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  • Me—the manly paragon of romance—reduced to a gawky, inexperienced boy!†   (source)
  • All it takes to eat well at Cafe Paragon on Thayer Street, where the eavesdropping is superb, is $10.†   (source)
  • Even Ameh Bozorg was a paragon of wisdom and cleanliness next to the people on the streets of Tehran.†   (source)
  • "Paragon schnitzophonic," repeats Uncle Al.†   (source)
  • It was the fame of his electrical experiments and overall inventiveness that made him one of the paragons of the age.†   (source)
  • Which makes you such a moral paragon.†   (source)
  • Lucia Cavallo was not only a paragon of Mediterranean beauty and a gifted Mystic, but she was also haughty, opinionated, and notoriously demanding of her friends.†   (source)
  • Owned by Gladys Phipps and her brother Ogden Mills, operators of the East's legendary Wheatley Stable, Hard Tack was a copper-colored paragon of symmetry, grace, and blinding speed.†   (source)
  • The paragon of the community, the banker's banker.'†   (source)
  • Three-quarters of these people made Orfeo Quatta seem by comparison a paragon of stability.†   (source)
  • I wanted to model myself after that paragon of military virtue, that officer who was wounded in the behind while fleeing the German advance in the Battle of the Bulge, that fighting man of such superlative qualities that he has returned to his alma mater as commandant in charge of discipline.†   (source)
  • My wife is one of those paragons—a woman who does not talk very much.†   (source)
  • We should not pretend that he was a faultless paragon of virtue; on the contrary, he was, on more than one occasion, emotional in his deliberations, vituperative in his denunciations, and prone to engage in bitter and exaggerated personal attack instead of concentrating his fire upon the merits of an issue.†   (source)
  • Not to that paragon of virtue!   (source)
    paragon = perfect example
  • The moon is rising, and I see your paragon approaching.†   (source)
  • The honor of serving beside such paragons as Meryn Trant and Boros Blount?†   (source)
  • The inside of Cafe Paragon is smoky and as loud as a train station.†   (source)
  • He sees Cafe Paragon a block down the street, bustling with people flowing in and out the door.†   (source)
  • Cedric figures a few of them will be wandering over to Cafe Paragon tonight for Rob's birthday.†   (source)
  • Moody, in his Islamic righteousness of the previous months, had complained about Essey's laxity in covering herself and had pointed to Nasserine as a paragon of virtue.†   (source)
  • He's paragon schnitzophonic.†   (source)
  • When the hour is ripe, you may produce this paragon of yours and we will see if he is all that you have promised.†   (source)
  • As Rob gets up to leave, he mentions that a couple of kids in the unit are getting together at Cafe Paragon at eight for his nineteenth birthday.†   (source)
  • He mulls over all this as he walks, haltingly, down Thayer, looking at his watch and realizing they're probably all at Cafe Paragon already.†   (source)
  • For undergraduates, meanwhile, the Paragon is a just affordable luxury of theoretical adulthood and an escape from Food Service cold cutsthough, usually, freshmen get carded.†   (source)
  • That evening, halfway packed for his departure, he strolls down to Thayer Street to meet some friends for a beer at Cafe Paragon, feeling reflective and light-headed.†   (source)
  • And the teacher was not only an intellectual paragon and a social leader, but also the matrimonial catch of the countryside.†   (source)
  • Taste has varied, but not beyond certain limits; contemporary connoisseurs agree with the eighteenth-century Japanese that Hokusai was one of the greatest artists of his time; we even agree with the ancient Egyptians that Third and Fourth Dynasty art was the most worthy of being selected as their paragon by those who came after.†   (source)
  • She is the paragon of all paragons of beauty, the reply to all desire, the bliss-bestowing goal of every hero's earthly and unearthly quest.†   (source)
  • She is the paragon of all paragons of beauty, the reply to all desire, the bliss-bestowing goal of every hero's earthly and unearthly quest.†   (source)
  • the late Mrs. Muir was a paragon in that way also.†   (source)
  • "And yours was a paragon—is that what you mean?" asked her friend with a laugh.†   (source)
  • Especially," added Madame Merle, "as I don't think him a paragon of husbands."†   (source)
  • The paragon of all, believe me,
    Thou soon shalt see, alive and warm.†   (source)
  • How could any parent be obdurate for a length of time against such a paragon as he was?†   (source)
  • Nowadays, with our modern mania for morality, every one has to pose as a paragon of purity, incorruptibility, and all the other seven deadly virtues—and what is the result?†   (source)
  • To him, more than any one else, as she now saw, she shone as a star, a paragon of luxury and social supremacy.†   (source)
  • He was jarred as by nothing else when the paragon of stenographers, Miss McGoun, suddenly left him, though her reasons were excellent—she needed a rest, her sister was sick, she might not do any more work for six months.†   (source)
  • Then, rejoicing as at sight of the best-beloved, he saw Irving Watters, that paragon of professional normality, wandering toward them, but Watters passed by, merely nodding.†   (source)
  • What do you think of your paragon now?†   (source)
