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  • He, in other words, interpreted religion in terms of human service and exhorted his disciples β€œto develop river-like generosity, sun-like affection and earth-like hospitality.”

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • He stood drumming on the window-pane while following the river-like current of his conjectures, for in these moods thought is like a stream flowing through many countries.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • I'm not a fan of those river-like front pages like Digg or del.icio.us.

    Decisions, decisions

  • Fissures during upheaval would not produce the regular width, the regular depth, or the winding curves which characterise them; and the action of tides and currents during their elevation might form straits of irregular width and depth, but not the river-like channels which actually exist.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • 'I have found her chary in showing her feelings; but when they rush out, river-like, and pass full and powerful before you - almost without leave from her - you gaze, wonder, you admire, and -

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • BELLINI: Rip currents are river-like channels that pull swimmers out to sea.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2004

  • We steamed down the Klang river, and then down a narrow river-like channel among small palm-fringed islands which suddenly opened upon the sea, which was slightly green toward the coral-sanded, densely wooded, unpeopled shores, but westward the green tint merged into a blue tint, which ever deepened till a line of pure, deep, indescribable blue cut the blue sky on the far-off clear horizon.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The two little river-like silver threads winding away among the trees, and far on the opposite side the tall gray rock-towers shining among the forest edges of the high green wall.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • The lake formed a large basin with a deep channel, which as it approached the base of the northern Brother narrowed into a river-like form, and in the course of a mile it again expanded from the north-north-west to the south-west, to a very great extent.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • Here the huge Fiumara, sweeping grandly from north-east to south-west, forms a charming narrow and a river-like run about a mile and a half long β€” phenomenal again in sun-scorched Arabia.

    The Land of Midian

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