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  • Did he say organic law transcends man's law?†   (source)
  • "But what happened here tonight," someone stammered, "it certainly transcends our laws!"†   (source)
  • Not of the tree and pain, but of one of his favorite tricks, Phineas in exaltation, balancing on one foot on the prow of a canoe like a river god, his raised arms invoking the air to support him, face transfigured, body a complex set of balances and compensations, each muscle aligned in perfection with all the others to maintain this supreme fantasy of achievement, his skin glowing from immersions, his whole body hanging between river and sky as though he had transcended gravity and might by gently pushing upward with his foot glide a little way higher and remain suspended in space, encompassing all the glory of the summer and offering it to the sky.†   (source)
  • They suggested rejuvenation, pain overcome and transcended, endless love.†   (source)
  • The Buddha held out hope that suffering could be transcended.†   (source)
  • Have it behind her so she could achieve adulthood—transcend the place and the time.†   (source)
  • "Ah yes, Vogonity—sorry—of the poet's compassionate soul"—Arthur felt he was on the homestretch now—"which contrives through the medium of the verse structure to sublimate this, transcend that, and come to terms with the fundamental dichotomies of the other"—he was reaching a triumphant crescendo—"and one is left with a profound and vivid insight into ...into ...er ..." (which suddenly gave out on him).†   (source)
  • Besides, there are some orders that transcend even the wishes of the gods, especially when it comes to the forces of nature.†   (source)
  • He had transcended that and was something else, something more.†   (source)
  • Ashoke, the name of an emperor, means "he who transcends grief."†   (source)
  • Sarah gives some purpose to our running, and hiding, a reason that transcends mere survival.†   (source)
  • Pity links us in a perverted way, transcending our veneers, joining us in our vulnerability, and at the same time distancing us from one another.†   (source)
  • Being always transcends appearance—that which only seems to be.†   (source)
  • For instance, it has been generally claimed that man has a 'transcending,' or achieving, nature.†   (source)
  • A SEAL's belief in accomplishing the mission transcends environmental or physical obstacles that threaten to make him fail.†   (source)
  • My niece Minou tells me I am doing some transcending meditation, something like that.†   (source)
  • Skeletons hung in offices for easy anatomical reference; some transcended function to become works of art so detailed, so precisely articulated—every bleached bone hitched to its neighbor with brass, under a skull grinning with slap-shoulder bonhomie—that they appeared ready to race chattering down the street to catch the next grip-car.†   (source)
  • * Even though Rob was the Devout Buddhists believe in sonam-an accounting of righteous deeds that, when large enough, enables one to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth and transcend forever this world of pain and suffering, expedition leader, Ang Dorje would see it as his responsibility to ensure the safety of Rob and Doug Hansen and the others.†   (source)
  • Ascension Transcends   (source)
  • Clara was seated beside her mother, who squeezed her hand impatiently whenever the priest lingered too long on the sins of the flesh, for she knew that this would only lead the child to visualize with even greater accuracy aberrations that transcended reality.†   (source)
  • In doing so, the larger goal is to create a lasting bond in our schools that transcends grade level, socioeconomic and sociocultural differences, and to deal with possible learning disabilities that inadvertently keep students distant, rather than close, separate, rather than bonded.†   (source)
  • Certainly there is awe, it is all awe, it transcends previous categories of awe, but we don't know whether we are watching in wonder or dread, we don't know what we are watching or what it means, we don't know whether it is permanent, a level of experience to which we will gradually adjust, into which our uncertainty will eventually be absorbed, or just some atmospheric weirdness, soon to pass.†   (source)
  • We had transcended everything—death, fatigue, our natural needs.†   (source)
  • It helped me to see the situation other than through the prism of black and white relations, for if our struggle was to succeed, we had to transcend black and 'white.†   (source)
  • These are all humanitarian concerns, transcending any one race, gender, or creed.†   (source)
  • In some aspects of life in the Deep South, football was slowly transcending race.†   (source)
  • I'd encountered a medical student from Mecca, a saint compared with my first love; she was kind, generous, beautiful, and seemed to transcend herself, as if her existence was secondary to her interest in the world and the things in it, including me.†   (source)
