unearths some literary gems.
From Perfect Daughter, by Gillian Linscott:
He... stared at us from half-shut eyes as if wondering whether we were worth the trouble of getting in focus.
From Murder in Writing, by Anna Clarke:
[Venn Psychology dept.]
A and B and C talk about D and E. But when only A and B are present, then they talk about C, who in turn talks with F, and so on in an infinite number of combinations and permutations.
Like mathematical sets, overlapping each other in places, and in other places standing on their own, as the innermost heart of the human creature stands alone.
The geometry of human relationships.