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happening in a specific order — especially chronological order
  • Of this sequence to Bichat's work, already vibrating along many currents of the European mind, Lydgate was enamoured; he longed to demonstrate the more intimate relations of living structure, and help to define men's thought more accurately after the true order.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (25% in)
  • But results which depend on human conscience and intelligence work slowly, and now at the end of 1829, most medical practice was still strutting or shambling along the old paths, and there was still scientific work to be done which might have seemed to be a direct sequence of Bichat's.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (25% in)
  • But these kinds of inspiration Lydgate regarded as rather vulgar and vinous compared with the imagination that reveals subtle actions inaccessible by any sort of lens, but tracked in that outer darkness through long pathways of necessary sequence by the inward light which is the last refinement of Energy, capable of bathing even the ethereal atoms in its ideally illuminated space.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (41% in)
  • "Of course she is devoted to her husband," said Rosamond, implying a notion of necessary sequence which the scientific man regarded as the prettiest possible for a woman; but she was thinking at the same time that it was not so very melancholy to be mistress of Lowick Manor with a husband likely to die soon.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (71% in)
  • Certainly, this was reasoning with an imperfect vision of sequences.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (29% in)
  • Then, she lingered in the library and could not be at rest till she had carefully ranged all the note-books as she imagined that he would wish to see them, in orderly sequence.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (4% in)
  • But for himself at that distant time, and even now in burning memory, the fact was broken into little sequences, each justified as it came by reasonings which seemed to prove it righteous.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (82% in)
  • This way of establishing sequences is too common to be fairly regarded as a peculiar folly in Rosamond.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (39% in)
  • And it is precisely this sort of sequence which causes the greatest shock when it is sundered: for to see how an effect may be produced is often to see possible missings and checks; but to see nothing except the desirable cause, and close upon it the desirable effect, rids us of doubt and makes our minds strongly intuitive.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (39% in)

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