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Who when examining in the cabinet of the entomologist the gay exotic butterflies, and singular cicadas, will associate with these lifeless objects, the ceaseless harsh music of the latter, and the lazy flight of the former, -- the sure accompaniments of the still, glowing noonday of the tropics?
My wife headed off with her child, as if she was a dog or a lifeless object, with no empathy from hospital staff," said Constantinou.
When eggs hatch, new life emerges from an apparently lifeless object.
throwing fresh and interesting light on a previously grey and lifeless object.
He also added that no fish would take a lifeless object being carried by the current.
a lifeless object might not be in fact animate" (as in "waxwork figures, ingeniously constructed dolls and automata"), and so also insists that, "we should hardly call it uncanny when Pygmalion's beautiful statue comes to life," (3) this question of the vitality of objects--the capacity of objects to move or change or break--is a salient feature of Hazlitt's own dream of the moving statue in Liber Amoris; Or the New Pygmalion.
The reward is a cold and lifeless object called monetary profit.
Participants were asked to find images of faces in lifeless objects in everything from tools to landscapes and rocks.
Magola said that he researched the phenomenon of psychic energy and found out that he could train himself to manipulate lifeless objects.
But these mechanical attempts with lifeless objects pale before more recent achievements, no less in modern medicine, which breathe life into dying human bodies with grafts, transfusions, and transplants, extending their tenure and the resilience of the species.
Without apps, our devices would remain lifeless objects, much like the superseded dumbphones of the past.
As he expressed the exuberance of his age in lifeless objects made dynamic and relevant, Snyders elevated the genre.