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  • Oliver - Sure there's a slippery slope towards some sort of guilt-ridden Spartanism, but owning a Hummer, to me, is well past the line drawn by any sensitive, aware American.

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  • And still she would not be ill to fall in with Louis's preconceived notions; living an absolutely normal, rather tough life, hardened by her father's Spartanism, she found that a natural process made very little difference to her.

    Captivity

  • It was just that old Puritanism, Spartanism of her childhood, which was continually reaching up its bony hand from the grave where she had interred it.

    The Bent Twig

  • That viciously clawing little paw shot out farther, and there was a limit to Spartanism in a little girl born so far from that heroic land.

    The Copy-Cat, & Other Stories

  • The discipline of the school was hard, not with the healthy and natural hardships of life in the open air, but with an artificial Spartanism, for it was the time when the Germans, who had suddenly awoke to feelings of patriotism and a love of war to which they had long been strangers, under the influence of a few writers, were throwing all their energies into the cultivation of physical endurance.

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • Truly and really the Prussian Soldiers, with their intelligent silence, with the touches of effective Spartanism I saw or fancied in them, were the class of people that pleased me best.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II

  • And then they spin out phrases of exaggerated Spartanism by the yard, and suggest some lawyer as the rising hope of the country.

    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris

  • Soldiers, with their intelligent _silence, _ with the touches of effective Spartanism I saw or fancied in them, were the class of people that pleased me best.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II.

  • (I'm not quite sure how Spartanism applies here, but okay.)

    Donklephant

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