When, formerly, I have analyzed
my partiality for some farm which I had contemplated purchasing, I have frequently found that I was attracted solely by a few square rods of impermeable and unfathomable bog--a natural sink in one corner of it.
If his notions of hidden treasure had been analyzed
, they would have been found to consist of a handful of real dimes and a bushel of vague, splen- did, ungraspable dollars.
Was it not Plato, that artist in thought, who had first analyzed
We were full of hope, yet when we analyzed
those hopes they were very airy indeed.
In the preceding inquiries the powers of the convention have been analyzed
and tried with the same rigor, and by the same rules, as if they had been real and final powers for the establishment of a Constitution for the United States.
Before she went to bed she had pondered, analyzed
, turned on all sides, examined on all points, the words, the steps, the gestures, the signs, and even the silence of her interlocutors; and of this profound, skillful, and anxious study the result was that Felton, everything considered, appeared the more vulnerable of her two persecutors.
The doctor analyzed
the symptoms of the malady to which the prisoner had succumbed, and declared that he was dead.
She, without having analyzed
his character, was partly aware of a quiet selfishness, that had rusted into his inactive mind; of a peculiar sort of vanity, the most uneasy attribute about him; of a disposition to craft which had seldom produced more positive effects than the keeping of petty secrets, hardly worth revealing; and, lastly, of what she called a little strangeness, sometimes, in the good man.
With the shrewdness that usually accompanies malice, Amelie Thirion had noticed, analyzed
, and mentally commented on the extreme preoccupation of Ginevra's mind, which prevented her from even hearing the bitterly polite war of words of which she was the object.
Each is that which he is essentially, so that he cannot be surmounted or analyzed
, and each of these three has the power of the others latent in him, and his own, patent.
Of course, if analyzed
, this impression might have proved to be nothing more than a feeling of curiosity; but be it what it might, there it undoubtedly was.
It is their serious fidelity which gives them a value unique in literature, and which if it were carefully analyzed
would afford a principle of the same quality in an author who was undoubtedly one of the finest of artists as well as the most Philistine of men.