Doubtless you do not hold with those (I need not name them to a man of your reading) who have taught that all matter is sentient, that every atom
is a living, feeling, conscious being.
Thus, then, advancing from atom
to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
The saucer-shaped summit is nearly ten miles across; and every single atom
,  from the least particle to the largest fragment of rock, in this great pile, which however is small compared with very many other lagoon-islands, bears the stamp of having been subjected to organic arrangement.
not the smallest atom
stirs or lives on matter, but has its cunning duplicate in mind.
His face looked dreadful, white and red and swollen, and he was gasping and choking; but savage little Mary did not care an atom
The jury all wrote down on their slates, `SHE doesn't believe there's an atom
of meaning in it,' but none of them attempted to explain the paper.
both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom
, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of Mankind's final war.
The INFINITE DIVISIBILITY of matter, or, in other words, the INFINITE divisibility of a FINITE thing, extending even to the minutest atom
, is a point agreed among geometricians, though not less incomprehensible to common-sense than any of those mysteries in religion, against which the batteries of infidelity have been so industriously leveled.
This dazzling carpet, really a reflector, repelled the rays of the sun with wonderful intensity, which accounted for the vibration which penetrated every atom
I revel in flowers without let, An atom
at random in space; My soul dwells in regions ethereal, And the world is my dreaming-place.
It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not understand a single atom
I should think them too indolent to devote any attention to its culture; and, indeed, as far as my observation extended, not a single atom
of the soil was under any other cultivation than that of shower and sunshine.
His Behaviour however was entirely of a peice with his general Character; for what could be expected from a man who possessed not the smallest atom
of Sensibility, who scarcely knew the meaning of simpathy, and who actually snored--.
Besides this, it was he who tasted the macaroni, to maintain the pure flavor of the ancient tradition; and it must be allowed that he never permitted a grain of pepper too much, or an atom
of parmesan too little.
Yet all must come, as surely as the first atom
has two sides.