Usage examples for fountainhead

  1. She is beautiful, she is vivacious, filled with delight; she is a sparkling fountainhead of joy. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. We see her now standing at the fountainhead of the devastating torrent which soon deluged the region far around with terror, anguish, and blood. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  3. Columbus was never a man of petty or small ideas; if he were going to do a thing at all, he went about it in a large and comprehensive way; and all his life he had a way of going to the fountainhead, and of making flights and leaps where other men would only climb or walk, that had much to do with his ultimate success. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  4. As a nation we take pride that our own constitutional system, and the ideals which sustain it, have been long viewed as a fountainhead of freedom. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. He was the legitimate fountainhead of the information that I was dying to have poured into my mind. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  6. I was at the famous Shiva temple of Brihadishwari in Tanjore, the great fountainhead of Bharata Natyam dance in India. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  7. I shall be very happy to give you all possible information; it is best to go to the fountainhead. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  8. No. Better go directly to the fountainhead. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  9. Any aggrandizement the nineteenth century may have can not boast of Waterloo as its fountainhead; for only barbarous nations grow suddenly after a victory- it is the transient vanity of torrents swollen by a storm. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  10. Like rebels they kept their secrets unto themselves, stealthily assembling from time to time, to consider how they might realize their ideal, and disclose to their brethren the fountainhead of the living waters out of which they drank and drew new youth and life. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  11. Tradition, if it be traced through pure channels and to the fountainhead, leads one as near to Nature as can be followed by her servant, Art. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  12. To quaff at the fountainhead unlimited draughts from the rich cup of pleasure! – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  13. Come, you Greek baby- as the priests in Egypt said of your forefathers, always children, craving for a new toy, and throwing it away next day- come to the fountainhead of all your paltry wisdom! – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  14. How near to the fountainhead of much that has grown familiar- so familiar that few people, and no undergraduates, trouble their heads about it! – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  15. " I've gone to the fountainhead," said Valiant. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  16. Here is the fountainhead of truth, from which the two great streams of philosophical thought upon morals have diverged. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  17. 2. The Christian Principle We must therefore come to the religious consciousness of Jesus Christ as to the fountainhead from which the Christian stream has flowed. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  18. Thus Wittenberg, during Luther's days the fountainhead of the pure Gospel and the stronghold of uncompromising fidelity to the truth, had become a veritable nest of fanatical Crypto- Calvinistic schemers and dishonest anti- Lutheran plotters who also controlled the situation in the entire Electorate. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente