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  • He also keeps his silence when Bible passages become shredded to justify unwinding, and kids start to see the face of God in the fragments.   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • Louie wanted to give him a religious eulogy but didn't know how, so he recited disjointed passages that he remembered from movies, ending with a few words about committing the body to the sea.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Since the disastrous episode of the pixies, Professor Lockhart had not brought live creatures to class. Instead, he read passages from his books to them, and sometimes reenacted some of the more dramatic bits.   (source)
  • He had just finished reading Doctor Zhivago, a book that incited him to scribble excited notes in the margins and underline several passages:   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • We would get the sense of the passage from these books, then substitute other, simpler words, and add a few mistakes, to make it look as if we'd done it ourselves.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Under the glow of the flashlight, he paged through The Jungle Book until he found the passage that had come to his mind over and over that day.   (source)
  • He had watched as a single passage from Dostoevsky roused one man to action and another to indifference—in the very same hour.   (source)
  • As her heart rate dropped and we realized that her time drew near, I opened a Gideon's Bible to a random passage and began to read.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Flipping toward the middle of the book, Teabing pointed to a passage.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • He quoted a passage from Marcus Aurelius, something he felt strongly about.   (source)
  • Alums would like you to read a few passages from Langston Hughes.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • He had been forced to cross out entire pages of the ancient text and replace them with Reddisms, as if Her Imperial Viciousness believed that, by excising passages in which Queen Genevieve had once found strength and comfort, she might be able to destroy Princess Alyss herself.   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • The entries were all about the books Andrew liked to read, dorky boy philosophizing, a couple of melancholy passages about an unrequited crush on some girl he never named.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • In his study during the long nights after my mother left, my father would try to lose himself by rereading passages from the Civil War letters of Mary Chestnut to her husband.   (source)
  • He found a young man who had been kicked out of law school because his professors did not believe that it was possible for a human being to precisely reproduce long passages of legal opinions from memory.   (source)
  • I starred the passage.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • They could remember and repeat long passages of human speech, so they were sent into rebel areas to capture our words and return them to the Capitol.   (source)
    passages = parts of what was said (such as paragraphs from a stories)
  • "Sometimes when I'm feeling lost," she said as she handed it to me, "I'll open the book and read and before long I'll find a passage that will comfort me."   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Ask him to describe a rose, to quote one passage from the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.   (source)
  • And he did, reciting distant passages, toasting the night.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • After reading that passage, Deborah fell apart.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • The Vogon began to read—a fetid little passage of his own devising.   (source)
  • What bothered Valentine most was when her column got syndicated into several other regional newsnets, and Father started reading it and quoting from it at table. "Finally, a man with some sense," he said. Then he quoted some of the passages Valentine hated worst in her own work.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • He'd gone back to my room for my school copy of Walden and was reading aloud a lengthy passage that bolstered some point he was trying to make.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • One of his favorite passages in the Bible is Matthew 25:35.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Now I opened it and read some of the passages.   (source)
  • "In truth," he said, "the entire, evil charade made me think of nothing so much as a passage in a letter I wrote … he wrote… to his brother George some time before his illness."   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • "The Word is the Word, Sonny," he said, running his finger along a random passage.   (source)
  • A stewardess pinned to the bulkhead by the sharp angle of descent was trying to find the relevant passage in a handbook titled "Manual of Disasters."   (source)
  • SIRAT: the passage in the O.C. Bible that describes human life as a journey across a narrow bridge (the Sirat) with "Paradise on my right."   (source)
  • And I remembered a passage from Daniel in which an angel visits Daniel in answer to prayer, but says he was delayed for twenty-one days because he was engaged in a battle with the King of Persia.   (source)
  • Vanger had mentioned this at one point, but Blomkvist had to consult his notes to find the passage.   (source)
  • ...poems and literary quotations ("No man is an island, Entire of itself"), and passages for newspapers and books paraphrased or quoted.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Another passage in the constitution left me with an even more chilling fear. It explained that upon the death of a man his children do not become the property of his widow, but of his own lineage.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • I remembered a passage from the Bible my mother had read to us: "God helps those who help themselves."   (source)
  • They looked to the Bible for guidance, and read a passage in which Jesus described heaven as a place for people of all nations.   (source)
  • There's a passage in Thoreau: "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."   (source)
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf longed desperately to win parades and sat up half the night working on it while his wife waited amorously for him in bed thumbing through Krafft-Ebing to her favorite passages.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I thought of Cathy Earnshaw, the spoiled, selfish heroine in Wuthering Heights, and I remembered the passage I'd been reading before the doorbell rang.   (source)
    passage = short part
  • That passage in the letter had caught her eye.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • He's got a passage in the book about ants on a burning log.   (source)
  • Ronin, read this passage for us again.   (source)
  • It was a perfect autumn day that he would mark with a particularly lovely passage in his diary, revealing in a few lines the degree to which the hard-headed, intractable New Englander was, in the expression of the time, a man of "sensibility."   (source)
  • Still, he sent Alan pages, with passages highlighted.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I copied the passage in a little pocket notebook.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Later I read this passage from my father's letter: In re the enclosed item, son, I naturally thought you would be more than interested, inasmuch as I remember how so terribly "keen" you were on young Maria Hunt six or seven years ago.   (source)
  • He took out of the drawer a copy of a children's history textbook which he had borrowed from Mrs Parsons, and began copying a passage into the diary: In the old days (it ran), before the glorious Revolution, London was not the beautiful city that we know today.   (source)
  • "I'm just tryin' to get along without shovin' nobody around." ... He waited to let the whole emphasis of the preceding passage disappear and be forgotten.   (source)
    passage = what was recently said
  • The only constructive passage in your letter is where you say that you still expect good results from the patient's fatigue.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • But suppose they ask for that exact passage in a regular question?   (source)
  • Does it explain my astonishment of the other day when Z, most humane, most modest of men, taking up some book by Rebecca West and reading a passage in it, exclaimed, 'The arrant feminist!'   (source)
  • I looked over the paper.... It did not convey much to me, until I reached a passage where it described small puncture wounds on their throats.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Now, this morning I came on a passage in Novalis.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • He committed to memory the entire passage in the Anabasis, the mounting and triumphal Greek which described the moment when the starving remnant of the Ten Thousand had come at length to the sea, and sent up their great cry, calling it by name.   (source)
  • "Surely your memory deceives you," said I. "I could even quote a passage of your letter."   (source)
    passage = a short part
  • I came across a passage in Saint-Simon this morning which would have amused you.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • However, they worried through, and each got his reward—in small blue tickets, each with a passage of Scripture on it; each blue ticket was pay for two verses of the recitation.   (source)
  • "Yes, but I lay down another principle, embracing the principle of freedom," said Alexey Alexandrovitch, with emphasis on the word "embracing," and he put on his pince-nez again, so as to read the passage in which this statement was made.   (source)
  • The leading newspapers extracted the most interesting passages, which were commented upon, picked to pieces, discussed, attacked, and defended with equal enthusiasm and determination, both by believers and sceptics.   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • I counted up to high numbers, to make sure of myself, and repeated passages that I knew in prose and verse.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • True enough, thought I, as this passage occurred to my mind—old black-letter, thou reasonest well.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • "Yes; a passage of St. Augustine, upon which we could not agree," said the Gascon.   (source)
  • Sometimes, too, she told him of what she had read, such as a passage in a novel, of a new play, or an anecdote of the "upper ten" that she had seen in a feuilleton; for, after all, Charles was something, an ever-open ear, and ever-ready approbation.   (source)
  • …as interesting as the tales Bessie sometimes narrated on winter evenings, when she chanced to be in good humour; and when, having brought her ironing-table to the nursery hearth, she allowed us to sit about it, and while she got up Mrs. Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders, fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads; or (as at a later period I discovered) from the pages of Pamela, and Henry, Earl of Moreland.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I have seen him tie up a lame young woman, and whip her with a heavy cowskin upon her naked shoulders, causing the warm red blood to drip; and, in justification of the bloody deed, he would quote this passage of Scripture—"He that knoweth his master's will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes."   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • But as for "Gondibert," I would except that passage in the preface about wit being the soul's powder—"but most of mankind are strangers to wit, as Indians are to powder."   (source)
  • Cassy took the book, with a dry, proud air, and looked over the passage.   (source)
  • Arthur felt there was not air enough in the room to satisfy his renovated life, when he had read that passage in the letter.   (source)
  • Length of years, and subsequent reflection, have enabled me to trace, indeed, some remote connection between this passage in the English moralist and a portion of the character of Ligeia.   (source)
  • I will read you the passage which particularly hurts me.   (source)
  • As usual, she also marked her favorite passages.†   (source)
  • So whenever I got bored (like right now) I would pull it up in a window on my display and read over my favorite passages to pass the time.†   (source)
  • Reading had always been challenging for Antonio, but he had a strong desire to learn and was so determined to understand that he would read a passage over and over, looking up unfamiliar words in the dictionary we sent him, until he got it.†   (source)
  • I read the passage over and over, sitting on Owen Meany's bed.†   (source)
  • When Simpson arrived in this new place, he placed front and center on his desk a framed passage from the Bible that he never would have placed on his public school desk.†   (source)
  • But I looked strangely at the book in front of me as someone read a passage out loud.†   (source)
  • He went to her in a state of such anguish that at times as he turned the corner he was glad to catch a glimpse of the woolly head of the Reverend Lynch, who read on the terrace while his daughter catechized neighborhood children in the living room with recited passages of scripture.†   (source)
  • Then Phaedrus feels a tugging to read the passage again, and he does so and then — what's this?†   (source)
  • On his first visit, instead of preaching to us, he recited passages of Winston Churchill's wartime radio addresses in his beautiful baritone: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.†   (source)
  • He prayed a little, remembering his favorite passages in the Bible, and his dry heaves subsided.†   (source)
  • She would practice while she was washing, cleaning, sewing and cooking: I often saw her lips moving as she silently recited passages from her book.†   (source)
  • You may not have a battle with ships of war-like the ancient folks had in this passage from the Bible-but YOU have a combat, YOU have a struggle.†   (source)
  • The temptation to ignore the page, or even to rip it from the book and burn in it the flickering light of the candle, overwhelmed Vlad, but he remained vigilant and reread the passage so that he would know exactly what he was doing the next time he and Henry had a moment alone.†   (source)
  • Annie read the passage three times and read no farther.†   (source)
  • Puzzled that the woman had not yet spoken a word, Max read a passage that was printed in several different languages.†   (source)
  • Rogak had Melody Byrd read a passage: Circe trying to bewitch Odysseus: "Wow you are burnt-out husks, your spirits haggard, sere, always brooding over your wanderings long and hard, your hearts never lifting with any joy— you've suffered far too much.†   (source)
  • Though Baldwin and Sedgwick read the passage as an example of the courteous modesty embraced as a custom of the times, the hesitancy and nervousness expressed by Adams was completely sincere.†   (source)
  • Eventually I came across another passage.   (source)
  • I even copy out many of the passages on history.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • "Need for a purpose" had been written in McCandless's hand in the margin above the passage.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • She told me that if she'd ever had the chance, it was the passage she'd wanted read at her wedding.   (source)
  • He'd read me a passage of scripture from the Book of Mormon, about a sober child, quick to observe.   (source)
  • And once I have taken out this little passage of the sixth of June, where shall you have me put it?   (source)
  • Gary pointed at another passage and told me to keep reading.   (source)
  • Mr. Birkway was desperately trying to explain what he had enjoyed about that passage.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • He motioned to another passage. "This is from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene."   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • He read the passage aloud a second time, then a third, then a fourth.   (source)
  • Mr. Birkway liked this passage because it showed conflicting feelings about someone.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • Sophie read the passage: And the companion of the Saviour is Mary Magdalene.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • The passage described the great prophet Mormon, a fact I'd found confusing.   (source)
  • Mr. Birkway flipped ahead in the same journal to another passage.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • "Do you have a favorite passage?" she asked.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • The one on that passage in Kiddushin about the business with the king is very good.   (source)
  • After she nodded, it took him only a minute to find the passage he wanted.   (source)
  • The need to break up a passage into its thought units is simple enough.   (source)
  • Had he underlined passages or folded down pages?   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Langdon had never understood why the very first passages of the Bible referred to God as a plural being.   (source)
  • Gone were long passages in which she described the way she envisioned our life together, passages that in the past had always filled me with anticipation.   (source)
  • Midnight came and went while Harry was reading and rereading a passage about the uses of scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort and not taking in a word of it.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • In a short introductory passage, it outlined the kind of material to be covered in the following twenty pages.   (source)
  • For centuries, theologians have mined these kinds of passages for symbolism: maybe the combination of all those different body parts stood for some kind of country, or each one stood for a kingdom of some sort.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I can't find any Bible quote that fits, but there are several passages that deal with a fire offering and a sin offering, and in some places it's recommended that the sacrificial animal—most often a bull—be cut up in such a way that the head is severed from the fat.   (source)
  • Toward the end of each letter, there would always be a few sentences, maybe even a paragraph, where she would write something that made me pause, words that made me remember, and I would find myself rereading passages and trying to imagine her voice as I read them.   (source)
  • Langdon recalled a passage that had always stuck with him from the work of the philosopher Manly P. Hall: If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • She cites — it's right here — First Kings, chapter twenty-two — the passage in which God deceives King Ahab.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • While reading up on his life in preparation for this award, I came upon a passage that he wrote that seemed particularly consistent with the themes I touched on earlier, themes I've been ruminating upon all year long.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Here is Marita again, in a passage that is little short of heartbreaking: Well, when we first started fifth grade, I used to have contact with one of the girls from my old school, and whenever I left school on Friday, I would go to her house and stay there until my mom would get home from work.   (source)
  • I opened the box and found a brand new Shahnamah, a hardback with glossy colored illustrations beneath the passages.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Even Proust — there's a famous passage where Odette opens the door with a cold, she's sulky, her hair is loose and undone, her skin is patchy, and Swann, who has never cared about her until that moment, falls in love with her because she looks like a Botticelli girl from a slightly damaged fresco.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • The Count shifted his chair a little leftward in order to put the clock out of view, then he searched for the passage he'd been reading.   (source)
  • Many of the lab's research books contained passages in ancient languages, and so Trish was often asked to write specialized Optical Character Recognition translation modules to generate English text from obscure languages.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago -- passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • She left one passage, a translation she'd made with my help, and also with the help of the library at Avilion — of the concluding lines of Book IV of Virgil's Aeneid.   (source)
  • On February 14, Valentine's Day, Jamie picked out a passage from Corinthians that meant a lot to her.   (source)
  • The last passage looked like this: We at the Bayern Cemetery Association hope that we have informed and entertained you in the workings, safety measures, and duties of grave digging.   (source)
  • Gary flipped to another passage for me to read: "Someone will ask, 'How can the dead be raised to life?'"   (source)
  • A little while later, when he comes across another good passage, he tries again: "You have to read this, Mother!"   (source)
  • He slid the Bible from my hands and flipped to another passage, then handed it back, pointing at one sentence: "Why do you who are here find it impossible to believe that God raises the dead?"   (source)
  • There's a long agonizing passage.   (source)
    passage = part of a longer written work
  • Oh dear, now I'm confusing you too. Forgive me, but I don't like crossing things out, and in these times of scarcity, tossing away a piece of paper is clearly taboo. So I can only advise you not to reread the above passage and to make no attempt to get to the bottom of it, because you'll never find your way out again!   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • And in the same passage he marked, "The repugnance to animal food is not the effect of experience, but is an instinct."   (source)
  • Hegbert began the ceremony in the traditional way, then read the passage in the Bible that Jamie had once pointed out to me.   (source)
  • Sophie could see it contained photographs of what appeared to be magnified passages of ancient documents—tattered papyrus with handwritten text.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Mishka read the passage once, then read it again while calling up in his mind's eye an image of the original letter.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • I love this passage.   (source)
  • That evening he read aloud from the Bible, familiar passages from Isaiah, Luke, and the Book of Revelation, about wars and rumors of wars.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Other times I'd be sitting beside her on the couch, looking at the Bible and watching Jamie out of the corner of my eye at the same time, and we'd come across a passage or a psalm, maybe even a proverb, and I'd ask her what she thought about it.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods -- passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.   (source)
  • She got herself some basic science textbooks, a good dictionary, and a journal she'd use to copy passage after passage from biology textbooks: "Cell is a minute portion of living substance," she wrote.   (source)
