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Usage examples for solidity

  1. The margins of the lake were studded with light aereal buildings, among which one of more solidity and of greater extent than the rest was said to belong to the Emperor. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. Martin's physical solidity could not entirely veil the worried uncertain glance that flashed for a moment and then, with a little reassuring sigh, was gone. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  3. But by dwelling on the things of greater moment and solidity we train ourselves and others to reduce the elements of discord to their true proportion and allay the storm. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  4. He also covered up very carefully the glass lights with strong iron plates of extreme solidity and tightly fitting joints. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  5. In this is their solidity – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill
  6. It chanced, also, that this afternoon some of the male workers had added to their usual solidity a singular trance- like intoxication. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  7. The reasoning power and the solidity of mind for which men were distinguished in mature life came later, but they came. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  8. Give solidity to your life's work by leaving a fit successor to carry it on. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  9. The " snorgas" was followed by a dinner that would have frightened a Frenchman by its massive solidity and would have sufficed to appease the appetites of a battalion of infantry after a long march. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  10. Each fleet numbered about 100 sail, but the Dutch ships were inferior in size, solidity and weight of metal. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  11. It can be almost demonstrated that scarcely any thing gives more solidity to the sense of duty than a simple and patriarchal life. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  12. A loyal State Government of considerable scope and solidity formed by Johnson himself as military governor, already existed in Tennessee. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  13. A deep and clinging covering of snow hid the ground, and the prolonged freezing of the lakes gave absolute guaranty of their solidity – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  14. But I would point out that many of the expressions which may be quoted to show the idea of solidity are clearly poetical. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  15. Indeed, he liked big books for their solidity they reminded him of great thoughts well preserved, and sound principles more firmly established. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  16. When it has settled into shape and solidity it is both frost and rain proof, and often requires a hay- knife to get into it. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  17. A course of white marble edging and heavy foundations of enormous blocks of the same give solidity and most beautifully frame the pale- red brick of which the Venetians were so fond. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  18. Only the solidity of the wall prevented him from going further; as it was, the force with which he was hurled against the side of the dug- out made a deep impression on the damp wall. – Over the Top With the Third Australian Division by G. P. Cuttriss
  19. No man lives out of the world with impunity to the solidity of his own character. – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. Those relics of the feudal system are very impressive, not only on account of their solidity and the great human forces which they represent, but from a peculiar beauty of their own, which modern fortifications do not possess at all. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns