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  • It is well to note, too, in order that I may not be misunderstood, that Catholicism is better than savage Fetishism, and Rationalism in degree superior to either; and, further, that Liberalism should only war with evil principles, and not with men whom they are generally the exponents of ignorantly, and to the best of their knowledge.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer

  • Monists, and in general all those who accept the brute origin of man, seek to obliterate the essential difference between man and the animal; hence they ascribe to the animal an intelligence which differs only in degree from that possessed by man.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Lucy's shocking view was that, as habits go, it approached tobacco chewing and snuff dipping and pipe smoking in degree of commonness, which was to say it might as well be considered universal.

    Cold Mountain

  • As our Creator and Lawgiver, He requires of us the same love in kind and the same perfection in degree that He Himself exercises.

    Power From On High

  • Forget, and in this he pretends to bring out the true thought of St. Thomas, suggests a sort of mystical and quasi-experimental union of the soul with the Paraclete, differing in degree but not in kind from the intuitive vision and beatific love of the elect.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Then there‚Äôs the collapse of the two-parent black household, a phenomenon that is occurring at such an alarming rate when compared to the rest of American society that what was once a difference in degree has become a difference in kind, a phenomenon that reflects a casualness toward sex and child rearing among black men that renders black children more vulnerable-and for which there is simply no excuse.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • I have given thee in wedlock to this magnanimous Sovran, and valiant lion King Badr Basim, son of Queen Julnar the Sea-born, for that he is the goodliest of the folk of his day and most powerful and the most exalted of them in degree and the noblest in rank; he befitteth none but thee and thou none but him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This probably results in the outcropping of the various psychic trends which appear in the ticquer and which increase in degree and in number.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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