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used in The Souls of Black Folk

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unlimited; without boundaries; or too numerous to count
  • History is but the record of such group-leadership; and yet how infinitely changeful is its type and character!
    Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • To make here in human education that ever necessary combination of the permanent and the contingent—of the ideal and the practical in workable equilibrium—has been there, as it ever must be in every age and place, a matter of infinite experiment and frequent mistakes.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • When you cry, Deliver us from the vision of intermarriage, they answer that legal marriage is infinitely better than systematic concubinage and prostitution.
    Chapter 6 (85% in)
  • Is there not, with such a group and in such a crisis, infinitely more danger to be apprehended from half-trained minds and shallow thinking than from over-education and over-refinement?
    Chapter 6 (92% in)
  • The long system of repression and degradation of the Negro tended to emphasize the elements of his character which made him a valuable chattel: courtesy became humility, moral strength degenerated into submission, and the exquisite native appreciation of the beautiful became an infinite capacity for dumb suffering.
    Chapter 10 (57% in)
  • I—yea, all men—are larger and purer by the infinite breadth of that one little life.
    Chapter 11 (66% in)
  • The infinite beauty of the wail lingered and swept through every muscle of his frame, and put it all a-tune.
    Chapter 13 (39% in)
  • Three short series of verses have always attracted me,—the one that heads this chapter, of one line of which Thomas Wentworth Higginson has fittingly said, "Never, it seems to me, since man first lived and suffered was his infinite longing for peace uttered more plaintively."
    Chapter 14 (76% in)
  • Thus in Thy good time may infinite reason turn the tangle straight, and these crooked marks on a fragile leaf be not indeed THE END.
    Afterthought (81% in)

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