It is true that the image is not absolutely identical with its prototype, and if the word
"this" meant the image to the exclusion of everything else, the judgment "this occurred" would be false.
is either current, or strange, or metaphorical, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
Think of the ragged poverty of a language which has to make one word
do the work of six--and a poor little weak thing of only three letters at that.
Literature really means letters, for it comes from a Latin word
littera, meaning a letter of the alphabet.
Now "God" was no word
in Jerry's vocabulary, despite the fact that he already possessed a definite and fairly large vocabulary.
Thus, with the exception of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word
engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,--nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up.
Fentolin replied suavely, "I shall then telegraph to my agent, or rather I should say to a dear friend of mine who lives at The Hague, and that single word
will be cabled by him from The Hague to New York.
Van Brandt's words
at our last interview were murmuring in my ears--not a word
of my own would come to me!
The letter was my first healing after a chance encounter and a sleepless night; and I print every word
of it except the last
Here Balashev hesitated: he remembered the words
the Emperor Alexander had not written in his letter, but had specially inserted in the rescript to Saltykov and had told Balashev to repeat to Napoleon.
Grace's curiosity left Grace no resource but to say a word
on her side.
At the word
I began to move my body out of Lineland.