Is the idea so deplorable?
I won't base my reasoning for how the Internet and technology will end poverty on this idea alone.
A strange sensitiveness prevented me from referring to the "Frost King"; and often when an idea flashed out in the course of conversation I would spell softly to her, "I am not sure it is mine."
Until then I had never taken a course of study with the idea of preparing for college; but I had been well drilled in English by Miss Sullivan, and it soon became evident to my teachers that I needed no special instruction in this subject beyond a critical study of the books prescribed by the college.
Much as she liked Sarah, the idea of Giddon's displeasure would prohibit any such intent.
"I have an idea," said the Wizard, "that there are fishes in these brooks.
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
I'm working my way through college, but what have I ever done to give you the idea I was destitute?
An idea brought a mischievous smile to her lips.
I like the idea of burying the supplies, but I don't think the Indians would be fooled if we buried everything – even if we could.
His idea was, first, to concentrate all the artillery in the center, and secondly, to withdraw the cavalry to the other side of the dip.
Apparently Mrs. Marsh had no idea of Brandon's plans for his future.
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
"And I had no idea!..." exclaimed Princess Mary.
An idea flashed through her brain and left a frown on her face.
But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have.
If he had told the truth to his hearers--who like himself had often heard stories of attacks and had formed a definite idea of what an attack was and were expecting to hear just such a story--they would either not have believed him or, still worse, would have thought that Rostov was himself to blame since what generally happens to the narrators of cavalry attacks had not happened to him.
A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.
The idea made her smile.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
No wonder that the earth expresses itself outwardly in leaves, it so labors with the idea inwardly.
The idea of defeat and flight could not enter Rostov's head.
She was an open book to him and he was obsessed with the idea of reading it.
"This really wasn't a good idea," he said after a while.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
Twitter.com is unquestionably the most efficient way in the history of humanity to send a single idea, invitation, complaint, or observation to the world.
It is based on the idea that what we believe about the future determines what we do in the present.
Whence came thy conception of the existence of such an incomprehensible Being? didst thou, and why did the whole world, conceive the idea of the existence of such an incomprehensible Being, a Being all-powerful, eternal, and infinite in all His attributes?...
Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.
He could not bear the idea of letting the enemy even reach Smolensk, still less could he contemplate the burning of Moscow, and when our armies did unite he was displeased that Smolensk was abandoned and burned without a general engagement having been fought under its walls.
A fine idea to have a blind general!
This idea horrified her, made her shudder, blush, and feel such a rush of anger and pride as she had never experienced before.
Rostov had no idea that the village he was entering was the property of that very Bolkonski who had been engaged to his sister.
It made him angry just because the idea of marrying the gentle Princess Mary, who was attractive to him and had an enormous fortune, had against his will more than once entered his head.
Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that soldiers were doing something on both sides of it and in the meadow, among the rows of new-mown hay which he had taken no notice of amid the smoke of the campfires the day before; but despite the incessant firing going on there he had no idea that this was the field of battle.
The prince was surprised that so simple an idea had not occurred to him, and he applied for advice to the holy brethren of the Society of Jesus, with whom he was on intimate terms.
He had no idea how long he had been there.
Then during the first day spent in inaction and solitude (he tried several times to fix his attention on the masonic manuscripts, but was unable to do so) the idea that had previously occurred to him of the cabalistic significance of his name in connection with Bonaparte's more than once vaguely presented itself.
But the idea that he, L'russe Besuhof, was destined to set a limit to the power of the Beast was as yet only one of the fancies that often passed through his mind and left no trace behind.
Next day, with the sole idea of not sparing himself and not lagging in any way behind them, Pierre went to the Three Hills gate.