Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hypothetical substance of the soul; psychoplasm. See mind-stuff.
“Or else he probes them with the cruel hand of a vivisectionist, groping about in their mental processes and examining their souls as though to see of what soul-stuff is made.”
“All these experiences of all these lives, and of countless other lives, have gone to the making of the soul-stuff or the spirit-stuff that is I.”
“In fact, I was vivisecting him and turning over his soul-stuff as keenly and thoroughly as it was his custom to do it to others.”
“I dreamed of Cymoril, my murdered betrothed, pleading with me as her soul-stuff poured into mine.”
“She reformed her dress, which was made of her own soul-stuff, so that it had a number of pieces.”
“The girls simply waded in with their clothing on, and after a startled moment Forrest realized that since their clothing was part of their soul-stuff, it didn't matter.”
“It died-and the soul-stuff of Nikorn joined the souls of the countless others, friends, kin and enemies who had gone to feed that which fed Elric of Melnibone Elric sobbed.”
“It gives him a sword of ugly evil that destroys friends and enemies alike and sucks their soul-stuff out to feed him the strength he needs.”
“For this reason, the interpretation of Dostoievsky must be carried on in the courts of a super-psychology and a major morality; if the reader clings to his traditional ideas of man as a creature of common consciousness and proper morality, he will soon be floundering in the flotsam of Dostoievsky's turbid soul-stuff.”
“A mighty aristocrat of to-day may be of the meanest soul-stuff, and the beggar at his door of the noblest.”
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