Usage examples for infinity

  1. Hence many of the topics which used to be placed among the great mysteries- for example, the natures of infinity, of continuity, of space, time and motion- are now no longer in any degree open to doubt or discussion. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  2. This property, which was formerly thought to be a contradiction, is now transformed into a harmless definition of infinity, and shows, in the above case, that the number of finite numbers is infinite. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  3. Smith heard a high, shuddering wail ripple out from that knot of struggling branches, a dreadful cry that held such an infinity of purest horror and understanding that he could not but believe that Thag's victims in the moment of their doom must learn the secret of his horror. – The Tree of Life by Catherine Lucille Moore
  4. And there was now an added infinity of meaning in the words; though it was the words that had thrilled her then- then, before she had brought all the present misery to pass. – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  5. I have given you an infinity of trouble, and I should wish to take a carriage to- morrow, and post in pursuit of her; I know where I shall ultimately find her, although I dare not yet tell you." – In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  6. Once out of it, they kicked rapidly away from the Martian Queen, floating along with the wreck- pack's huge mass to their right, and only the star- flecked emptiness of infinity to their left. – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton
  7. The belief of an infinity of creative and created gods, each more eminently requiring an intelligent author of his being than the foregoing, is a direct consequence of the premises. – Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws by James Buchanan
  8. What an infinity of pleasure could be had, if her mother only came round thoroughly regarding the Throckmortons! – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  9. I say that the hideous old man who buys young girls does not make love and that there is in it neither death nor birth, nor infinity, nor male nor female. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  10. An infinity of birds also, and numberless animals of various kinds, covered with this sulphureous mud, gave themselves up a prey to man. – Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos by William Hamilton
  11. I saw the eye of a dying hare; Infinity was mirrored there Ere it was wholly glazed. – A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems by A. B. S. Tennyson
  12. I was the first to buy- they call it a Savoldo, but I think no third- rate man could be capable of so much- such reaching out after infinity. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  13. In his cabinet of natural history I saw and admired the immensity and infinity of the Creator's handiwork. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. All the agitation of the last week came pouring forth- he lost all sense of time and place; he was at the end of the world addressing infinity on the subject of his woes, and it says a good deal for his vanity and not much for his sense of humour that he did not feel the lack of proportion in such a position. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  15. The driver, however, was by no means mournful, nor inclined to be silent long: he soon commenced asking me an infinity of questions as to whence I came and whither I was bound. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  16. For, the sea is to me but sea, And the sky but infinity. – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  17. Porthos pronounced these words with an amount of confidence which, for a man who was unaccustomed to his ways, must have revealed an infinity of sense. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  18. Then in the finale bursts forth the great cry of identity, in the one case the yearning to be all the crowd, in both that ecstatic gesture of the individual yearning for infinity. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  19. 149, 220. Infinity, a source of the sublime, i. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  20. I touched the fringe of infinity. – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith