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  • Hence, again, by a sufficiently visible chain of thought, his marked disesteem for far-sounding names of brutal conquerors, and his cold regard for those outward and material circumstances in the state of nations, which strike the sense, but do not touch the inward reason.

    Voltaire

  • The freedom of the press should be thus far restricted; so that when a man publicly proclaims through the far-sounding trumpet of the newspaper, he should be answerable for it, at any rate with his honor, if he has any; and if he has none, let his name neutralize the effect of his words.

    The Art of Literature

  • It has flattered you with trustfulness; has killed off innumerable plant-destroying insects; has saluted your ears day and night for the best part of the year; has exasperated you by the persistent din of a far-sounding plaint; has taught you that a bird of clumsy and laggard flight may be the embodiment of good-humour.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • In spite of this, although the first ridiculous news of German defeats and internal dissent could not withstand the far-sounding echo of facts, there still seems to be no twisting of the truth, no defamation, which over there is considered as too thin and too ridiculous by the press and as too shameless by the public.

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • And even as they spoke, the mountain trembled and shook, though far-sounding.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • At a great distance we could hear the ringing, musical, bell-like note, long-drawn and of piercing sweetness, which occurs at intervals in the song; at first I thought this was the song, but when it was possible to approach the singer I found that these far-sounding notes were scattered through a continuous song of great melody.

    I. The Start

  • He who would describe that spirit must be a poet, a musician, and a seer -- a master of melodies, echoes, and long, far-sounding cadences.

    The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

  • "You still have a good hand," she said slowly, with the far-sounding voice of old age.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 04

  • These curious, short, far-sounding calls may be mere evidences of intention, or they may be

    The Land of Footprints

  • In the climax of tears and protestations, an honest waggoner at the other side of the park wall, urging on a lagging beast launched a round and far-sounding oath out into the silent night.

    Rousseau

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