I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.
I had to do a tango with Raft and I learned to dance in ballet shoes with my knees bent.
A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.
Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.
As the tree is bent, so it will grow.
Mark all Mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, how unapt to serve the world.
It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
I have no trouble with the twelve inches between my elbow and my palm. It's the seven inches between my ears that's bent.
I would not want to live in a country that would have me as a leader in any sort of political bent.
I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
My partner and I won the race, and I threw my hat into the air and bent to pick it up. Everyone started laughin' because I had split the back end of my pants out, and I wasn't wearing shorts.
People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.
But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?
I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment.
It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
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