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Terminology Identification – List Two
Loose or Periodic?

  1. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. (Austen, Pride and Prejudice)

  2. To these partial anticipations, however, Darwin owed little. (Introduction to Origin of the Species)

  3. Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary, and yet somehow lovable. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

  4. If, instead of listening to the war-mongers of the military-industrial establishment, the politicians had only listened to what people had been writing in their letters and in the newspaper columns, if they had only listened to what the demonstrators had been shouting in the streets and on the campuses, if they had only listened to what was in their hearts, the war would have ended long ago. (John F. Kennedy)

  5. In order to defend and protect the women and children who were left on the plantations when the white males went to war, the slaves would have laid down their lives. (Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery)

  6. Son of a potter, through all the stages of his fortunes he led a foul life. (Machiavelli, The Prince)

  7. When I had finish’d my dinner, and drank the King of France’s health, to satisfy my mind that I bore him no spleen, but, on the contrary, high honor for the humanity of his temper—I rose up an inch taller for the accommodation. (Lawrence Stern)

  1. Renounce my love, my life, myself – and you. (Alexander Pope, “Eloisa to Abelard”)

  2. The crime was common, common be the pain. (Alexander Pope, “Eloisa to Abelard”)

  3. And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light. (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)

  4. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)

  5. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. (Lincoln, Gettysburg Address)

  6. “I said, "Who killed him?" and he said, "I don't know who killed him but he's dead all right," and it was dark and there was water standing in the street and no lights and windows broke and boats all up in the town and trees blown down and everything all blown and I got a skiff and went out and found my boat where I had her inside Mango Bay and she was all right only she was full of water. (Hemingway, After the Storm)

  7. Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)

  8. Those gallant men will remain often in my thoughts and in my prayers always. (MacArthur)

  9. That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. (Neil Armstrong)

  10. … that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardships, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural)

  11. It is by logic we prove, but by intuition we discover. (Leonardo da Vinci)

  12. If you come to them, they are not asleep; if you ask and inquire of them, they do not withdraw themselves; they do not chide if you make mistakes; they do not laugh at you if you are ignorant. (Richard de Bury)

  13. Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state; servants of fame; and servants of business. (Francis Bacon )

  14. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us. (Emerson)

  15. To have faults is not good, but faults are human. Worse is to have them and not see them. Yet beyond that is to have faults, to see them, and to do nothing about them. But even that seems mild compared to him who knows his faults, and who parades them about and encourages them as though they were virtues. (anon)

  16. The laughter had to be gross or it would turn to sobs, and to sob would be to realize, and to realize would be to despair. (John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me)

  17. I think we’ve reached a point of great decision, not just for our nation, but for all humanity, but for life upon the earth. (George Wald)

  18. Years chases year, decay pursues decay. (Samuel Johnson)

  19. As long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. (Malcolm X)

  20. We are moving to the land of freedom. Let us march to the realization of the American dream. Let us march on segregated housing. Let us march on segregated schools. Let us march on poverty. Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race baiters disappear from the political arena, until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  21. It is certain that if you were to behold the whole woman, there is that dignity in her aspect, that composure in her motion, that complacency in her manner, that if her form makes you hope, her merit makes you fear. (Richard Steele, Spectator, No. 113)

  22. One equal temper of heroic hearts, / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will / To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. (Tennyson, Ulysses)

  23. [He] pursues his way, / And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. (Milton)

  24. They are the entertainment of minds unfurnished with ideas, and therefore easily susceptible of impressions; not fixed by principles, and therefore easily following the current of fancy; not informed by experience, and consequently open to every false suggestion and partial account. (Samuel Johnson)

  25. To the good American many subjects are scared: sex is sacred, women are sacred, children are sacred, business is sacred, America is sacred, Mason lodges and college clubs are sacred. (George Santayana, Character and Opinion in the United States)

  26. I am a simple citizen who wants to live in peace and not be taxed out of existence or poisoned out of oxygen or sonically boomed out of my sanity and my home by all the things you do to help me, to defend me, to better provide me speed, electricity, national prestige, and freedom from bugs. (Talk of the Town, The New Yorker)

  27. The more we do, the more we can do. (William Hazlitt)

  28. Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know,/ Knowledge might pity win, and pity grace obtain . . . . (Philip Sidney)

  29. Believe not all you can hear, tell not all you believe. (Native American proverb)

  30. The water, like a witch's oils, / Burnt green, and blue, and white. (S. T. Coleridge)

  31. In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these. (Paul Harvey)

  32. We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender. (Churchill)

  33. To think on death it is a misery,/ To think on life it is a vanity;/ To think on the world verily it is,/ To think that here man hath no perfect bliss. (Peacham)

  34. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. (Martin Luther King, Jr., speech at St. Louis, 1964)

  35. Where affections bear rule, there reason is subdued, honesty is subdued, good will is subdued, and all things else that withstand evil, for ever are subdued. (Wilson)

  36. When a boy lays aside his tops, his marbles, and his bike in favor of a girl, another girl, and still another girl, he becomes a youth. When the youth discards his first girl and his second girl for the girl, he becomes a bachelor. And when the bachelor can stand it no longer, he becomes a husband. (Alan Beck)

  37. Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. (Barry Goldwater)

  38. Flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike. (Coleridge)

  39. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. (Abraham Lincoln)

  40. Our knowledge separates as well as unites; our orders disintegrate as well as bind; our art brings us together and sets us apart. (J. Robert Oppenheimer)

  41. If, as is the case, we feel responsibility, are ashamed, are frightened, at transgressing the voice of conscience, this implies that there is One to whom we are responsible, before whom we are ashamed, whose claims upon us we fear. (John Henry Newman)

  42. We certainly have within us the image of some person, to whom our love and veneration look, in whose smile we find our happiness, for whom we yearn, towards whom we direct our pleadings, in whose anger we are troubled and waste away. –(John Henry Newman)

  43. Why should white people be running all the stores in our community? Why should white people be running all the banks of our community? Why should the economy of our community be in the hands of the white man? Why? (Malcolm X)

  44. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13)

  45. Polished in courts and hardened in the field, Renowned for conquest, and in council skilled. (Joseph Addison)

  46. And all the night he did nothing but weep Philoclea, sigh Philoclea, and cry out Philoclea. (Philip Sidney)

  47. And to set forth the right standard, and to train according to it, and to help forward all students towards it according to their various capacities, this I conceive to be the business of a University. (John Henry Newman)

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