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  • And he'll have to put up with rather Spartan accommodations in the attic, because my library has grown a great deal over the last few years.†   (source)
  • When his mother had said more or less the same thing, the first time his parents had visited the apartment, he'd argued with her, hotly defending the merits of his spartan, solitary existence.†   (source)
  • The city-state is threatened from the outside by Spartan aggression and from the inside by leaders who, whatever their virtues, sure aren't Theseus.†   (source)
  • Stralbo's cabin was a spartan affair.†   (source)
  • The decor was spartan, with a desk and functional bookcases and cheap office furniture.†   (source)
  • They kept the camp's enormous stadium lights on at all hours of the night; the lights stood like giants across the camp, but all they reminded me of were night football games, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the back of my dad's red Spartan sweater as he yelled for his old high school's team to run some damn offense at the top of his lungs.†   (source)
  • The Mother Superior received her in her Spartan office, where there was an immense, bloody Christ on the wall and an incongruous spray of red roses on the table.†   (source)
  • Then he spoke to the Archbishop of the lay saint he had known in their long twilights of chess, he spoke of the dedication of his art to the happiness of children, his rare erudition in all things of this world, his Spartan habits, and he himself was surprised by the purity of soul with which Jeremiah de Saint-Amour had separated himself once and for all from his past.†   (source)
  • Years later, in the grip of self-myth and deep remoteness, Hitler kept a portrait of his mother in his spartan quarters at Obersalzberg.†   (source)
  • Quickly, before she could think about what she was doing, she went into the spartan hallway and through the double doors, the rush of cold air from the world outside as astonishing as being born.†   (source)
  • This couple goes for a spartan look, and I'm grateful.†   (source)
  • Our hut is at the edge of a field that stretches as far as I can see and is filled with an army of spartan plants fighting in the wind.†   (source)
  • The degree of sophistication in those surroundings was even more impressive for being so spartan.†   (source)
  • Mr. Clutter enjoyed the chore, and was excellent at it-no woman in Kansas baked a better loaf of salt-rising bread, and his celebrated coconut cookies were the first item to go at charity cake sales-but he was not a hearty eater; unlike his fellow ranchers, he even preferred Spartan breakfasts.†   (source)
  • Inside the spartan office were two large framed photographs: president Bill Clinton and a highly decorated Naval officer.†   (source)
  • ThE CREEK HOUSE KITCHEN WAS A SPARTAN AFFAIR, LIT by cold fluorescent strips whose casing had become coffins for an assortment of insects.†   (source)
  • The Agent's room was no silken palace—or even Connor's humble cottage—but rather was the picture of Spartan simplicity.†   (source)
  • Major — de Coverley, a Spartan in adversity, did not flinch once throughout the whole hideous ordeal.†   (source)
  • It was spartan to the point of poverty.†   (source)
  • He was her Lysander, the Spartan hero.†   (source)
  • Even Roger's office at company headquarters is pretty spartan.†   (source)
  • In contrast to the elaborate living area, this was spartan.†   (source)
  • And as we sat down, my mother cracked two eggs into my father's bowl, one into mine, and then took her seat between us at the table before her spartan plate of last night's rice and kimchee and cold mackerel (she only ate leftovers at lunch), and then we shut our eyes and clasped our hands, my mother always holding mine extra tight, and I could taste on my face the rich steam of soup and the call of my hungry father offering up his most patient prayers to his God.†   (source)
  • Having broken out of his own Spartanism, he remade the Trask household, and Adam gave him no opposition.†   (source)
  • Jeff was exploring the rock pools along the narrow Spartan beach-an occupation he found endlessly absorbing.†   (source)
  • It was a test of mental and physical toughness far fairer — but no less stringent — than the Spartan exposure of new-born babies.†   (source)
  • A lover of flowers and solitude, she seemed perfectly adapted to the Spartan existence on Yamacraw.†   (source)
  • The Spartan quarterback lost his footing in the mud before any of our guys reached him.†   (source)
  • Everything was clean, unpretentious, and simple, bordering on spartan.†   (source)
  • The cabin was spartan—was she pretending to live in a convent?†   (source)
