These fresh accretions
of capital were immediately invested in other ventures.
In any science other than psychology the datum is primarily a perception, in which only the sensational core is ultimately and theoretically a datum, though some such accretions
as turn the sensation into a perception are practically unavoidable.
She had no fear of the shadows; her sole idea seemed to be to shun mankind--or rather that cold accretion
called the world, which, so terrible in the mass, is so unformidable, even pitiable, in its units.
The immense accretion
of flesh which had descended on her in middle life like a flood of lava on a doomed city had changed her from a plump active little woman with a neatly-turned foot and ankle into something as vast and august as a natural phenomenon.
cortege of pains and inconveniences, which grows by geometrical accretion
. Athos had no longer his son to induce him to walk firmly, with head erect, as a good example; he had no longer, in those brilliant eyes of the young man, an ever-ardent focus at which to kindle anew the fire of his looks.