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Sol
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

9 uses
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Definition
the Roman sun god
  • "By the virtue of the fact," as Sol would say.
    4 — Mama (45% in)
  • If she hadn't had to come hold Luke's hand she'd be riding up the Thruway now with Sol Ravitz, to the lecture at Buffalo U. She'd be sitting laughing and smoking and talking, telling him he hadn't the faintest idea what Plato meant by imitation, because Sol liked being attacked head-on—and because it was true, he really was all confused about Plato—and she would feel unnaturally alert, alive, both her body and her mind; would be conscious—as though she were balanced on a...
    4 — Mama (21% in)
  • ...hadn't had to come hold Luke's hand she'd be riding up the Thruway now with Sol Ravitz, to the lecture at Buffalo U. She'd be sitting laughing and smoking and talking, telling him he hadn't the faintest idea what Plato meant by imitation, because Sol liked being attacked head-on—and because it was true, he really was all confused about Plato—and she would feel unnaturally alert, alive, both her body and her mind; would be conscious—as though she were balanced on a tightrope—of the...
    4 — Mama (22% in)
  • The night air would be thick and warm, tinged with the smell of the chemical plants a mile away, and with the city all around them, the cold lights on the pavement, the car would be cozier than ever, the conversation full of overtones Sol would not yet be catching.
    4 — Mama (23% in)
  • Sol Ravitz would be sitting in the lecture hall, his big left hand wrapped around his pipe, pretending he was not still smoking, here where smoking was forbidden, his kingly bald head tipped back as if with arrogance, knees up on the seat in front of him.
    4 — Mama (43% in)
  • When the speaker came out—she couldn't even recall who was speaking tonight—Sol would close his hand tightly over the pipebowl, smothering the pipe, and would applaud by slapping his knee with his long right puddingsoft hand with hairybacked fingers.
    4 — Mama (43% in)
  • In the row in front of him—Sol would be in the very last row—some college student would be elbowing another discreetly, saying, "You know who that is, the bald one?
    4 — Mama (43% in)
  • Thinking of Sol, but standing here under the eaves of Luke's garage, giving her son her shoulder to lean on like some long-suffering, docile old mother—aware that whatever was between them, whether his anger or his crippled love, was meaningless, pointless, a time to get through because it was there—she felt a cruel urge to laugh.
    4 — Mama (44% in)
  • It was a question people were always asking nowadays, scornfully—at the cafeteria where he ate with Sol and Hawes and the others, in the tiresome art films, at parties.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (65% in)

There are no more uses of "Sol" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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