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They had been assisted in the realization of their ideal, though melancholy, program by all that counted in the social and artistic world of Paris.
The minds of poets sought refuge in the ideal world from the illusions of the senses.
Well, do change it, allure me with something else, give me another ideal.
But you have not told us yet what the reward of the Ideal Man is to be.
I had the feeling that I was beholding in her a captured ideal.
Such a programme for a treatise on government might lead us to expect in the Politics mainly a description of a Utopia or ideal state which might inspire poets or philosophers but have little direct effect upon political institutions.
It was an ideal that he painted -- a poor one, common and shop-soiled, but still it was an ideal; and it gave his character a peculiar charm.
He yearned above all things for experience and felt himself ridiculous because at his age he had not enjoyed that which all fiction taught him was the most important thing in life; but he had the unfortunate gift of seeing things as they were, and the reality which was offered him differed too terribly from the ideal of his dreams.
Because," replied Aglaya gravely, "in the poem the knight is described as a man capable of living up to an ideal all his life.
To Bolkonski so many people appeared contemptible and insignificant creatures, and he so longed to find in someone the living ideal of that perfection toward which he strove, that he readily believed that in Speranski he had found this ideal of a perfectly rational and virtuous man.
Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her?
Conquest of Granada', but still a passion, and I should dread a little to read the piece now, lest I should disturb my old ideal of its beauty.