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  • It seems quite plain, as I think about it, that it would make sense that, if history was a study in figura, then there would be a way to project present history onto the future -- i.e., create history not to inform the future but to create it differently.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Volui scribere epistulam tibi, quia vere tu es solus animalis inanimatus in figura draconis repletus tomento qui scripsit commentaria et recessiones apud blogspot.

    The Dragon's Mailbag

  • ... tu es solus animalis inanimatus in figura draconis ...

    The Dragon's Mailbag

  • a peculiarly Romantic figura is helpfully elucidated in the following modern poem.

    The Beauty of the Medusa: A Study in Romantic Literary Iconology

  • Isidore of Seville composed both terms figura and forma (Differentiae, Ch. 1).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • A wrong interpretation of the words "figura" and "veritas", and a few ambiguous passages have given rise to the opinion among a few

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Es un mueble que muestra la progresividad del diseño en su inusual figura, bellamente tallada a mano, en madera de roble, de un lado muestra un diseño clásico y continua del otro, con formas lineales y moderna.

    Evolution Vase

  • His largely illusory professional status, maintained in the interest of bella figura, masked the reality of his desperate circumstances, just as his own worldly views were at variance with those of his unseen aunt, through whom he voiced visceral prejudices and beliefs.

    Rereading: Naples '44 by Norman Lewis

  • Del retrato de Victoria, me parecería que ella era una mujer de figura alta encorvada de un linaje negro, estrecha, regularmente acabada.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1036

  • In Italy, making the right impression "la bella figura" too often prevails over doing the right thing.

    The Secret to Berlusconi's Dolce Vita

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