I mean, he could invent some story—like, blame me!
It is, for instance, practically impossible to obtain reliable evidence as to the regularity of employment in any industry in the 17th century, and the best approximations and devices we can invent are very poor substitutes for what we really want.
He did not invent the term "sea-power," - it is, as is shown elsewhere (see Seapower), of very ancient origin, - nor did he employ it until Captain Mahan had made it a household word with all.
More than a century was required to invent methods of investigating the conditions of the motion of systems of bodies such as Descartes imagined.
Hence, when in 1850 a hydraulic installation was required for a new ferry station at New Holland, on the Humber estuary, the absence of water mains of any kind, coupled with the prohibitive cost of a special reservoir owing to the character of the soil, impelled him to invent a fresh piece of apparatus, the "accumulator," which consists of a large cylinder containing a piston that can be loaded to give any desired pressure, the water being pumped in below it by a steam-engine or other prime mover.
According to Strabo he was the first to invent an anchor with two flukes.
If Mr Roosevelt did not invent this term he literally created as well as led the movement which made Conservation in 1910 the foremost political and social question in the United States.
Schuppe, however, who is a fertile creator of quasi-syllogisms, has managed to invent some examples from two negative premises of a different kind: (I) (2) (3) No MisP. NoMisP. NoPisM.
Similarly we may take the farthing as a unit, and invent smaller units, represented either by tokens or by no material objects at all.
Someone has to sequence DNA, cure polio, create hybrid seeds to feed the world, and invent the Internet.
And he used his decades of dominance on the national scene, as well as his fantastic oratorical ability, to advance that belief and essentially invent the Democratic Party we know today.
He couldn't develop new irrigation techniques, invent new machinery, or create new fertilizers.
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it and invent ridiculous embellishments.
No innate genius can invent fine language.
It is possible to invent a house still more convenient and luxurious than we have, which yet all would admit that man could not afford to pay for.
I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it.
"Had there been no Bagration, it would have been necessary to invent him," said the wit Shinshin, parodying the words of Voltaire.
But I didn't invent it myself.
Oh, well, you know people often invent things.
Pierre replied that he could not tell him his name and, blushing, began to try to invent a name and to say something about his reason for concealing it, but the Frenchman hastily interrupted him.