Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of aridity.

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Examples

  • St. Teresa wrote to comfort her for some troubles which she had, on account of certain aridities to which she was subject, and through which she imagined the Spouse of her soul had left her.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • Not that I have anything against Lourdes, having been there three times, but at some point we must all get down to the difficult job of living a life of virtue, day-by-day, in spite of aridities and trials.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Not that I have anything against Lourdes, having been there three times, but at some point we must all get down to the difficult job of living a life of virtue, day-by-day, in spite of aridities and trials.

    Prophecies of St. Malachy, Part 2

  • The "grandeur of . . . ethical statement" that he found in Hindu thought, and the vague immensities that it suggested, fertilized a mind wishing to turn away from the aridities of modern science and religion.

    The Rammohun Roy connection

  • The "grandeur of . . . ethical statement" that he found in Hindu thought, and the vague immensities that it suggested, fertilized a mind wishing to turn away from the aridities of modern science and religion.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • But the tables were subtly turned: my new teacher, far from offering intellectual aridities, fanned the embers of my God-aspiration.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • The woods, the open stretches of heather and yellow gorse, the clumps of Scotch firs, the shining ponds with their overhanging birch trees, their water lilies, their beds of rushes–these were beautiful and, to an eye accustomed to the aridities of the American desert, astonishing.

    Brave New World

  • But the tables were subtly turned: my new teacher, far from offering intellectual aridities, fanned the embers of my God-aspiration.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • I know not why, but I am always tempted to think that persons who complain so much of aridities must be a little wanting in this virtue.

    The Interior Castle or The Mansions

  • Let us endeavour to do our best: beware of the poisonous reptiles -- that is to say, the bad thoughts and aridities which are often permitted by God to assail and torment us so that we cannot repel them.

    The Interior Castle or The Mansions

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