  • On this night may one transcend the boundaries of the worlds with ease, and know the beauty and enchantment of Nyx.†   (source)
  • He transcended cliques.†   (source)
  • The Rock has an effect on women that transcends divisions of race, age, cultural background—even social class, the most impenetrable barrier in America.†   (source)
  • And his efforts to ignore it, transcend it, seemed to work only when he spent his days looking for whatever was light-hearted and without grave consequences.†   (source)
  • But the sense of suffering here and the presence of so many ghosts transcended all detail.†   (source)
  • Cackling with delight, the demon accommodated him, and Max slid out to stand on the worn road and gaze upon a city that transcended his imagination.†   (source)
  • It was a connection that transcended the physical act.†   (source)
  • A rebuke that transcends scholarly analysis.†   (source)
  • But as in India, certain public figures in Pakistan begin to transcend the merely mortal realm.†   (source)
  • The Jade Emperor stepped out and announced that the entire Wang family could transcend this world for nirvana, which they did.†   (source)
  • They transcend!†   (source)
  • In the latter half of the Depression, Seabiscuit was nothing short of a cultural icon in America, enjoying adulation so intense and broad-based that it transcended sport.†   (source)
  • My wish Transcends the blotting out of thought In one mere moment's tremor of the senses.†   (source)
  • It represents a transcendence from something I think a lot of others may be trying to transcend.†   (source)
  • Through imagination and our desire for rapport, we transcend our limitations, freshen our eyes, and are able to look at ourselves and the world through a new and alternative lens.†   (source)
  • When he was close enough and she could distinguish his face, she saw the look of that luminous gaiety which transcends the solemn by proclaiming the great innocence of a man who has earned the right to be light-hearted.†   (source)
  • Family loyalty transcends politics.†   (source)
  • For Bobby, it was one of those incredible moments that actually transcended expectations.†   (source)
  • Looking back one last time at his "boys" who a half-century earlier had molded a rock-strewn pile of dirt into a baseball diamond, he realized that men do what they need to do before God and other men, but on occasion children do things that transcend fairy tales.†   (source)
  • The orator walked ominously out of the light of the torches to the two petrified men kneeling in front; 'Your devotion to money transcends your devotion to our cause,' he intoned like a sorrowful but angry patriarch.†   (source)
  • They shared an empathy with each other that transcended the relationship that the cat felt with its then master.†   (source)
  • They so clearly transcend all that is earthly that I have no doubt that they can run rings around death.†   (source)
  • She seemed not merely to have recovered from the loss of her daughter in one short year but to have transcended it.†   (source)
  • Magnus was so proud, but then it was a pride that transcended the emptiness of gestures.†   (source)
  • They had a pride that transcended their poverty.†   (source)
  • The best I can do is to say that this full-throated and great-hearted chorus moved me as I have very occasionally been moved by the bowel-shaking throb and thunder of a superb organ played by a man who had transcended his mere manhood.†   (source)
  • "I think that the Hangman wanted to talk to Leila," he said, "either because she was a psychiatrist and he knew he was functioning badly at a level that transcended the mechanical, or because he might think of her in terms of a mother.†   (source)
  • He is plunged into realms that transcend reason, belief, sanity, Satan.†   (source)
  • In that instant, George knew he was in the presence of a tragedy transcending his own.†   (source)
  • Tonight, I would like to talk about another kind of strength, the true source of American power that transcends all of the deterrent powers for peace of our Armed Forces.†   (source)
  • But on this day it seemed that Bernie and I had stumbled on something that transcended our personal preoccupations.†   (source)
  • His intelligence lacked the capacity for bold leaps into the unknown, the sudden flashes of insight that transcend barren, logical deductions.†   (source)
  • Her deficiencies were knit up with a passionate energy that transcended and justified them.   (source)
    transcended = went beyond
  • The craft of Freemasonry has given me a deep respect for that which transcends human understanding.†   (source)
  • Henri believes that the strength of my mind will eventually transcend that of my body.†   (source)
  • There are secrets out there that transcend human understanding.†   (source)
  • Secrets that transcend your wildest imagination.†   (source)
  • It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.†   (source)
  • For a brief span of time, mankind seemed poised to elevate himself and transcend his earthly bonds.†   (source)
