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  • The woman of great spirit who admired you platonically, just for your genius, your mills and your Metal!†   (source)
  • "Stop me if I wax Platonic," he said.†   (source)
  • "All those nights you've spent in Clary's bed, wrapped in your beautiful platonic embraces," she said, pressing her face against his shoulder so her voice was muffled.†   (source)
  • This is not on the other hand to define our relationship as Platonic, for in my understanding of that word there is an element of the cerebral, and Maria was not at all bright.†   (source)
  • He formed a platonic friendship with a lady some years older than himself, who lived in Kensington Square; and nearly every afternoon he drank tea with her by the light of shaded candles,   (source)
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  • I think the poet desired to embody in this one picture the whole spirit of medieval chivalry and the platonic love of a pure and high-souled knight.   (source)
  • His mother and the Platonic ideal of womanhood were one and the same.†   (source)
  • In the Professor of Philosophy's absence, another Platonic dialogue had been assigned.†   (source)
  • Even if the relationship was platonic, it was still totally against prison rules.†   (source)
  • He became a Christian first, but the Christianity of St. Augustine is largely influenced by Platonic ideas.†   (source)
  • So he located the Platonic ideas in God and in that way preserved the Platonic view of eternal ideas.†   (source)
  • You're the man who would know that just as an idea unexpressed in physical action is contemptible hypocrisy, so is platonic love-and just as physical action unguided by an idea is a fool's self-fraud, so is sex when cut off from one's code of values.†   (source)
  • I imagined as well a Platonic hereditary work.†   (source)
  • This doctrine of the incommunicability of the Truth which is beyond names and forms is basic to the great Oriental, as well as to the Platonic, traditions.†   (source)
  • That all these relationships were absolutely Platonic I would not affirm, and Sir William Joynson Hicks would probably deny.†   (source)
  • Platonic?†   (source)
  • For irt those days love was ruled by a different convention to ours...In those days it was chivalrous, adult, long, religious, almost platonic.†   (source)
  • Not even platonic.†   (source)
  • Furthermore, the metaphysical pre-existence of the Platonic archetype of the shark is implied in the curious logic of the final dialogue.†   (source)
  • And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy.†   (source)
  • After all, the philosopher endured this sort of platonic marriage very patiently.†   (source)
  • "Perhaps they loved one another platonically," he said to himself.†   (source)
  • Did you come with me quite—platonically?†   (source)
  • But if she won't even see you,—and she won't,—your constancy must remain purely Platonic.†   (source)
  • And in platonic love there can be no tragedy, because in that love all is clear and pure, because...†   (source)
  • Besides, she doesn't care for him in that way, she says; it's an ideal love, 'Platonic,' you know; she's afraid of rubbing the bloom off—oh, I don't know half the things she says, how should I?†   (source)
  • The intimacy between them had been kept so abstract, such a matter of the soul, all thought and weary struggle into consciousness, that he saw it only as a platonic friendship.†   (source)
  • But same time, I hope you don't suppose this husky young Swede farmer is as innocent and Platonic and all that stuff as you are!†   (source)
  • I think the poet desired to embody in this one picture the whole spirit of medieval chivalry and the platonic love of a pure and high-souled knight.†   (source)
  • The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.†   (source)
  • Platonic!†   (source)
  • He formed a platonic friendship with a lady some years older than himself, who lived in Kensington Square; and nearly every afternoon he drank tea with her by the light of shaded candles, and talked of George Meredith and Walter Pater.†   (source)
  • And if Platonic philosophy was preferred above all others, it was because it did not concern itself with the study of nature, but with the study of God.†   (source)
  • A Platonic sense of duty gave her the idea that she ought to go to comfort her mother—the mother that bore her, though she hardly knew what the words meant.†   (source)
  • Then came the conversation in which he told her that he intended their relations to be platonic, and, remembering an incident of their common past, it occurred to her that he dreaded the possibility of her being pregnant.†   (source)
  • Swann's friendly regard for his daughter seemed to him to be in itself so honourable, so precious a support for his cause that he felt it would perhaps be better to make no use of it, so as to have the wholly Platonic satisfaction of keeping it in reserve.†   (source)
