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My faith, it was time that idea came into Porthos's head.
Suddenly an idea occurred to him -- he smiled, and the perspiration dried on his forehead.
it was a proof that she did not think the idea would come to me, her having determined to suggest it herself in that practical, argumentative, heroic way, in which the timidity however had been so much more striking than the boldness that her reasons appeared to come first and her feelings afterward.
New York, for a young man who had frequented the Goncourts and Flaubert, and who thought the life of ideas the only one worth living
Michael Angelo, who, no doubt, felt even in the sixteenth century that it was dying, had a last idea, an idea of despair.
In truth, my dear Porthos, you possess ideas entirely original.
he adds, with the evident idea that that would at once put the whole matter right.
This was a bold figure of speech, but not exactly the right thing; for, unhappily, the pat opening had slipped away--even couplets from Pope may be but "fallings from us, vanishings," when fear clutches us, and a glass of sherry is hurrying like smoke among our ideas.
That we had no definite plan, or even idea, I am confident.
Despite his own superior point of view, he had an idea that she knew a lot, and he experienced a fleeting feeling like that of a barbarian face to face with the evidence of some tremendous culture.
Just as it was tremblingly imperative that Jerry must suddenly squat down, point his nose at the zenith, and vocalize his heart-rending woe, an idea came to him.
Without knowing why--except that you dislike the idea of my marrying Mrs.
My earrings supplied me with the idea of which I was in search.
The ideas are sometimes described as many, coextensive with the universals of sense and also with the first principles of ethics; or again they are absorbed into the single idea of good, and subordinated to it.
So long as the quality and the low prices can be maintained, here are two inexhaustible sources of wealth for the canton, which suggested to my mind the idea of establishing three fairs in the year.