The mass of the nation, of course, was always much more struck by the "signs" and predictions of the prophets than by their spiritual ideas; we see how the idea of supernatural insight and power in everyday matters dominates the popular conception of Elijah and Elisha in the books of Kings.
The Code enslaved me as an everyday Immortal.
The solemn nothings that fill our everyday life blossom suddenly into bright possibilities.
Beneath his smile Rostov saw in him the mood he had shown at the club dinner and at other times, when as if tired of everyday life he had felt a need to escape from it by some strange, and usually cruel, action.
Of course I do not refer to beautiful sentiments, but to the higher truths relating to everyday life.