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passage
used in Gulliver's Travels

5 uses
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Definition
a short part of a longer written work
  • To confirm what I have now said, and further to show the miserable effects of a confined education, I shall here insert a passage, which will hardly obtain belief.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (75% in)
passage = a short part of a longer written work
  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.
    Introductory Sections (16% in)
  • passages = short parts of longer written works
  • Likewise in the account of the academy of projectors, and several passages of my discourse to my master Houyhnhnm, you have either omitted some material circumstances, or minced or changed them in such a manner, that I do hardly know my own work.
    Introductory Sections (37% in)
  • passages = short parts of longer written works
  • But the whole scene of this voyage made so strong an impression on my mind, and is so deeply fixed in my memory, that, in committing it to paper I did not omit one material circumstance: however, upon a strict review, I blotted out several passages.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (18% in)
  • passages = short parts of longer written works
  • And, indeed, I was glad not to have been a spectator of the havoc they made, because I am confident it would have sensibly touched me, by bringing former passages into my mind, which I would rather have forgot.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (92% in)
passages = short parts of longer written works
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