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  • Of the two thousand original copies printed of The History of Love, some were bought and read, many were bought and not read, some were given as gifts, some sat fading in bookstore windows serving as landing docks for flies, some were marked up with pencil, and a good many were sent to the paper compactor, where they were shredded to a pulp along with other unread or unwanted books, their sentences parsed and minced in the machine's spinning blades.†   (source)
  • It's excruciating to think about all that, and his mind searches frantically for replacements, for decisions to make, issues to parse.†   (source)
  • For most of his life he'd been the stoic computer in the corner, accepting input, then calculating, parsing, breaking down data before spitting it back out in the form of a report to be acted upon by others.†   (source)
  • Well, I'm in the library parsing a Jane Austen novel looking for dramatic irony, while many of my old friends are dead or in jail.†   (source)
  • They're solving the trickier binding spells and parsing out the final commands so I can speak them at the proper time.†   (source)
  • I know, intelligent criticism cannot be 'wrong,' but I was wrong to submit to the tyranny by which critics of art live, and to follow the road that they follow, because, to maintain their society and vocation, they parse by intellect alone works that are great solely because of the spirit.†   (source)
  • That is, we wanted you both to know who and what Jesus and Gautama and Lao-tse and Shan-karacharya and Hui-neng and Sri Ramakrishna, etc., were before you knew too much or anything about Homer or Shakespeare or even Blake or Whitman, let alone George Washington and his cherry tree or the definition of a peninsula or how to parse a sentence.†   (source)
  • The players stumbled in and parsed themselves into small groups according to their positions.†   (source)
  • You can't parse me into dendrites and synapses.†   (source)
  • "It means there's a spot in the code base where it's got the parsed bytes.†   (source)
  • His words tumbled out so fast I struggled to parse them.†   (source)
  • Ambata did, but Kathy still could not parse the words.†   (source)
  • She would set about parsing the constraint down to its atoms, and try to eke a way through.†   (source)
  • Had new invitations been issued to parse out the infiltrators' identities?†   (source)
  • I tried to parse what had just happened—which parts were real, and which were dreams.†   (source)
  • Zeitoun was deeply suspicious, still trying to parse how this man had ended up in their cage, and what his intentions might be.†   (source)
  • "The rover currently parses the signal into bytes, then identifies the specific sequence the Hab sends, That way, natural radio waves won't throw off the homing.†   (source)
  • Alan parsed the words.†   (source)
  • Alan didn't attempt to parse it all.†   (source)
  • On all sides of this carefully parsed, middle-ground policy are encampments of passionately intense discussion.†   (source)
  • John Frank, son of a Manhattan psychoanalyst, parses that, saying that "Ira's point might be partially true, but if I were deaf, then absolutely it would affect everything I'd ever done, it would be who I am."†   (source)
  • Then, a year's study of the lean, clear precision of Caesar, the magnificent structure of the style—the concision, the skeleton certainty, deadened by the disjointed daily partition, the dull parsing, the lumbering cliché of pedantic translation: "Having done all things that were necessary, and the season now being propitious for carrying on war, Caesar began to arrange his legions in battle array.†   (source)
  • The earnest virgins were, she fancied, as likely to do harm as to do good by their faith in the value of parsing Caesar.†   (source)
  • They had analyzed and parsed it and torn it to pieces in general until it was a wonder there was any meaning at all left in it for them, but at least the fair lily maid and Lancelot and Guinevere and King Arthur had become very real people to them, and Anne was devoured by secret regret that she had not been born in Camelot.†   (source)
  • …the thing done; the fallaciously inferred debility of the female: the muscularity of the male: the variations of ethical codes: the natural grammatical transition by inversion involving no alteration of sense of an aorist preterite proposition (parsed as masculine subject, monosyllabic onomatopoeic transitive verb with direct feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic…†   (source)
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