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MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE


incl. MIND/HEAD/BRAIN/PERSON AS CONTAINER
but excl. EMOTIONAL-MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE






"Yes, I remember now," said Sorrel distantly, as if busy trying to (* coax the whole memory OUT OF A DARK AND COBWEBBY CORNER OF HER MIND.*)
[[Text: source, p.287]]
{Mixed with IDEAS AS PERSONS or other ANIMATE BEINGS}


I said all these things [to my son Charlie] - ... - but (* only a tiny part of me was there with my son. MY BRAIN WAS LIKE A WELL-OCCUPIED HOUSEHOLD, ACTIVITY TAKING PLACE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN EACH OF ITS MANY ROOMS.*)
[[Text: source, p.99]]
{First sentence tentatively categorized as based on MIND PARTS AS PERSONS. See entry in the page for that metaphorical view.}


My sudden pulse of terror that passed so quickly brought his name with it -- his false name. (* THE KNOWLEDGE IS THERE, LIKE SOMETHING DARK SWELLING INSIDE ME. I can feel the answer tapping at the back of my brain, trying to get in.*)
[[Text: source, p.157]]
{Mixing with IDEAS/EMOTIONS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS and IDEAS AS PERSONS OR OTHER ANIMATE BEINGS.}


Gradually (* the horror had receded and now it stood far off, ON THE RIM OF HER CONSCIOUSNESS.*)
[[Text: source, p.11]]
{NB: mixing with IDEAS/EMOTIONS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS}


Obstinately, (* THE WORDS FLICKERED OUT OF HIS MIND AS OUT OF A FOG. "Why didn't the doctor notice it?" *..) [NP] Towards the end of the service (..* THE WORDS STOPPED FLICKERING AND BURNED STEADILY.*)
[[Text: source, p.42]]
{NB: mixing with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES}


She spat out the toothpaste and (* rinsed her mouth.*) She wished she could do the same to (* HER BRAIN, RINSE OUT THE CHURNING THOUGHTS *..) that had kept her awake. They had (* .. REVOLVED AROUND WHAT UPSET HER MOST *) -- her relationship with her mother, ... As she (* tossed and turned *) in the darkness her problems appeared ever more insurmountable.
[[Text: source, p.148]]
{NB: resonance with the literal rinsing and with the tossing and turning}

She had had no thought since she grew up for anybody but her father. There was (* NO ROOM FOR ANY OTHER THOUGHT, SO COMPLETELY DID HE FILL HER HEART.*)
[[Text: source, p.5]]

How dreadful thoughts could be, Lucy said to herself, overcome that such a one at such a moment should (* THRUST ITSELF INTO HER MIND.*)
[[Text: source, p.42]]

She hung on to the gate while (* HER THOUGHTS FLEW ABOUT IN CONFUSION WITHIN HER.*)
[[Text: source, p.43]]

Then (* THE THOUGHT CREPT INTO HER MIND *) that it was she who had done this, ...
[[Text: source, p.45]]
{Mixed with use of MIND-AS-ANIMATE-BEING.}

(* IT WENT ROUND AND ROUND IN HER HEAD *) as a thing she was unable, by herself, to understand.
[[Text: source, p.47]]

before (* IT SLOWLY OOZED INTO AND PERVADED HIS MIND THAT *) there was his little girl
[[Text: source, p.76]]

Whenever (* HER THOUGHTS REACHED THAT HOUSE THEY GAVE A LITTLE JUMP AND TRIED TO SLINK AWAY.*..) ...[several sentences]... (..* HER THOUGHTS SLUNK AWAY; but not before one of them had sent a curdling whisper through her mind, `_The tea would taste of blood._'*)
[[Text: source, p.101]]
{Mixed with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES and IDEAS AS ANIMATE BEINGS.}

(* HER MIND WAS A CHALICE FILLED ONLY WITH LOVE, AND SO CLEAR AND BRIGHT WAS THE LOVE THAT EVEN AT THE BOTTOM, WHEN SHE STIRRED IT UP TO LOOK, THERE WASN'T A TRACE OF SEDIMENT.*..) [NP] But marriage -- or was it sleeplessness? -- completely changed this, and (..* THERE WERE PERFECT CROWDS OF THOUGHTS IN HER MIND *) that she was thoroughly ashamed of.
[[Text: source, p.108]]
{}

She soon learned that (* A DOUBT IN HER MIND WAS BETTER KEPT THERE. IF SHE BROUGHT IT OUT TO AIR IT *) and dispel it by talking it over with him, ...
[[Text: source, p.109]]

(* AT THE BACK OF HER MIND,*..) quite uncontrollable, quite unauthorised, (..* RAN BENEATH THESE OTHER THOUGHTS this thought: `I am certainly abject.' *)
[[Text: source, p.118]]
{Mixed with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES}

... (* LIKE A FLAME THE THOUGHT WAS LEAPING IN HER BRAIN, `Now what shall I do if when I look into this [a mirror] I don't see myself but Vera? It's _accustomed_ to Vera ... [dots in original]' *)
[[Text: source, p.139]]
{Mixed with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES. NB also the embedding of a metaphor within the thought - the view of the mirror as a person.}

... [H]e felt so exactly as he used to that he wouldn't have remembered Lucy at all if it hadn't been for (* THAT LAYER OF INDIGNATION AT THE BOTTOM OF HIS MIND.*..) ... [H]e was conscious of a sense of hard usage, and (..* SEARCHING FOR ITS CAUSE REMEMBERED Lucy.*)
[[Text: source, p.208]]

(* Why should a thing like that (* [a rhyming couplet] RISE NOW TO THE SURFACE OF HER MIND AND FLOAT ROUND ON IT, while all the noble verse she had read and enjoyed, ... , was NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, not a shred of it, IN ANY CORNER OF HER BRAIN?*) [NP] What a brain, thought Miss Entwhistle, disgusted, ..., her eyes shut; what a contemptible, anaemic brain, deserting her like this, only able to (* THROW UP TO THE SURFACE when stirred, OUT OF ALL THE STORE of splendid stuff put so assiduously into it during years and years of life, couplets.*) *) ... (* A last couplet FLOATED THROUGH HER BRAIN *) -- her brain seemed to clutch at it[.] (* Now where did that (* COME FROM?*) she ASKED HERSELF distractedly,*)
[[Text: source, p.228]]
{NB nesting within cases of IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES. E.g., ``Why should ... corner of her brain'' is a reported thought of Miss E, but this thought itself casts the idea of the rhyming couplet rising to the surface of her mind etc. NB also mixing with MIND AS ANIMATE BEING.}

Random, senseless (* thoughts FLITTED AROUND IN HIS HEAD.*..) ... Like a man who has lost his sense of direction, Tsukuru's thoughts (..* ENDLESSLY CIRCLED THE SAME PLACE.*) By the time he became aware of what his mind was doing, (* he found himself BACK WHERE HE'D STARTED.*) Finally, his thinking process (* got stuck, as if the folds of his brain were a broken screw.*)
[[Text: source, p.27]]
{The segment "he found himself back where he'd started" seems to slide into the person identifying with his own thoughts, or with "a man" that has appeared as a metaphorical source. Another analysis: "himself" and the pronoun in "he'd" are used metonymically to refer to the thoughts. NB also the switch to a different metaphor in last sentence.}

Did that really happen? No, that's impossible. (* It all took place IN THE DARK INTERIOR OF MY MIND.*..) No matter how you look at it. (..* So where did all that semen gush out to? Did it all vanish, too, IN THE INNER RECESSES OF MY MIND?*)
[[Text: source, p.97]]
{NB mixing with MIND AS WORLD DEFINER.}

(* He placed his doubt INSIDE A DRAWER IN HIS MIND LABELED `Pending' *..) and postponed any further consideration. (..* HE HAD MANY SUCH DRAWERS INSIDE HIM, with numerous doubts and questions tucked away.*)
[[Text: source, p.98]]

Finally, (* as if lured in by the melody [of some music playing] *..), images flashed behind his eyelids, one after the next, appearing, then disappearing. A series of images without concrete form or meaning, (..* rising up from THE DARK MARGINS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, soundlessly crossing INTO THE VISIBLE REALM, only to be sucked back into THE MARGINS on the other side and vanish once again. Like the mysterious outline of microorganisms swimming (* ACROSS THE CIRCULAR FIELD OF VISION OF A MICROSCOPE.*)
[[Text: source, p.296]]
{Mixed with IDEAS AS PERSONS or other ANIMATE BEINGS}

