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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk … The appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists. Epistle Dedicatory (to King James I). Compare Disraeli 8 on the use of a trowel. Old Testament: Genesis In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the...

John Gay

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...ought else on earth desirous? The Beggar's Opera (1728) act 2, sc. 1, air 19 women and wine Women and wine wine should life employ ought else on earth desirous If the heart of a man is deprest with cares, The mist is dispelled when a woman appears. The Beggar's Opera (1728) act 2, sc. 3, air 21 heart of a man mist is dispelled when a woman appears Youth's the season made for joys; Love is then our duty. The Beggar's Opera (1728) act 2, sc. 4, air 22 youth 's the season season made for joys season made for joys love is then our duty Love is...

George Henry Lewes

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Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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2006
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109 words

...cannot be touched; but they may be dispelled by dispelling the twilight in which shadows and solidities are easily confounded. The Vital Principle is an entity of this ghostly kind; and although the daylight has dissipated it, and positive Biology is no longer vexed with its visitations, it nevertheless reappears in another shape in the shadowy region of mystery which surrounds biological and all other questions. The History of Philosophy from Thales to Comte (1867), lxxxiv metaphysical ghosts cannot be killed dispelling the twilight vital Principle is an...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (5 ed.)

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2017
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...It is hard for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs. Thomas Hardy 1840 – 1928 English novelist and poet Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) We want to create a sort of linguistic Lourdes, where evil and misfortune are dispelled by a dip in the waters of euphemism. Robert Hughes 1938 – 2012 Australian writer The Culture of Complaint (1993) I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against...

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Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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...is that bread yeast and man have a common ancestor, perhaps two billion years ago. And so we see that not only are all men brothers, but men and yeast cells, too, are at least close cousins, to say nothing about men and gorillas or rhesus monkeys. It is the duty of scientists to dispel ignorance of such relationships. ‘The Social Responsibilities of Scientists and Science’ , The Science Teacher , 1933, 33 , 15 developmental explanation yeast and man have a common ancestor men and yeast cells, too men and yeast cells, too The energy of a covalent bond is...

Robert Hughes

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Oxford Essential Quotations (5 ed.)

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... Hughes 1938 – 2012 Australian writer We want to create a sort of linguistic Lourdes, where evil and misfortune are dispelled by a dip in the waters of euphemism. The Culture of Complaint (1993) The idea of the ‘convict stain’, a moral blot soaked into our fabric, dominated all argument about Australian selfhood by the 1840s. The Fatal Shore (1987) introduction The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. in Time magazine 10 June...

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