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used in The Magic Mountain

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make shorter by terminating abruptly before the end
  • In the solitude of night, Hans Castorp's thoughts, or intuitive half-thoughts, soared high as he sat before his truncated musical coffin ... ah, they soared higher than his understanding, were thoughts enhanced, forced upward by alchemy.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (97% in)
  • Within these four walls, Hans Castorp was alone with the wonders of his apparatus—with the lush achievements of this little truncated coffin of fiddlewood, this small, dull-black temple with its doors flung wide, before which he would sit in an armchair, hands folded, head on one shoulder, mouth open, letting the fullness of harmony spill over him.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (38% in)
  • One might even found whole empires upon it, earthly, all-too-earthly empires, very coarse, very progressive, and not in the least nostalgic ... his truncated musical coffin, inside which the song decayed into some electrical gramophone music.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (99% in)

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