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  • It was inevitable that she should accept any inconsistency and cruelty from her deity as all good worshippers do from theirs.   (source)
    deity = god
  • Far be it from me to arrogate to myself the attributes of the Deity.   (source)
    deity = God
  • His subject, it appeared, had been the relation between the Deity and the communities of mankind, with a special reference to the New England which they were here planting in the wilderness.   (source)
  • Everyone knows that drunkards and lovers have a protecting deity.   (source)
    deity = god or goddess
  • "Now," he continued, again addressing me, "I have received the pilgrim — a disguised deity, as I verily believe."   (source)
    deity = god
  • There he has continued, praying like a Methodist: only the deity he implored is senseless dust and ashes; and God, when addressed, was curiously confounded with his own black father!   (source)
  • Aunt Parvine has always been considered something of a deity in our family because she managed, despite being an Iranian woman of her generation, to become a doctor and to set up a successful practice in Geneva.†   (source)
  • Outside of Mamaw Blanton, a virtual deity in the eyes of us grandkids and great-grandkids, I've never heard anyone else called "the nicest person in the world."†   (source)
  • He was a god among geeks, a nerd uber-deity on the level of Gygax, Garriott, and Gates.†   (source)
  • And Owen, who had built a huge nest for himself—in a mountain of hay— appeared to radiate the truly untouchable quality of a deity to be reckoned with, of a prophet who had no doubt.†   (source)
  • Some believed the prince was a deity, that as long as he kept the stone, he could not be killed.†   (source)
  • Rita rolls her eyes to the ceiling, as if consulting silently some deity there.†   (source)
  • She teaches him to memorize a four-line children's poem by Tagore, and the names of the deities adorning the ten-handed goddess Durga during pujo: Saraswati with her swan and Kartik with his peacock to her left, Lakshmi with her owl and Ganesh with his mouse to her right.†   (source)
  • The forgotten deities of dead cities brandished their broken thunderbolts at the sky as Dany rode her silver past their feet.†   (source)
  • She is a cruel deity.†   (source)
  • Now, transfigured—cold and glorious like deities with their disguises flung off—it was as if they'd flown through the roof and into the sky to assume their true, celestial homes.†   (source)
  • My father spoke with the air of a deity.†   (source)
  • But by late June, even as Minnijean and I were whirling about our hotel room, dressing to see Johnny Mathis, a man we thought of as a deity, Little Rock school integration was unraveling.†   (source)
  • If the gods could speak, they, too, would insist that the Christian deities have the better position.†   (source)
  • "To a pagan," he concluded, "the Shrike is a most acceptable deity."†   (source)
  • The book is really Burgess's entry in the very old debate over the problem of evil, namely, why would a benevolent deity permit evil to exist in his creation?†   (source)
  • I bear Witness that there is no deity but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger.†   (source)
  • She gives birth to eight deities, one for each part of Enki's body that is sick, and Enki is healed.†   (source)
  • They would climb steep mountains, swim vast seas and destroy armies for you, deity of sauntering, Goddess of aura and bloom.†   (source)
  • I'm not a bully, not some self-centered demanding little deity insisting on my own way.†   (source)
  • There are things to suggest this Liet may be a local deity.†   (source)
  • To Heraclitus, God—or the Deity—was something that embraced the whole world.†   (source)
  • The deceased was the tragic hero, the survivors the innocent victims; there was the omnipresence of the deity, strophe and antistrophe of the chorus of mourners led by the preacher.†   (source)
  • Eragon was certain that if he asked Nar Garzhvog or a member of the nomad tribes, or even the black priests of Helgrind, if their gods were real, they would uphold the supremacy of their deities just as vigorously as Glumra would uphold hers.†   (source)
  • I always looked up to my father as if he was a deity.†   (source)
  • He stares at the Commandant with a reverence reserved for deities.†   (source)
  • There is an almost infinite pantheon with a deity for each spring and river, mountain and forest, but there is a higher court of more powerful gods ruled by Hephestia, goddess of fire and lightning.†   (source)
  • And now, do you ever dangle your toes over the precipice, dare the cliff to crumble, defy the frozen deity to suffer the sun, thaw feather and bone, take wing to fly you home?†   (source)
  • It's enough to send me reeling back where I bump into a wooden stand filled with little statues of Indian deities.†   (source)
  • He would leave an offering to whatever deity inhabited the upper atmosphere.†   (source)
  • That's approximately how many minutes I've loved you,
    It's how many minutes I've thought about you,
    How many minutes I've worried about you,
    How many minutes I've thanked God for you,
    How many minutes I've thanked every deity in the
    Universe for you.
