We learn WORDS by rote, but not their meaning; THAT must be paid for with our life-blood, and printed in the subtle fibres
of our nerves.
It entered into them, dreamy and languorous, weakening the fibres
of resolution, suffusing the face of morality, or of judgment, with haze and purple mist.
At this Cocky burst into such wild and fantastic shrieks of laughter that Michael, ears pricked, head cocked to one side, identified in the fibres
of the laughter the fibres
of the various voices he had just previously heard.
There had been changes, differentiations brought about by diverse conditions and infusions of other blood; but down at the bottom of their beings, twisted into the fibres
of them, was a heritage in common, a sameness in kind that time had not obliterated.
The inexperienced fibres
of the boy's eyes were hardened at an early age.
No sooner had the beautiful Madame Rabourdin decided to interfere in her husband's administrative advancement than she fathomed Clement des Lupeaulx's true character, and studied him thoughtfully to discover whether in this thin strip of deal there were ligneous fibres
strong enough to let her lightly trip across it from the bureau to the department, from a salary of eight thousand a year to twelve thousand.
and I speak out of later knowledge--Heaven forefend me from the most of the average run of male humans who are not good fellows, the ones cold of heart and cold of head who don't smoke, drink, or swear, or do much of anything else that is brase, and resentful, and stinging, because in their feeble fibres
there has never been the stir and prod of life to well over its boundaries and be devilish and daring.
It spread equally among all classes of citizens-- men of science, shopkeepers, merchants, porters, chair-men, as well as "greenhorns," were stirred in their innermost fibres
Such experience, to him (to use a trite simile), will be like the storm to the oak, which, though it may scatter the leaves, and snap the smaller branches, serves but to rivet the roots, and to harden and condense the fibres
of the tree.
With the fibres
thus builded up the members were wont to engage the police and rival social and athletic organisations in joyous combat.
Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres
, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.
But, the foul growth of America has a more tangled root than this; and it strikes its fibres
, deep in its licentious Press.
Maggie and Tom were still very much like young animals, and so she could rub her cheek against his, and kiss his ear in a random sobbing way; and there were tender fibres
in the lad that had been used to answer to Maggie's fondling, so that he behaved with a weakness quite inconsistent with his resolution to punish her as much as she deserved.