I am bored with all this morality and uplift and education, and above all I loathe instruction.' He went on to stigmatise what he called 'processing' by BBC Radio and the better class of weekly newspapers, an approach to art appraisal he deemed 'the veriest
But how?" The answer: Dimmesdale "had spoken the very truth, and transformed it into the veriest
falsehood." Even his Election Sermon during the last scaffold scene, composed with "such a flow of thought and emotion, that he fancied himself inspired," obscures the truth while proclaiming it: '"He hid it cunningly from men'" (1:143-44, 255 emphasis added).
Robinson writes, "To believe in God as love means to believe that in pure personal relationship we encounter, not merely what ought to be, but what is, the deepest, veriest
truth about the structure of reality." It is we, in this case, who hold the power to acknowledge and uncover God or to ignore him.
I felt as though I were the veriest
amateur, with all my stage training and experience counting for naught."
In other conditions of mind I might have had courage to end my misery at once by a plunge into one of these abysses; but now I was the veriest
Markwick was an observer of great ability and experience, and his vast fund of practical knowledge in this respect was ever at the disposal of the veriest
tyro in telescopic work.
Anyone but the veriest
idiot must see through Fat's game.
Fundamental to Carr's experimentation with wrenching the traditional meanings of words and syntax (as in "Avers like the one I was, like/the veriest
fool alive"--from "Bird Fragments") is the fact that Carr's mother is dying of Alzheimer's, a disease that robs the individual of her history, her identity, and of the sensibility of language itself: And you, ungripped, have been trained to know less.
The world had waited expectantly for its launching and again for its sailing; had read accounts of its tremendous size and its unexampled completeness and luxury; had felt it a matter of the greatest satisfaction that such a comfortable and above all such a safe boat had been designed and built and then in a moment to hear that it had gone to the bottom as if it had been the veriest
tramp steamer of a few hundred tons; and with it fifteen hundred passengers, some of them known all the world over!
Even the veriest
unredeemed savage in the jungle must be proud of Wallace's Sarawak-made apercu.
Another example is the word very, which was frequently used to indicate genuineness, such as in the phrase "the veriest
knave I ever knew" (Gorrell, 1994, p.
Noting that Morrison wears "the hopeless aspect of those hardened tramps one sees on our roads trudging from workhouse to workhouse" (12), he only later reveals his identification with Morrison as a fellow tramp when he recounts this episode to Lena, referring to himself, not Morrison, as "the veriest
tramp on this earth" (199).
But for the fact that I was slightly drunk, sans jacket and tie, and with hands in pockets, I was the veriest
model, the paradigm, nay, the cynosure, of Mr.
They "grow up to be the veriest
of wretches," because in such a household, "health was never a constant, and seldom an occasional, concern" ("Essay VII," 12).
Recent acquisitions were 'the veriest
stupid rubbish that, if read, must demoralise the mind and debase the intellect'.