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Doctor Strong regarded him with a puzzled and doubting look, which almost immediately subsided into a smile that gave me great encouragement; for it was full of amiability and sweetness, and there was a simplicity in it, and indeed in his whole manner, when the studious, pondering frost upon it was got through, very attractive and hopeful to a young scholar like me.
Now Hercules (though strong enough, as you already know, to hold the sky up) began to be sensible that he should never win the victory, if he kept on knocking Antaeus down; for, by and by, if he hit him such hard blows, the Giant would inevitably, by the help of his Mother Earth, become stronger than the mighty Hercules himself.
The tug of the current was strong upon her, like a giant hand reaching up out of the cruel river to bear her back to death.
Bowing low to Miss Strong, and inclining his head to Tarzan, he turned to leave them.
The world belongs to the strong - to the strong who are noble as well and who do not wallow in the swine-trough of trade and exchange.
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
Knuckle-Bone was a strong man, a very strong man, and he knew not law.
Gladly," said the Strong Man, his face illuminated with the glory of his thought.
Aunt Plenty says I'm not strong enough for much exercise.
He was so strong that at running, jumping, or throwing a stone no one could beat him.
These, then, stood against the Titans in grim strife, holding huge rocks in their strong hands.
But a voice behind me, the unmistakable voice of Wolf Larsen, strong with the invincible certitude of the man and mellow with appreciation of the words he was quoting, aroused me.
And as strong winds will we live above them, neighbours to the eagles, neighbours to the snow, neighbours to the sun: thus live the strong winds.
Here and there among the moss and marsh plants this scent was very strong, but it was impossible to determine in which direction it grew stronger or fainter.
He is elaborating now the idea of a world planned out like an immense and nice hospital, with gardens and flowers, in which the strong are to devote themselves to the nursing of the weak.