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never the twain shall meet

these two things or people will never exist together or agree with each other Psychologists believe in therapy, chemists believe in drugs, and never the twain shall meet.
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Never the twain shall meet.

  (literary)
something that you say when two things or people are so different that they can never exist together or agree with each other Psychologists support behavioural therapy, pharmacologists support drugs, and never the twain shall meet.
See also: meet, never, shall
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The silver coin's obverse design features a portrait of Mark Twain holding a pipe with the smoke forming a silhouette of Huck Finn and Jim on a raft in the background.
The list of things Twain did not say, but everyone thinks he did, is a long one.
Twain wrote in his notebook in 1898, "If I cannot swear in heaven I shall not stay there," and for a split second I wondered if it was him.
So upset was Twain by the audience that he added, "By George, the next time I come here I mean to put some cathartic pills in my lecture.
Twain left school to work as a printer's apprentice, where he arranged type for newspaper stories.
The fully-managed component enables users to acquire images from any TWAIN compliant device, such as scanners and cameras, or load local images.
Even before meeting his wife-to-be, Twain "took himself seriously as an overseer of the public conscience" (50) according to Louis J.
Twain himself was a bundle of discrepant impulses that somehow helped him rather than hindered him on his way to becoming the representative American of his age.
The impetus behind this book is to portray Mark Twain more closely as a member of a literary "guild," to use Krauth's term.
This question is an urgent and meaningful one that critics would like to answer," said University of Missouri-Columbia literature professor Thomas Quirk, a nationally known Mark Twain expert.
Over the years, tourism in Timmins has varied from 5,500 annually to a high of 14,500 visitors, taking into account the development two years ago of the Shania Twain Centre next to the already existing gold mine tour.
Big River'' has a strong cast, but the linchpin of the production is Waara, who stands off to the side much of the time as the voice of Huck but finds another one when he assumes the role of Twain.
It's as if people want to hear this guy now," Holbrook says by phone from his home in Los Angeles, basing his observation on the capacity audiences and emotional reaction that his celebrated one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight" has gotten lately.
This publication of the author's editorials while at the Buffalo Express from 1869 to 1871 serves as a valuable addition to the volumes of academic material already available to Twain scholars.
Canadian country singer Shania Twain, pictured, has given birth to a boy named Eja (pronounced Asia), it was announced yesterday .