‘Incapable of being lost
‘Incapable of being lost
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Blithedale Romance
“Interdigitate” usually suggests an interlocking of things with finger-like projections, such as muscle fibers or the teeth of an old-fashioned bear trap. The word can also be used figuratively to imply a smooth interweaving of disparate things, such as the blending of two cultures within a shared region.
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Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy or on waking, often accompanied by yawning.
His shoulders hunched, his legs stretched to their toes, he made claws of his fingers in his hands—a fierce pandiculation of his limbs.-At Swim, Two Boys
Imagine Kenneth Williams nasally saying the word, bursting with double entendre: “Oh yes, the first thing I do when I wake up is enjoy a prolonged pandiculation.” —Telegraph.co.uk – Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
The pleasure we receive from a melodious succession of notes referable to the gamut is derived from another source, viz. to the pandiculation or counteraction of antagonist fibres. — Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life
From these experiments there is reason to conclude, that the fatigued part of the retina throws itself into a contrary mode of action, like oscitation or pandiculation, as soon as the stimulus which has fatigued it is withdrawn; and that it still remains sensible, that is, liable to be excited into action by any other colours at the same time, except the colour with which it has been fatigued. — Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life
From those experiments there is reason to conclude that the fatigued part of the retina throws itself into a contrary mode of action like oscitation or pandiculation, as soon as the stimulus, which has fatigued it, is withdrawn; but that it still remains liable to be excited into action by any other colours except the colour with which it has been fatigued. —Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life
This is what happens when you wake up in the morning and stretch. As you stretch, your muscles might go rigid for a short time, which can sometimes be uncomfortable. It also describes that wonderful, or terrible, combination of being extremely sleepy, stretching and yawning at the same time. Animals are prone to pandiculation too, extending their paws in a stretch and yawning widely.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.