For it was these bacteria, and germs
, and microbes, and bacilli, cultured in the laboratories of the West, that had come down upon China in the rain of glass.
This argument capped all the others, and, in order so much the more effectually to destroy the germ
of conspiracy, sentence of death was unanimously pronounced against Cornelius van Baerle, as being arraigned, and convicted, for having, under the innocent appearance of a tulip-fancier, participated in the detestable intrigues and abominable plots of the brothers De Witt against Dutch nationality and in their secret relations with their French enemy.
of two valuable principles of education may also be gathered from the 'words of priests and priestesses:' (1) that true knowledge is a knowledge of causes (compare Aristotle's theory of episteme); and (2) that the process of learning consists not in what is brought to the learner, but in what is drawn out of him.
Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behoves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs
of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels.
Another year's instalment of flowers, leaves, nightingales, thrushes, finches, and such ephemeral creatures, took up their positions where only a year ago others had stood in their place when these were nothing more than germs
and inorganic particles.
He was the greatest metaphysical genius whom the world has seen; and in him, more than in any other ancient thinker, the germs
of future knowledge are contained.
I must not forget that these coarsely-clad little peasants are of flesh and blood as good as the scions of gentlest genealogy; and that the germs
of native excellence, refinement, intelligence, kind feeling, are as likely to exist in their hearts as in those of the best-born.
of disease have taken toll of humanity since the beginning of things--taken toll of our prehuman ancestors since life began here.
'cause he always smoked tobacco and it killed all the germs
. Can I smoke tobacco pretty soon, Anne?"
If her talent had been ten-fold greater than it was, it would not have surprised him, convinced as he was that he had bequeathed to all of his daughters the germs
of a masterful capability, which only depended upon their own efforts to be directed toward successful achievement.
It is interesting in this manner to perceive, so largely developed, the germs
of extinction in the so-called powerful Anglo-Saxon family.
We had no germs
of religion, no conceptions of an unseen world.