    One million
    Fifty-one thousand
    Minutes ….
    One million fifty-one thousand and
    two hundred times.
    It's how many times you've made me smile,
    How many times you've made me dream,
    How many times you've made me…†   (source)
  • "Prayers aren't for the deity," said Aven.†   (source)
  • The old man watched him with victorious merriment, sitting in his musty blue armchair like some satanic and hedonistic deity on a throne, a stolen U.S. Army blanket wrapped around his spindly legs to ward off a chill.†   (source)
  • I prayed to all the deities in the room, from Muruga to the Bleeding Heart of Jesus.†   (source)
  • Yet a deity-such as his father's God in the histories-could dislike with-out being evil.†   (source)
  • The Greeks and Romans, with all their gods, thought they were making sacrifices and praying at temples in order to receive favor from their deities; but today, pious people would scoff.†   (source)
  • It was normal practice to absorb any religion the Radch ran across, to fit its gods into an already blindingly complex genealogy, or to say merely that the supreme, creator deity was Amaat under another name and let the rest sort themselves out.†   (source)
  • I do know that there was talk once of dressing him up in a giant pair of blue jeans, because people in the neighboring city of Homewood were sick and tired of being perpetually mooned by a mythical Greek deity.†   (source)
  • I couldn't imagine anyone, deity included, who wouldn't be impressed by Carlisle.†   (source)
  • Like many heroes, Cuchulain was the son of a god: the sun deity, Lugh, who took the form of a mayfly and flew into the wine cup of a noblewoman on her wedding day.†   (source)
  • The smell came from undusted corners and from incense burning in silver jars at the feet of contorted Oriental deities.†   (source)
  • Success is a deity that's never satisfied.†   (source)
  • No goodness teems with such open hands Even in the dreams of deities.†   (source)
  • His eyes had cleared, and Pig was crouched in an oddly distorted, yet ceremonial, position as though he were offering prayers to a ruthless and malignant deity.†   (source)
  • I have a simple faith in the Deity and a hope that my attempts to live a decent life are pleasing to Him.†   (source)
  • The challenge dragged on between the two remaining tribes for many more minutes, neither willing to relinquish superiority in the eyes of their deity.†   (source)
  • At one time kings were anointed by Deity, so the problem was to see to it that Deity anointed the tight candidate.†   (source)
  • If you've thought of the Deity as something easy to un-derstand, that isn't true ….†   (source)
  • Then you can grow up bothered by "neither ghosts nor deities."†   (source)
  • I believe there is a deity—somewhere.†   (source)
  • Her god of communication became a god of vengeance--to her the most satisfactory deity she had devised so far--and, as it turned out, the last.†   (source)
  • Clearly the food offered to the deity was considered blessed by contact with the divine and capable of transferring that blessing to the person who was to eat it.†   (source)
  • Under his breath, he called upon the more notable of the current fertility deities, invoking them in terms of their most prominent Attributes.†   (source)
  • My mother, whenever I paid her a visit, would make me accompany her to a temple, and together we would pray and pray before the deity, imploring for help until we were giddy.†   (source)
  • And poor Silas was vaguely conscious of something not unlike the feeling of primitive men, when they fled thus, in fear or in sullenness, from the face of an unpropitious deity.   (source)
  • You are confused because the Bible describes God as an omnipotent and benevolent deity.†   (source)
  • "This was built for a living deity," he said.†   (source)
  • They were not supposed to create pictures or sculptures of God or the "deity."†   (source)
  • They had turned to false idols-techno-deities and miracles of the mind.†   (source)
  • That which a deity demands of a mortal (and the fear provoked by the demand).†   (source)
  • And I do see what you mean about the Norse deities.†   (source)
  • Most were minor deities even in ancient times.†   (source)
  • R'hllor was a jealous deity, ever hungry.†   (source)
  • A crowd of assembled deities turned to face us.†   (source)
