- For a while it appeared as if the Zeitgeist might penetrate even into Russo- Poland, and the Renaissance and the Reformation would not pass over the eastern portion of Europe without beneficent results. - "The Haskalah Movement in Russia", Jacob S. Raisin.
- Inevitably, as he had admitted to Gantry, the change was wrought, or working; the exclamation springing to his lips when he recognized Gryson evinced it, and when he beckoned the shifty intruder to the chair at the desk end the ruthless zeitgeist had taken full possession of him, and the thought uppermost had grown suddenly indifferent to the means if by their employment the end might be gained. - "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.
- And the stately aristocrat who signed himself Velasquez is not more in tune with the twentieth- century Zeitgeist than that coarse- fibred democrat of genius, Francisco Goya. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.