(* THOUGHTS, unoccasioned and FAINT, DRIFTED VAGUELY INTO HIS MIND AND OUT.*..) He half remembered the comforts of his home in Boston; but that seemed unreal and far away, and (..* OF THOSE THOUGHTS THERE REMAINED IN HIS MIND ONLY THIN GHOSTS OF REMEMBERED SENSATION *) -- the feel of a feather bed at night, [etc.].
[[Text: source, p.214]]
{Within each of the sentences, mixed with IDEAS AS PERSONS or other ANIMATE BEINGS (q.v. for more comment).}

And was it not (but here (* THE THOUGHT FLOATED ONLY IN THE REMOTER REGIONS OF THE DEAN'S BRAIN *) )---was it not the capacity for energetic action that was called in question when ...
[[Text: source p.39]]
{The marked phrase is within free indirect discourse showing the Dean's thoughts. Since free indirect discourse can be viewed as a form of IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES, we have a parallel mixing of metaphor here.}

"... (* I shut down and just drift away into a world of my own,*)" he says. "(* I keep things IN MY HEAD *) and appear relaxed, but (* I dissociate myself from things. I CAN GO OFF INTO A ROOM OF MY OWN IN MY HEAD *) and not hear a thing anyone is saying."
[[Text: source]]
{Mixed with / near to: MIND AS WORLD DEFINER, MIND AS PHYSICAL OBJECT, IDEAS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS, COGNIZING AS INTERACTING WITH NON-OWN-MENTAL THINGS.}

there's (* SOMETHING TUGGING AWAY AT THE BACK OF MY MIND that *) ...
[[Speech: source]]
{mixed with IDEAS AS PERSONS or other ANIMATE BEINGS}

Of all the ugly things I have to tell, (* STORED UP ripe and rotting IN MY MEMORY,*) being expelled from that school is in a way the most shameful.
[[Text: source p.41]]

... but when I could read what she had written, (* CREEP AND CRAWL AND SNUGGLE INSIDE HER BRAIN,*..) ... You who've never read the secret words of the familiar, domesticated people you love, you who've never (..* SNUGGLED INTO THEIR BRAINS and LOOKED OUT THROUGH THEIR EYES,*..) how can you understand what I felt? It's as if (..* I HAD OPENED A DOOR *) and saw Nada not as she wanted to seem to us, but Nada as she really was, a stranger, a person Father and I did not know and had no connection with.
[[Text: source p.214]]
{mixed with COGNIZING AS INTERACTING WITH NON-OWN-MENTAL ENTITIES and with metonymy BRAIN FOR MIND}

... this man who spent his best hours alone, (* TRAFFICKING IN THE BIZARRE MERCHANDISE THAT HE SMUGGLED THROUGH FROM THE DARKER PLACES OF HIS OWN MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.xvii]]

Frédéric watched Madame Arnoux as he listened to these words. (* they sank into his mind like metals INTO A FURNACE, adding to his passion and FILLING HIM WITH LOVE.*)
[[Text: source p.54]]

... he felt (* something inexhaustible welling up FROM THE DEPTHS OF HIS BEING, a surge of tenderness *) which made him giddy, like the motion of the waves under his eyes.
[[Text: source p.56]]

The quiet of this spacious room ... (* FILLED HIM at first with a sense *) of intellectual well-being.
[[Text: source p.62]]

The news of Arnoux's departure had (* FILLED HIM with joy.*)
[[Text: source p.70]]

But gradually (* his hopes and memories, Nogent, the rue de Choiseul, Madame Arnoux, his mother, all merged together IN HIS MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.114]]
{Mixed with ENTITY FOR IDEA OF IT metonymy.}

[NP] But now, lying in mild post-coital exhaustion, (* THERE CAME AGAIN THE INRUSH OF ANXIETY. FEARS, HOPES, PLANS JOSTLED IN HIS MIND LIKE LOTTERY BALLS.*) He knew what Miranda wanted: marriage, a home of her own, and children.
[[Text: source p.71]]

He closed his eyes. (* A dream remained, TRAILING FAINT TATTERS OF MEMORY, LIKE SOILED RAGS ACROSS HIS MIND, HALF-DISSOLVING but still clear enough *) to leave (* a legacy of unease.*)
[[Text: source p.362]]
{mixed metaphor: rags, dissolving; mixing also with COGNIZING AS SEEING}

At night, with your ear jammed to the radio [listening to cricket game], (* DARK FORCES [standing for cricketers] PROWL THE PERIMETERS OF YOUR MIND,*..) the [cricket] catches that they take the very proof that (..* EVIL reigns. *..) But in the daylight they are just men, running hard. [NP] I like to think it's a sign of my maturity that I have now factored in, as they say, real as opposed to (..* PHANTOM *) cricket.
[[Text: source]]
{mixed with IDEAS AS ANIMATE BEINGS}
{NB: discourse-extension: link between DARK FORCES, EVIL and PHANTOM}

(* THE THOUGHT *) of his wife, of his boy Ved, of their neat new house in Government Quarters (* CAME INTO HIS MIND WITH THE SUDDENESS OF A CLANGING BELL. METHODICALLY HE PUSHED THE THOUGHT DOWN AGAIN. *)
[[Text: source p.90]]

I forced myself not to think about him, (* AS IF I COULD WALK INTO A DIFFERENT ROOM IN MY MIND AND LOCK HIM OUT.*)
[[Text: source p.121]] {NB: possible metonymy on "him": ENTITY FOR IDEA OF IT; but alternative analysis is that we have a special version of MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE in which ideas are metaphorically viewed as the things they are ideas of: so some strange confluence of metaphor and metonymy?}

... (* YOUR MIND HAS INTERIOR WALLS that allow you to PARTITION different times in which to stop or flow, to concentrate alternately on PARALLEL CHANNELS.*)
[[Text: source]]

These sayings were prepared (* IN THE INNER LABORATORY OF HIS MIND *) in a (* portable *) form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might (* carry *) them from drawing-room to drawing-room.
[[Text: source]]
{NB: export of the prepared sayings to the outside; LINGUISTIC EXPRESSIONS AS PHYSICAL OBJECTS}

The whole of my childhood (* RUSHED THROUGH MY HEAD LIKE AN ELECTRIC TRAIN *)
[[Speech: source]]
{mixed with metonymy ENTITY FOR IDEA OF IT}

I tried to sleep, but (* THE PAIN IN MY SHOULDERS HAD MOVED TO THE FOREGROUND OF MY MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.183]]

(* Her words triggered an elusive memory.*) Something someone had said to me in the last few weeks about Xerxes and insurance. I frowned, trying to (* DRAG IT TO THE SURFACE, but I couldn't get hold of it. *)
[[Text: source p.226]]

We went at it like a couple of six-year-olds, (* BOTH VENTING OUR FURY *) over the threats and humiliations of the past few weeks.
[[Text: source p.226]]

(* THE ELUSIVE MEMORY I'D BEEN TRYING TO FORCE SINCE SATURDAY SWAM ACROSS THE SURFACE OF MY MIND AGAIN AND DISAPPEARED.*..) [NP] "What?" Murray demanded suspiciously. [NP] "Nothing. I thought I remembered something but (..* I can't quite get it."*)
[[Text: source p.251-2]]

(* HOPING THAT IF I KEPT THE FRONT OF MY MIND OCCUPIED, THE BACK WOULD BEGIN TO SPROUT IDEAS.*)
[[Text: source p.258]]
{nested within mental state}

(* AS I LAY STILL, LETTING IMAGES FLOW THROUGH MY MIND,*)
[[Text: source p.183]]

(* ONCE I'D LET THAT LITTLE PIECE OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE FLOAT TO THE TOP OF MY MIND, a terrible rage began to seize hold of me.*)
[[Text: source p.184]]

I had slept badly, (* WITH DREAMS THAT HOVERED NEAR THE FRONTIER OF NIGHTMARE BUT DID NOT ACTUALLY CROSS IT.*)
[[Text: source p.29]]

Vanessa had unsettled me, (* BREACHED THE DEFENCES I HAD BUILT UP SO LABORIOUSLY. (AND I HAD BEEN ALL TOO WILLING TO HAVE THEM BREACHED.) *)
[[Text: source p.29]]

(* IT WAS THEN THAT THE IDEA SLITHERED LIKE A SNAKE INTO MY MIND, SHOWING ITSELF OPENLY FOR THE FIRST TIME*): if anyone was going to marry Vanessa Forde, why shouldn't it be me?
[[Text: source p.35]]

(* I PUSHED ASIDE THE MEMORY.*)
[[Text: source p.146]]

(* IN SOME REMOTE PART OF MY MIND I KNEW *) I should think of a way to take the initiative with Humboldt, ...
[[Text: source p.305]]

The whole prospect of action seemed so impossible that just thinking about it made my eyelids feel leaden, (* MY BRAIN FOGGED OVER.*)
[[Text: source p.305]]

(*I FELT AS THOUGH MY MIND WERE ENCASED IN LEAD SHIELDING---PROTECTIVE COVERING TO KEEP ANY IDEAS FROM ENTERING. THE RESIDUE OF MY FEAR.*)
[[Text: source p.269]]

But now that my brain was so stressed out, the injury was throbbing in a dull way, (* THE POUNDING DRUM IN THE JUNGLE OF MY MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.261]]
{complex: physical injury effect as drum effect, combined with mind as jungle}

(* ATTICS. ALWAYS THE PLACES WHERE THE SECRETS ARE KEPT, LIKE THE DARK BITS OF THE MIND. EXCEPT THE CONTENTS OF THIS PARTICULAR ATTIC WOULD SURPRISE NO ONE,*) she thought scornfully.
[[Text: source p.116]]

(* HE REACHED INTO THE BACK OF HIS MIND. PRYING FINGERTIPS JUST TOUCHING A TINY NEGLECTED NUGGET OF INFORMATION. And suddenly he had it. It had been given to him when his attention had been concentrated on the perfect case *) and he had contrived for that reason to ignore it. *)
[[Text: source p.216]]

you don't study because you are told to, (* BUT THAT YOU HAVE INTERESTS WHICH GENERATE FROM INSIDE YOU *)
[[Text: source]]

Be prepared to look your interviewer in the eye and stand up for your viewpoint without being aggressive or ( * NARROW-MINDED *).
[[Text: source]]

(* FIRMLY HE PUSHED THE IMPULSE TO THE BACK OF HIS MIND *)
[[Text: source p.41]]

(* THE THOUGHT *) of his wife, of his boy Ved, of their neat new house in Government Quarters (* CAME INTO HIS MIND WITH THE SUDDENESS OF A CLANGING BELL. METHODICALLY HE PUSHED THE THOUGHT DOWN AGAIN. *)
[[Text: source p.90]]

Inspector Ghote listened to the tirade (* WITH LITTLE GUSHES OF HOT ANGER SHOOTING OUT INSIDE HIM TILL HE FELT ON THE POINT OF BURSTING. *)
[[Text: source p.90]]

The third he did catch, by now (* FUMING WITH BAD TEMPER. *)
[[Text: source p.159]]

(* HE GROPED ROUND IN THE HEAVY STICKINESS OF HIS MIND FOR A CLUE. *)
[[Text: source p.160]]

(* AN IDEA HOVERED FOR A MOMENT NEAR THE EDGE OF HIS MIND, AND WITHOUT HAVING TIME TO WEIGH ITS MERITS HE SEIZED ON IT. *)
[[Text: source p.176]]

(* THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE TEASING AWAY AT THE BACK OF HIS MIND,*) something else which he had to deal with
[[Text: source p.177]]

(* HE WENT OVER IN HIS MIND EVERYTHING HE HAD LEARNT ABOUT IT, AND AT THE END OF IT HE FOUND HIMSELF BACK WHERE HE HAD BEGUN. *)
[[Text: source p.216]]

(* A WILD IDEA BEGAN TO GROW, LIKE THE RAIN-RESTORED PLANTS, IN THE INSPECTOR'S BRAIN. *)
[[Text: source p.254]]

(* THE THOUGHTS SWAM IN THE INSPECTOR'S HEAD *) like the debris twisting and whirling in the roaring runnels of the house. (* AND THE LAST PIECE FELL INTO PLACE. *)
[[Text: source p.254]]

preparing your soul for judgment day will be (* PUSHED UP YOUR LIST OF PRIORITIES *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 53>]]

(* THE JUSTIFICATION SEEMS TO HAVE GOT LOST ALONG THE WAY *) but the attitude has prevailed until recently.
[[Speech: source; <jab 55>]]
{Collective Mind as Physical Space?}

(* QUICKLY PUT IT OUT OF YOUR MINDS *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 24><jab 25>]]

I may have made this up, but (* I HAVE IT IN MY MIND *) that ...
[[Speech: source]]
{MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE, showing that containment does not always imply belief.}

... (* REACHING BACK INTO MY MEMORY *) ...
[[Speech: source]]

(* I DISMISSED [the apartment address] FROM MY MIND, AND NOW IT'S GONE.*)
[[Speech: source]]

This time, (* THE IMAGE THAT FLOATED INTO HER MIND AND FASTENED THERE *) was of herself and Susan, axed to pieces, in the bathroom, in the kitchen.
[[Text: source p.68]]

Even while (* ROLLING THESE DESIRES THROUGH HER MIND,*) she recognized them as her habitual response to trouble.
[[Text: source p.84]]

(* THE IMPOSSIBILITY *..) of turning the corner [of the ledge on the building-side] immobilized her, (..* EXPANDED IN HER MIND LIKE A BALLOON, PUSHING EVERY OTHER MORE REASONABLE THOUGHT AWAY.*)[NP]
[[Text: source p.265]]
{mixed with METONYMY of Thing for Idea of that thing}

The fears she had had of Susan earlier in the week, the glimpse she had seemed to see of Susan in her apartment, were (* HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE MURDER RISING TO THE SURFACE,*) ...
[[Text: source p.206-7]]

After the love-making (* TAMAR'S STATE OF MIND, WHICH HAD BEEN CLEAR AND SINGLE, EVEN A KIND OF PEACE OF MIND, BECAME A DARK BATTLEFIELD OF INCOMPATIBLE EMOTIONS.*)
[[Text: source p.323]]
{MIND AS BATTLEGROUND}

It was always like this---(* PULLING HIS FACE BACK INTO HER MIND; IT DISAPPEARED SO EASILY SOMETIMES. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND *)...
[[Text: source p.197]]

(* THE [memory of the] RAPE KEPT CLAWING AT HER, SCREAMING IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HER PSYCHE. SHE'D SEEN IT FOLLOWING HER, TRACKING HER THROUGH THE DAYS.*)
[[Text: source p.184]]

She could still feel Anthony inside her [after their sexual intercourse], but (* IT WAS Belinda's FACE THAT CROWDED INTO HER MIND, PUSHING EVERYTHING ELSE OUT.*)
[[Text: source p.161]]
{zeugma-avoidance: inside her / crowded into}

Sara read the letter over, (* knew that it would (* BE FILED IN ONE OF THE BOTTOM DRAWERS OF HER PSYCHE---AND HOPEFULLY IN God's TOP DRAWER *)...
[[Text: source p.147]]

... and (* SEARCHED HER MIND *) for whatever Cliffs Notes might be jotted there---just in case.
[[Text: source p.142]]

She was too (* confused *) to judge anything. If he'd done nothing else, he'd at least (* INVADED HER THOUGHTS AND TOSSED THEM AROUND UNTIL THERE WAS ONLY CHAOS IN HER HEAD.*)
[[Text: source p.127]]

These (* thoughts occurred *) to Belinda as she sat in the Holiday Inn ballroom, but not for the first time. (* Philippe (* HAD GOTTEN IN THERE *)---that much she knew.*..) (..* SHE KEPT BUMPING INTO HIM IN HER MIND; AT EVERY TURN OF HER THOUGHTS SHE SAW HIM STANDING THERE, ARMS OUTSTRETCHED, BECKONING HER.*)
[[Text: source p.117]]

She tried to (* PUT ROADBLOCKS UP ALONG HER IMAGINATION'S MORE MORBID DETOURS.*)
[[Text: source p.111]]

She paced around her dark living room for nearly an hour, trying to (* FORCE HIM AWAY, TO WILL HIM OUT OF HER MIND.*) ... She'd gotten it down to a formula---(* SENDING A MAN DOWN A LONG ROAD IN HER MIND, OVER SOME HILLS, INTO THE NEXT COUNTY,*) ... But with Anthony, she couldn't remember the formula. (* EVERY WAY SHE TURNED, HE WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER.*)
[[Text: source p.48]]

... were (* QUESTIONS OCCUPYING MY MIND SO BUSILY, THAT ONE MIGHT HAVE SUPPOSED THERE COULD BE NO MORE ROOM IN IT *) for any other theme. Even when I thought of Estella ... --- even then (* I WAS PURSUING, HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE, THE CAUTION *) Don't go home.
[[Text: source p.310]]

... and its disappointments, dangers, disgraces, consequences of all kinds, (* RUSHED IN IN SUCH A MULTITUDE *) that I was borne down by them and had to struggle for every breath I drew.
[[Text: source p.274-5]]
{or should this be MIND WITHIN PHYSICAL SPACE??}

[Picasso] wants you to (* REMEMBER SOMEWHERE IN YOUR MIND *) that [the shapes have been used as breasts in other pictures].
[Speech: interviewee on ``Charlie Rose'', KRWG-TV, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 9sep96]
{NB: nesting within ``wants''}

A (* FLOOD OF WILD SURMISES *) as to the part Commander Haydock had played in Tommy's disappearance (* SURGED THROUGH TUPPENCE'S BRAIN,*) but she (* THRUST THEM RESOLUTELY ASIDE.*) This was a moment for (* keeping all her wits about her.*)
[[Text: source p.171]]

....[some paragraphs of Tommy's thoughts in third-person implicit IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES]...

(* ALL THIS PASSED THROUGH TOMMY'S MIND IN A FEW SECONDS.*)
[[Text: source p.126-7]]
{NB: mixing with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES}

The Commander's voice had ceased. He appeared suddenly in the doorway. And (* WITH A CLICK, SEVERAL THINGS FELL INTO PLACE IN TOMMY'S BRAIN.*)

Had he been blind up to now? .....
[[Text: source p.126]]
{NB: mixing with implicit IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES, latter with nested COGNIZING AS SEEING}

`I don't quite know. When you said that (* SOMETHING TWANGED IN MY BRAIN,*) and now it's gone again!'
[[Text: source p.111]]

A (* FAINT MEMORY FLICKERED THROUGH Tuppence's MIND.*) A shop filled with glass, through which it was difficult to move, a rich persuasive voice, a compelling massive woman. Yes, surely, she had been into that shop.
[[Text: source p.47]]
{NB: mixing with implicit IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES}

For the next few weeks, (* I OPENED MYSELF TO THE UNIVERSE.*) If I saw a handsome man, I sat for ten seconds and imagined him kissing my neck.
[[Text: source p.79]]

`Men have had a strategy for eons, (* KEEPING THE BACK OF THEIR MIND ALWAYS ON SEX,*)' Dr. Zilbergeld explained.
[[Text: source p.79]]

(* IN THE BACK OF MY MIND, a question still burned: How come it's so easy for men to stay aroused?*)
[[Text: source p.79]]

It was at that moment, as Tryfan gazed on their love together, and perhaps (* WITH THEIR WORDS DURING THEIR LONG CONVERSATIONS ABOUT the Stillstone STILL IN HIS MIND, that the FIRST DEFINITE MEMORIES of the Midsummer Night when he had got lost BEGAN TO STIR IN HIS MIND.*) [NP] ... as (* THOSE MEMORIES BECAME CLEARER AND HE SAW AGAIN, IN HIS MIND, THE GLIMMER OF the Stillstone.*)
[[Text: source, p.702]]
{NB: mixing w. COGNIZING AS SEEING}

(* THE FACT THAT SHE WAS WITH LITTER MADE HIM ANGRY AND TURNED AND TWISTED IN HIS MIND AND PUT A BARRIER OF SUSPICION AND JEALOUSY BEFORE HIS EYES.*)
[[Text: source,p.637]]

In his nightmares he did, when he remembered the power in the mole who had faced him contemptuously somewhere among these slate tips. He knew where. (* SLOWLY HE ADMITTED THE MEMORY TO HIS MIND *) and (* saw again the great mole *) ...
[[Text: source p.627]]
{NB: mixing w. COGNIZING AS SEEING}

(* THE IMAGES she had invoked of age, and of quest, and of Mandrake, to whom she spoke as if he were still alive, MELDED IN HIS MIND AND SOARED TO THE Stones of Siabod *) where he knew he must go.
[[Text: source p.611]]
{Also metonymy of OBJECTS FOR IDEAS, in ``soared to the Stones of Siabod''?. Or is this MIND WITHIN PHYSICAL SPACE?

(* SOME THINGS STICK IN THE MIND.*)
[[Speech: source]]

I may have (* PLANTED THAT IDEA IN MARK'S HEAD.*)
[[Speech: source]]
{NOTE: The sentence may well *not* appeal to the horticultural notion of planting, but rather to the type of plantin occurring in ``planting evidence'' somewhere.}

... (* THE CRITICAL ISSUE IN THEIR MINDS WAS *) ...[description of issue]
[[Speech: source]]

(* IN THE MINDS OF THE YOUNG, his leadership against Rune and Mandrake was more legend than contemporary history,*) and though many a youngster crouched by the Stone and gazed towards the west just as Bracken was said to have done, few could really believe he still existed, or could now come back.
[[Text: source p.583]]

... (* AN IDEA CAME TO HIM, A SUGGESTION, A POSSIBILITY, THAT GREW IN HIS MIND ONLY SLOWLY AS LIGHT GROWS AT DAWN ON A WINTER'S MORNING.*..) He broke the silence around him with it, speaking it out almost (..* BEFORE THE THOUGHT WAS CLEARLY INTO HIS MIND:*) ...
[[Text: source p.575]]

(* ISN'T THERE IN YOU SOMEWHERE A FEELING THAT *) ...
[[no.3 in Speech: source]]

(* HE HAD A DOZEN THINGS IN HIS MIND TO SAY, BUT THEY ALL FELL AWAY BEFORE HER STILL GAZE *) ...
[[Text: source p.431]]

Bracken found that Stonecrop, on the other hand, had a very hard and powerful spirit, though one that was inflexible and therefore, in Medlar's terms, fairly easy to get round. (* IN HIS OWN MIND, Bracken came to understand this by thinking of Stonecrop as a series of burrows and tunnels, not unlike the Barrow Vale, where, if a mole kept his head and spirit firm, he would eventually find a way through.*)
[[Text: source p.418]]
{NB: *not* an example of IDEAS AS MODELS.}

They talked about a thousand things, but (* WHAT Rose MOST PUT INTO REBECCA'S MIND WERE SEEDS OF THOUGHT TO GROW RATHER THAN FINISHED PLANTS TO FADE.*)
[[Text: source p.398]]

He turned his back to it and snouted out again, seeing if he could feel any other pulls. Well, of course, there was Uffington; he could feel that. Deep and distant but always strong. He crouched silent and still, letting his mind wander out of his body and around the horizon in the circle.*) It was hard not to be continually pulled by Duncton and Uffington, the two Stone pulls with which he was familiar, (* BUT SLOWLY HE FORGOT THEM, PUTTING THEM IN THE BACKGROUND OF HIS BODY AND MIND AND SEEING WHAT ELSE HE COULD FEEL.*)
[[Text: source p.385]]
{NB: zeugma-avoidance}

(* FROM THE LIGHT-FILLED RECESSES OF HIS SOUL, WHERE THE CHERISHED THINGS OF THE HEART LIE STILL AND WAITING, THERE CAME A MEMORY OF THE Stone.*)
[[Text: source p.288]]

With each word that Rune now spoke (* A PICTURE OF HIS [Mandrake's] REBECCA, HIS DAUGHTER REBECCA, HIS UNTOUCHED CHILD, HARDENED ON THE EDGE OF HIS MIND WHERE NOMOLE [sic] AT FIRST LIKES TO LOOK, BUT TO WHICH A JEALOUS MOLE MAY EASILY BE DRAWN.*)
[[Text: source p.241]]
{mixing with COGNIZING AS SEEING}

But Hulver himself didn't know what he was going to say, since (* IT ALL CAME INTO HIS MIND AND OUT AS WORDS *) without him seeming to have too much to do with it.
[[Text: source p.76]]

The boys sat silent for a moment with their eyes shut. Jennifer couldn't wish herself. There were too many (* PRIORITIES CLASHING IN HER HEAD, TOO MANY PEOPLE CLAMOURING *) for good fortune ...
[[Text: source p.436]]
{plus metonymy of OBJECT FOR IDEA (clamouring people); plus mixing with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES??}
{NB: it's clear from context that the clamouring people are ``in her mind,'' not real people present in the situation}

(* ALL THE THINGS SHE HAD ACHED TO SAY WERE DAMMED UP TIGHT INSIDE HER.*)
[[Text: source p.378]]
{serial mixing with metaphor of object-collection as liquid}

He had hardly thought at all whilst he was drawing --- needed all his concentration to get it right. But (* THE THOUGHTS HAD BEEN JAMMING UP INSIDE HIS HEAD, READY TO FLOOD OVER *) when he laid his chalks and paper down.
[[Text: source p.311]]
{NB: the jamming thoughts must be unconscious or something, because of the hardly-thought claim just before.}

It was difficult to (* concentrate.*) Someone had turned the dials up and the whole room was writhing with (* CLOUDS OF STEAM, SWIRLING IN HIS EYES, HIS MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.129]]
{Mixing with COGNIZING AS SEEING.}
{NB: zeugma-avoidance on steam swirling.}

Meanwhile, (* HE WOULD LOCK LYN AWAY WITH THE NOTEBOOKS *) and get down to a little planning on the book itself.
[[Text: source p.118]]
{Mixing with metonymy of OBJECT FOR IDEA.}
{NB: zeugma-avoidance on ``lock away'' (?)}

Every time he tried, (* his mind glazed over *) or (* FILLED WITH STUPID THINGS LIKE HOT CROSS BUNS OR WEDDING CAKES.*)
[[Text: source p.32]]
{Mixing with metonymy of OBJECT FOR IDEA.}

For three kindly years he had let this landscape dwindle, (* SHUT OUT ALL THE MEMORIES,*) built new ones with his wife.
[[Text: source p.32]]

... and (* THERE FLOWED INTO HIM, AS INTO A CLEAR VESSEL, A SUDDEN SENSE OF *) all the agony and helpless suffering of created things.
[[Text: source p.584]]

Gerard allowed himself to be moved by this and (* STOWED IT AWAY IN HIS MIND FOR LATER INSPECTION.*)
[[Text: source p.582]]

... the script somehow, like a sinister hieroglyph revealed by torchlight in a tomb, (* TOOK HIM *..) back many more years, to Oxford, (..* TO SOMETHING, SOME EVENT, SOME FEELING, TOO DEEP NOW TO BE UNCOVERED, FAR AWAY IN THE DARK DEPTHS OF HIS MIND, ... Even as GERARD WAS RETURNED TO HIS PRESENT SELF *) he felt a sick terror at the sight, ...
[[Text: source p.580]]
{NB: Compilcated mixing with a metaphor of time as space.}

It was the writing on the envelope which, (* DARTING ITS MESSAGE INTO HIS UNCONSCIOUS MIND,*) had produced this strange shock,
[[Text: source p.580]]

He had not intended to speak to Rose of a house, though (* THE IDEA HAD BEEN FOR A SHORT TIME IN HIS HEAD.*)
[[Text: source p.574]]

(* WHAT WAS NOW SEEPING INTO HER TROUBLED CONSCIOUSNESS LIKE A DARK DYE WAS THE THOUGHT THAT *) Crimond could not thus belong to the past.
[[Text: source p.571]]

He also, in the presence of these images, asked himself, (* RETRIEVING IT NOW FROM THE DEPTHS OF MEMORY,*) whether ...
[[Text: source p.526]]

(* VAST TRACTS OF HIS SOUL NO LONGER EXISTED, HIS SOUL WAS DEVASTATED AND LAID WASTE, HE WAS FUNCTIONING WITH HALF A SOUL, WITH A FRACTION OF A SOUL, LIKE A MAN WITH ONE LUNG.*)
[[Text: source p.524]]

In fact, in spite of his self-laceration, a ritual in which he indulged at intervals, the priest (* FELT, IN A YET DEEPER DEEP SELF, A SENSE OF SECURITY AND PEACE. BEHIND DOUBT THERE WAS TRUTH, AND BEHIND THE DOUBT THAT DOUBTED THAT TRUTH THERE WAS TRUTH...*)
[[Text: source p.517]]

Where one could see no way to mend matters, (* ONE MUST JUST KEEP THEM IN MIND, SURROUND THEM WITH GOOD REFLECTIONS.*)
[[Text: source p.492]]

She had been, with him, self-absorbed, looking after herself, learning a religious mythology (* AS SHE DISCOVERED HITHERTO UNKNOWN REGIONS OF HER OWN SOUL.*)
[[Text: source p.490]]

The priest had talked much to her about prayer, how it was simply a quietness, an attentive waiting, (* A SPACE MADE FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD. Tamar felt that SHE MADE THE SPACE AND SOMETHING FILLED IT.*)
[[Text: source p.490]]

Here however (* ROSE'S DEEP BASE OF SANITY *) eventually prevailed, ...
[[Text: source p.478]]

(* HOWEVER ALL THESE TEMPTING AND BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS, THESE DEEP TENDER DESIRES, RAN HARSHLY UP AGAINST JENKIN'S EQUALLY DEEP RESOLUTION *) about the necessity of an absolute departure; ...
[[Text: source p.449]]

Then (* A TERRIBLE THOUGHT APPEARED IN GULLIVER'S MIND. He ought to give this man his overcoat! THE THOUGHT, APPEARING SUDDENLY, SEEMED LIKE SOMETHING PLANTED BY AN ALIEN FORCE.*)
[[Text: source p.432]]

(* THIS DETAIL,*..) utterly revolting to Duncan, had with the years (..* GATHERED ALL KINDS OF FILTH IN HIS MIND,*..) and he had no intention of (..* GIVING IT MORE power and FORM BY PUTTING IT INTO JEAN'S MIND.*)
[[Text: source p.424]]

(* THE CONDENSED MASS OF ALL HER RECENT THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS WAS EXPLODING INSIDE HER HEAD.*) She was beyond logic and contradictory things could be true.
[[Text: source p.375]]

(* THE EXCITEMENTS, PLEASANT, UNPLEASANT, INTERESTING, STIRRED UP IN GERARD'S MIND BY CRIMOND'S ANTICS, WERE CURIOUSLY MIXING WITH HIS THOUGHTS, OR MORE EVIDENTLY HIS FEELINGS, ABOUT JENKIN.*)
[[Text: source p.354]]

Jean allowed all sorts of (* ORDINARY HAPPY THOUGHTS,*..) which she had carefully and dutifully inhibited, (..* TO COME OUT OF THEIR SECLUSION AND THRONG GAILY IN HER HEAD.*)
[[Text: source p.349]]

(* THIS POSSIBILITY OF A DAMAGING BREACH WAS INSTANTLY TRANSFORMED IN HIS MIND INTO THE IMAGE OF JENKIN SOMEHOW DEFECTING TO CRIMOND.*)
[[Text: source p.222]]

(* ALCOHOL CAN OPEN THE DARK GATES OF THE UNCONSCIOUS AND THROUGH THIS ORIFICE THERE FLOODED UPON LILY ... A PHANTOM HOST OF MEMORIES OF HER CATHOLIC MOTHER,*) ...
[[Text: source p.203]]

He was not exactly a father-figure. (* TAMAR KEPT THE PLACE OF HER UNKNOWN FATHER PIOUSLY EMPTY.*)
[[Text: source p.152]]

There is no need for you to run the risk of meeting me on the stairs. Since (* I SHALL BE TIMELESSLY AVAILABLE IN YOUR MIND AS A CURATIVE AGENCY,*) it would be a pity, would it not, if the real me were to intrude.
[[Text: source p.267]]
{NB also: last phrase implies that the idea of mental intruding has been raised before.}

Gunnar was being objective again. `This much I suppose I learnt from analysis, to (* PULL EMOTION, FEELING, WHAT LIES DEEPER AND MORE AWFULLY CLOSE TO THE LIVE HEART, OUT INTO THE OPEN A BIT MORE;*) to apprehend connections and let (* TERRIBLE THINGS OWN THEIR FEELINGS *) without disguise....'
[[Text: source p.267]]

When I telephoned her on Thursday evening I had heard that (* LONELY ECHO FROM THE PRIVATE INWARDNESS *) of her sad existence.
[[Text: source p.244]]

Wegner and his colleagues aren't certain why this [persistent return of unwanted thoughts] occurs. He suspects that in suppressing a thought, (* THE MIND IS STILL ``MONITORING'' THE ``CONTENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS''*..) for any (..* VESTIGE OF THE PAINFUL THOUGHT,*) and is thus more sensitive to that thought.
[[Text: source]]

Much research has focused on the process of (* THOUGHT SUPPRESSION---that is, on the the ways we try to BANISH UNWANTED THOUGHTS *)---and on the consequences of suppression.
[[Text: source]]
{could possibly be MIND WITHIN PHYSICAL SPACE, but put here because of context of article}

I wish Mrs James wouldn't come to the house. Whenever she does she always (* INTRODUCES SOME NEW-FANGLED RUBBISH INTO CARRIE'S HEAD.*)
[[Text: source]]

... It's like, (* IN THE BACK OF MIND SOMEWHERE I THINK I KNEW THAT,*) but I didn't want to cop to it in the moment. ...
[[Text: source]]

I shouldn't even have allowed (* THE THOUGHT TO ENTER MY HEAD,*) because the minute it (* occurred to me *) she seemed to (* read my mind.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* HIS MIND WAS FULL OF CHERYL AND HER DESPERATE DEFENCE.*)
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING-FOR-IDEA}

... [the statue] no longer resembled Senta. Perhaps she never had and the likeness (* LAY IN HIS ALL TOO WILLING IMAGINATION.*)
[[Text: source]]

Now his (* MIND HAD CURIOUSLY BLANKED, EMPTIED BUT FOR THE PRESENCE IN IT OF A SMALL BLACK SCOTTIE DOG *) ...
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING-FOR-IDEA}
{mixed metaphor, w. COGNIZING AS SEEING}

He hadn't asked her [what she meant] because what she said (* HAD TAKEN A WHILE TO SINK IN. IT SURFACED STARKLY NOW.*)
[[Text: source]]
{NB: discourse coherence between SINK IN and SURFACE.}

But returning to his car, he thought what confusion deception causes, what (* A MUDDLE IN THE MIND, so that FACTS ARE MIXED UP WITH TRUTH and TRUTH DISTORTED.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* WITH THESE IDEAS UNPLEASANTLY OCCUPYING HIS MIND,*) ...
[[Text: source]]

He had to (* RID HIS MIND OF THESE SEVERAL OBSESSIONS, THESE PEGS FROM WHICH TERRORS HUNG: the sight of a dog, a knife, a tube station even.*) He had to (* DISPEL ALL THAT AND THINK *) of their future, ...
[[Text: source]]

(* HE SHUT OUT THE AWFUL THOUGHTS.*)
[[Text: source]]

Wasn't it rather that he wasn't sure she hadn't done it that (* THERE STILL LINGERED SOMEWHERE THE GERM OF A FEAR THAT *) she actually had done it?
[[Text: source]]

(* Philip said to himself, it's obviously not Arnham, you know it's not, ... The only thing to do now was to (* PUT IT ALL OUT OF YOUR HEAD *) *) ...
[[Text: source]]
{NB: nesting within internal speech}

... he lay thinking about Senta, relieved and happy because (* IN THE REGION OF HIS MIND WHICH WAS THE PLACE FOR SENTA AND HIMSELF HE HAD AT THIS MOMENT NO WORRIES AND NO FEARS.*) But (* as if his consciousness didn't want him to be without anxieties, it allowed CHERYL TO CREEP INTO IT.*)
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING-FOR-IDEA}

(* SECOND THOUGHTS, SURFACING as he drove *) ... made him confront this proposition again.
[[Text: source]]

... and (* into the deep peace *..) of the aftermath of love-making, when he should have been most free of care, (..* INTRUDED this silent staring threat. For it did seem to stare at him, it did seem almost a living thing, which ENTERED HIS CONSCIOUSNESS when least welcome and stood there, arms folded, exercising its menace.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* HE KNEW THAT THIS WAS TRUE ON ONE LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS, BUT ON ANOTHER which seemed most to affect his emotions, he had solved his problems, put an end to misery, won her.*)
[[Text: source]]
{mixed metaphor, with IDEAS AS MODELS}

[Philip] had lost interest in everything and everybody but Senta. (* SHE OCCUPIED HIS MIND, SHE HAD MOVED INTO HIS MIND AND LAIN DOWN ON THE BED FROM WHERE SHE STARED INTO HIS INNER EYES.*)
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING-FOR-IDEA}

And he thought of her all the time. (* SHE OCCUPIED HIS THOUGHTS *) on his long drives, ... Sometimes, (* INSIDE HIS HEAD, HE TALKED TO HER.*)
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING-FOR-IDEA, in SHE OCCUPIED HIS THOUGHTS.}

... but nevertheless, (* DEEP IN HIS OWN MIND, HE DOUBTED.*)
[[Text: source]]

the niggling (* CONCERN which now wormed back INTO HIS MIND:*)
[[Text: source]]

(* [Cheryl's] name and a kind of vague picture of her HAD BEEN IN HIS MIND,*)
[[Text: source]]

The name [Rebecca Neave] for a second meant nothing to Philip, so securely had he (* BANISHED IT FROM HIS MIND,*) hating to dwell on these things. (* THE IDENTITY OF ITS POSSESSOR CAME BACK TO HIM *) uneasily ... [NP] ...But this phobia of his was real enough and sometimes it extended to the human beings (* WHO ALLOWED VIOLENCE TO OCCUPY THEIR MINDS.*)
[[Text: source]]

I conclude then that these expression or symbolic words get their feeling of being peculiarly fitting from the (* OTHER WORDS sharing the morpheme which support them IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE MIND.*) ... [several pages] ... [O]ur words commonly take meaning through the influence of (* OTHER WORDS WHICH WE MAY NEVER THINK OF BUT WHICH IN THE BACK OF THE MIND CO-OPERATE *) in controlling them.
[[Text: source]]
{NB: clear that the words in the back(ground) of the mind are unconscious --- clear link between the 2 pages; see file.}

(* Jim had a girlfriend! That's all that seemed to GO THROUGH MY MIND *) during the next few minutes.
[[Text: source]]

Everything seemed to work out okay from the word go [in the new job]. (* UNDERNEATH THOUGH, I WAS STILL A LITTLE UNSURE OF MYSELF.*)
[[Text: source]]

... (* CRITICALLY ASSESSING the [dress I was wearing] all over again IN MY MIND.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* That, I HAD NO DOUBT IN MY MIND, would be Jim from along the hall.*)
[[Text: source]]

`We'll get married,' I longed to hear him say, but (* IT STAYED IN MY IMAGINATION.*
[[Text: source]]

He had shaken his head, to (* DISMISS THE DOUBTS I HAD ATTEMPTED TO PUT THERE.*)
[[Text: source]]

`There's Cassie,' he reminded us both, as if I should feel as bad as he did about betraying her. How I longed to (* KISS SUCH THOUGHTS RIGHT OUT OF HIS SKULL.*) He had to forget her, especially now.
[[Text: source]]

... it had begun to (* SEEP INTO MY CONSCIOUSNESS THAT *) he looked uncomfortable.
[[Text: source]]

She smiled back through the intensifying pain [of childbirth], (* HER HEAD FULL OF IMAGES *) of [her former boyfriend] Tom and his sad emaciated body.
[[Text: source]]

[Sharon] was aware of how they felt: she tried to appease them, persuade them she was completely happy, but was met with a wall of stony faced silence. They were not prepared to discuss the situation: (* THEIR EYES --- AND MINDS --- REMAINED FIRMLY CLOSED.*..) [NP] One day (..* THEY WOULD OPEN *) and he would be gone: back to the hole from which he had crawled. [NP] (* DEEP DOWN SHARON UNDERSTOOD.*)
[[Text: source]]
{NB: zeugma-avoidance, esp. in view of the ``THEY''.}

... (* Why the sudden irrational change? Did he not love her? [IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES]*..) ... She fumbled nervously; (..* if only she could (* FIND THE KEY TO OPEN THE DOOR OF HIS MIND, UNLOCK THE LOGIC,*) discover the real reasons for this sudden incomprehensible change. What was it really about? Stop panicking and think rationally.*)
[[Text: source]]
{NB: NESTING OF METAPHOR}

(* MY MIND AVOIDED THE KNOWLEDGE THAT LAY DEEP INSIDE ME.*) It would be easy ... to fall in love with this lovely man.
[[Text: source]]

As soon as (* THAT THOUGHT SURFACED *) I attempted to reject it. It was too daring, and yet (* I recaptured that moment when *) our eyes locked, and I felt weak, silly, happy.
[[Text: source]]

Perhaps if I chose the dress ... I'd get more in the mood for a wedding. MY WEDDING [u.c. in orig]. (* COULDN'T I GET THAT INTO MY SKULL?*)
[[Text: source]]

It honestly never (* ENTERED MY HEAD *) that ...
[[Speech: source]]

But my mother (* GOT IT IN HER MIND *) that we had to have a better dress. (* We'd show them.*)
[[Text: source]]

(* SENTIMENTS BLEW THROUGH HER FROM THE TELEVISION *) and she voiced them and then (* THEY LEFT.*) Her own feelings were unhinged and terrible, (* TUFTS OF WIND, AND THEY TOO INHABITED MY MOTHER AND THEN LEFT,*..) just as completely, (..* SWEEPING HER EMPTY AND CLEAN AS NEW PAPER.*)
[[Text: source]]

We sat at the kitchen table with the night quiet and the highway outside and my own(* THOUGHTS RUNNING THEIR COURSE *) ...
[[Text: source]]

I believed her that day and nothing exactly changed. She watched, waiting. I willed myself absolutely still but what had been natural (* I NOW FORCED FROM MEMORY.*) ... Her message, though, left me still on the outside, but (* FELL DEEP AND STAYED.*)
[[Text: source]]

I had fasts written down, a line for each day on the cardboard insides of school notebooks. But (* SUPERSTITION, DEEP AS IT RAN,*) hadn't gotten me any closer to him.
[[Text: source]]

(*A SUDDEN IMAGE INTRUDED.*)
[[Text: source]]

In the tradition of classic stars like Hedy Lamarr from the Hollywood studio era, (* RAQUEL EXISTS IN OUR MINDS AS AN ISOLATED, CHARISMATIC BEING.*)
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING FOR IDEA}

It is possible to imagine (* A MIND WHICH CONTAINS CONTRARIES: IN WHICH THE MOST DEEP-SEATED DESIRES ARE LOCKED IN CONFLICT.*) My father, for example, who both wished to keep me, and wished me to be free. ... [T]he effect of (* THESE CONTRADICTIONS RUBBING TOGETHER *) daily, nightly, was to (* PRODUCE A POISON *) of paralysing power.
[[Text: source]]

I cannot (* GATHER MY TUMULTUOUS THOUGHTS INTO ANY SORT OF ORDER.*) The effects of these revelations upon the church ... Our future in the Prophets' household ... The Prophet's own future ... (* CIRCLE SICKENINGLY IN MY HEAD,*) each question leading only to further questions.
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING FOR IDEA}

They know it is not impossible. (* IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN SOME OF THEIR MINDS.*)
[[Text: source]]

I am not with child. There can be (* NO DOUBT LEFT IN MY MIND *) that this is my monthly women's courses.
[[Text: source]]

I know (* THE SAME THOUGHT WAS IN BOTH OUR HEADS.*)
[[Text: source]]

Although (* IT HAD BEEN IN MY MIND TO OFFER,*) I had certainly not intended to do so that night; ...
[[Text: source]]

(* I MUST TURN MY THOUGHTS FORWARD, AWAY FROM THIS SAD PAIN.*) Let me imagine; let me dare to imagine, now, the outcome. That I may feel the child quicken in my belly, ...
[[Text: source]]
{intimate combination of MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE with a spatial metaphor for time}

But I believe I could welcome the thought of such approaching danger, could I but (* conquer my doubt.*) This is my (* most pressing fear *)---that doubt about the first origin of my dream. (* COULD IT NOT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN MY THOUGHTS *) as easily by Satan as by God?
[[Text: source]]
{MIXING}

I see the earth. When I bend, I see small moist grains sticking ... [NP] (* MY MIND IS FILLED WITH THE GRAIN OF EARTH,*) I cannot move.
[[Text: source]]
{?? METONYMY: THING FOR IDEA. N.B. the metaphorical notion of the heavy earth literally weighing her down.}

The Prophet (* HIMSELF INTRUDES INTO MY THOUGHTS *) increasingly. ... [NP] ... Two incidents particularly have (* STAYED IN MY MIND,*) this week, and lead me to puzzle over his beliefs and intentions.
[[Text: source]]
{METONYMY: THING FOR IDEA; N.B. in Prophet case w have the flavour of the Prophet deliberately intruding}

I could not sleep that night, although there were no thoughts that kept me awake. No plots, no plans, no fears that I can name. Rather, (* A DULLNESS.*..) A kind of (..* DARKNESS INSIDE MYSELF.*)
[[Text: source]]

There is a silence while he still looks at me. I cannot tell what is (* IN HIS MIND.*)
[[Text: source]]

It is the apprehension of these two, not easily reconciled, (* CONCEPTS, HELD TOGETHER IN THE METAPHOR AND CONSEQUENTLY HELD TOGETHER IN THE MIND,*) that I want to evike when I speak of the double semantic relation ... of metaphors.
[[Text: source]]

These unconscious activities (* UNDERLIE OUR CONSCIOUS THOUGHTS,*..) and the latter are but a taming, censoring, and making reasonable [of] the (..* WELL-SPRINGS *) of mental activity. {In a discussion of Freud.]
[[Text: source]]
{mixed metaphor}

She felt light-headed, sweaty and short of breath. (* HER HEAD SWAM WITH A THOUSAND THOUGHTS:*) she'd have to run the gauntlet of ...
[[Text: source p.34]]

The thing that (* STICKS IN MY MIND IS ... I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY MIND.*)
[Speech: said by Saskia Barnden, 30apr95]

[People would enjoy life more] if they didn't have (* A CONCERN AT THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS *) [about dying with dignity].
[[Speech: source]]

Perhaps (* SOMEWHERE IN THE BACK OF [his] BRAIN THERE RAN A MURMUR *) telling him that ...
[[Text: source]]
{mixing with IDEAS AS INTERNAL UTTERANCES}

(* THE MEMORY HAMMERED IN HIS HEAD *) of the dreadful phone call ...
[[Text: source]]

... the enormity [of the lottery win] (* SLOWLY ENTERED THEIR STILL UNADJUSTED MINDS *) ...
[[Speech: source]]

I was (* THINKING AT THE BACK OF MY MIND *) that ...
[[Speech: source]]

It seems to me (* IN SOME DARK RECESS OF MY MIND *) that ...
[[Speech: source]]

[In certain circumstances] (* THOUGHTS CROWD INTO MY MIND *) as easily as you could wish. (* WHENCE AND HOW DO THEY COME?*) I do not know and I have nothing to do with it. Those which please me (* I KEEP IN MY HEAD *) and hum them; ...
[[Text: source p.423]]

(Curiously, I did actually forget my trapped surface [a mathematical construct], but that is not (* AT THE LEVEL *) that I mean. (* THE IDEA BROKE THROUGH INTO CONSCIOUSNESS *) for long enough for it to leave a lasting impression.) The `aesthetic' rejection that I am referring to might, I am supposing, be such as to forbid unappealing (* IDEAS TO REACH ANY VERY APPRECIABLY PERMANENT LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS *) at all.
[[Text: source p.422]]

I began (* GOING THROUGH IN MY MIND *..) all the various things that had happened to me during the day, in an attempt to (..* FIND *) what it was that had caused this elation. ... I finally (* BROUGHT TO MIND THE THOUGHT *) that I had had while crossing the street --- a thought which had momentarily elated me by providing the solution to the problem that had been (* MILLING AROUND AT THE BACK OF MY HEAD! *)
[[Text: source p.420]]

... [a certain] fact was (* ON THE BACK OF MY MIND *) ...
[[Speech: source]]

`... Dynamite is ... our best method. ... It expands; it only destroys because it broadens; even so, (* THOUGHT ONLY DESTROYS BECAUSE IT BROADENS. A MAN'S BRAIN IS A BOMB,*..)' he cried out, ... `(..* MY BRAIN FEELS LIKE A BOMB,*..) night and day. (..* IT MUST EXPAND! IT MUST EXPAND! A MAN'S BRAIN MUST EXPAND, IF IT BREAKS UP THE UNIVERSE.*)'
[[Text: source p.64-5]]
{NB: zeugma-avoidance -- real vs. mental broadening}

