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self-delighting

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  • "It is more like the gratuitous, self-delighting detail children use when inventing fantasy worlds."

    Gratuitous

  • It is more like the gratuitous, self-delighting detail children use when inventing fantasy worlds.

    Gratuitous

  • A sleek master of gyrating, torpedoing, somersaulting "aquabatics," Mijbal becomes an indefatigable symbol of everything that is playful and self-delighting in the universe.

    Dispatches From the Natural World

  • Auden said that there were two modes of poetry; that of Ariel, singing private, formal lyrics of 'self-delighting beauty'; and that of Prospero, who hopes to hand down improving moral truths.

    Working-class Ariel

  • So moving are these poems, and in a sense so self-delighting, that the reader too feels calmed and blessed at second-hand, endowed while he reads them with the same sort of self-acceptance.

    The Way We Write Now

  • Beholding so many supple somersaults of energy and deathless feats of superexuberant vitality, all self-delighting

    Touched with Fire

  • She had her little moment of exhilaration, of self-delighting ease and vivacity -- then dizziness, then awful nausea, and awful fear, and oblivion.

    It, and Other Stories

  • That expresses [81] truly the sense of a self-delighting, independent life which the finished work of art gives us: it hardly figures the process by which such work was produced.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style

  • Each act of defiant friendship is self-fulfilling, self-delighting.

    Israel Palestine Blogs

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