  • In fact, he had to turn back three whole pages before he found a passage that he recalled well enough to resume his progress in good faith.   (source)
  • I began with "Eva's Dream," which she liked a lot, and then I read a few passages from "The Secret Annex," which had her in stitches.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • As she read the passages, Sophie recalled an angry priest who had banged on her grandfather's door when she was a schoolgirl.   (source)
  • I haven't read through every page yet, but I wanted to share some of these passages with you right away.   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • "And then Shalamov," he continued after a moment, "this Shalamov from our youth, he tells me that I can shoot the passage from a cannon for all he cares, but it must be taken out."   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • For two days I tried to wrestle meaning from the textbook's dense passages, but terms like "civic humanism" and "the Scottish Enlightenment" dotted the page like black holes, sucking all the other words into them.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Teabing flipped through the book and pointed out several other passages that, to Sophie's surprise, clearly suggested Magdalene and Jesus had a romantic relationship.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Then she read the passage out loud to herself, shaking with excitement: They were all the cells of an American who in her entire life had probably not been more than a few miles from her home in Baltimore, Maryland.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • In some passages I had the strong feeling that the writer was directing her disapproval at me, which is why I finally want to bare my soul to you and defend myself against this attack.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago -- passage highlighted in one of the books found with Christopher McCandless's remains; underscoring by McCandless.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • But when the letter was laid on the desk and Mr. Lyons was asked to explain himself, he said that he'd simply been transcribing his favorite passage from War and Peace.   (source)
  • In that moment, reading those passages, I understood completely how some of the Lackses could believe, without doubt, that Henrietta had been chosen by the Lord to become an immortal being.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I've done my best to capture the language with which each person spoke and wrote: dialogue appears in native dialects; passages from diaries and other personal writings are quoted exactly as written.   (source)
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods -- passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains. At the top of the page, the word "truth" had been written in large block letters in McCandless's hand.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • It was a passage that might have appeared in the correspondence of any traveler in Europe and that Chekhov himself had, in all probability, composed without a second thought.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • And the offending passage, hearing of its pending fate, could have climbed out a window and escaped down an alley never to be heard from again—that is, until it reappeared ten years later on the arm of a French countess, wearing a pince-nez and the Legion d'honneur.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Several such passages [regarding chastity and moral purity] are starred and highlighted in the dog-eared text, the margins filled with cryptic notes printed in McCandless's distinctive hand.   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • I struck the passage out.   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • On July 2, McCandless finished reading Tolstoy's Family Happiness, having marked several passages that moved him: He was right in saying that the only certain happiness in life is to live for others….   (source)
    passages = short parts of a longer written work
  • Taking the book back to the Grand Duke's desk, the Count began turning through the pages, stopping here and there to read the passages his father had underlined.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • From her spot, she could see him read along with the Bible passages, take notes, and listen intently to everything the pastor said.   (source)
  • Sometimes she would read him passages and he would hear her voice and watch the way she leaned against the counter and think to himself that she was the most beautiful woman in the world.   (source)
  • She would read him passages from the diary of some distant relative, a woman living in the woods of what was now western Massachusetts.   (source)
  • He was writing another article, on a passage in Avodah Zarah, which, he said, he was only now beginning to understand, and he needed one of the journal collections.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • Her dad continued to study his Bible, and sometimes he'd read a passage or verse aloud at her request.   (source)
  • She wished that he'd done something to make it his own, something that left behind clues about himself, but there was nothing even to suggest that he'd found one passage more interesting than another.   (source)
  • I had broken up the passage into its thought units as I had studied it, so I knew precisely at what points I would stop reading and begin my explanations.   (source)
  • He asked me to make myself a little clearer on a passage in one of the commentaries, and I repeated the passage by heart and explained it again as best I could.   (source)
  • In the middle of a heated debate over an impossible passage in Kiddushin I heard Danny take a sudden loud breath, as if he had been punched in the stomach.   (source)
