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mystic
used in War and Peace

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relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience; or one who attempts to tune into such realities
  • Read the mystical book I am sending you; it has an enormous success here.
    Book One — 1805 (83% in)
  • I never could understand the fondness some people have for confusing their minds by dwelling on mystical books that merely awaken their doubts and excite their imagination, giving them a bent for exaggeration quite contrary to Christian simplicity.
    Book One — 1805 (84% in)
  • At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
    Book Two — 1805 (28% in)
  • All the same, I love and value nothing but triumph over them all, I value this mystic power and glory that is floating here above me in this mist!
    Book Three — 1805 (69% in)
  • In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements—sulphur, mercury, and salt—or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (23% in)
  • His heart was not in the mystical aspect of Freemasonry.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (23% in)
  • Something in him had suddenly changed; there was no longer the former poetic and mystic charm of desire, but there was pity for her feminine and childish weakness, fear at her devotion and trustfulness, and an oppressive yet joyful sense of the duty that now bound him to her forever.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (87% in)
  • With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
    Book Ten — 1812 (35% in)
  • Love.... that little girl who seemed to me brimming over with mystic forces!
    Book Ten — 1812 (64% in)
  • And Pierre's soul was dimly but joyfully filled not by the story itself but by its mysterious significance: by the rapturous joy that lit up Karataev's face as he told it, and the mystic significance of that joy.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (75% in)
  • He behaved admirably at the beginning of his reign and during 1812, but acted badly by giving a constitution to Poland, forming the Holy Alliance, entrusting power to Arakcheev, favoring Golitsyn and mysticism, and afterwards Shishkov and Photius.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (37% in)
  • He has abandoned himself altogether to this mysticism" (Pierre could not tolerate mysticism in anyone now).
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (66% in)
  • He has abandoned himself altogether to this mysticism" (Pierre could not tolerate mysticism in anyone now).
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (66% in)

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