that might kindle exhilaration in the breast of a misanthrope.†   (source)
  • There had been a period when Hester was less alive to this consideration; or, perhaps, in the misanthropy of her own trouble, she left the minister to bear what she might picture to herself as a more tolerable doom.†   (source)
  • This state of things is naturally embittering; one can put up with annoyances in the house, but to have the stable made a scene of vexation and disgust is a point beyond what human flesh and blood can be expected to endure long together without danger of misanthropy.†   (source)
  • He had long ago discovered the truth, that Jupiter created men during a fit of misanthropy, and that during a wise man's whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege.†   (source)
  • During all those times I'd thought he was convalescing in the grip of some misanthropic fit, was he instead far away from the ship, involved in some secret activity whose nature still eluded me?†   (source)
  • Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope and most melancholy man.†   (source)
  • A perfect misanthropist's heaven: and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us.†   (source)
  • He certainly did not prevent others from speaking of them before him, although it was easy to perceive that this kind of conversation, in which he only mingled by bitter words and misanthropic remarks, was very disagreeable to him.†   (source)
  • Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.†   (source)
  • Living among clowns and misanthropists, she probably cannot appreciate a better class of people when she meets them.†   (source)
  • * In Moliere's comedy, Le Misanthrope.†   (source)
  • "We've had that," replied the misanthrope on the sofa "I can sing 'Fluvy du Tajy,' " Swartz said, in a meek voice, "if I had the words."†   (source)
  • And perhaps, my God!" added he, with that misanthropic tone which was peculiar to him, "perhaps sooner than you wish."†   (source)
  • It was no ordinary misanthropy that kept Captain Nemo and his companions sequestered inside the Nautilus's plating, but a hate so monstrous or so sublime that the passing years could never weaken it.†   (source)
  • All the world used her ill, said this young misanthropist, and we may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill, deserve entirely the treatment they get.†   (source)
  • …his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution; his eyebrows were arched beneath a brow furrowed with thought; his eyes were full of melancholy, and from their depths occasionally sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired had…†   (source)
  • "Well," said d'Artagnan, smiling at the misanthropy of Athos, which from any other person would have offended him, "I ride what I can get; I am not so proud as you.†   (source)
  • Very shy; always going solitary; unexpectedly rising to the surface in the remotest and most sullen waters; his straight and single lofty jet rising like a tall misanthropic spear upon a barren plain; gifted with such wondrous power and velocity in swimming, as to defy all present pursuit from man; this leviathan seems the banished and unconquerable Cain of his race, bearing for his mark that style upon his back.†   (source)
  • "Talking of countries," replied Franz, "of what country is the count, what is his native tongue, whence does he derive his immense fortune, and what were those events of his early life—a life as marvellous as unknown—that have tinctured his succeeding years with so dark and gloomy a misanthropy?†   (source)
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