Usage examples for avatar

  1. So now let us talk of the first of November and of the poems which are to come out then, and of the poems which are to come after then- and of the new avatar of 'Sordello, ' for instance, which you taught me to look for. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  2. This is not growth; the mighty avatar Comes not to do his work with such as these. – Poems of Experience by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. Early in the morning, floors had been scrubbed, the windows cleaned, the ventilator fixed; then followed porters with chairs and tables, and a wonderful Dutch clock, and new bedding, and a bright piece of carpet; and then came two servants belonging to Mrs. Mivers to arrange the chattels; and finally, when all was nearly completed, the Avatar of Mrs. Mivers herself, to give the last finish with her own mittened hands and in her own housewifely apron. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. In unimagined spheres I found The sequence of my being's round- Some life where firstling meed of Song, The strange imperishable leaf, Was placed on brows that starry Grief Had crowned, and Pain anointed long; Some avatar where Love Sang like the last great star at morn Ere Death filled all its sky; Some life in fresher years unworn Upon a world whereof Peace was a robe like to the calms that lie On pools aglow with latter spring: There Life's pellucid surface took Clear image of all things, nor shook Till touch of Death's obscuring wing; Some earlier awakening In pristine years, when giant strife Of forces darkly whirled First forged the thing called Life- Hot from the furnace of the suns- Upon the anvil of a world. – The Star-Treader and other poems by Clark Ashton Smith
  5. But this was only his latest avatar; he was no older, as he was no younger, than before; to support a fresh character, he had to put on an appropriate aspect, and having, at former interviews, been a poet, a novelist, a philosopher, a reformer, a moralist, he was now merely looking the part of a veteran observer, of a psychologist grown gray in divining the character of others from his own consciousness. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  6. Some generations ago a Hindu announced a tenth Avatar, or Incarnation, of Vishnu, and persuaded a number of people to give him offerings for the Avatar. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  7. Under, is earth's still orbiting; Over, a clearing star: In all, the spirit litany Of life's strange avatar. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  8. In its latest avatar it is the expression of contemporaneous reality. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  9. The dollar- and- a- half novel of to- day was the dime novel of yesterday in an avatar which left its essence unchanged. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  10. It is not enough for women to proclaim a new avatar of love if men are not ready and eager to learn its art and to practise its discipline. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis