Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
Brands are all about trust. That trust is built in drops and lost in buckets.
Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms.
Eventually, all mentor-disciple relationships are meant to pull apart, usually sometime in the mid-30s. Those who hang on, eventually the mentor drops the disciple, and that's no fun.
I don't think college wrestling is in danger of extinction by any means. But I am concerned if one program drops.
Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.
As the temperature drops, the need for heating oil goes up.
Just as the Internet drops transaction and collaboration costs in business and government, it also drops the cost of dissent, of rebellion, and even insurrection.
One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which drops these basic commitments and at most recovers some essential features of the older theories as abstract forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness.
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
Prom drops girls squarely into the beauty spending pipeline.
I don't just get to wiggle my nose and money drops out of the sky.