Example sentences for: ishmael

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  • Then, in 1835, after his return to France, Corot painted his Old Testament scene Hagar in the Wilderness --the first major painting in the Met show--which portrayed Ishmael and his mother dying of thirst in the desert.

  • Novelist Ishmael Reed stepped closer to an incendiary line, writing in the Baltimore Sun that the African-American affinity for Clinton stems partly from the fact that the president has "a black style" and even "walks black."

  • Instinct is "inspired" by Daniel Quinn's 1991 cult novel Ishmael , which is largely a Socratic, telepathic dialogue between a man and a gorilla, the latter of whom hectors the former about the destructive path of modern society and restates the history of the world as a struggle between "leavers" (animals, wise nomadic tribes) and "takers" (mostly white males).

  • As his fellow Impressionists died one after the other--Pissarro in 1903, Cézanne in 1906, Degas in 1917, Renoir in 1919--Monet ended up, once again, like Ishmael, at the end of Moby-Dick : "Now I am the last survivor of the group," he sighed.

  • Like Melville's Ishmael, who noted that "meditation and water are wedded for ever," Monet found that all his moods found echoes in the reflected weeping willows and tangled lilies.


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