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used in The Magic Mountain

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the time during which something continues
  • He also tended to believe in the infinite duration of the state and mood in which he happened to find himself at a given moment, cherished it for just that reason and was not eager for change.
    4.5 - Hippe (70% in)
  • I've already explained to you that the moment my hopes of being able to return to the world of work in the foreseeable future should prove untenable, I was determined to fold my tents here and set myself up for the duration somewhere else in the valley.
    6.1 - Changes (55% in)
  • On the other hand, it is possible for a narrative's content-time to exceed its own duration immeasurably.
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (13% in)
  • ...period of ecstasy, the drugged person's dreams have a temporal scope of ten, thirty, sometimes sixty years or even surpass all limits of man's ability to experience time—dreams, that is, whose imaginary time span vastly exceeds their actual duration and which are characterized by an incredible diminishment of the experience of time, with images thronging past so swiftly that, as one hashish-smoker puts it, the intoxicated user's brain seems "to have had something removed, like the...
    7.1 - A Stroll by the Shore (17% in)
  • ...when intellectual breezes blew, when they debated and could capture the attention of the strollers with one of their elegant, passionate, academic arguments (though the tone of voice implied that it was one of the most burning questions of the day, of life itself) the burden of which they more or less carried alone, thereby neutralising for its duration the presence of the man of "stature," who could offer only a brow creased in astonishment and some vague mocking scraps of commentary.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (32% in)
  • There was no size in infinity, and no duration or change in eternity, either.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (41% in)
  • ...blasphemous nonsense, ultimately, to measure the "distance" of some star or other from the earth in trillions of miles or even light-years and to imagine that by the ruse of numbers you had given the human spirit an insight into the nature of infinity and eternity—when infinity had absolutely nothing to do with size, nor eternity with duration and distances in time, had nothing in common with the notions of natural science, were the abrogation of what we meant by the word "nature."
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (42% in)

There are no more uses of "duration" in The Magic Mountain.

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