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included--at 48%, and the rule against superfluities at 41%.
Otherwise, he has trimmed away superfluities, sharpened Campbell's sometimes vague and scattered images and descriptions, individualized and humanized his characters (by giving names to the hero and the heroine, and by giving a personality to Campbell's faceless boatman), focused Campbell's indistinct sound images, and given Campbell's trailing actions abrupt beginnings and endings and causes and effects, thus punctuating his ballad in a manner that is completely foreign to Campbell.
Advent points to the essentials of life; commercial Christmas points to its superfluities.
His music is free of empty effects and redundant superfluities.
It gives a value to their superfluities, by exchanging them for something else, which may satisfy part of their wants, and increase their enjoyments.
There the soul of the Emperor Justinian, closed and nested in his own radiance and shining with a double light, (45) recounts how, after Pope Agapetus (46) had directed him away from the errors of monophysitism, he had consequently reformed Roman Law and removed its superfluities "by the will of Primal Love," that is, with God's grace.
As his fatal illness intensifies, Toker sees "the small lamp suspended on a short wire from the middlemost beam" of the barrack ceiling and is left staring as "the lamp wobbled, and its flame spurted in the stray superfluities of wind.
She argues first that their relative poverty is not to be read as a sign of insignificance, incompetence, or failure, pointing out that a simple, isolated life with no superfluities was an essential part of the monastic ideal.
But in the meantime let us lay by our recreations, and all superfluities, so that we may have that to educate our rising generation, which was spent in those follies.
It comes from `precidere,' to cut off: It imports retrenching all superfluities, and pruning the expression so, as to exhibit neither more nor less than an exact copy of his idea who uses it.
Commenting on the Pythagorean akousma "the superfluities of your hair and nails must be cast away," Ficino uses Pythagoras as a catalyst to understanding divine truth.
Good taste, also refined at court, arises from what Montesquieu calls "the constant use of the superfluities of life," a phrase I will later trace back to Aristotle.