muscular


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I am far from saving that the present rage for exclusively muscular accomplishments must lead inevitably downward to the lowest deep of depravity.
And, in the second place, we all overlooked the fact that such mechanical intelligence as the Martian possessed was quite able to dispense with muscular exertion at a pinch.
And there came over Levin a new feeling of love for this man, till then so little known to him, when he saw how slowly and tenderly Kitty kissed his muscular hand.
When they contended it was a trick, a trained muscular knack, he challenged them to another test.
If he was a muscular Christian, it was quite without knowing it.
He knew the power in her lean, muscular arms, the strength in her narrow shoulders.
His brown, sweat-streaked, muscular body, glistening in the moonlight, shone supple and graceful among the uncouth, awkward, hairy brutes about him.
His muscular movements sliding each into the next like so much silk of tawny hide, he struck at the obstacle that confronted his way.
On the contrary, he was one of those rare individuals that radiate muscular grace through the ungraceful man-garments of civilization.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
It was an effort of the mind, of the will, of the nerves; not muscular, for I could not move even so much as my little finger, but none the less mighty for all that.
Indeed, I felt convinced it was no earthly good - a sheer waste of muscular force.