  • Three days later, we came to that passage in our Talmud class, and for the second time that year Rav Gershenson called out my name and asked me to read and explain.   (source)
  • In most instances, however, the thought units are clearly discernible, and the decision on how to break up a passage into such units is a matter of common sense and a feel for the rhythm of the argument.   (source)
  • Danny repeated a short passage from the tractate Sanhedrin, and then his father quoted another passage from Yoma which contradicted the passage in Sanhedrin, and Danny answered with a passage from Gittin which dissolved the contradiction.   (source)
  • I had this time been able to retain hold of the chain of the argument—probably because there was no tension now—and so when Reb Saunders cited and explained a passage that seemed to contradict a point that had just been made by Danny, I suddenly found myself on the field of combat, offering an interpretation of the passage in support of Danny.   (source)
  • His father questioned the validity of his interpretation of the passage in Gittin by citing a commentary on the passage that disagreed with his interpretation, and Danny said it was difficult to understand this commentary-—he did not say the commentary was wrong, he said it was difficult to understand it—because a parallel passage in Nedarim clearly confirmed his own interpretation.   (source)
  • His father asked how could the commentator have offered such an interpretation when in another passage in the Talmud he had said exactly the opposite, and Danny, very quietly, calmly, his fingers still playing with the rim of the paper plate, found a difference between the contradictory statements by quoting two other sources where one of the statements appeared in a somewhat different context, thereby nullifying the contradiction.   (source)
  • Until I read this passage I had rather simple-mindedly thought that only I had entertained such speculation, that only I had become obsessed about the time relation—to the extent, for example, that I had attempted more or less successfully to pinpoint my own activities on the first day of April, 1943, the day when Sophie, entering Auschwitz, fell into the "slow hands of the living damnation."   (source)
  • Only today I have found a passage in a Christian writer where he recommends his own version of Christianity on the ground that "only such a faith can outlast the death of old cultures and the birth of new civilisations".   (source)
  • At the very last, however, on the last verge of consciousness in the moment of falling asleep, the remarkable passage in the Steppenwolf pamphlet which deals with the immortals flashed through me.   (source)
  • Suddenly the passage from the history book that he had copied into his diary came back into Winston's mind,   (source)
    passage = short part of a longer written work
  • ...he handed it to me to read. One passage of it, at least, gave me a thrill of pleasure.   (source)
  • I therefore took refuge in other dark passages of the document.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • For what had happened was that, while I recognised in this passage the same taste for uncommon phrases, the same bursts of music, the same idealist philosophy which had been present in the earlier passages without my having taken them into account as the source of my pleasure, I now no longer had the impression of being confronted by a particular passage in one of Bergotte's works, which traced a purely bi-dimensional figure in outline upon the surface of my mind, but rather of the…   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • …them into account as the source of my pleasure, I now no longer had the impression of being confronted by a particular passage in one of Bergotte's works, which traced a purely bi-dimensional figure in outline upon the surface of my mind, but rather of the 'ideal passage' of Bergotte, common to every one of his books, and to which all the earlier, similar passages, now becoming merged in it, had added a kind of density and volume, by which my own understanding seemed to be enlarged.   (source)
  • "You know," said Natasha, "you have read the Gospels a great deal—there is a passage in them that just fits Sonya."   (source)
  • That, Virtue, as had been observed by the poets (in many passages which he well knew the jury would have, word for word, at the tips of their tongues; whereat the jury's countenances displayed a guilty consciousness that they knew nothing about the passages), was in a manner contagious; more especially the bright virtue known as patriotism, or love of country.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Mr. Bumble was meditating; it might be that the insects brought to mind, some painful passage in his own past life.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer work
  • ' He read this passage as if it were from an Act of Parliament; and appeared majestically refreshed by the sound of the words.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • His celebrated passages are quoted by everybody; they are in half the books we open, and we all talk Shakespeare, use his similes, and describe with his descriptions; but this is totally distinct from giving his sense as you gave it.   (source)
    passages = short parts of longer written works
  • I wish to consult you on this passage, 'Molli fugiens anhelitu,' you know it refers to a stag flying from a wolf.   (source)
    passage = a short part of a longer written work
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  • The passage narrows.   (source)
    passage = a way to get from one place to another
  • Someone was creeping along the passage.   (source)
  • Night birds decried their passage.   (source)
    passage = passing
  • The sergeant paced up and down the passage of soldiers.†   (source)
