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.
I won't base my reasoning for how the Internet and technology will end poverty on this idea alone.
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.
"And I had no idea!..." exclaimed Princess Mary.
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.
I'm working my way through college, but what have I ever done to give you the idea I was destitute?
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
A fine idea to have a blind general!
An idea flashed through her brain and left a frown on her face.
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.
She was an open book to him and he was obsessed with the idea of reading it.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
The idea of defeat and flight could not enter Rostov's head.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
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.
No wonder that the earth expresses itself outwardly in leaves, it so labors with the idea inwardly.
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?...
So what difference did it make who came up with the idea as long as it was a good one?
"This really wasn't a good idea," he said after a while.
Didn't you have any idea how he felt about you?
Ironically, it was something he told me Lisa said that gave me the idea to search somewhere else.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
Let's say Linda has come up with a pretty interesting idea: A social network for couples.
The idea was that it would be great to make machines that behaved like us and, through that, we could harness their abilities.
But no one had any idea of the mechanism by which this could be achieved.
It may seem intuitive at first glance, this idea that somehow there are only so many jobs and if you replace people with machines, people have fewer jobs.
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.
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.
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.
What a wretched idea to go and bury themselves in the steppes when the French army is in Moscow.
At times his brain suddenly began to work with a vigor, clearness, and depth it had never reached when he was in health, but suddenly in the midst of its work it would turn to some unexpected idea and he had not the strength to turn it back again.
You see, Aunt, Mamma has long wanted me to marry an heiress, but the very idea of marrying for money is repugnant to me.
In the first place I like her very much, I feel drawn to her; and then, after I met her under such circumstances--so strangely, the idea often occurred to me: 'This is fate.'
We had no idea, never guessed at all.
I had no idea and could not imagine what state he was in, all I wanted was to see him and be with him, she said, trembling, and breathing quickly.