  • I was pretty sure he was the minor deity Bad Hygiene.†   (source)
  • He was one of the gods who'd supplanted Athena as a war deity.†   (source)
  • The "simple faith in the Deity" expressed in my teenage essay has faded over the years.†   (source)
  • I wondered if he and Sam had encountered other minor deities during their twenty-four-hour ordeal.†   (source)
  • Or some minor deity out to become a major one.†   (source)
  • Drinking alcohol in any form she regarded as a crime against a properly outraged deity.†   (source)
  • This is generally a requirement for renegade fertility deities.†   (source)
  • And in the cases of both deities have I often sought justification for atheism.†   (source)
  • It also housed numerous small shrines dedicated to the lesser deities.†   (source)
  • "You fertility deities are worse than Marxists," he said.†   (source)
  • And paying pro sure safe passage deities is considered crucially important to en through the treacherous landscape.†   (source)
  • Langdon gazed up again at the image of The Apotheosis of Washington—the symbolic ascent of man to deity.†   (source)
  • He devotes a great deal of effort to imparting his knowledge to his son, the god Marduk, chief deity of the Babylonians.†   (source)
  • The captain began by expressing his utter conviction that there was no God, no deity in the sky watching over the human world.†   (source)
  • The Sherpas, however, had a different diagnosis: they believed that one of the climbers on Fischer's team had angered Everest-Sagarmatha, goddess of the sky-and the deity had taken her revenge on Ngawang.†   (source)
  • Significantly, this name, when referred to in a certain tone or written with capital letters, designates the earth deity of Fremen hearth superstitions.†   (source)
  • Buddhism as it is practiced in the high reaches of the Khumbu has a distinctly animistic flavor: the Sherpas venerate a tangled melange of deities and spirits who are said to inhabit the canyons, rivers, and per homage to this ensemble of peaks of the region.†   (source)
  • Not infrequently we find in Hinduism and Buddhism an emphasis on the fact that the deity is present in all things (pantheism) and that man can become one with God through religious insight.†   (source)
  • "Shut up and follow me," said Mike and, like a lesser member of the pantheon following an older and wiser deity, I had shut up and followed.†   (source)
  • For an instant, refulgent in his halo of media lights, the camerlegno looked celestial, like some kind of modern deity.†   (source)
  • These deities are the pantheon of Dilmun; i. e., this act breaks the cycle of incest and creates a new race of male and female gods that can reproduce normally.†   (source)
  • When the early Christian converts abandoned their former deities-pagan gods, Roman gods, Greek, sun, Mithraic, whatever-they asked the church what their new Christian God looked like.†   (source)
  • After fifty-five years of dedicating his life and work to the story of ethical systems, Sol Weintraub had come to a single, unshakable conclusion: any allegiance to a deity or concept or universal principle which put obedience above decent behavior toward an innocent human being was evil.†   (source)
  • Who is your primary care deity?†   (source)
  • We are friendly with the sea god, of course; but the politics of undersea deities is …. complicated.†   (source)
  • They made a circuit of the sept, worshiping at each of the seven altars to honor the seven aspects of the deity.†   (source)
  • In their absence, the dwarves had carved a profusion of statues, many depicting monsters and deities locked in epic battles.†   (source)
  • So, of course, my punishment was to find out I was the son of a Norse deity, go to a Viking afterlife, and have an open-coffin memorial in a cheesy uni-faith chapel.†   (source)
  • And that father was not a mortal man; he was Lugh the Long-Handed, an Irish sun deity who had been king of the Tuatha De Danaan.†   (source)
  • As the child of an earthly mother and an Irish deity, Max straddled a tenuous line between mortal and immortal.†   (source)
  • Many events have defied our ability to explain, but we are convinced that we failed because we are still woefully ignorant about the universe and not because a deity altered the workings of nature.†   (source)
