The seeds of instinct
are preserved under the thick hides of cattle and horses, like seeds in the bowels of the earth, an indefinite period.
Mademoiselle Thirion, a cruel enemy to the girl who excelled her in everything, guessed by the instinct
of jealousy that her rival's industry hid some purpose.
He had had the uncanny feeling for some time that he was being watched, and it was in response to this animal instinct
that was strong within him that he had turned suddenly and surprised the eyes in the very act of watching him.
He neither plays games nor has he the instinct
Several other points of resemblance between instincts
and habits could be pointed out.
But from childhood his abnormally active dramatic imagination had tormented him with dreams and fears of devils and hell-fire, and now he entered on a long and agonizing struggle between his religious instinct
and his obstinate self-will.
It does what it does at each stage because instinct
gives it an impulse to do just that, not because it foresees and desires the result of its actions.
He had an affection for the aged disciple of Michaelis, a complex sentiment depending a little on her prestige, on her personality, but most of all on the instinct
of flattered gratitude.
In every Circular or Polygonal household it has been a habit from time immemorial -- and now has become a kind of instinct
among the women of our higher classes -- that the mothers and daughters should constantly keep their eyes and mouths towards their husband and his male friends; and for a lady in a family of distinction to turn her back upon her husband would be regarded as a kind of portent, involving loss of STATUS.
No: no more than you love any of your amusements from instinct
Looking back after much love and much trouble, the instinct
of primitive man, who seeks to personify the forces of Nature for his affection and for his fear, is awakened again in the breast of one civilized beyond that stage even in his infancy.
replied Sophia, "when I first beheld you the instinct
of Nature whispered me that we were in some degree related--But whether Grandfathers, or Grandmothers, I could not pretend to determine.
It was this: I asked myself whether there was not in his soul some deep-rooted instinct
of creation, which the circumstances of his life had obscured, but which grew relentlessly, as a cancer may grow in the living tissues, till at last it took possession of his whole being and forced him irresistibly to action.
Denis Davydov, with his Russian instinct
, was the first to recognize the value of this terrible cudgel which regardless of the rules of military science destroyed the French, and to him belongs the credit for taking the first step toward regularizing this method of warfare.
is merely a habit that is stamped into the stuff of our heredity, that is all.