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real or true
  • His essential reality was quite different, much more handsome and authentic than his everyday appearance.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (60% in)
  •, not with any artistic acumen of course, but with a certain more general, even penetrating understanding; and although he had only once seen his grandfather in real life in the fashion pictured there on canvas—just for a brief moment as part of a dignified procession into the town hall—he could not help, as we have said, regarding this pictorial presence as his authentic and real grandfather, seeing in the everyday one a temporary, imperfectly adapted improvisation, so to speak.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (69% in)
  • And so when the day came to say farewell, in his heart of hearts little Hans Castorp was relieved to see his grandfather decked out in his authentic perfection.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (73% in)
  • The explicit and well-intended purpose of all these arrangements was apparently to show that Grandfather had now passed on forever to his authentic and true form.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (88% in)
  • The mere idea would be enough to bore the living Spirit to death, if it did not know that it shall emerge from such catastrophes as the true victor and beneficiary—fusing, as it does, elements of the old with the new to create an authentic revolution... .
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (23% in)
  • And along with the swelling, breathing, articulating male voice, there came the natural sound of a harp accompaniment, absolutely authentic, not diminished in the least—perfectly amazing.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (32% in)
  • They were all vaguely aware of this, and although they were not dealing here with a serious and authentic return to life, but a purely sentimental and theatrical performance, during which one would only see the departed person—nothing life-threatening, really—they nevertheless feared being confronted by whomever they had thought about, and each would have preferred to pass on to his neighbor the privilege of expressing such a wish.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (78% in)

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