  • M ICHAEL Dr. Vijay Choudhary's office was filled with statues of Ganesha, the Hindu deity with a potbellied human body and an elephant's head.†   (source)
  • He would not dishonor his deity.†   (source)
  • It had been a small temple for a minor deity, and this maze was not much bigger than that temple, maybe two times its size, maybe three.†   (source)
  • I was told when I came to this decaying institution twenty-three years ago that this was a school where discipline was afeminine deity and where cadets were worshipers at her sacred shrine.†   (source)
  • "Mortenson struggled to kneel in the tailor's tiny cubbyhole and accidentally kicked the dummy, which waggled over him like a disapproving deity.†   (source)
  • Hema realized that in importuning every deity she could think of, she had somehow neglected to appeal to Sister Mary Joseph Praise.†   (source)
  • When the river begins to taste the salt of the ocean, we no longer know what deity to call on, the river-god or Olokun.†   (source)
  • She believed in every kind of deity, and in reincarnation and resurrection—she knew no contradictions in these areas.†   (source)
  • These men knew the nineteen-thousand-foot pyramid as Korphe K2, since its purity of form echoed its big brother up the Baltoro, and it loomed over their homes like a protective deity.†   (source)
  • In my line of work, I'd seen too much injustice in the world to buy into the belief that a merciful, all-powerful deity would continue to allow such atrocities to exist; and I downright detested the party line that there was some divine grand plan for humanity's bumbling existence.†   (source)
  • I've heard rumors that the giants are on good terms with a lot of minor deities—Anger, Hunger, Disease.†   (source)
  • Hemlatha ran over at this summons, saying "Shiva, Shiva," invoking the name of her personal deity, the God whom others thought of as the Destroyer, but who she believed was also the Transformer, the one who could make something good come out of something terrible.†   (source)
  • Led by Twaha, together the men chanted a placation of the Karakoram's deities, promising that they would take only one ibex.†   (source)
  • Bound by Islam's prohibition against false idols, Pakistanis don't embrace the endless pantheon of deities plastered across windshields in the Hindu country to the east.†   (source)
  • Hema thought of Shiva, her personal deity, and how the only sensible response to the madness of life in this her thirtieth year was to cultivate a kind of madness within, to perform the mad dance of Shiva, to mimic the rigid masking smile of Shiva, to rock and sway and flap six arms and six legs to an inner tune, a tabla beat.†   (source)
  • The southern school superintendent is a kind of remote deity who breathes the purer air of Mount Parnassus.†   (source)
  • I filled my lungs, prayed a small regressive prayer to the Christian deity—my first in years—and resumed my heroic crawl southward toward that receding wet mop of yellow hair.†   (source)
  • It's true, Herodotus tells the story that the priestess of Bel passed a night at the top of the temple tower to wait for the deity to alight--but there's no reference to any such business in the cuneiform texts.†   (source)
  • It is easy out of laziness, out of weakness, to throw oneself into the lap of deity, saying, 'I couldn't help it; the way was set.†   (source)
  • I considered myself an agnostic, emancipated enough from the shackles of belief and also brave enough to resist calling on any such questionable gaseous vertebrate as the Deity, even in times of travail and suffering.†   (source)
  • They had eloped, and the old man's rage could not touch them--howled around them, burnt up walls, melted the very steel of the furnace that held them; but they were serene, watched over by shadows from a seven-times-mightier deity.†   (source)
  • Give me a forgiving deity any day.†   (source)
  • People chanted or shouted prayers, mumbled verses from the Vedas, or stood, or knelt, or lay prostrate before huge stone images, which often were so heavily garlanded with flowers, smeared with red kumkum paste and surrounded by heaps of offerings that it was impossible to tell which deity was so immersed in tangible adoration.†   (source)
  • Several dozen people stood in a shifting line before the Temple of Varuna, most stern and august of all the deities.†   (source)