  • The dossier was a deeper form of truth, transcending facts and actuality.†   (source)
  • It was a bond that transcended age or upbringing.†   (source)
  • He saw the terror in Heafstaag's eye transcend into incomprehension.†   (source)
  • Their line these days is that great art transcends gender.†   (source)
  • Love is a gift-a great, free, unconditional gift that transcends and forgives everything.†   (source)
  • The forces they might have unleashed transcended any perils that the atom could have brought.†   (source)
  • By then his mother had attained the status of a mythical being, something that transcended the human, with dark wings and eyes that burned like Justice, and a sword.†   (source)
  • In fact, he had the respect from both barrios as someone who could transcend the obstacles and amount to something.†   (source)
  • She talked about what it felt like to be up in that tree, and how it, like, transcended dimensional space.†   (source)
  • Although I liked to think of my Davis great-grandparents seeking the American promise, which is only possibilities, and I enjoyed the family joke of my grandfather Cook finding possibilities where others saw a cheat, I was uncomfortably aware that my father always sought impossibility, and taught us, using the Ericsons as his example, to do the same—to discipline the farm and ourselves to a life and order transcending many things, but especially mere whim.†   (source)
  • Masonic teachings were arcane because they were meant to be universal ....taught through a common language of symbols and metaphors that transcended religions, cultures, and races ....creating a unified "worldwide consciousness" of brotherly love.†   (source)
  • When the leaders were older than me I could believe in their wisdom, I could believe they had transcended rage and malice and the need to be loved.†   (source)
  • This meeting is born of grave necessity, and I hope that today we might transcend old feuds and grievances and unite in common purpose to face the peril before us.†   (source)
  • His father wanted Colin to transcend all that stuff, but maybe even he was starting to see the unlikelihood of Colin ever becoming extraordinary.†   (source)
  • I believe that through its rational evaluation of truth and indifference to personal belief, science transcends religious and political divisions and so does bind us into a greater, more resilient whole.†   (source)
  • But just as we had outgrown our Youth League outlook, I was confident that these young men would transcend some of the strictures of Black Consciousness.†   (source)
  • The way to resolve the conflict is to break down the barriers of dualistic thought that prevent a real understanding of what technology is ...not an exploitation of nature, but a fusion of nature and the human spirit into a new kind of creation that transcends both.†   (source)
  • Like Janice, she is acutely aware of every mean act and unkindness and lie and betrayal of which she has ever been guilty, and she recognizes that she still has the capacity for selfishness, pettiness, and cruelty; she yearns to transcend her past even as she quakes at the fortitude required to do so.†   (source)
  • The future will erase everything there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion.†   (source)
  • The great understanding that transcends our shabby words and helpless minds ....No, I guess I shouldn't look for it.†   (source)
  • Your morality tells you that the purpose of love is to set you free of the bonds of morality, that love is superior to moral judgment, that true love transcends, forgives and survives every manner of evil in Its object, and the greater the love the greater the depravity it permits to the loved.†   (source)
  • It was almost as if sex were a thing that transcended biology; and no matter how hard he tried to suppress the memory and destroy that segment of spirit, Brahma had been born a woman and somehow was woman still.†   (source)
  • So Big C's question was the catalyst for a great and memorable afternoon, one of those rare moments generated by chance, planned by no one, spontaneous and joyful, transcending the need for a teacher or a classroom, and making me once more think of education as something alive and helpful, instead of as a withered dream in need of formaldehyde.†   (source)
  • All through history there have been people with inexplicable powers which seemed to transcend space and time.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile the grand tour of Shangri-La was interesting enough to transcend these attitudes.†   (source)
  • She saw a miracle that transcended the miracles of the saints her mother had told her about.†   (source)
  • Like the deity of the Book of Job, they far transcend the scales of human value.†   (source)
  • The transcending of this pair of opposites is not encouraged (indeed.†   (source)
