If it be in space, we shall find them setting bounds to their illimitable void
, until ashamed of the feebleness of their first effort, it is renewed, again and again, only to furnish new proofs of the insufficiency of any of earth, even to bring within the compass of their imaginations truths that all their experiments, inductions, evidence and revelations compel them to admit.
His absence is a void
which is but too sensibly felt to-day.
And, then, raising his head, he saw the figure of his son still beckoning him to climb the mystic void
As you know I have long possessed the power to cross the void
in spirit, but never before have I been able to impart to inanimate things a similar power.
He was aware of a certain strange satisfaction, as though some need were being gratified, as though some void
in his being were being filled.
The empty outer wilderness, which was my father's world, opened before me void
of love and void
Hem believes that in the visible world there are void
places-- vacua, and something more--holes, as it were, through which animate and inanimate objects may fall into the invisible world and be seen and heard no more.
Despite his struggles--despite his strength and activity, which seemed wasted in a void
, he felt the cold fingers close upon his throat.
A man stood at the window, holding back the shutter, and looking out attentively over the dim void
of the burial-ground.
How base and mean must that woman be, how void
of that dignity of mind, and decent pride, without which we are not worthy the name of human creatures, who can bear to level herself with the lowest animal, and to sacrifice all that is great and noble in her, all her heavenly part, to an appetite which she hath in common with the vilest branch of the creation
A bullet in the head, a fracture of the skull, the seat of reason shattered--with only these can I compare the sensation which exhausted and left me void
The promise was void
, like so many other sweet, illusory promises of our childhood; void
as promises made in Eden before the seasons were divided, and when the starry blossoms grew side by side with the ripening peach,--impossible to be fulfilled when the golden gates had been passed.