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artificial
used in The Magic Mountain

15 uses
  • They all were to get up by artificial light, go without breakfast, and gather in the bitter chill of morning—that had been the agreement.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (87% in)
  • And in his hands— half hidden by lace cuffs, the fingers looking cold and inanimate despite their artificially natural pose—someone had placed an ivory cross, upon which his eyes, beneath their lowered lids, seemed to be fixed.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (77% in)
  • A section of the level ground had been fenced in to form a garden with gravel paths, flowerbeds, and an artificial grotto beneath a stately silver fir.
    3.1 - The Shadow of Respectability (32% in)
  • As he had noticed previously when the Swede had gone in, Hans Castorp saw that semidarkness, a kind of artificial twilight, reigned in the X-ray room—just as it did in Dr. Krokowski's analytical chamber.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (48% in)
  • He saw nothing, or only general outlines, in the artificial twilight.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (67% in)
  • What was the point of these tortures, of clinging to life in such an expensive, artificial way, when the case was hopeless?
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (14% in)
  • Somewhere deep in the press of resting places, toward the midpoint of the meadow, between two mounds whose gravestones were hung with artificial wreaths, was a flat, regular, unoccupied space, the length of a human body—and the three visitors stopped instinctively beside it.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (99% in)
  • The senses could not avoid that conclusion, and people complained that they had been "cheated out of summer"—although, abetted by natural and artificial circumstances, people had cheated themselves out of it by squandering both internal and external time.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (13% in)
  • Another apparatus for "artificial sunlight" was purchased, since the two in service could not meet the demands of those who expected electricity to help them get a tan—a color that flattered the young girls and women and gave the men a splendidly, irresistibly athletic look despite their horizontal lifestyle.
    6.7 - Snow (1% in)
  • All the same, it was generally felt that such artificial rays did not really compensate for the year's deficit in genuine sunlight.
    6.7 - Snow (3% in)
  • The mornings were very dark; they ate breakfast by the light of the artificial moons in the dining hall with its cheerfully stenciled arches.
    6.7 - Snow (7% in)
  • European pharmacology had known of it, by the way, for less than three hundred years, and chemistry had discovered quinine less than a hundred years before—that is, the alkaloid that was the basis of its virtue—discovered and to some extent analyzed it, though thus far the chemists could not claim to understand its composition well enough to produce it artificially.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (10% in)
  • Several Berghof residents studied Esperanto and had learned enough to converse in the artificial lingo at meals.
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (67% in)
  • Half-drowned by the music, the talk would break off and start up again, its life sustained artificially.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (74% in)
  • Scandalous is the only word for the specific details of this animated maternity ward bathed in reddish light—from the virginal young lady in labor, with her flowing nightgown and frail, bare arms, to the incessant light favorites coming from the gramophone; to the artificial chatter that the semicircle attempted to keep going on doctor's orders; to the constant cheery cries of encouragement to the struggling girl—"Hello, Holger!
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (83% in)

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