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like another typical personage; and yet how many millions and billions of Georges Dandins there are in real life who feel inclined to utter this soul-drawn cry after their honeymoon, if not the day after the wedding
I took the liberty of pointing out to my gentleman that the whole business looked apocryphal, and that a man does not, in real life, walk into a cellar door at four in the morning and come out with another man's cheque for close upon a hundred pounds.
I have been able to invest them with none of those characteristics which make the persons of a book exist with a real life of their own; and, wondering if the fault is mine, I rack my brains to remember idiosyncrasies which might lend them vividness.
But waking, she was able to contemplate a perfectly loveless marriage, as the thing one did actually in real life, for possibly the people who dream thus are those who do the most prosaic things.
Our people do not acquire their real life until they leave their bushes," said the Prince.
Of course I do, and yet one is so much nearer to life here, the real life of men and women.
But the Rosa of his dreams was by far more perfect than the Rosa of real life.
Oh, they shall be of solid gold, because they are so ugly in real life.
Skidder, who had cast her in his mind for the star part in a private, romantic (unspoken) drama in real life.
He is akin, of course, to Obermann, to Rene, even to Werther, and, on our first introduction to him, we might think that we had to do only with one more of the vague "renunciants," who in real life followed those creations of fiction, and who, however delicate, interesting as a study, and as it were picturesque on the stage of life, are themselves, after all, essentially passive, uncreative, and therefore necessarily not of first-rate importance in literature.
They understood nothing, they had no idea of real life, and I swear that that was what made me most indignant with them.
It was like hearing him read aloud out of his poetry books the beautiful things that could not possibly happen in real life.
It's like a scene in a novel -it's like nothing in real life.
All these, except the poor parson, Chaucer holds up to scorn because he had met many such in real life who, under the pretense of religion, lived bad lives.
I know that personal relations are the real life, for ever and ever.