The idea of free trade has divided people for as long as trade has existed.
And yet, the idea was enticing... almost an obsession.
Any idea where she is tonight?
The idea came to her suddenly.
I won't base my reasoning for how the Internet and technology will end poverty on this idea alone.
Is the idea so deplorable?
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
On a sudden thought I ran upstairs before any one could stop me, to put on my idea of a company dress.
For the first time, the idea of marriage crossed her mind.
To her, the idea was ludicrous, and yet, it probably looked that way to Dulce.
She might be getting over him, but the idea of running into him in town was particularly disturbing.
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.
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.
"And I had no idea!..." exclaimed Princess Mary.
An idea brought a mischievous smile to her lips.
"I have an idea," said the Wizard, "that there are fishes in these brooks.
A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
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.
A fine idea to have a blind general!
I'm working my way through college, but what have I ever done to give you the idea I was destitute?
Much as she liked Sarah, the idea of Giddon's displeasure would prohibit any such intent.
The idea made her smile.
An idea flashed through her brain and left a frown on her face.
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?
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.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
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.
This idea horrified her, made her shudder, blush, and feel such a rush of anger and pride as she had never experienced before.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
Faceless government in a distant land is no one's idea of paradise.
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.
Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.
She had no idea what made him angry one minute and jovial the next.
So what difference did it make who came up with the idea as long as it was a good one?
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.
The idea that Brandon felt relieved wasn't all that flattering - or comforting, for that matter.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
There is no hieroglyph for the word "progress" because the very idea of progress didn't exist.
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.
I branched off into this discussion of robots and nanites to give an idea of the kinds of massive gains in efficiency with declining costs.
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.
This idea that there are a finite number of jobs misses the point entirely of what makes a job.
I am certain this idea is going to take some time to get used to.
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.
I include Twitter in this list as a larger idea, not only as the literal Twitter.com.
Everyone will be on Facebook, as will be every business, every idea, every brand, and all the people who were once members but have since passed away.
This is not a particularly new idea, similar to the phenomenon of getting to know and care about "pen pals" in far-flung places by exchanging postal-mail letters.
Augustine records that this idea blew his mind (or words to that effect).
The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
The idea was reinforced when Gerald turned and walked out the door without doing so.
Only his idea of tempting her with a fine house hadn't worked.
Jonathan rarely asked for anything and the idea of having someone in the house playing music was appealing.
That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
She had accepted the idea that she would never know this moment.
The idea of talking to her again was unsettling enough, but to tell her something like this?
Of course, there was always the possibility that she had come up with the idea of distracting Spenser, but he found that hard to believe.
It was the idea of being deceived.
It might be a good idea to tell Len or Howard about it.
The clever cost savings idea of sleeping in the car didn't sound so safe right now.
What would give him the idea that she enjoyed having him carry her across the creek?
He was probably already dreading the idea of seeing her again.
Not that the idea didn't have some appeal.
I had no idea anyone was around.
I just don't think it's a good idea for us to be out here alone.
Actually, the idea was appealing – in spite of his clumsy invitation.
He sighed and rubbed his head as though the whole idea gave him a headache.
"This really wasn't a good idea," he said after a while.
The idea was so romantically ludicrous that she giggled.
Just then his eye fell upon the lanterns and the can of kerosene oil which Zeb had brought from the car of his balloon, and he got a clever idea from those commonplace things.
The name and idea caught on, and by mid-January the biggest names of the day were promoting it on their shows: Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, and Rudy Vallee, to name but a few.
The idea of having to "earn a living" will be completely foreign to us.
There was a period when intellectuals believed and spoke openly of the idea that the "breeding" of the "unfit" should be limited.
The idea is the power of short, instant messages broadcast to interested crowds.
She knew, too, that I sometimes write "letters to blind girls" on the slate; but I didn't suppose that she had any clear idea what a letter was.
Is it blind? she asked; for in her mind the idea of being led was associated with blindness.
I asked him once, when I had not seen him for many months, if he had got a new idea this summer.
Everyone liked the idea, so they returned to their rooms and cleaned up.
Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
The idea gave her a cold chill.
The idea struck her suddenly.
Maybe he had no idea she had been there.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
I represent my teacher as saying to me of the golden autumn leaves, "Yes, they are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer"--an idea direct from Miss Canby's story.
Whenever it was possible, I touched the machinery while it was in motion, so as to get a clearer idea how the stones were weighed, cut, and polished.
I could not follow with my eyes the geometrical figures drawn on the blackboard, and my only means of getting a clear idea of them was to make them on a cushion with straight and curved wires, which had bent and pointed ends.
It was not until Mr. Keith taught me that I had a clear idea of mathematics.
I was greatly amused at the idea of your writing the square hand.
I feel as if I ought to give up the idea of going to college altogether: for not all the knowledge in the world could make me happy, if obtained at such a cost.
