the beauty of

the beauty of (something)

The positive effects of something. A: "I'm finally feeling better after resting for a few days." B: "Well, that's the beauty of sleep."
See also: beauty, of

the beauty of

See also: beauty, of
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Let any man go back to those delicious relations which make the beauty of his life, which have given him sincerest instruction and nourishment, he will shrink and moan.
Hetty's was a spring-tide beauty; it was the beauty of young frisking things, round-limbed, gambolling, circumventing you by a false air of innocence--the innocence of a young star- browed calf, for example, that, being inclined for a promenade out of bounds, leads you a severe steeplechase over hedge and ditch, and only comes to a stand in the middle of a bog.
Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice.
He feels it in the beauty of woman--in the grace of her step--in the lustre of her eye--in the melody of her voice--in her soft laughter, in her sigh--in the harmony of the rustling of her robes.
As I learned afterwards, the cause of their destruction, as in later days it was the cause of the slaying of the Halakazi, was the beauty of Nada and nothing else, for the fame of her loveliness had gone about the land, and the old chief of the Halakazi had commanded that the girl should be sent to his kraal to live there, that her beauty might shine upon his place like the sun, and that, if so she willed, she should choose a husband from the great men of the Halakazi.
For it was the saying among men, that it was better that she should remain unmarried, and all should look on her, than that she should pass from their sight into the house of a husband; since they held that her beauty was given to be a joy to all, like the beauty of the dawn and of the evening.
frigate Essex, is said to have been vastly smitten by the beauty of the ladies.
One says, "Of the beauty of the scene I can not say enough," and then proceeds to cover up with a woof of glittering sentences a thing which, when stripped for inspection, proves to be only an unobtrusive basin of water, some mountainous desolation, and one tree.
I live on an atoll, a low island, it is a strip of land surrounding a lagoon, and its beauty is the beauty of the sea and sky and the varied colour of the lagoon and the grace of the cocoa-nut trees; but the place where Strickland lived had the beauty of the Garden of Eden.
The beauty of art therefore is ambiguous and depends on the way in which we respond with our freedom to its ambiguity: we can opt for its authentically spiritual orientation, or we can remain with a more equivocal vision.
In this way, through him, we can rise again, and the beauty of the world, which seemed to be and was destroyed, is resurrected through love.
Indeed, the beauty of Lascaux may tell us something about the meaning of the Bible story of Paradise, our first parents, and even the Fall.
How does one square the beauty of those towering lights as the lights rose into the cool Nurnberg evening, for example, with the store-bought light bulbs strung together by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, stirring souls as the lights flicker and die, one by one?
Many books on the beauty of women were available to Vasari (Franco in 1542, Piccolomini in 1545, Dolce in 1545, Domenichi in 1549(12)), and some of them even discussed feminine beauty as ineffable, but none seem to contain the coded regola, modo, misura, disegno that signals Firenzuola as a probable source.