  • The office was spartan, streamlined, and quiet as a church.†   (source)
  • The room was so spartan there was no place to hide the pouch except under his clothes.†   (source)
  • The room was high ceilinged, surprisingly spartan given Roarke's love of comfort.†   (source)
  • Fear washed over her, as it had in the Spartan temple.†   (source)
  • Barbara picked ticks from her body and took cold-water baths with Spartan determination.†   (source)
  • Although the spartan room in the brownstone on Rue La Bruyère had witnessed a lot of suffering, Silas doubted anything could match the anguish now gripping his pale body.†   (source)
  • It is an unnerving thing, but when I was underneath the water, gliding in that black chill, my mind's eye suddenly seemed to carry to a perspective high above, from where I could see the exacting, telling shapes of all: the spartan surfaces of the pool deck, the tight-clipped manicures of the garden, the venerable house and trees, the fetching, narrow street.†   (source)
  • Annabeth had insisted on checking the archaeology museum, then the giant metal statue of the Spartan warrior in the public square, then the National Museum of Olives and Olive Oil (yes, that was a real thing).†   (source)
  • THE BEDROOM GIVEN TO Lou WAS SPARTAN and also the only room on the second floor, accessed by a rear staircase.†   (source)
  • The house itself is spartan, no frills.†   (source)
  • Though his home office wasn't quite as spartan as the one at Cop Central, it was obvious that Whitney kept his wife's lush feminine taste at bay here.†   (source)
  • And I wonder if the spartan clime and space I've carefully arranged for myself has nearly shut me off, made me believe I ought never need to know what a sweet acceptance it Can be, what good true ache can come by the door-to-door delivery of a hearty casserole in foil and a half-bottle of fruity red wine.†   (source)
  • Ghidi opened the door, shook hands with Blomkvist, and invited him into a living room with spartan furnishings.†   (source)
  • The pioneers who founded Garden City were necessarily a Spartan people, but when the time came to establish a formal cemetery, they were determined, despite arid soil and the troubles of transporting water, to create a rich contrast to the dusty streets, the austere plains.†   (source)
  • He knew that his Spartan, bland supper was on the table in the dining room, but the slight hunger he felt after so many days of haphazard eating vanished with the emotional upheaval of the letter.†   (source)
  • chapter sixteen Compared to the rest of the house she'd seen, this room was spartan, designed rigidly for work.†   (source)
  • My father was spartan, ascetic, puritanical.†   (source)
  • Remember that you are visiting a kind of Spartan military mess.†   (source)
  • The clean, Spartan room was redolent of Sunday.†   (source)
  • What he had to say was usually on the Spartan or proconsular model, quick and hard.†   (source)
  • She looked about the crowd, picking out friends and neighbors, Mrs. Meade with her bonnet askew and her arm through that of fifteenyear-old Phil; the Misses McLure trying to make their trembling upper lips cover their buck teeth; Mrs. Elsing, erect as a Spartan mother, betraying her inner turmoil only by the straggling gray locks that hung from her chignon; and Fanny Elsing white as a ghost.†   (source)
  • Doubtless the only pleasure which he had ever had was not in the meagre Spartan hoard which he had accumulated before his path crossed that of his future son in law, —not in the money but in its representation of a balance in whatever spiritual counting-house he believed would some day pay his sight drafts on self-denial and fortitude.†   (source)
  • I know your ambitions do not lie in the warehouse, that like everybody in the whole wide worldyou've had to-make sacrifices, but— Tom-Tom-life's not easy, it calls for-Spartan endurance!†   (source)
  • When he trusted his superiors and their purpose, he obeyed like a Spartan, imposing on himself the kind of discipline he demanded of his own subjects in the gang.†   (source)
  • Even then, not yet thirty, he was a man of Spartan sobriety beyond his years, as the offspring of a not overly particular servant of Chance and the bottle often is.†   (source)
  • For three months now be had seen me daily though he had not looked at me since I merely made one of that triumvirate who received his gruff unspoken man's gratitude for the spartan ease we supplied, not to his comfort perhaps but at least to the mad dream he lived in.†   (source)
