material object

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A very material object of this power was the relief of the States which import and export through other States, from the improper contributions levied on them by the latter.
When this material object was effected in safety, he arose to his seat, and took a better survey of his situation.
In this case there was no material object to feed upon, but the eye of reason saw a probability of mental sustenance in the shape of gossip.
All material objects around announced their irresponsibility with terrible iteration.
Supposing we were to reverse our arithmetic for material objects, and to govern these awful unknown quantities by other means!
I ask for information, as a plodding man of business who only deals with such material objects as guineas, shillings, and bank-notes--may not the retention of the thing involve the retention of the idea?
If however, from too much conversing with material objects, the soul was gross, and misplaced its satisfaction in the body, it reaped nothing but sorrow; body being unable to fulfil the promise which beauty holds out; but if, accepting the hint of these visions and suggestions which beauty makes to his mind, the soul passes through the body and falls to admire strokes of character, and the lovers contemplate one another in their discourses and their actions, then they pass to the true palace of beauty, more and more inflame their love of it, and by this love extinguishing the base affection, as the sun puts out the fire by shining on the hearth, they become pure and hallowed.
She told me that they worshiped Luata in several forms, as fire, the sun, eggs and other material objects which suggested heat and reproduction.
As a material object, an item of dress, an accessory or a marker of status, the burqa can be seen as a thing in the world that exists outside of the individual subject.
For his leading question--Ward wants to look at the material object and its power of testimony through the encounter, as well as the power of the facilitating agents involved in making this encounter possible--he focuses on Andreas Huyssen's concept of the "museal gaze.
Although the thunder and lightning produced by these components sometimes distract from Melaney's own theory of modernist literature, the insights that this book offers for thinking about the literary text as a disruptive material object are worth braving the storm.
His topics include the material object, commentaries on the Gold Seal in the 1780s, revival of interest in the Gold Seal during the Meiji era and Miyake Yonekichi's breakthrough, modern science and the Gold Seal, and conspiracy theories and better science.

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