  • At this date I was a lover of the theatre: a Platonic lover, of necessity, since my parents had not yet allowed me to enter one, and so incorrect was the picture I drew for myself of the pleasures to be enjoyed there that I almost believed that each of the spectators looked, as into a stereoscope, upon a stage and scenery which existed for himself alone, though closely resembling the thousand other spectacles presented to the rest of the audience individually.†   (source)
  • At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, etc., consumed by every Low Dutch harpooneer in that ancient Greenland and Spitzbergen whale fishery.†   (source)
  • This reduced Mr. Luce, her worthy husband, a tall, lean, grizzled, well-brushed gentleman who wore a gold eye-glass and carried his hat a little too much on the back of his head, to mere platonic praise of the "distractions" of Paris—they were his great word—since you would never have guessed from what cares he escaped to them.†   (source)
  • It is not certain that Socrates and his followers had very fixed opinions as to what would befall man hereafter; but the sole point of belief on which they were determined—that the soul has nothing in common with the body, and survives it—was enough to give the Platonic philosophy that sublime aspiration by which it is distinguished.†   (source)
  • "Platonic love, clouds..." he muttered.†   (source)
  • It was the strangest feeling; having Ian's arm around me in this very nonplatonic way reminded me oddly of my first experience with No Pain.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nonplatonic means not and reverses the meaning of platonic. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • And then he kissed me in the most unplatonic way possible under the crowded circumstances, and I was thrilled to remember that I'd been smart enough to lie about my age.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unplatonic means not and reverses the meaning of platonic. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • Our relationship remains platonic.†   (source)
  • You ought to make it a dialogue, don't you know, like the Platonic dialogues Wilde wrote.†   (source)
  • First it was strictly Platonic till nature intervened and an attachment sprang up between them till bit by bit matters came to a climax and the matter became the talk of the town till the staggering blow came as a welcome intelligence to not a few evildisposed, however, who were resolved upon encompassing his downfall though the thing was public property all along though not to anything like the sensational extent that it subsequently blossomed into.†   (source)
  • But though he had, as we have said, formed his morals on the Platonic model, yet he perfectly agreed with the opinion of Aristotle, in considering that great man rather in the quality of a philosopher or a speculatist, than as a legislator.†   (source)
  • And it will be no great matter if it is in some other person's hand, for as well as I recollect Dulcinea can neither read nor write, nor in the whole course of her life has she seen handwriting or letter of mine, for my love and hers have been always platonic, not going beyond a modest look, and even that so seldom that I can safely swear I have not seen her four times in all these twelve years I have been loving her more than the light of these eyes that the earth will one day devour; and perhaps even of those four times she has not once perceived that I was looking at her: such is the retirement an†   (source)
  • I have redressed injuries, righted wrongs, punished insolences, vanquished giants, and crushed monsters; I am in love, for no other reason than that it is incumbent on knights-errant to be so; but though I am, I am no carnal-minded lover, but one of the chaste, platonic sort.†   (source)
  • That refined degree of Platonic affection which is absolutely detached from the flesh, and is, indeed, entirely and purely spiritual, is a gift confined to the female part of the creation; many of whom I have heard declare (and, doubtless, with great truth), that they would, with the utmost readiness, resign a lover to a rival, when such resignation was proved to be necessary for the temporal interest of such lover.†   (source)
  • "If it goes by good name and fame," said the bachelor, "your worship alone bears away the palm from all the knights-errant; for the Moor in his own language, and the Christian in his, have taken care to set before us your gallantry, your high courage in encountering dangers, your fortitude in adversity, your patience under misfortunes as well as wounds, the purity and continence of the platonic loves of your worship and my lady Dona Dulcinea del Toboso—"†   (source)
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