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  • For her, teaching was its own exceeding great reward—her lyric music, her life, the world in which plastically she built to beauty what was good, the lord of her soul that gave her spirit life while he broke her body.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, Nature had given him plasticity.†   (source)
  • To that, to the study of the plasticity of living forms, my life has been devoted.†   (source)
  • As soon as the wax had softened to the plasticity of dough she kneaded the pieces together.†   (source)
  • But Dick's necessity of behaving as he did was a projection of some submerged reality: he was compelled to walk there, or stand there, his shirt-sleeve fitting his wrist and his coat sleeve encasing his shirt-sleeve like a sleeve valve, his collar molded plastically to his neck, his red hair cut exactly, his hand holding his small briefcase like a dandy—just as another man once found it necessary to stand in front of a church in Ferrara, in sackcloth and ashes.†   (source)
  • It was another instance of the plasticity of his clay, of his capacity for being moulded by the pressure of environment.†   (source)
  • I wanted—it was the one thing I wanted—to find out the extreme limit of plasticity in a living shape.†   (source)
  • To accomplish the change was like a reflux of being, and this when the plasticity of youth was no longer his; when the fibre of him had become tough and knotty; when the warp and the woof of him had made of him an adamantine texture, harsh and unyielding; when the face of his spirit had become iron and all his instincts and axioms had crystallised into set rules, cautions, dislikes, and desires.†   (source)
  • He puts things in their attitudes, He puts to-day out of himself with plasticity and love, He places his own times, reminiscences, parents, brothers and sisters, associations, employment, politics, so that the rest never shame them afterward, nor assume to command them.†   (source)
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