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Yet, though all this is true, it would be very erroneous to draw the conclusion that in America is to be sought the type of the most desirable status of the Church, or that it would be universally lawful or expedient for State and Church to be, as in America, dissevered and divorced.
They will grow into real power, however, when they come to think of themselves not primarily as teachers With jobs to hold but as guardians of the lamp of learning, when they, through their fellowship, draw together the broken and dissevered fragments of their several specialties, and arrive at some fundamental conclusions respecting the duty of intelligence and the function of the university.
Closely tied to the moment and place of their production, the essays focus on the author's sense of alienation from the newly independent state of Croatia and her sense that her true homeland-the former Yugoslavia-has not only been dissevered as a political entity but has been "erased" from memory by the nationalistic discourses within the newly independent states.
Bronte writes in defense of her controversial novel: "The world may not like to see [conventionality and morality, self-righteousness and religion) dissevered, for it has been accustomed to blend them; finding it convenient to make external show pass for sterling worth--to let whitewashed walls vouch for clean shrines.
When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on states dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood
When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union: on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.
Is an ugly thing, and man dissevered from the earth and stars and his history .
Much like the dissevered head of the cannibal's victim in Huxley's woodcut that seems to gaze upon its body's dismemberment on the tree stump, Septimus sees the human form not as a composed totality but a loose assemblage of parts.
80) He dissevered from its place in the order of salvation the preparatory tuition of the schoolmasterly law, and he had no palate for the Prestonian coincidence of the newly "fashioned" heart and the convert's incipient willingness to "keepe" Christ's "Lawes.
that intermittent music which the ear half catches but lets fall; a bark, a bleat; irregular, intermittent, yet somehow related; the hum of an insect, the tremor of cut grass, dissevered yet somehow belonging; the jar of a dorbeetle, the squeak of a wheel, loud, low, but mysteriously related; which the ear strains to bring together and is always on the verge of harmonising, but they are never quite heard, never fully harmonised [.
now, when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent?
Dissevered from the sensuous, poetry loses its peculiar resonance and becomes a senseless repetition of old tropes, what Wordsworth reviles as "poetic diction.