  • The inner courtyard, though, with its massive shrines dedicated to the major deities, was a focal point of religious intensity.†   (source)
  • It had been decided, logically enough, by the priests and architects, that he was best suited of all the deities to spend every minute of the day facing her, matching his unfaltering death-gaze against her own, returning her half smile with his twisted one.†   (source)
  • What pleases the Deity is virtue and sincerity, not any number of material offerings.†   (source)
  • "4 "What deity does Amaterasu worship in abstinence in the Plain of High Heaven?†   (source)
  • Like the deity of the Book of Job, they far transcend the scales of human value.†   (source)
  • What are the deities doing, Reverend Sir, whom The Blessed One perceives?†   (source)
  • Moreover, I will discuss the matter particularly with the deities of the Yellow Stream.†   (source)
  • The Pagans, leaving Allah, call but upon female deities.†   (source)
  • Sebastian unbarred one, and folded it back; the mellow afternoon sun flooded in, over the bare floor, the vast, twin fireplaces of sculptured marble, the coved ceiling frescoed with classic deities and heroes, the gilt mirrors and scagliola pilasters, the islands of sheeted furniture.†   (source)
  • The protecting deities of the universe took flight, but the Future Buddha remained unmoved beneath the Tree.†   (source)
  • …beyond the coral reef, and the cutter beached in the lagoon, and, up the slope that had never known the print of a boot, there trod the grim invasion of trader, administrator, missionary, and tourist—only then was it time to disinter the archaic weapons of the tribe and sound the drums in the hills; or, more easily, to turn from the sunlit door and lie alone in the darkness, where the impotent, painted deities paraded the walls in vain, and cough his heart out among the rum bottles.†   (source)
  • The awe-inspiring Deity manifests Itself, even in the single leaf of a tree or a delicate blade of grass.†   (source)
  • 0 nymph, 0 Peneus' daughter, stay!" the deity called to her—like the frog to the princess of the fairy tale.†   (source)
  • Then Uzume spoke, saying: "We rejoice and are glad because there is a deity more illustrious than Thine Augustness."†   (source)
  • One day when they had made their offering, the lad Krsna said to them: "Indra is no supreme deity, though he be king in heaven; he is afraid of the titans.†   (source)
  • The recognition of the secondary nature of the personality of whatever deity is worshiped is characteristic of most of the traditions of the world (see, for example, p. 155 note 554).†   (source)
  • Therefore the eight millions of gods assembled in a divine assembly in the bed of the tranquil river of heaven and bid one of their number, the deity named Thought-Includer, to devise a plan.†   (source)
  • She worships her own Self within as a Deity, endeavoring to cultivate divine virtue in her own person by means of inner purity and thus becoming one with the Deity.†   (source)
  • "15 Since the Deity is immanent in all things, all things are to be regarded as divine, from the pots and pans of the kitchen to the Emperor: this is Shinto, "The Way of the Gods."†   (source)
  • I have been on the White Hill in the court of Cynvelyn, For a day and a year in stocks and fetters, I have suffered hunger for the Son of the Virgin, I have been fostered in the land of the Deity, I have been teacher to all intelligences, I am able to instruct the whole universe.†   (source)
  • The function of reverence in Shinto is to honur that Deity in all things; the function of purity to sustain Its manifestation in oneself—following the august model of the divine self-worship of the goddess Amaterasu.†   (source)
  • The prince beholds, dumbfounded, not only hisfriend transformed into the living personification of the Support of the Universe, but the heroes of the two armies rushing on a wind into the deity's innumerable, terrible mouths.†   (source)
  • …of the Royal House, is the chief divinity of the numerous folk pantheon, yet herself only the highest manifestation of the unseen, transcendent yet immanent, Universal God: "The Eight Hundred Myriads of Gods are but differing manifestations of one unique Deity, Kunitokotachi-no-Kami, The Eternally Standing Divine Being of the Earth, The Great Unity of All Things in the Universe, 1 he Primordial Being of Heaven and Earth, eternally existing from the beginning to the end of the world.†   (source)