When she is in a new place, especially an interesting place like Niagara, whoever accompanies her--usually, of course, Miss Sullivan--is kept busy giving her an idea of visible details.
Anything shallower than a half-inch bas-relief is a blank to her, so far as it expresses an idea of beauty.
The facsimile on page xv [omitted from etext] gives an idea of how the raised dots look.
Somehow I had expected to see a pale, delicate child--I suppose I got the idea from Dr. Howe's description of Laura Bridgman when she came to the Institution.
The two letters "c-a," you see, had reminded her of Fridays "lesson"--not that she had any idea that cake was the name of the thing, but it was simply a matter of association, I suppose.
I had an idea that I could win the love and confidence of my little pupil by the same means that I should use if she could see and hear.
Helen knows several words now, but has no idea how to use them, or that everything has a name.
She has no idea yet that everything has a name.
This morning she planted her doll and showed me that she expected her to grow as tall as I. You must see that she is very bright, but you have no idea how cunning she is.
The idea always precedes the word.
I suppose her idea was "Baby eats much."
Since I have abandoned the idea of regular lessons, I find that Helen learns much faster.
I had no idea she knew what a letter was.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
I did, however, try to give her the idea that love is the great continuer of life.
I wonder if she has any vague idea of colour--any reminiscent impression of light and sound.
You see, she had an idea that the colour of our thoughts matched that of our skin.
Instantly she caught the idea, and asked me to find DOG and many other words.
Why, it is as easy to teach the name of an idea, if it is clearly formulated in the child's mind, as to teach the name of an object.
I tried to describe to her the appearance of a camel; but, as we were not allowed to touch the animal, I feared that she did not get a correct idea of its shape.
I know that this idea will be vigorously combated by those who conduct schools for the deaf.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
I hasten to assure you that Helen could not have received any idea of the story from any of her relations or friends here, none of whom can communicate with her readily enough to impress her with the details of a story of that character.
She seems to have some idea of the difference between original composition and reproduction.
It surprises me to find that such an idea has crossed the mind of any one, especially of a highly gifted critic.
As she became animated the prince looked at her more and more sternly, and suddenly, as if he had studied her sufficiently and had formed a definite idea of her, he turned away and addressed Michael Ivanovich.
"Very well," said Smolyaninov, and went on at once: "Have you any idea of the means by which our holy Order will help you to reach your aim?" said he quietly and quickly.
He could not now understand how he could ever even have doubted the necessity of taking an active share in life, just as a month before he had not understood how the idea of leaving the quiet country could ever enter his head.
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
He was only quite at ease when having poured several glasses of wine mechanically into his large mouth he felt a pleasant warmth in his body, an amiability toward all his fellows, and a readiness to respond superficially to every idea without probing it deeply.
As she looked and thought, the strangest fancies unexpectedly and disconnectedly passed through her mind: the idea occurred to her of jumping onto the edge of the box and singing the air the actress was singing, then she wished to touch with her fan an old gentleman sitting not far from her, then to lean over to Helene and tickle her.
The idea of throwing her brother and Natasha together amused her.
This idea was eagerly received.
What an idea, doctor!
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
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.
You see, Aunt, Mamma has long wanted me to marry an heiress, but the very idea of marrying for money is repugnant to me.
Natasha and Pierre were living in Petersburg at the time and had no clear idea of Nicholas' circumstances.
The idea of marrying some rich woman, which was suggested to him by his female relations, was repugnant to him.
You have no idea how unhappy, how lonely, I feel when you are like that.
Have you any idea why he went to Petersburg?
But I succeeded in uniting them all; and then my idea is so clear and simple.
Natasha would have had no doubt as to the greatness of Pierre's idea, but one thing disconcerted her.
My whole idea is that if vicious people are united and constitute a power, then honest folk must do the same.
Peasants having no clear idea of the cause of rain, say, according to whether they want rain or fine weather: "The wind has blown the clouds away," or, "The wind has brought up the clouds."
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
That idea was troublesome to Carmen as well.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
Alondra was still a big question mark, but her gut said no to that idea too.
It was the idea that I would never have one... the death of a dream, I guess.
He had an idea of how his father felt, fearing he would have to watch his little boy grow and not being able to be the provider.
It only strengthened the idea that he was the caretaker, not the owner.
On the other hand, hadn't she put that idea into his head last night?
I didn't have any idea he'd do this to you.
Often when I discuss this idea with people, they bring up an objection I have come to call The Spoiled Rich Kid Problem.
Why do I say world government is not a good idea and nation-states are?
I watched her for some time as she moved about, trying to take long strides in order to carry out the idea I had given her of a camel's gait.
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.
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.
The idea of putting something aside out of his salary proved a dream.
Only I haven't the least idea what I am to do; I wanted to consult you seriously.
He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
Let me suggest a few comparisons, that some one may convey an idea of my situation.