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(of measurements) involving only the surface area
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Love is like the ocean: seen superficially, or in haste, it is called monotonous by common souls, whereas some privileged beings can pass their lives in admiring it, and in finding, ceaselessly, the varying phenomena that enchant them.
At Julian's and at the Beaux Arts a French student was looked upon with disfavour by his fellow-countrymen when he consorted with foreigners, and it was difficult for an Englishman to know more than quite superficially any native inhabitants of the city in which he dwelt.
It was, I confess, beyond my hope to meet with this rare combination of elements both solid and attractive, adapted to supply aid in graver labors and to cast a charm over vacant hours; and but for the event of my introduction to you (which, let me again say, I trust not to be superficially coincident with foreshadowing needs, but providentially related thereto as stages towards the completion of a life's plan), I should presumably have gone on to the last without any attempt to lighten my solitariness by a matrimonial union.
Could they give a scientific assent to an observation so superficially obtained?
Reality dwelling in what one saw and felt, but did not talk about, one could accept a system in which things went round and round quite satisfactorily to other people, without often troubling to think about it, except as something superficially strange.
For the girls she seemed anxious only to render them as superficially attractive and showily accomplished as they could possibly be made, without present trouble or discomfort to themselves; and I was to act accordingly--to study and strive to amuse and oblige, instruct, refine, and polish, with the least possible exertion on their part, and no exercise of authority on mine.
Ruth knew them for clever girls, superficially brilliant, and she could scarcely understand their praise of Martin later that night at going to bed.
Bishop Sergio Pagano wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that Pope Pius XII has often been "too superficially judged and criticized for some aspects of his pontificate," but that Pope Francis is certain serious and objective historical research will be able to evaluate the information properly.
"Nakita ko na very superficially yun naman daw penalties sa magulang ipapataw, so yung mga bata dapat dalhin sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development), dalhin sa mga lugar kung saan magkaroon ng reformation program," said Duque.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Jan 12 (ANI): Rebutting the Opposition's claim that all major schemes of the incumbent central dispensation are those initiated by previous Congress regime and are being run superficially by changing their nomenclature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that none of the public welfare schemes of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is named after him.
Superficially Berg's Three Fragments from his opera Wozzeck and Vaughan Williams' Pastoral Symphony inhabit widely separated music worlds: Viennese atonal expressionism versus English pastoralism.