  • Facing one another across the dark, stained, greasecrusted and frictionsmooth counter, they must have looked a little like they were praying: the youth countryfaced, in clean and Spartan clothing, with an awkwardness which invested him with a quality unworldly and innocent; and the woman opposite him, downcast, still, waiting, who because of her smallness partook likewise of that quality of his, of something beyond flesh.†   (source)
  • It was as though we were one being, interchangeable and indiscriminate, which kept that garden growing, spun thread and wove the cloth we wore, hunted and found and rendered the meagre ditch-side herbs to protect and guarantee what Spartan compromise we dared or had the time to make with illness, harried and nagged that Jones into working the corn and cutting the wood which was to be our winter's warmth and sustenance; —the three of us, three women: I drafted by circumstance at too soon an age into a pinch-penny housewifery which might have existed just as well upon a lighthous†   (source)
  • He lived in the spartan shell of the largest edifice in the county, not excepting the courthouse itself, whose threshold no woman had so much as seen, without any feminised softness of window pane or door or mattress; where there was not only no woman to object if he should elect to have his dogs in to sleep on the pallet bed with him, he did not even need dogs to kill the game which left footprints within sight of the kitchen door but hunted it instead with human beings who belonged to him body and soul and of whom it was believed (or said) that they could creep up to a bedded buck and cut its throat before it could move.†   (source)
  • They faced one another on the two gaunt horses, two men, young, not yet in the world, not yet breathed over long enough, to be old but with old eyes, with unkempt hair and faces gaunt and weathered as if cast by some spartan and even niggard hand from bronze, in worn and patched gray weathered now to the color of dead leaves, the one with the tarnished braid of an officer, the other plain of cuff, the pistol lying yet across the saddle bow unaimed, the two faces calm, the voices not even raised: Don't you pass the shadow of this post, this branch, Charles; and I a†   (source)
  • But not I. Even as a child, I would not even play with the same objects which she and Judith played with, as though that warped and Spartan solitude which I called my childhood, which had taught me (and little else) to listen before I could comprehend and to understand before I even heard, had also taught me not only to instinctively fear her and what she was, but to shun the very objects which she had touched.†   (source)
  • That's why although their deaths, the instant of dissolution, are of no importance to them since they have a courage and fortitude in the face of pain and annihilation which would make the most spartan man resemble a puling boy, yet to them their funerals and graves, the little puny affirmations of spurious immortality set above their slumber, are of incalculable importance.†   (source)
  • and then in the attic, the cot moved there, the few garments (the rags of the silk and broadcloth in which he had arrived, the harsh jeans and homespun which the two women bought and made for him, he accepting them with no thanks, no comment, accepting his garret room with no thanks, no comment, asking for and making no alteration in its spartan arrangements that they knew of until that second year when he was fourteen and one of them, Clytie or Judith, found hidden beneath his mattress the shard of broken mirror: and who to know what hours of amazed and tearless grief he might have spent before it, examining himself in the delicate and outgrown tatters in which he perhaps could not eve†   (source)
  • And having arrived at this Spartan decision Mr. Welland firmly took up his fork.†   (source)
  • We have made our calculations with Spartan economy, and we each require fifteen hundred livres.†   (source)
  • Instead of the gong for dinner, let us hear a whistle from the Spartan[199] fife.†   (source)
  • Enjolras, as the reader knows, had something of the Spartan and of the Puritan in his composition.†   (source)
  • He even insisted on their taking the subway—though after dinner he usually forgot that he was being Spartan, and ordered a taxicab.†   (source)
  • He determined to play the Spartan; to make the best of it, and support her; but he could not write the requested good wishes for a day or two.†   (source)
  • There was no trace, however, of anything of the kind, nor could I discover any sign which might indicate the character or intentions of the man who lived in this singular place, save that he must be of Spartan habits and cared little for the comforts of life.†   (source)
  • Certainly she was no Spartan wife.†   (source)
  • If May had spoken out her grievances (he suspected her of many) he might have laughed them away; but she was trained to conceal imaginary wounds under a Spartan smile.†   (source)
