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used in The Magic Mountain

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a part of something

generally used in the specific sense of someone who is represented by another — especially a voter represented by a politician
  • The normal day was carefully organized and neatly divided into its constituent parts; one quickly fell in with the routine and learned to move with its turning gears.
    4.3 - He Tries Out His Conversational French (5% in)
  • It was by its very nature composed of many elements, and however legitimate this instinct was when regarded as a whole, each of its constituent elements was a perversion.
    4.6 - Analysis (43% in)
  • The only healthy and noble and indeed, let me expressly point out, the only religious way in which to regard death is to perceive and feel it as a constituent part of life, as life's holy prerequisite, and not to separate it intellectually, to set it up in opposition to life, or, worse, to play it off against life in some disgusting fashion— for that is indeed the antithesis of a healthy, noble, reasonable, and religious view.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (83% in)
  • The constituent element of his love, therefore, was not the amiable, tender melancholy found in our little song.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (38% in)
  • I believe, in fact, we spoke about life and death, about the dignity of death, to the extent that it is a constituent and prerequisite of life, and about how it can degenerate into something grotesque if we commit the abominable error of isolating it as an intellectual principle.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (96% in)
  • All such matters were not only foreign and of no significance to religion as such, but also inimical to it; for they were the constituents of life, or so-called health, which was to say, ultraphilistine, utter bourgeois existence—to which the religious world was ordained to be the absolute opposite, indeed the very genius of opposition.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (78% in)

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