  • I walked anxiously beside her, looking at her tired old white face, the wrinkles that lined her neck, the deep, waiting black eyes, and the frail body, and I knew more than she thought I knew about the meaning of religion, the hunger of the human heart for that which is not and can never be, the thirst of the human spirit to conquer and transcend the implacable limitations of human life.†   (source)
  • It was as if out of her knowledge that it was just a flow that must presently react was born a wilder fury, a fierce denial that could flag itself and him into physical experimentation that transcended imagining, carried them as though by momentum alone, bearing them without volition or plan.†   (source)
  • The families learned what rights must be observed—the right of privacy in the tent; the right to keep the past black hidden in the heart; the right to talk and to listen; the right to refuse help or to accept, to offer help or to decline it; the right of son to court and daughter to be courted; the right of the hungry to be fed; the rights of the pregnant and the sick to transcend all other rights.†   (source)
  • Lincoln's democracy was not broad enough to transcend color lines, but on this score it had more latitude than the democracy professed by many of his neighbors and contemporaries.†   (source)
  • Then, after an instant, the symbolical outline which transcended the real figures sank down again, and they became, as they met them, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay watching the children throwing catches.†   (source)
  • The happening was again at the court of King Conchobar, the day Cathbad the Druid declared in prophecy of any stripling who that day should assume arms and armature that "the name of such an one would transcend those of all Ireland's youths besides: his life however would be fleeting short.†   (source)
  • The hero transcends life with its peculiar blind spot and for a moment rises to a glimpse of the source.†   (source)
  • Where this dogma is not transcended the myth of Going to the Father is taken literally, as describing man's final goal.†   (source)
  • Assuming the garments of a monk, he moved as a beggar through the world, and during these years of apparently aimless wandering acquired and transcended the eight stages of meditation.†   (source)
  • The disciple has been blessed with a vision transcending the scope of normal human destiny, and amounting to a glimpse of the essential nature of the cosmos.†   (source)
  • It represents a radical departure from the more usual mythological interpretation of good and evil as effects proceeding from a unique source of being that transcends and reconciles all polarity.†   (source)
  • Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form—all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void.†   (source)
  • What he beholds without is the visual aspect of the magnitudinous, thought-transcending emptiness on which his own experiences of ego, form, perceptions, speech, conceptions, and knowledge ride.†   (source)
  • The prodigious gulf between those childishly blissful multitudes who fill the world with piety and the truly free breaks open at the line where the symbols give way and are transcended.†   (source)
  • Turning his regard from the inner sphere of thought-transcending truth (which can be described only as "emptiness," since it surpasses speech) outward again to the phenomenal world, he perceives without the same ocean of being that he found within.†   (source)
  • Self-denying, he became divine—a spirit entitled to receive offerings—as is the world itself when known, not as final, but as a mere name and form of that which transcends, yet is immanent within, all names and forms.†   (source)
  • The Greeks referred fire, the first support of all human culture, to the world-transcending deed of their Prometheus, and the Romans the founding of their world-supporting city to Aeneas, following his departure from fallen Troy and his visit to the eerie underworld of the dead.†   (source)
  • The pause on the threshold of nirvana, the resolution to forego until the end oftime (which never ends) immersion in the untroubled pool of eternity, represents a realization that the distinction between eternity and time is only apparent—made, perforce, by the rational mind, but dissolved in the perfect knowledge of the mind that has transcended the pairs of opposites.†   (source)
  • In the vocabulary of the mystics this is the second stage of the Way, that of the "purification of the self," when the senses are "cleansed and humbled," and the energies and interests "concentrated upon transcendental things";8 or in a vocabulary of more modern turn: this is the process of dissolving, transcending, or transmuting the infantile images of our personal past.†   (source)
  • The song of the future must transcend creed.†   (source)
  • House and tree transcended any similes of sex.†   (source)
  • To do such a thing would be to transcend magic.†   (source)
  • He was easy in his mind now, for his own preparations far transcended these.†   (source)
  • The very globe continually transcends and translates itself, and becomes winged in its orbit.†   (source)
