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Inexplicably, like how the French poet and philosopher Honore De Balzac said about love when he said "love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with all a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside," the market may not be able to break out soon even if it is just a few steps away from its record highs.
He is, for instance, "enamoured of the Night for her own sake," and when the "sable divinity would not herself dwell with us," he and the narrator "closed all the massy shutters" and lit "a couple of tapers which, strongly perfumed, threw out only the ghastliest and feeblest of rays" ("Murders" 532-3).
Many scholars and critics were perplexed by the numerous digressions, the abrupt denouement, the apparent vacuity of the embedded scenes, as well as the resort to prior fictional material, which they perceived as utter lack of inspiration: "if you look at all of Roth's books, this is a footnote--"this quote is from an unidentified audience member in Derek Royal Parker's roundtable discussion (26)--"the feeblest fiction Roth has written for a long time" (Kemp <http://www.
Saying you are doing something because you have always done it may be the feeblest of justifications, but it is the one I hear most often.
Leiter's only argument on this score (if one can call it that) comes in the next sentence, and is the feeblest of ad hominems: "Suffice it to observe that its proponents are uniformly religious believers, and that much of it has the unpleasant appearance of post-hoc--sometimes desperately post-hoc--rationalization" (p.
Query admits that attempting to foster cultural cohesion through verse drama was ultimately unsuccessful, essentially ending in 1939 when all coherence seemed gone, and--though this is my judgment rather than his--the plays by the three poets are less successful than all but the feeblest of their poetry.
If we turn to the gods, we incline ourselves toward the truly good, the identical, that is, that which wills one thing, recognizing that our own self-movement has, as Proclus regards, the feeblest force.
Man is only a reed, the feeblest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
Discussing lack of morality or minimum decencies in our administration is distressing, fatiguing and frustrating because we are hardly encouraged by even some feeblest impact.
AND the feeblest excuse ever for a licence-fee junket, Victoria Wood jetting off to Shanghai, Assam in northern India, Kolkata, Boston and New York for BBC1's Nice Cup Of Tea.
The Judicial System: The Feeblest Branch, supra note 50, at 31.
That of course is only a figure of speech and exaggerated; if all the teeth were but ready they would not need even to bite, the bones would crack themselves and the marrow would be freely accessible to even the feeblest dogs [.