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  • The same persistent, ever-acting law of vital development and growth has been present, in all conditions and circumstances of matter, ever since the detritus of the silicious rocks felt the first influence of the rains, the dews, and the sunlight.

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • The geologic records attest the fact, as well as the ever-acting vital law; and it is enough for us to know, with sturdy old Richard Hooker, that all law -- and especially all _vital_ law -- "has her seat in the bosom of God, and her voice is the harmony of the world."

    Life: Its True Genesis

  • At any rate, so far from revealing the origin of matter as a process now going on, these phenomena are an objective demonstration that all matter is more or less unstable and liable under some unknown but ever-acting force to lose some portion of that fund of energy with which it seems to have been primarily endowed.

    Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation

  • Within him there is as it were an ever-acting spring he strives with a constant effort to repress.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • What is the continuing and ever-acting cause which makes all planetary bodies, including the sun, their centre, to be permanent magnets?

    Aether and Gravitation

  • Christ was their ever-living and ever-acting head.

    The Last Reformation

  • In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurrent Struggle for Existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of Selection.

    XV. Recapitulation and Conclusion

  • In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly recurrent struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

  • Across the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Guinea to Cape St. Roque moves a great body of water -- the Main Equatorial Current -- which can be considered the motive power, or mainspring, of the whole Atlantic current system, as it obtains its motion directly from the ever-acting push of the tradewinds.

    Great Sea Stories

  • How great, then, must be the pressure on the whole surface of the globe, or, what is the same thing, how great is the intensity of that ever-acting power, which holds the atmosphere in its appointed place!

    Religion and Chemistry

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