soft on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj soft on marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness "gaga over the rock group's new album","he was infatuated with her"
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Quotations

  • Ethel Lynn Beers
    Ethel Lynn Beers
    “All quiet along the Potomac to-night, no sound save the rush of the river, while soft falls the dew on the face of the dead, the picket's off duty forever.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”
  • William Butler Yeats
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    “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
  • Thomas Otway
    Thomas Otway
    “Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten.”
  • Andrew Young
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    “On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.”
  • Bo Schembechler
    Bo Schembechler
    “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”

Usage

In literature:

His very words walk on the air with soft and unseen feet.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
One of its broad green leaves, swayed by the wind, touched him softly on the face.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Bonnie was playing softly on the organ.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
He pulled the blanket from his own shoulders and Molly stretched it on the soft pine-needles.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
And then, in a few seconds, he landed safely on his feet in a soft pile of hay, so he wasn't hurt a bit.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
Then he scrambled up on the bank and threw himself on the soft grass.
"Bunny Rabbit's Diary" by Mary Frances Blaisdell
Softly he stole into her room, after putting on his bath robe.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
Hours afterwards I sat on my balcony that overhung the soft lapping waters below, still deeply thinking.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Without well knowing what he did he laid his hand softly on her arm.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Ephraim padded softly on his bare feet out through the kitchen to the pantry.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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In poetry:

And the sunlight, as soft as a maiden's breath,
Comes cool through the leaves above,
And lights on my brow with a steadfast faith,
And an all-unchanging love.
"The Wind Blows Soft" by Alexander Anderson
The summer's eve was calm and still, When once his harp he strung;
Soft as the twilight on the hill,
Affection seemed his heart to fill,
Whilst eloquent he sung:
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
We softly spoke:
The waves seemed listening on the lonely sea,
The winds awoke;
Our whispers broke
The spell of silence; and two eyes unclosed,
And -- we were three.
"Rhyme" by Abram Joseph Ryan
So once it was with us, my heart ! To-day
We will be glad because the leaves are green,
Because the fields are fair and soft with May,
Nor think on squandered springtimes that have been.
"The Old Poet" by Amy Levy
How softly, how still, are we drifting away,
On the wide Sea of Life as it beckons us on,
Though the sunshine allure us 'tis but for a day,
Then darkness comes o'er us and hopes are all gone.
"Drifting Away" by Jared Barhite
Be Thou near, when they shall nightly, by the bed of infant brothers,
Hear their soft and gentle breathing, and shall bless them on their
knees;
And shall think how coldly falleth the white moonlight on the others,
In their bed beneath the trees.
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Government's public service campaign criticized for going soft on fat.
Soft sand on the beach at Discovery Park.
Mimi Lauter's "Setting the Table," 2012, soft pastel and oil pastel on paper, 72 x 103 inches.
Kip Deville in winning the $103,500 Poker Stakes (gr IIIT VIDEO) on a soft turf course at Belmont Park June 14.
Leah Woodburn, dietician for the Pediatric Clinic at the West Virginia University Health Services Center, on soft drinks.
On the Healthbeat, Doctor Barry Ramo has a Quiz for us about Soft Drink s.
How Bloomberg's Soft Drink Ban Will Backfire on NYC Public Health.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on soft drink s larger than 16 ounces.
They are trying to take a hard-line on soft drink s.
Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine.
Werner Third-Quarter Profit Down 15% on Soft Freight Demand, Higher Fuel Prices.
Gnome Goes 'Softly Mad' On New 7.
Tom Hanks said he had a soft spot for Norfolk after his time here filming the movie Captain Phillips, based on the.
The school is raising funds so students will have a play structure on a soft surface.
Soft impacts left marks on protoplanet.
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In science:

The perturbative phase is obtained by letting the interaction Hamiltonian to act softly on the uncorrelated graphs (G = 0).
Statistical mechanics of random graphs
In this thesis we have studied effective superpotentials for con fining gauge theories with N = 1 supersymmetry, focusing on theories where an underlying N = 2 supersymmetry is softly broken by a tree-level superpotential.
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
Perhaps surprisingly, none of these results depend significantly on the X-ray bandwidth, neither the soft nor the hard X-ray one, adopted for the comparison.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
This means, that the uncertainty relations can be incorporated correctly into the structure of the ‘soft’ classical theory on the pure kinematical level.
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
Our computation thus involves a mixture of hard constraints (the fact that the two assignments must satisfy the XORSAT formula), and soft constraints (the Boltzmann weight which depends on their distance).
Geometrical organization of solutions to random linear Boolean equations
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