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used in War and Peace

7 uses
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the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
  • He tried to get away from them, but they would not for an instant let his shoulder move a hair's breadth.
    Book Two — 1805 (99% in)
  • "Exactly, not a hair's breadth farther," answered Prince Vasili, laughing, " 'Sergey Kuzmich....
    Book Three — 1805 (10% in)
  • As if that money could add a hair's breadth to happiness or peace of mind.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (2% in)
  • On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (73% in)
  • And considering it polite to return the young count's compliment, Ilagin looked at his borzois and picked out Milka who attracted his attention by her breadth.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (38% in)
  • "It flew a hair's breadth past my ear," said the adjutant.
    Book Ten — 1812 (94% in)
  • ...are merely secretions of the brain, and that man following the general law may have developed from lower animals at some unknown period of time, only explains from a fresh side the truth admitted thousands of years ago by all the religious and philosophic theories—that from the point of view of reason man is subject to the law of necessity; but it does not advance by a hair's breadth the solution of the question, which has another, opposite, side, based on the consciousness of freedom.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (91% in)

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