In all the (* TORRENT OF HIS THOUGHT *) there were two (* THOUGHTS THAT NEVER CROSSED HIS MIND.*) First, it never (* occurred *) to him to doubt that ... There was a second (* THOUGHT THAT NEVER CAME TO HIM.*) It never (* occurred *) to him to be spiritually won over to the enemy.
[[Text: source p.63]]
{NB: nesting}

... this great enemy of mankind [i.e., President Sunday], (* WHOSE VERY INTELLECT WAS A TORTURE-CHAMBER.*)
[[Text: source p.63]]
{weird example}

He fell to fighting again with a supernatural (* levity,*) ... (* HIS THOUGHTS ROSE HIGHER AND HIGHER *) with the rising roar of the [approaching] train, ...
[[Text: source p.118]]
{NB: but perhaps the thoughts are metonymic for feelings}
{NB: coherence -- levity/rose}
{NB: zeugma-avoidance -- thoughts-rose/roar-rose}

(* UPPERMOST IN THE MAJORITY OF MPs' MINDS *) [was the coming debate on Europe].
[[Speech: source]]
{said by presenter}

"I was in Scouts for seven years and it (* NEVER ENTERED MY MIND THAT *) they could exclude people," said Welsh's father, ...
[[Text: source]]

Ben's fiancee (* HARBORS *) an intense spiritual bent, which only SHARPENS THE HOSTILITY of his two daughters, ...
[[Text: source]]

A statewide poll found that (* VAGUE MEMORIES *...) of her husband's financial improprieties still (...* STICK IN PEOPLE'S MINDS.*)
[[Text: source]]

... (* AT THE VERY BACK OF MY MIND *) ...
[[Speech: source]]

... all the time (* I WAS THINKING AT THE BACK OF MY MIND *) that ...
[[Speech: source]]

... (* THINGS ENTER[ING] THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS FROM THE WORLD OR FROM THEIR MEMORY.*)
[[Speech: source]]

.... it is faithfully representing (* THE CONTRADICTION IN THE ELECTORATE'S MIND.*)
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"But nobody's home Saturday night, and (* WE'VE ALL PUT THE SHOW OUT OF OUR MINDS.*)"
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Kids ... write to ask if he feels scared. He tells them, "Yes, (* IT'S ALWAYS AT THE BACK OF MY MIND.*) I told one kid that I joined the army to pay my way through school and I said I might not make it through --- but I tell them I live in hope."
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They were engaged three days before he was sent to Saudi Arabia. "I'm in love, (* I can't think about anything else,*)" HE SAYS. "(* I FEEL TOTALLY EMPTY.*) I live in a hole in the ground and the only thing that helps me to pass the time is her letters," he says.
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His (* DEEPER CONCERN *) was to reverse the damage Vietnam had done to the Army's morale and the country's self-esteem. After serving two tours in that quagmire, he emerged with scars to match his war medals.
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Part of the problem was tactical, part political. (* AT THE BACK OF HIS MIND HE WONDERED,*) "How long would the world stand by and watch the United States pound the living hell out of Iraq without saying, 'Wait a minute--enough is enough'."
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Don't let (* GRIEVANCES PILE UP *...) --- you run the risk that they may (...* FLOOD OUT *) later over some trivial incident.
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{NB: SERIAL MIXING with a metaphor of a large collection of non-liquid objects viewed as a liquid mass.

Give her the benefit of the doubt, but if time goes by and you still feel she has a (* DEEP-SEATED RESENTMENT *) toward you, it would be wise to look for someone who will offer you more support.
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Through the gift of awe our children go out into the world in excited anticipation of what they might find there. Awe over natural beauty gives them (* A KIND OF HARBOR TO RETURN TO *) when life's obstacles seem overwhelming. Life's storms could not (* UNDERMINE HIS CORE OF FAITH IN HIMSELF,*) at least not for long.
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As I prowled the toy store in search of something spectacular to give my daughter, (* THOUGHTS OF MY FRIEND JOE CAME TO MIND.*)
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"this was (* FIXED IN MY MIND *)" {there may have been a "firmly" before "fixed".}
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I had (* THE Man of La Mancha IN MY MIND.*)
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{or may be METONYMY}

" ... in their crystal balls, (* IN THEIR MINDS, BUSINESS LEADERS THINK THAT *) ..."
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{wording is approximate and by memory}

"It has [had?] been (* AT THE BACK OF HIS MIND, IT MOVED TO THE FRONT, WENT ON TO HIS HAND [or PEN], AND OUT ON THE PAGES.*) "
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{wording is approximate and by memory}

You try to (* PUSH IT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND.*)
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{it = unpleasant experience in Gulf War.}
{``in'': clear that ``into'' was meant.}

(* [THOUGHTS] ON OR BELOW THE SENSORY SURFACE *) ... thoughts as ``things (* ACTIVE AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF CONSCIOUSNESS *)''
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anything (* HIDING IN THE BACKGROUND *) is not mental activity
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a body moves in empty space by its own momentum as when (* OUR THOUGHTS WANDER AT THEIR OWN SWEET WILL *)
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{the unconscious viewed as "deep sea caves" and "underwater caverns".}
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Every extreme attitude is (* A FLIGHT FROM THE SELF *)
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... (* IN THE BACK OF OUR HEAD *) we should be thinking about multilingual issues ...
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{NB: speaker placed his finger on his right temple}

"I wouldn't want documents hanging around which might (* POLLUTE FUTURE SUBJECTS' MINDS*)"
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no, there's (* NO QUERY IN MY MIND *) about anything.
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`What (*CAME TO THE FRONT *) was ...'
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{in a context making clear that speaker was talking about considerations in his mind}

"(* AT ONE LEVEL, I KNEW *) all the symptoms of hepatitis." {Speaker was talking about how he had had all the symptoms of hepatitis and how he knew all the symptoms of hepatitis, but it had taken him three weeks to "conclude" that he had hepatitis.}
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(* STIRRING UP LAYERS OF MUD-ENCRUSTED MEMORIES.*)
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"I want to thank you all from the (* WARMEST SECTION OF MY HEART AND MEMORY.*)"
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So she (* ENTOMBS ALL NEGATIVE THOUGHTS *) and deludes herself into believing her existence is everything she wants it to be.
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For twenty years, (* SHE BURIED THE IMAGE *) of his bashing in eight-year-old Susan Nason's head with a rock. (* THAT IMAGE REMAINED LOCKED AWAY *) until a quizzical look in her own daughter's eyes reminded her of Susan's final expression and caused the horrible memory to (* FLOOD INTO COGNIZANCE.*)
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"(* INFORMATION IS FILTERED AND CAN BE CENSORED *) prior to (* ITS ARRIVAL IN OUR AWARENESS *) ...," says Daniel Goleman, ... "This (* MENTAL CENSORSHIP *) is possible because (* THE BRAIN CONTINUOUSLY SORTS THROUGH *...) an immense amount of irrelevant (...* INFORMATION *), (* LETTING INTO AWARENESS ONLY A NARROW SLICE *) of what is available."
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(* IN THE FAR REACHES OF HER MIND *), Anne knew Kyle was having an affair, . Not until eight months had passed and she finally checked the phone bill did (* ANNE CONFRONT THE REALITY *) of her husband's deception.
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{NB: second marked bit is not an example of MIND AS PHYSICAL SPACE, but is included because of the coherence issue with the first marked bit.}

(* DEEP DOWN, though, THE THOUGHT *...) that something serious might be wrong with her physically was simply too scary to face.
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Once the problem has been acknowledged, keeping a log of any related thoughts or behavior can be an effective way to ensure that (* DENIAL DOESN'T CREEP BACK IN *). Snapping one's wrist with a large rubber band when undesirable (* NOTIONS COME TO MIND *) can help (* RECHANNEL THINKING.*)
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"If a wife has had a sense that something is deeply wrong in her marriage," says Rubin, "she feels inadequate, unfeminine, and may even have some (* FLEETING THOUGHT *) that her husband might be interested in men. But she (* QUICKLY PUSHES THAT RIGHT OUT OF HER MIND.*) We all manage not to know what we know when (* FACING *) it is too dangerous."
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... my first reaction is one of (* DEEP CONCERN.*)
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With this (* IN MIND,*) the Children's Computer Workshop (CCW), a division of the Children's Television Workshop, is working on educational software with action-game formats and nonviolent themes.
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This refers to the (* INTAKE OF INFORMATION *) from several sources simultaneously, in contrast with serial processing in which the (* MIND TAKES IN INFORMATION *) from one source at a time.
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