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  • No, I do not—you are ruining the elasticity of my magnificent epidermis.†   (source)
  • The gray flaking on the epidermis didn't begin to characterize the horrible agony.†   (source)
  • Whenever he was on one of these pill jags he became like a stud bull, feverishly and unapologetically sexual, treating her with an enveloping hot epidermal directness which usually had the power to cause her own blood to stampede and make her immediately ready to receive him.†   (source)
  • ...parrying like a man who had the greatest respect for his own epidermis.   (source)
  • Cervical adenocarcinomas are often more aggressive than epidermoid.†   (source)
  • Her tumor was invasive, but not an epidermoid carcinoma as originally diagnosed.†   (source)
  • The main idea was to find a method of replacing the older epidermis with a fresh one, not a laser-thinned or dermabraded short-term resurfacing but a genuine start-over skin that would be wrinkle— and blemish-free.†   (source)
  • Pretty soon it would be the NooSkins BeauToxique Treatment for her — Wrinkles Paralyzed Forever, Employees Half-Price — plus, in say five years, the Fountain of Yooth Total Plunge, which rasped off your entire epidermis.†   (source)
  • By 1951, at least twelve studies had found that cervical adenocarcinomas and epidermoid carcinomas responded the same to radiation, which was the treatment of choice for both types.†   (source)
  • It felt as though the layer of skin just under the epidermis had turned brittle and was cracking when he moved.†   (source)
  • She was aware that it was a contradiction that someone who had been through all that she had should be so fastidious, should shrink so from strange epidermises, from alien touch.†   (source)
  • The seizure of pure lust which accompanied this tender manipulation was accompanied in turn by a twinge of shame; there was something sneaky, almost necrophiliac in the act, molesting even the epidermal surface of Sophie in the privacy of her drugged slumber—and so I stopped, withdrew my hand.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, after the nearly interminable silence, with my face still downward in the sand, I felt Sophie's fingers reach up into my trunks and lightly stroke that spectacularly sensitive epidermal zone down deep where thigh and buttock intersect, a scant centimeter from my balls.†   (source)
  • Toughest of all was the casting of the skins, which was like labor when they couldn't writhe out of the epidermis and even their eyes were clouded with a dirty milk.†   (source)
  • Do you see the skin, the epidermis here?†   (source)
  • Wrinkles and warts on the epidermis; this is the work of time.†   (source)
  • It's a good thing—certainly doesn't hurt— if a man knows something about what's what under the epidermis and can paint what cannot be seen.†   (source)
  • There was something about bark as such, the tissue between the epidermis and the cambium of ligneous plants, Peeperkorn said—it almost always possessed extraordinary dynamic virtues, both for good and evil.†   (source)
  • The breath of speech directly on his ear caused our friend to experience that creeping epidermal phenomenon popularly known as "goose bumps," which the director had explained to him once long ago.†   (source)
  • Our outside and often thin and fanciful clothes are our epidermis, or false skin, which partakes not of our life, and may be stripped off here and there without fatal injury; our thicker garments, constantly worn, are our cellular integument, or cortex; but our shirts are our liber, or true bark, which cannot be removed without girdling and so destroying the man.†   (source)
  • Health, youth, honor, all the shy delicacies of the young body, the heart, virginity, modesty, that epidermis of the soul, are manipulated in sinister wise by that fumbling which seeks resources, which encounters opprobrium, and which accomodates itself to it.†   (source)
  • Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.†   (source)
  • Jussac was, as was then said, a fine blade, and had had much practice; nevertheless it required all his skill to defend himself against an adversary who, active and energetic, departed every instant from received rules, attacking him on all sides at once, and yet parrying like a man who had the greatest respect for his own epidermis.†   (source)
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