  • But Hetty's face had a language that transcended her feelings.†   (source)
  • She keeps her laws, and seems to transcend them.†   (source)
  • "Thou art a mad knave," said the Captain, "but thy plan transcends!†   (source)
  • Therein no fairy's arm can transcend it.†   (source)
  • The woman's need of him to enable her to carry on Nature's most urgent work, does not prevail against him until his resistance gathers her energy to a climax at which she dares to throw away her customary exploitations of the conventional affectionate and dutiful poses, and claim him by natural right for a purpose that far transcends their mortal personal purposes.†   (source)
  • And when she had discovered this she was plunged into a misery which transcended that of the child's simple loss.†   (source)
  • All the less so, since it is a guide to final things, to an absolute confession of those things that transcend the senses, and so to our goal.†   (source)
  • Margaret, zigzagging with her friends over Thought and Art, was conscious of a personality that transcended their own and dwarfed their activities.†   (source)
  • How could I put into speech a something felt, a something like the strains of music heard in sleep, a something that convinced yet transcended utterance?†   (source)
  • Chicago he approved for a certain verve that transcended its loud accent—however, it was a Yale town, and as the Yale Glee Club was expected in a week the Triangle received only divided homage.†   (source)
  • Great and strange ideas transcending experience often have less effect upon men and women than smaller, more tangible considerations.†   (source)
  • The Chaplain coming to see him and finding him thus, and perceiving no sign that he was conscious of his presence, attentively regarded him for a space, then slipping aside, withdrew for the time, peradventure feeling that even he the minister of Christ, tho' receiving his stipend from Mars, had no consolation to proffer which could result in a peace transcending that which he beheld.†   (source)
  • When she first sat at the steering wheel, when she moved the hand-throttle with her little finger and felt in her own hands all this power, sorcery enabling her to go as fast as she might desire (within distinct limits), she transcended human strength, she felt that she could fly like the wild goose—and then in a stretch of sand she killed the engine.†   (source)
  • She loved him with that love which is the crowning mystery of the human brain and the human heart, that transcends in its strength and its weakness all fear of shame or punishment from even the immortal throne above.†   (source)
  • Nicole was glad he had known so many women, so that the word itself meant nothing to him; she would be able to hold him so long as the person in her transcended the universals of her body.†   (source)
  • I was conscious that it was connected with the taste of tea and cake, but that it infinitely transcended those savours, could not, indeed, be of the same nature as theirs.†   (source)
  • God is not born yet—that will occur at midnight—but He has also been born centuries ago, nor can He ever be born, because He is the Lord of the Universe, who transcends human processes.†   (source)
  • It is by somehow transcending rather than by avoiding that selfishness that I can bring poise and balance into my life.†   (source)
  • and so was wedded to a bourgeois morality that was tied to life, understood life as an end in itself, saw its sole purpose in unheroic utility, and viewed all moral law as invested in the state; whereas he, Naphta—well aware that mankind's inner conflict was based instead on the contradiction between what the senses register and what transcends the senses—represented true, mystical individualism and was in actuality the genuine man of freedom and subjectivity.†   (source)
  • I have come to the conclusion that there does seem rather a want of common-sense in these threadbare old propositions; how I could have been so fired by poor Parson Clare's enthusiasm, and have gone so madly to work, transcending even him, I cannot make out!†   (source)
  • Or, conversely, your Renaissance astronomers discovered the truth, and the cosmos is infinite, which means there is no world that transcends the senses, no dualism; the world beyond is absorbed into this world, the polarity of God and nature is annulled, and since the human personality is no longer the battlefield of two hostile principles, but rather harmonious and unified, all human conflict stems from the clash between the interests of the individual and of society as a whole, and so the purpose of the state become the law of morality, just as in good old heathen days.†   (source)
  • Either Ptolemy and the scholastics are right, and the world is finite in time and space, which means that God is transcendent and the polarity of God and world is maintained, so that man, too, leads a dualistic existence, and the problem of his soul rests in the conflict between what his senses register and what transcends his senses, making all social issues entirely secondary—this is indeed the only form of individualism that I recognize as logically consistent.†   (source)
