northanger (northanger) wrote,
northanger
northanger

precisely

kae-id- To strike.

It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority. —Harry A. Blackmun

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. —Rebecca West

America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers. —William S. Burroughs

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all. —Eldridge Cleaver

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. —C. S. Lewis

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. —Susan Sontag

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. —James A. Baldwin

On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe. —Tom Wolfe

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