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atom
used in War and Peace

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the smallest part of any material that cannot be broken up by chemical means; comprised of a nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by orbiting electrons
  • He was conscious that here he was in contact with the springs that set in motion the enormous movements of the mass of which in his regiment he felt himself a tiny, obedient, and insignificant atom.
    Book Three — 1805 (55% in)
  • He felt that at a single word from that man all this vast mass (and he himself an insignificant atom in it) would go through fire and water, commit crime, die, or perform deeds of highest heroism, and so he could not but tremble and his heart stand still at the imminence of that word.
    Book Three — 1805 (48% in)
  • As with the physical law of gravity, their enormous mass drew the individual human atoms to itself.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (98% in)
  • As the sun and each atom of ether is a sphere complete in itself, and yet at the same time only a part of a whole too immense for man to comprehend, so each individual has within himself his own aims and yet has them to serve a general purpose incomprehensible to man.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (43% in)
  • Atoms attract each other and atoms repel one another.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (89% in)
  • Atoms attract each other and atoms repel one another.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (89% in)
  • Speaking of the interaction of heat and electricity and of atoms, we cannot say why this occurs, and we say that it is so because it is inconceivable otherwise, because it must be so and that it is a law.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (89% in)

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