  • He ridiculed the philanthropist's reluctance to shed blood, his reverence for life, claimed that such a reverence for life belonged to only the most banal rubbers-and-umbrellas bourgeois periods, but that the moment history took a more passionate turn, the moment a single idea, something that transcended mere "security," was at work, something suprapersonal, something greater man the individual—and since that alone was a suite worthy of mankind, it was, on a higher plane, the normal state of affairs—at that moment, then, individual life would always be sacrificed without further ado to that higher idea, and not only that, but individuals woul†   (source)
  • This is accomplished by diminishment—and we use this term to describe an illusory, or, to be quite explicit, diseased element, that is obviously pertinent here: diminishment occurs to some extent whenever a narrative makes use of hermetic magic and a temporal hyperperspective reminiscent of certain anomalous experiences of reality that imply that the senses have been transcended.†   (source)
  • Its nearness was such that, notwithstanding its actual smallness, its glow infinitely transcended theirs.†   (source)
  • It was the better to be discerned, by this exterior type, how worn and old were the soul's more immediate garments; that form and countenance, the beauty and grace of which had almost transcended the skill of the most exquisite of artists.†   (source)
  • As they perceive that they succeed in resolving without assistance all the little difficulties which their practical life presents, they readily conclude that everything in the world may be explained, and that nothing in it transcends the limits of the understanding.†   (source)
  • But the horror of the important personage transcended all bounds when he saw the dead man's mouth open, and, with a terrible odour of the grave, gave vent to the following remarks: "Ah, here you are at last!†   (source)
  • But one day, when he had broken down, for the fifth time, in the supines of the third conjugation, and Mr. Stelling, convinced that this must be carelessness, since it transcended the bounds of possible stupidity, had lectured him very seriously, pointing out that if he failed to seize the present golden opportunity of learning supines, he would have to regret it when he became a man,—Tom, more miserable than usual, determined to try his sole resource; and that evening, after his usual form of prayer for his parents an†   (source)
  • Whatever transcends their own limits appears to be an obstacle to their desires, and there is no kind of superiority, however legitimate it may be, which is not irksome in their sight.†   (source)
  • As the great man landed, and was received by the legion, the martial show for one brief moment transcended the attraction of the Circus.†   (source)
  • Yet in reality those personal interests of the moment so much transcend the general interests that they always prevent the public interest from being felt or even noticed.†   (source)
  • But he who in the rightly regal and intelligent spirit presides over his own private dinner-table of invited guests, that man's unchallenged power and dominion of individual influence for the time; that man's royalty of state transcends Belshazzar's, for Belshazzar was not the greatest.†   (source)
  • Yet the artist did not feel the horror, which was proper to Phoebe's sweet and order-loving character, at thus finding herself at issue with society, and brought in contact with an event that transcended ordinary rules.†   (source)
  • Money is not essential, but this wide affinity is, which transcends the habits of clique and caste, and makes itself felt by men of all classes.†   (source)
  • And eager to begin the work, and answering in the worldly way, Ben-Hur lost sight of the double nature of the man, and of the other possibility, that the divine in him might transcend the human.†   (source)
  • All mischiefs and grievances, operations and remedies, that transcend the ordinary course of the laws, are within the reach of this extraordinary tribunal.†   (source)
  • Did anything at this moment suggest to Yeobright the sex of the creature whom that fantastic guise inclosed, how extended was her scope both in feeling and in making others feel, and how far her compass transcended that of her companions in the band?†   (source)
  • True love transcends the unworthy object, and dwells and broods on the eternal, and when the poor interposed mask crumbles, it is not sad, but feels rid of so much earth, and feels its independency the surer.†   (source)
  • He whose wisdom transcendeth all made the heavens, and gave them their guides, so that every part on every part doth shine, equally distributing the light.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-eth" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She transcendeth" in older English, today we say "She transcends."
