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phase
used in Light in August

13 uses
  • It is as though he desires to see his native earth in all its phases for the first or the last time.
    Chapter 14 (91% in)
  • But the street ran on in its moods and phases, always empty: he might have seen himself as in numberless avatars, in silence, doomed with motion, driven by the courage of flagged and spurred despair; by the despair of courage whose opportunities had to be flagged and spurred.
    Chapter 10 (55% in)
  • A spiritual privacy so long intact that its own instinct for preservation had immolated it, its physical phase the strength and fortitude of a man.
    Chapter 11 (11% in)
  • IN this way the second phase began.
    Chapter 12 (0% in)
  • As time went on and the novelty of the second phase began to wear off and become habit, he would stand in the kitchen door and look out across the dusk and see, perhaps with foreboding and premonition, the savage and lonely street which he had chosen of his own will, waiting for him, thinking This is not my life.
    Chapter 12 (5% in)
  • Now it would be that still, cold, contained figure of the first phase who, even though lost and damned, remained somehow impervious and impregnable; then it would be the other, the second one, who in furious denial of that impregnability strove to drown in the black abyss of its own creating that physical purity which had been preserved too long now even to be lost.
    Chapter 12 (16% in)
  • The end of this phase was not sharp, not a climax, like the first.
    Chapter 12 (17% in)
  • It merged into the third phase so gradually that he could not have said where one stopped and the other began: It was summer becoming fall, with already, like shadows before a weltering sun, the chill and implacable import of autumn cast ahead upon summer; something of dying summer spurting again like a dying coal, in the fall.
    Chapter 12 (17% in)
  • Of course the first fury of the second phase could not last.
    Chapter 12 (21% in)
  • Perhaps in the phase in which she now was she could not have been convinced, would not have listened to proof, would not have cared.
    Chapter 12 (26% in)
  • This was how the third phase began.
    Chapter 12 (39% in)
  • During the first phase it had been as though he were outside a house where snow was on the ground, trying to get into the house; during the second phase he was at the bottom of a pit in the hot wild darkness; now he was in the middle of a plain where there was no house, not even snow, not even wind.
    Chapter 12 (45% in)
  • During the first phase it had been as though he were outside a house where snow was on the ground, trying to get into the house; during the second phase he was at the bottom of a pit in the hot wild darkness; now he was in the middle of a plain where there was no house, not even snow, not even wind.
    Chapter 12 (45% in)

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