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luxuriance

the somatic vigour of hybrids that does not add to their capability to compete.
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The elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage, but above all the general luxuriance of the vegetation, filled me with admiration.
Three-quarters of an hour later, through shady paths, surrounded by all the luxuriance of tropical vegetation, this enthusiastic procession arrived at the sultan's palace, a sort of square edifice called ititenya, and situated on the slope of a hill.
As they walked along Philip felt himself overwhelmed by the rich luxuriance. A sweet scent arose from the fat Kentish soil, and the fitful September breeze was heavy with the goodly perfume of the hops.
His iron will, accustomed to overcome all obstacles, never finding itself inferior or vanquished on any occasion, to be foiled in so vast a project from not having foreseen the influence which a view of nature in all its luxuriance would have on the human mind!
The tropical luxuriance of the foliage that dripped almost to the water's edge and the vivid colors of the blooms that shot the green made a most gorgeous spectacle.
"O warm spicy land of my birth," sang the Canary bird; "I will sing of thy dark-green bowers, of the calm bays where the pendent boughs kiss the surface of the water; I will sing of the rejoicing of all my brothers and sisters where the cactus grows in wanton luxuriance."
If the village had been beautiful at first it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness.
As Richard Poirier, still another Emersonian pragmatist, astutely remarks, literature is "troubled within," and shows repeatedly the futility of quests "for truth, values, and exaltations." That "trouble" may indeed account for the luxuriance in our literary theories, ideologies, critical practices, as we rush about trying to master literature, explain the illusion of its infinite "resourcefulness" to ourselves.
Born in Philadelphia, Huneker was the chief American exponent of critical <IR> IMPRESSIONISM </IR> and wrote always with subjective luxuriance, leaving textual analysis to others.
She lures men to their ruin in her world of debilitating luxuriance and turns them into animals.
When, in the early 1950s, Kimura wasable to consummate the desire, to see with his eyes the intoxicating aridity and the luxuriance of Provence, it was, one feels, as someone visually obsessed, and he stayed in France from then on.
Although he was partly inspired to write religious verse by his reading of George Herbert's The Temple (1633), Crashaw 's work is distinguished by a luxuriance and high - keyed emotiveness alien to Herbert.