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  • Gustave Flaubert and Maxime du Camp journeyed down the Nile in a dahabiyya (a journey which sparked Flaubert's "The Temptation of St. Antoine", alive with Egyptian mythology), and so did a god-inspired Florence Nightingale, invited by her wealthy patrons to take what was then the most elite form of travel in Africa.

    Karin Badt: Going Down the Nile in Style: the 19th Century Dahabiyya Restored

  • The warriors had turned from their battle to attack us, killing in a god-inspired frenzy.

    Wildfire

  • There are three mass circumcisions in this “god-inspired” pornography: Genesis 34, Joshua 5 and 1 Samuel 18.

    Privates by Satan - The Panda's Thumb

  • Hell, maybe the Pythia was just really damn good at making herself go into a trance (some sort of meditation?) or even just acting (but, y'know, god-inspired acting).

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • There was a time when gods had walked upon the face of the world, when god-inspired magic existed that bore little likeness to the untrustworthy enchantments found in ancient relics and talismans.

    The Lioness

  • Secondly, what is portrayed as moral and god-inspired against oppression, exploitation and imperialism, has assumed the form of terrorism to undercut Cape Town's lifeline and destabilise a democratic government.

    Address by President Nelson Mandela to Parliament

  • Secondly, what is portrayed as moral and god-inspired against oppression, exploitation and imperialism, has assumed the form of terrorism to undercut Cape

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What was portrayed as moral and god-inspired against oppression, exploitation and imperialism, had assumed the form of terrorism to undercut Cape Town's lifeline and destabilise a democratic government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He could not fight such fear, for it was god-inspired.

    Dragons Of Summer Flame

  • "We will wait," he said in another passage, "for one, be it a god or a god-inspired man, to teach us our religious duties, and as Athene in Homer says to Diomede, to take away the darkness from our eyes."

    Oriental Religions and Christianity A Course of Lectures Delivered on the Ely Foundation Before the Students of Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1891

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