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collide
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
  • Raffles on his side had not the same eagerness for a collision which was implied in Ladislaw's threatening air.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (73% in)
  • There are characters which are continually creating collisions and nodes for themselves in dramas which nobody is prepared to act with them.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (67% in)
  • ...was not likely to bruise itself unawares against discoveries: it floated among flexible conjectures no more solid than those etymologies which seemed strong because of likeness in sound until it was shown that likeness in sound made them impossible: it was a method of interpretation which was not tested by the necessity of forming anything which had sharper collisions than an elaborate notion of Gog and Magog: it was as free from interruption as a plan for threading the stars together.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (48% in)
  • Fred and Rosamond had little to say to each other now that marriage had removed her from collision with the unpleasantness of brothers, and especially now that he had taken what she held the stupid and even reprehensible step of giving up the Church to take to such a business as Mr. Garth's.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (63% in)
  • To a creature of Will's susceptible temperament—without any neutral region of indifference in his nature, ready to turn everything that befell him into the collisions of a passionate drama—the revelation that Rosamond had made her happiness in any way dependent on him was a difficulty which his outburst of rage towards her had immeasurably increased for him.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (72% in)

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