Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Fresh women appeared in the harems of the Elders -- women who pined and wept, and bore upon their faces the traces of an unextinguishable horror.
But with every word spoken the room was growing darker, and only her forehead, smooth and white, re- mained illumined by the unextinguishable light of belief and love.
The wastes of his weary brain were haunted by shadowy images now--images of wealth and fame revolving obsequiously round his unextinguishable gift of noble and lofty expression.
The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself--that comes too late--a crop of unextinguishable regrets.
Th' ascent is easie then; Th' event is fear'd; should we again provoke Our stronger, some worse way his wrath may find To our destruction: if there be in Hell Fear to be worse destroy'd: what can be worse Then to dwell here, driv'n out from bliss, condemn'd In this abhorred deep to utter woe; Where pain of unextinguishable fire Must exercise us without hope of end The Vassals of his anger, when the Scourge Inexorably, and the torturing houre Calls us to Penance?
Inasmuch as Marlow conceives of Africa "as an epistemological problem" (McClintock 41) and depicts it as a reticent subject, he conceives of Kurtz, with his "unextinguishable gift of noble and lofty expression," as its solution, or cipher (Conrad 115).
"Visitors are here fooled to their hearts' content by the local guides, who, among other wonders, point out to gaping listeners spots on the white marble (simply a little oxyde of the iron clamps) as the unextinguishable stains of blood of the beheaded Abencerrages / Los guias locales enganan a visitantes hasta la saciedad, senalando a los atentos y boquiabiertos, manchas en el marmol blanco (un poco de oxido de los cepos de hierro) como las manchas de sangre de los Abencerrajes decapitados que ha sido imposible borrar" (Clifford, 1861: 21).
The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of you comes too late--a crop of unextinguishable regrets" (Conrad 1928l, 150).
Percival argues vehemently against it: "I scarcely know an idea more dangerous to domestic happiness than this belief in the unextinguishable nature of a first flame ....
Such a prestigious role will ensure an unextinguishable source of big-race potential for Lemaire, who makes a point of prioritising quality over quantity.
Like Dante and Pascal, enemies respectively of ultramontanism and Jesuitry, Hopkins, with his unextinguishable inherited conscience, could ponder ambiguities that were always resolving, digesting, smelting, into newer glories of revelation: like the Sun of Heraclitus-Scotinus, eternally divine, yet every day renewed; or like the dialogue, in the Sun of Paradiso, between those symbiotic antagonists of the Middle Ages, Dominic and Francis.
Indeed, although Guy was a gentle, accommodating soul, someone whose unextinguishable curiosity generally left him amused rather than indignant at the spectacle of human foibles, he made an exception for the arid, the pedantic, the politically correct, in short, for the academic-the one term, so far as we can recall, that was for him invariably a term of diminishment, a term of contempt.