  • He found two centimeters of my nerve completely missing where it leaves the skull and rerouted it in front of my ear from its normal passage behind the ear, to make up for the gap.†   (source)
  • A faint haze of light shone in the passage ahead of them.†   (source)
  • The only indication of the passage of time lies in the heavens, the subtle shift of the moon.†   (source)
  • Punctuating the passage of each day were beatings.†   (source)
  • A sign read: DECK HANDS WANTED FREE PASSAGE TO AMERICA He had no sailing experience, but the ship's captain signed him aboard.†   (source)
  • It is hardly unusual for a young man to be drawn to a pursuit considered reckless by his elders; engaging in risky behavior is a rite of passage in our culture no less than in most others.†   (source)
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  • This time, as he lay basking in the wonderful warmth, he felt the passage of time.†   (source)
  • But it was the passage of time that worried them most.†   (source)
  • Winifred was planning a debut for her, a rite of passage that had not yet taken place, and until it did she was not considered eligible.†   (source)
  • The sky was lit up by the moon and the dark bodies of the horses were drifting and turning in the moonlight and wherever they went they left behind great billowing clouds of dust as proof of their passage.†   (source)
  • Uncle Abdullah began his speech in Persian, read passages from the Koran in Arabic, then translated everything into English.†   (source)
  • The setup permitted other ships safe passage.†   (source)
  • Was it not the passage of years that gave a piece of furniture its delightful patina?†   (source)
  • A thread unwound through a stone passage.†   (source)
  • From the street that ran parallel to theirs, there was a narrow, barely noticeable passage leading directly to their yard.†   (source)
  • In her copy of Bread for the Journey, a collection of meditations by Henri Nouwen, several of the passages Cassie marked refer to relationships with family members and friends.†   (source)
  • Like I said, this passage is always in the same spot, but the route here might be a little different because of the walls rearranging themselves.†   (source)
  • Here, burgeoning manhood was guided and celebrated through a rite of passage.†   (source)
  • I'd seized upon this idea a few years earlier when I coded my first Atari 2600 game (a gunter rite of passage, like a Jedi building his first lightsaber).†   (source)
  • Off we went on this Hindu rite of passage, Mother carrying me, Auntie propelling her.†   (source)
  • These kids could remember complicated strands of numbers and recall words and pictures in correct sequence and quote long passages of poetry.†   (source)
  • Blanchard shared a bottle of wine with the farmer in whose field he landed, and showed the man his "passport," a letter of safe passage written by President George Washington.†   (source)
  • As he entered the long tunnel of Passage Richelieu, the hairs on his neck began to bristle with anticipation.†   (source)
  • The roar of a hovercar passed overhead, the shock wave of its passage almost throwing Tally from the board.†   (source)
  • "There's a passage here in the corner.†   (source)
  • Mr. Carter had a large family that had maintained a close relationship with him despite the passage of time.†   (source)
  • Laila found it impossible to tell the passage of time with her eyes, so she did it with her good ear.†   (source)
  • Time seemed to have stretched and become meaningless anyway, its passage blurred by endless drinks and meandering conversations.†   (source)
  • "Are there any secret passages?" said George.†   (source)
  • It is possible I could make arrangements to have Cole banished to a remote island on the Inland Passage.†   (source)
  • Kate launched the marble down the passage.†   (source)
  • And then I looked at the wall on the opposite side of the little passage down the side of Mrs. Shears's house where I was sitting and there was the circular lid of a very old metal pan leaning against the wall.†   (source)
  • The sheriff and his men had come to the courthouse in anticipation of a guilty verdict; afterward they would escort Williams through the underground passage to jail.†   (source)
  • There had been a development in the treatment of ALS: an experimental drug that was just gaining passage.†   (source)
  • I don't suppose you have coins for passage.†   (source)
  • I must have looked doubtful, because she said, "Don't say anything about sinus passages or getting used to the heat, the way Daddy does.†   (source)
  • A dark passage loomed before her.†   (source)
  • For English, we read passages from books, learned to spell words, and sometimes the teacher read stories out loud and we would write them in our notebooks.†   (source)
  • I mumble the pledge under my breath, but stay silent in the last two passages when the street police aren't looking my way.†   (source)
  • I saw nothing that was morally offensive in this rite of passage.†   (source)
  • The vision of lying serenely on a bed of fire under palm trees in my white sari had motivated all the weeks of sleepless, half-starved passage, the numbed surrender to various men for the reward of an orange, a blanket, a slice of cheese.†   (source)
  • Something was blocking their passage.†   (source)
  • Over her head, he can see the smoldering remains of door frames glow and fade with the passage of the breeze.†   (source)
  • The Emerald Tablet is a direct passage to the Soul of the World.†   (source)
  • The booming from above has stopped, at least for the moment, and I slow to a trot, gripping the rifle hard with both hands, trying one passage, backtracking when the crying fades, moving on again.†   (source)
  • Mr. Ludsbury loomed on like a high-masted clipper ship in this rocking passage, and I tried to go stealthily by him on my watery, squeaking sneakers.†   (source)
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