  • Her name was Paragon.†   (source)
  • "How old is she?" asked Emmy, to whom George was rattling away regarding this dark paragon, on the morning of their reunion—rattling away as no other man in the world surely could.†   (source)
  • The finest pearls are called virgin pearls, or paragons; they form in isolation within the mollusk's tissue.†   (source)
  • Earnshaw was not to be civilized with a wish, and my young lady was no philosopher, and no paragon of patience; but both their minds tending to the same point — one loving and desiring to esteem, and the other loving and desiring to be esteemed — they contrived in the end to reach it.†   (source)
  • The suggestion, it is true, was a faint one, but then Dardanelov was such a paragon of purity and delicacy that it was enough for the time being to make him perfectly happy.†   (source)
  • And more than that, I tell you Pa considers her such a wonder, such a paragon of accomplishment, and such an acquisition to our family, that he is ready to get himself into a state of perfect infatuation with her at any moment.†   (source)
  • Down in Bleeding Heart Yard, where there was not one unappropriated halfpenny, as lively an interest was taken in this paragon of men as on the Stock Exchange.†   (source)
  • From heaven the hero must be smiling down upon that paragon of a boy whom he had left to comfort and console her.†   (source)
  • In a word, although Colonel Crawley was now five-and-forty years of age, it had not been his lot in life to meet with a half dozen good women, besides his paragon of a wife.†   (source)
  • You, my love, are a little paragon—positively a little jewel—You have more brains than half the shire—if merit had its reward you ought to be a Duchess—no, there ought to be no duchesses at all—but you ought to have no superior, and I consider you, my love, as my equal in every respect; and—will you put some coals on the fire, my dear; and will you pick this dress of mine, and alter it, you who can do it so well?†   (source)
  • We don't know how much they hide from us: how watchful they are when they seem most artless and confidential: how often those frank smiles which they wear so easily, are traps to cajole or elude or disarm—I don't mean in your mere coquettes, but your domestic models, and paragons of female virtue.†   (source)
  • Tunis was never graced before with such a paragon to their queen.   (source)
    paragon = an ideal instance
  • Her model of male excellence, the paragon of manhood against whom she measured all other men, was her father.†   (source)
  • two constituent parts of hydrogen with one constituent part of oxygen: its healing virtues: its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead Sea: its persevering penetrativeness in runnels, gullies, inadequate dams, leaks on shipboard: its properties for cleansing, quenching thirst and fire, nourishing vegetation: its infallibility as paradigm and paragon: its metamorphoses as vapour, mist, cloud, rain, sleet, snow, hail: its strength in rigid hydrants: its variety of forms in loughs and bays and gulfs and bights and guts and lagoons and atolls and archipelagos and sounds and fjords and minches and tidal estuaries and arms of sea: its solidity in glaciers, icebergs, icefloes: its docility i†   (source)
  • By Isis, I will give thee bloody teeth If thou with Caesar paragon again My man of men.†   (source)
  • FLUTE You must say paragon: a paramour is, God bless us, a thing of naught.†   (source)
  • Of all these paragons none ever tasted more of this persecution than poor Sophia.†   (source)
  • Prove but our marriage lawful, by my life And kingly dignity, we are contented To wear our mortal state to come with her, Katherine our queen, before the primest creature That's paragon'd o' the world.†   (source)
  • the paragon of animals!†   (source)
  • No; but she is an earthly paragon.†   (source)
  • And hath he too Expos'd this paragon to the fearful usage,— At least ungentle,—of the dreadful Neptune, To greet a man not worth her pains, much less The adventure of her person?†   (source)
  • the gate,
    Wide open and unguarded, Satan passed,
    And all about found desolate; for those,
    Appointed to sit there, had left their charge,
    Flown to the upper world; the rest were all
    Far to the inland retired, about the walls
    Of Pandemonium; city and proud seat
    Of Lucifer, so by allusion called
    Of that bright star to Satan paragoned;
    There kept their watch the legions, while the Grand
    In council sat, solicitous what chance
    Might intercept their emperour sent; so he
    Departing gave command, and they observed.†   (source)
  • But lest this should not have been thy fortune, we will endeavour with our utmost skill to describe this paragon, though we are sensible that our highest abilities are very inadequate to the task.†   (source)
  • Most fortunately: he hath achiev'd a maid That paragons description and wild fame, One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens, And in the essential vesture of creation Does tire the ingener.†   (source)
  • It often basely and cowardly deserts those paragons for whom the men are all wishing, sighing, dying, and spreading, every net in their power; and constantly attends at the heels of that higher order of women for whom the other sex have a more distant and awful respect, and whom (from despair, I suppose, of success) they never venture to attack.†   (source)
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