  • And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan-like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.†   (source)
  • Arthur Clennam would have been little disposed to linger in bed, though his bed had been in a more private situation, and less affected by the raking out of yesterday's fire, the kindling of to-day's under the collegiate boiler, the filling of that Spartan vessel at the pump, the sweeping and sawdusting of the common room, and other such preparations.†   (source)
  • Had not the Roman Brutus, oh, my British countrymen, condemned his son to death; and had not the Spartan mothers, oh my soon to be victorious friends, driven their flying children on the points of their enemies' swords?†   (source)
  • I'm sure that neither Master Cap nor myself has any cause of complaint since we have given ourselves up to Master Arrowhead, who reminds me of a Roman or a Spartan by his virtues and moderation; but ye'll be remembering that usages differ, and that our scalps may be lawful sacrifices to appease the manes of fallen foes, unless you save them by capitulation.†   (source)
  • So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.†   (source)
  • During the reading of this, which was long, the public attention was continually drawn towards Andrea, who bore the inspection with Spartan unconcern.†   (source)
  • I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.†   (source)
  • Knowing how useless regrets are, and how the indulgence of sentiment only serves to make people more miserable, Mrs. Rebecca wisely determined to give way to no vain feelings of sorrow, and bore the parting from her husband with quite a Spartan equanimity.†   (source)
  • As opposed to the maternal ideas, he had a certain virile idea of childhood on which he sought to mould his son, wishing him to be brought up hardily, like a Spartan, to give him a strong constitution.†   (source)
  • Now, she would seem to open her whole heart to her unhappy victim; the next time they met, she would receive him with the most distant and studious reserve, as if a new light had broken in upon her, and, guessing his intentions, she had resolved to check them in the bud; as if she felt it her bounden duty to act with Spartan firmness, and at once and for ever to discourage hopes which never could be realised.†   (source)
  • Tall and well proportioned as an ancient gladiator, and muscular as a Spartan, he walked for a quarter of an hour without knowing where to direct his steps, actuated by the sole idea of getting away from the spot where if he lingered he knew that he would surely be taken.†   (source)
  • It contained half a line, in a hand perfectly British, and with a conciseness as perfectly Spartan: Thank you; be easy.†   (source)
  • Enjolras, who was grave, dominated it, in the attitude of a young Spartan sacrificing his naked sword to the sombre genius, Epidotas.†   (source)
  • The nation itself, with all its so-called internal improvements, which, by the way are all external and superficial, is just such an unwieldy and overgrown establishment, cluttered with furniture and tripped up by its own traps, ruined by luxury and heedless expense, by want of calculation and a worthy aim, as the million households in the land; and the only cure for it, as for them, is in a rigid economy, a stern and more than Spartan simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.†   (source)
  • 'You industrious little fairy,' returned Flora, taking, in another cup of tea, another of the doses prescribed by her medical man, 'there's not the slightest hurry and it's better that we should begin by being confidential about our mutual friend—too cold a word for me at least I don't mean that, very proper expression mutual friend—than become through mere formalities not you but me like the Spartan boy with the fox biting him, which I hope you'll excuse my bringing up for of all the tiresome boys that will go tumbling into every sort of company that boy's the tiresomest.'†   (source)
  • "It seems to me," said d'Artagnan, "with a thousand livres each—I do not speak as a Spartan, but as a procurator—" This word PROCURATOR roused Porthos.†   (source)
  • They had then reached the first hours of that Spartan day of the 6th of June when, in the barricade Saint-Merry, Jeanne, surrounded by the insurgents who demanded bread, replied to all combatants crying: "Something to eat!" with: "Why?†   (source)
