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2) In this perfervid vein, anti-Jacobin opinion developed the trope of the rationalistic social philosopher creating a wild, death-dealing force--Revolution--that he cannot control and that ultimately destroys its creator.
27]), would tell the perfervid adventurer that it's time to go to bed and get some rest; Ulysses, who wants to sail beyond the sunset and rejuvenate his career, would tell the invalid that it's high time to get off his duff and exert himself to advance the race.
This edition does not -thank goodness - give readers a 'new Keats' (usually the creation of someone perfervid imagination) but seeks 'to return Keats to his cultural moment by tracking his emergence as a public poet'.
Certainly the movement gave each of the players - violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras - an opportunity to play with perfervid expressivity and glowing warmth.
Commemorations of the event were celebrations of God's special providence in preserving the English monarchy and Protestantism, and included bonfires and perfervid denunciations of Catholic malice still seen as a danger to the land, especially during such events as the putative "Popish Plot" of 1679, the exclusion crisis, the revocation of the edict of Nantes, and the accession of James II.
He takes care to meet all the conventional tests--flag worship, old-soldier sentiment, observance of all the national holidays, perfervid patriotism, party regularity and support.
Transferring one's perfervid imagination from the small page to the bigscreen can be tricky, as comics writer-turned-director Frank Miller can attest.
Perfervid testimony may irrupt at any moment, tales of how once I was lost and now am saved.
Say what you will about Rand's ego-worshipping worldview and perfervid prose, she got it right about the romantic self-notions of modern architects, the so-called prophets, fathers and heroes of a movement that stood for Truth Against the World, to quote the family motto adopted by Frank Lloyd Wright, allegedly the model for Rand's Howard Roark.
This same report declares, "We should jealously guard against all chances of giving any undeserved record of words which had never any real existence, being mere coinages due to the blunders of printers or scribes, or to the perfervid imaginations of ignorant or blundering editors.
9) Like the onanist of antebellum health and sexual reformer Sylvester Graham's perfervid imaginings, Coverdale feverishly retreats into private "recollection" in his "silent," secret chamber, where reproduced images of Hollingsworth take on a lurid luster of almost explicitly onanistic and homoerotic fantasy, solidified even in negation by the phallicized quality of what Hollingsworth supposedly is not, a "steel engine.