  • Thus Ananda, are these deities angered.†   (source)
  • Then his younger sister sent in pursuit of him the eight thunder deities with a thousand and five hundred warriors of the Yellow Stream.†   (source)
  • But those deities which are free from passion, mindful and conscious, bear it patiently, saying, 'Transitory are all things.†   (source)
  • The Blessed One replied: Ananda, almost all the deities throughout ten worlds have come together to behold The Tathagata.†   (source)
  • Evil spirits ran riot through the world; numerous portents of woe arose; and the voices of the myriad of deities were like unto the flies in the fifth moon as they swarmed.†   (source)
  • This miraculous energy-substance and this alone is the Imperishable; the names and forms of the deities who everywhere embody, dispense, and represent it come and go.†   (source)
  • For an extent, Ananda, of twelve leagues about the city Kusinara and the sal-tree grove Upavattana of the Mallas, there is not a spot of ground large enough to stick the point of a hair into, that is not pervaded by powerful deities.†   (source)
  • ""3 This is the orthodox teaching of the ancient Tantras: "All of these visualized deities are but symbols representing the various things that occur on the Path";"4 as well as a doctrine of the contemporary psychoanalytical schools.†   (source)
  • The meditations of the postulant have to be adjusted to his progress, so that the imagination may be defended at every step by devatas (envisioned, adequate deities) until the moment comes for the prepared spirit to step alone beyond.†   (source)
  • As in the much later Buddhist image of the Bodhisattva within whose nimbus stand five hundred transformed Buddhas, each attended by five hundred Bodhisattvas, and each of these, in turn, by innumerable gods, so here, the soul comes to the fullness of its stature and power through assimilating the deities that formerly had been thought to be separate from and outside of it.†   (source)
  • And these deities, Ananda, are angered, saying, "From afar have we come to behold The Tathagata, for but seldom, and on rare occasions, does a Tathagata, a saint, and Supreme Buddha arise in the world; and now, to-night, in the last watch, will The Tathagata pass into Nirvana; but this powerful priest stands in front of The Blessed One, concealing him, and we have no chance to see The Tathagata, although his last moments are near."†   (source)
  • As a final insult, he broke a hole in the top of her weaving-hall and let fall through it a "heavenly piebald horse which he had flayed with a backward flaying," at sight of which all the ladies of the goddess, who were busily weaving the august garments of the deities, were so much alarmed that they died of fear.†   (source)
  • …orthodox sages, canonical instructions for domestic ceremonials, and certain works of secular and religious law, as well as the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, which of course includes the Bhagavad Gita; (3) Purana, which are the Hindu mythological and epic works par excellence; these treat of cosmogonic, theological, astronomical, and physical knowledge; and (4) Tantra, texts describing techniques and rituals for the worship of deities, and for the attainment of supranormal power.†   (source)
  • Some of the deities, Ananda, are in the air with their minds engrossed by earthly things, and they let fly their hair and cry aloud, and stretch out their arms and cry aloud, and fall headlong to the ground and roll to and fro, saying, 'All too soon will The Blessed One pass into Nirvana; all too soon will The Light of The World vanish from sight!'†   (source)
  • Some of the deities, Ananda, * Tathagata: "arrived at or being in (gata) such a state or condition (tathei)". i. e., an Enlightened One, a Buddha. are on the earth with their minds engrossed by earthly things, and they let fly their hair and cry aloud, and stretch out their arms and cry aloud, and fall headlong on the ground and roll to and fro, saying, 'All too soon will The Blessed One pass into Nirvana; all too soon will The Happy One pass into Nirvana; all too soon will The Light…†   (source)