  • This being bawls and scoffs and ridicules and fights, has rags like a baby and tatters like a philosopher, fishes in the sewer, hunts in the cesspool, extracts mirth from foulness, whips up the squares with his wit, grins and bites, whistles and sings, shouts, and shrieks, tempers Alleluia with Matantur-lurette, chants every rhythm from the De Profundis to the Jack-pudding, finds without seeking, knows what he is ignorant of, is a Spartan to the point of thieving, is mad to wisdom, is lyrical to filth, would crouch down on Olympus, wallows in the dunghill and emerges from it covered with stars.†   (source)
  • If any physiognomist who had been familiar with Javert, and who had made a lengthy study of this savage in the service of civilization, this singular composite of the Roman, the Spartan, the monk, and the corporal, this spy who was incapable of a lie, this unspotted police agent—if any physiognomist had known his secret and long-cherished aversion for M. Madeleine, his conflict with the mayor on the subject of Fantine, and had examined Javert at that moment, he would have said to himself, "What has taken place?"†   (source)
  • Now, if what you want from me is fighting, make all the other Trojans and Akhaians down their arms; let Menelaos alone and me, between the lines, in single combat, duel for Helen and the Spartan gold.†   (source)
  • From the latter he is defended by being well armed and having good allies, and if he is well armed he will have good friends, and affairs will always remain quiet within when they are quiet without, unless they should have been already disturbed by conspiracy; and even should affairs outside be disturbed, if he has carried out his preparations and has lived as I have said, as long as he does not despair, he will resist every attack, as I said Nabis the Spartan did.†   (source)
  • He asks all other Trojans and Akhaian soldiers to put their arms aside upon the ground, while he and Menelaos fight it out between the lines alone for Helen and her Spartan gold—the winner to take the treasure home, and take the woman, the rest, with solemn oaths, to part as friends.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in Orchomenos, perhaps in sandy Pylos
    or off in the Spartan plains with Menelaus?†   (source)
  • He had no children from his first marriage, and his own Spartan childhood provided him no clue to the troubles awaiting him in trying to play the father to a fourteen-year-old like me.†   (source)
  • He is practically a total abstainer and I can affirm that he sleeps on a straw litter and eats the most Spartan food, cold dried grocer's peas.†   (source)
  • To thee, at thy birchen altar, with true Spartan devotion, I have sacrificed my blood.†   (source)
  • O Spartan dog, More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea!†   (source)
  • Think on whose faith th' adult'rous youth relied; Who promis'd, who procur'd, the Spartan bride?†   (source)
  • A helot of Agesilaus made us a dish of Spartan broth, but I was not able to get down a second spoonful.†   (source)
  • She seem'd a virgin of the Spartan blood: With such array Harpalyce bestrode Her Thracian courser and outstripp'd the rapid flood.†   (source)
  • THESEUS My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-knee'd and dew-lap'd like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.†   (source)
  • Some say, he bid his Angels turn ascanse
    The poles of earth, twice ten degrees and more,
    From the sun's axle; they with labour pushed
    Oblique the centrick globe: Some say, the sun
    Was bid turn reins from the equinoctial road
    Like distant breadth to Taurus with the seven
    Atlantick Sisters, and the Spartan Twins,
    Up to the Tropick Crab: thence down amain
    By Leo, and the Virgin, and the Scales,
    As deep as Capricorn; to bring in change
    Of seasons to each clime; else had the spring
    Perpetual smiled on earth with vernant flowers,
    Equal in days and nights, except to those
    Beyond the polar circles; to them day
    Had unbenighted shone, whil†   (source)
  • This highly endeared him to her, and raised in her mind two of the best affections which any lover can wish to raise in a mistress—these were, esteem and pity—for sure the most outrageously rigid among her sex will excuse her pitying a man whom she saw miserable on her own account; nor can they blame her for esteeming one who visibly, from the most honourable motives, endeavoured to smother a flame in his own bosom, which, like the famous Spartan theft, was preying upon and consuming his very vitals.†   (source)
  • A guest like him, a Trojan guest before, In shew of friendship sought the Spartan shore, And ravish'd Helen from her husband bore.†   (source)
  • The rosy morn was risen from the main, And horns and hounds awake the princely train: They issue early thro' the city gate, Where the more wakeful huntsmen ready wait, With nets, and toils, and darts, beside the force Of Spartan dogs, and swift Massylian horse.†   (source)
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