Enthusing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations ApingI sought great human beings, I never found anything but the apes of their ideal.ndash;Friedrich NietzscheFine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each other's fur.ndash;Logan Pearsall Smith Use in Literature ApingSuch a development from them cannot have proceeded through the line of the apes.ndash;T.S. Ackland in The Story of Creation as told by Theology and by Science.The ugly apes sat upon the trees, and grinned.ndash;Hans Christian Andersen in Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales.No, mistake me not, Sir Lancelot, But tis an old proverb, and you know it well, That women dying maids lead apes in hell.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.Divining his meaning, I sank into it with a gravity, which so well aped his, that he could not refrain from smiling, though the smile was dashed with melancholy.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.He was able to vary and renew his fine horses and elegant equipages; his wife dressed exquisitely; he received on a grand scale; his servants were more numerous than his neighbors approved; for all of which he was said to be aping princes.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Lily of the Valley (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Only the most consummate criminals have the audacity that apes the quietude of respectability, the sincerity of a clear conscience.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.The strange conformation of the maxillary bones gave the lower part of this face a resemblance to that of the larger species of apes.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.You will not be so exacting as those apes of the Upper town; /you/ won't require a good little housewife, who is compelled by the meanness of her family to do her own work, to dress like a duchess.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Pierrette.In accordance with the love of notoriety which affects humanity irrespective of complexion, one of the boys began to boast of being as good as Caesar, and to prove his contentions by aping the manners of his absent friend.ndash;E.J. Banfield in Tropic Days.
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