Meetings


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Meetings

 

See Also: BEGINNINGS/ENDINGS; PEOPLE, INTERACTION

  1. Come together as inevitably as the key to the magnet —Hugh Walpole
  2. Converge like pulsars —Diane Ackerman
  3. Face each other [across table] like partners at bridge —Thomas Pynchon
  4. Like driftwood spars, which meet and pass upon the boundless ocean-plain, so on the sea of life, alas, man meets man, meets and quits again —Matthew Arnold
  5. Like mountain streams we meet and part, each living in the other’s heart —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
  6. Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other’s way —Oscar Wilde

    The simile, from The Ballad of Reading Goal, concludes as follows: “But we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.”

  7. Met [briefly] … like a couple of trucks, side-swiping each other —Robert E. Sherwood
  8. Meet like enemy generals, knocking your sabers against the table, bluffing each other —Scott Spencer
  9. There are some meetings in life so useful, so truly wonderful, that they seem like visible interventions of Providence —Ernest Hello
References in classic literature ?
She knew the conventional phraseology, of course; what New England child, accustomed to Wednesday evening meetings, does not?
He arranged dining and funeral lodge meetings, enrolled new members, and busied himself uniting various lodges and acquiring authentic charters.
On arriving there I found that the General had decided to take a quartette of singers through the North, and hold meetings for a month in important cities, at which meetings he and I were to speak.
We never succeeded in managing more than a dozen stolen meetings, and we kissed perhaps a dozen times--as boys and girls kiss, briefly and innocently, and wonderingly.
Then at night, when he could get off, Jurgis would attend the Socialist meetings. During the campaign one was not dependent upon the street corner affairs, where the weather and the quality of the orator were equally uncertain; there were hall meetings every night, and one could hear speakers of national prominence.
A HIGH Public Functionary having died, the citizens of his town held a meeting to consider how to honour his memory, and an Other High Public Functionary rose and addressed the meeting.
It had long ago been decided in a noisy public meeting in the main cabin that we could not go to Lisbon, because we must surely be quarantined there.
your excellency!" cried Oblonsky, "whom are you meeting?"
There was to be a political meeting at the market hall, in the neighboring town; and the member was expected to make an oration, passing in review contemporary events at home and abroad.
We found it; a little bit of a concern, up over a carpenter shop -- carpenters and printers all gone to the meeting, and no doors locked.
There, with arms crossed and stern gaze, he watched the hero of the meeting. After having put his question he remained silent, and appeared to take no notice of the thousands of looks directed toward himself, nor of the murmur of disapprobation excited by his words.
But all this might remain inadequately estimated, were not something said here of the peculiar usages of whaling-vessels when meeting each other in foreign seas, and especially on a common cruising-ground.