  • For I have walked in the golden courts; I have seen the Deity face to face!†   (source)
  • Like an evil deity, his jealousy was inspiring Swann, was thrusting him on towards destruction.†   (source)
  • He really revels in the fact his deity Vanderbilt is keeping a secret from him.†   (source)
  • It would take an omniscient Deity to know what you're talking about."†   (source)
  • The Deity does not regard the human race collectively.†   (source)
  • Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove?†   (source)
  • There is a deity for those drunken men who are called lovers.†   (source)
  • Rather some priestly ceremony in performance—something to Diana, or Pan, or a deity of the woods.†   (source)
  • We worship the living Deity according to dead men's forms and creeds.†   (source)
  • What needs an earthly roof between the Deity and his worshippers?†   (source)
  • She had Beaufort at her feet, Mr. van der Luyden hovering above her like a protecting deity, and any number of candidates (Lawrence Lefferts among them) waiting their opportunity in the middle distance.†   (source)
  • The Loggia showed as the triple entrance of a cave, wherein many a deity, shadowy, but immortal, looking forth upon the arrivals and departures of mankind.†   (source)
  • He swore by all possible deities.†   (source)
  • I suppose that they are reasonable words; it must be extraordinarily reasonable for her, if she can say that she believes in an Omnipotent Deity.†   (source)
  • The meagre tune, the curt series of demands on Jehovah, fused into a prayer unknown in England, and though they perceived neither Royalty nor Deity they did perceive something, they were strengthened to resist another day.†   (source)
  • Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.†   (source)
  • It was a new god; a monster of steel limbs, oak ribs, flesh of gravel, and a stupendous hunger for freight; a deity created by man that he might keep himself respectful to Property, as elsewhere he had elevated and served as tribal gods the mines, cotton-mills, motor-factories, colleges, army.†   (source)
  • He went up to seize her hand, and found she was clammy as a marine deity, and that her clothes clung to her like the robes upon the figures in the Parthenon frieze.†   (source)
  • He began with the argument that we whites, from the point of development we had arrived at, 'must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings—we approach them with the might as of a deity,' and so on, and so on.†   (source)
  • He read European history aloud at Leora, who looked interested or at least forgiving; he worried the sentences in a copy of "The Golden Bowl" which an unfortunate school-teacher had left at the Tozers'; he borrowed a volume of Conrad from the village editor and afterward, as he drove the prairie roads, he was marching into jungle villages—sun helmets, orchids, lost temples of obscene and dog-faced deities, secret and sun-scarred rivers.†   (source)
  • "Can this be the girl," said Jude when she came back, feeling a slight renewal of elasticity now that he was in the open street; "can this be the girl who brought the pagan deities into this most Christian city?†   (source)
  • She had remarked to Mrs Colonel Luton, who was chaperoning her, that she believed in an Omnipotent Deity.†   (source)
  • He gave her a sense of deities reconciled, a feeling that, in gaining the man she loved, she would gain something for the whole world.†   (source)
  • But it was not for nothing, as my aunt well knew, that she had rung for Francoise, since at Combray a person whom one 'didn't know at all' was as incredible a being as any mythological deity, and it was apt to be forgotten that after each occasion on which there had appeared in the Rue du Saint-Esprit or in the Square one of these bewildering phenomena, careful and exhaustive researches had invariably reduced the fabulous monster to the proportions of a person whom one 'did know,'…†   (source)
  • Miss Quested was so loathed in Chandrapore that her recantation was discredited, and the rumour ran that she had been stricken by the Deity in the middle of her lies.†   (source)
  • They have sinned against Eros and against Pallas Athene, and not by any heavenly intervention, but by the ordinary course of nature, those allied deities will be avenged.†   (source)
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