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  • Some people are put off by the modern design, they distrust modernity, but then I tell them that it is this that whitens the teeth of the King of England.†   (source)
  • The modernity and precision—and, above all, the "manufactured" look of the plates—really excited him, and he was sure it would excite everybody else as well.†   (source)
  • There is more than one path to modernity.
  • The tribal elders and the teenagers differ in their view of the benefits of modernity.
  • Many consider America to symbolize modernity -- good and bad.
  • Modernity, led by the automobile, was perforating the frontier.†   (source)
  • A Chagall—Clary's favorite, all soft roses and blues and greens, incongruous against the apartment's modernity.†   (source)
  • There was a jumble of modernity; a myriad of women showing their bare calves, and men in vests and pleated pants; an uproar of workers drilling holes in the pavement, knocking down trees to make room for telephone poles, knocking down telephone poles to make room for buildings, knocking down buildings to plant trees; a blockade of itinerant vendors hawking the wonders of this grindstone, that toasted peanut, this little doll that dances by itself without a single wire or thread, look…†   (source)
  • But this was a vastly expanded discourse, on the maldistribution of all the good fruits of modernity, especially of medicine and public health, a discourse that was both scholarly and passionate.†   (source)
  • Bigburger attracted a lot of African officials and army people as well—they liked the decor and the modernity.†   (source)
  • But it still fed us in a hundred ways with its language and sent us its increasingly wonderful goods, things which, in the bush of Africa, added year by year to our idea of who we were, gave us that idea of our modernity and development, and made us aware of another Europe—the Europe of great cities, great stores, great buildings, great universities.†   (source)
  • But this house was the essence of modernity.†   (source)
  • Even in modernity, the ages of darkness were not so far behind us.†   (source)
  • Fashion and modernity and the rot at the Table's heart were in hiding, and his great idea was on the move once more.†   (source)
  • And all of a sudden he began to speak about Petrarch, whom he called the "Father of Modernity."†   (source)
  • …and by his side a diminutive groom, like Toby, "the late Beaudenord's tiger," I saw—or rather I felt its outlines engraved upon my heart by a clean and killing stab—a matchless victoria, built rather high, and hinting, through the extreme modernity of its appointments, at the forms of an earlier day, deep down in which lay negligently back Mme. Swann, her hair, now quite pale with one grey lock, girt with a narrow band of flowers, usually violets, from which floated down long veils, a…†   (source)
  • Bulbuls and roses would still persist, the pathos of defeated Islam remained in his blood and could not be expelled by modernities.†   (source)
  • On the glossy green cover, in red and black, were the portraits of the president, a round quippish man who loved all young physicians; the general manager, a cadaverous scholarly man who surely gave all his laborious nights and days to the advancement of science; and the vice-president, Martin's former preceptor, Dr. Roscoe Geake, who had a lively, eye-glassed, forward-looking modernity all his own.†   (source)
  • She had overthrown the sordid, self-seeking habit of life; she had awakened to real womanhood; she had fought the insidious spell of modernity and she had defeated it; she had learned the thrill of taking root in new soil, the pain and joy of labor, the bliss of solitude, the promise of home and love and motherhood.†   (source)
  • Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and Dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.†   (source)
  • And yet, unless my senses deceive me, the old centuries had, and have, powers of their own which mere "modernity" cannot kill.†   (source)
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