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  • His mind races on and on, through the permutations of the dialectic, on and on, hitting things, finding new branches and sub-branches, exploding with anger at each new discovery of the viciousness and meanness and lowness of this "art" called dialectic.†   (source)
  • So I began walking back, reflecting on the possible permutations of people and events leading up to and culminating in the killings.†   (source)
  • Not only is whoring unknown elsewhere, but its permutations are unknown—dower, bridal price, alimony, separate maintenance, all the variations that color all Earth's institutions—every custom related even remotely to the incredible notion that what all women have an endless supply of is nevertheless merchandise, to be hoarded and auctioned.†   (source)
  • Integers of the set [1, 2, 3], provide six permutations: [1,2], [2,1], [1,3], [3,1], [2,3], [3,2].
  • She played wonderful and ever-changing permutations of the tune.
  • They tried to prepare for every permutation of the defensive blitz.
  • It was enough to be aware of the million permutation's possible around her, and take comfort in knowing she would not, and really could not, know much at all.†   (source)
  • We're now at a point where it could literally take millions of years to run through the current permutations and we'd only be digging ourselves a deeper hole.†   (source)
  • The permutations and combinations of life, Hastings-I never cease to be fascinated by them.†   (source)
  • But your aunt ordained that at home I must have soup and three courses; some nights it is fish, meat, and savory, on others it is meat, sweet, savory—there are a number of possible permutations.†   (source)
  • A was undermining B, D was undermining C, and so on in all possible combinations and permutations.†   (source)
  • But his permutations would probably have prevented it as well, and to that extent his permutations and his moist spot go together, so to speak.†   (source)
  • "Aha," Hans Castorp said to himself, "you improper Jesuit with your permutations and interpretations of the crucifixion.†   (source)
  • Fine, but don't you think that if he's a Jesuit first and a man of intellect, with permutations, second—that the second part has something to do with his illness?†   (source)
  • But second, he is a man of intellect— otherwise I would not seek out his company—and as such he is always looking for new combinations, adaptations, connections, modern permutations.†   (source)
  • But apparently, given his adaptations and permutations, he was not as loyal as Joachim was to his—although, to * be sure, whenever Hans Castorp, both as a civilian and child of peace, listened to this has-been or would-be Jesuit he felt reinforced in his view that each of these two men would take pleasure in the occupation and status of the other, as something closely related to his own.†   (source)
  • In particular, he is not often intelligent enough to grapple with the fluent and ever-amazing permutations of a living and rebellious speech.†   (source)
  • Her permutations have no truce; necessity compels her to be swift, so often cometh he who obtains a turn.†   (source)
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