  • The opposition, transcending the academic, takes on the character of the patriotic.†   (source)
  • /To hand it to him/, /to get away with it/ and even /to hand him a lemon/ are certainly not metaphors that transcend the practicable and probable, and yet all are undoubtedly slang.†   (source)
  • I feel thy ominous greatness evil as well as good,
    I watch thee advancing, absorbing the present, transcending the past,
    I see thy light lighting, and thy shadow shadowing, as if the entire globe,
    But I do not undertake to define thee, hardly to comprehend thee,
    I but thee name, thee prophesy, as now,
    I merely thee ejaculate!†   (source)
  • O the joy of my soul leaning pois'd on itself, receiving identity through
    materials and loving them, observing characters and absorbing them,
    My soul vibrated back to me from them, from sight, hearing, touch,
    reason, articulation, comparison, memory, and the like,
    The real life of my senses and flesh transcending my senses and flesh,
    My body done with materials, my sight done with my material eyes,
    Proved to me this day beyond cavil that it is not my material eyes
    which finally see,
    Nor my material body which finally loves, walks, laughs, shouts,
    embraces, procreates.†   (source)
  • ten thousand years before these States, and many times ten
    thousand years before these States,
    Garner'd clusters of ages that men and women like us grew up and
    travel'd their course and pass'd on,
    What vast-built cities, what orderly republics, what pastoral tribes
    and nomads,
    What histories, rulers, heroes, perhaps transcending all others,
    What laws, customs, wealth, arts, traditions,
    What sort of marriage, what costumes, what physiology and phrenology,
    What of liberty and slavery among them, what they thought of death
    and the soul,
    Who were witty and wise, who beautiful and poetic, who brutish and
    Not a mark, not a record remains—and yet al†   (source)
  • one hand thou dost tell me that the barber and curate of our village are here in company with us, and on the other I find myself shut up in a cage, and know in my heart that no power on earth that was not supernatural would have been able to shut me in, what wouldst thou have me say or think, but that my enchantment is of a sort that transcends all I have ever read of in all the histories that deal with knights-errant that have been enchanted?†   (source)
  • An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.†   (source)
  • Well did wise poets, by thy glorious name, Title that age which they would have the best; Thou being the best of things: and far transcending All style of joy, in children, parents, friends, Or any other waking dream on earth: Thy looks when they to Venus did ascribe, They should have given her twenty thousand Cupids; Such are thy beauties and our loves!†   (source)
  • Thus when with meats and drinks they had sufficed,
    Not burdened nature, sudden mind arose
    In Adam, not to let the occasion pass
    Given him by this great conference to know
    Of things above his world, and of their being
    Who dwell in Heaven, whose excellence he saw
    Transcend his own so far; whose radiant forms,
    Divine effulgence, whose high power, so far
    Exceeded human; and his wary speech
    Thus to the empyreal minister he framed.†   (source)
  • Drances, their chief, who harbor'd in his breast Long hate to Turnus, as his foe profess'd, Broke silence first, and to the godlike man, With graceful action bowing, thus began: "Auspicious prince, in arms a mighty name, But yet whose actions far transcend your fame; Would I your justice or your force express, Thought can but equal; and all words are less.†   (source)
  • To thee, great hero who all praise transcends, La Mancha's lustre and Iberia's star, Don Quixote, wise as brave, to thee I say— For peerless Dulcinea del Toboso Her pristine form and beauty to regain, 'T is needful that thy esquire Sancho shall, On his own sturdy buttocks bared to heaven, Three thousand and three hundred lashes lay, And that they smart and sting and hurt him well.†   (source)
  • To this Don Quixote made answer, "señora, your highness must know that everything or almost everything that happens me transcends the ordinary limits of what happens to other knights-errant; whether it be that it is directed by the inscrutable will of destiny, or by the malice of some jealous enchanter.†   (source)
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