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The natural strength of such literature will, of course, be in the line of its tendencies; in transparency, variety, and directness.
Casaubon, and become wise and strong in his strength and wisdom, than to conceive with that distinctness which is no longer reflection but feeling-- an idea wrought back to the directness of sense, like the solidity of objects--that he had an equivalent centre of self, whence the lights and shadows must always fall with a certain difference.
But I used then and for long afterwards to tax him with obscurity, not knowing that my own want of simplicity and directness was to blame for that effect.
He betrayed the inaccuracies of the self-read man, and, it must be granted, the sureness and directness of the primitive mind.
Lucille felt suddenly helpless before the directness of his gaze, his storm of questions.
With her customary energy and directness she spoke at once, and spoke first.
The directness of this appeal drew the eyes of the whole crowd upon the Reverend Mr.
He uttered these words with great directness and firmness, and without any sense of confusion.
What is it but, with absolute directness, a question of interest or, as people say, of the story?
She offered him the comforting directness which she might have given Bill.
On Record, the synth-driven tracks arrive and leave with a punchy sub-threeminute directness.
Female students, but not male students, displayed lower politeness, higher directness, and lower formality when writing to female faculty than when writing to male faculty.

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