This question absorbed all his mental powers.
Jessi made a mental note to look up who exactly Xander was.
He had a mental list of what they should take when they left.
She awoke in a mental institution.
Though he harbored no regrets in declining her invitation to sex, he knew he could and should have handled so obviously unstable a person in such a mental state far better than he did.
"Just a mental mess?" she prodded.
Those early compositions were mental gymnastics.
A mental picture of Cade shopping for such items brought a smile to her lips.
The mechanical laws, to which external things were subject, were conceived as being valid only in the inorganic world; in the organic and mental worlds these mechanical laws were conceived as being disturbed or overridden by other powers, such as the influence of final causes, the existence of types, the work of vital and mental forces.
All the phenomena, forces and laws of nature, together with mental conceptions, were alike personified.
She is a thorough woman, but with none of the pettinesses, subterfuges, and mental reservations of her sex; she loves wide vistas and boundless horizons and instinctively seeks them out; she is concerned for universal happiness and takes thought for the improvement of mankind - thelastinfirmity and most innocent mania of generous souls.
The best account of Descartes's mental history during his life in Holland is contained in his letters, which extend over the whole period, and are particularly frequent in the latter half.
Antecedents, but not strictly causes) of the mental action, and sacrifices the independence of man to the omnipotence of God.
Their mental faculties, though inferior to those of the Polynesian race, are not contemptible.
She has nearly finished Colburn's mental arithmetic, her last work being in improper fractions.
While Howie, between his brain damage, operations and lengthy coma created a rare combination of mental soup, could we say with any certainty that his ability was absolutely unique to him?
Her mind was too busy, and she felt as if she hovered on the verge of a mental breakdown.
The world was falling apart around them, and he couldn't risk either of their mental states in a relationship that may not see both of them surviving.
God, who is the cause of the concomitance of bodily and mental facts, is in truth the sole cause in the universe.
Pierre repeated, and a mental image of his future activity in this direction rose in his mind.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
Pierre maintained the contrary, and as his mental faculties were greater and more resourceful, Nicholas felt himself cornered.
Uncertain what else to do aside from have a mental breakdown, Deidre accepted the tea.
The little girl pushed the pages until satisfied, and Deidre didn't have the mental power to tell her it wasn't normal to start mid-book.
Her mental wheels began to move again as she grappled with not only what he'd done, but why Andre and Gabriel – who knew the truth long before she did – chose now to have it revealed to her.
She ate gingerly, her head aching from both her hangover and her mental breakdown.
Putting aside her obvious mental problems, Dean guessed she still possessed the ability to try and kill her husband.
He made a mental note to send a piece of jewelry to her hotel room to assuage guilt over the promised phone call that would never happen.
As a mind manipulator, she'd have more sensitive mental receptors.
First there were the natural sciences, themselves only just emerging from a confused conception of their true method; especially those which studied the borderland of physical and mental phenomena, the medical sciences; and pre-eminently that science which has since become so popular, the science of biology.
The two books mentioned remained unnoticed by the reading public, and Lotze first became known to a larger circle through a series of works which aimed at establishing in the study of the physical and mental phenomena of the human organism in its normal and diseased states the same general principles which had been adopted in the investigation of inorganic phenomena.
Final causes, vital and mental forces, the soul itself can, if they act at all, only act through the inexorable mechanism of natural laws.
It also becomes clear that only where such mental life really appears need we assign an independent existence, but that the purposes of everyday life as well as those of science are equally served if we deprive the material things outside of us of an independence, and assign to them merely a connected existence through the universal substance by the action of which alone they can appear to us.
A world where political action was represented in such guise was ripe for overthrow, or could only be saved by a great mental reformation."
An, matter, 'coii, life), in philosophy, a term applied to any system which explains all life, whether physical or mental, as ultimately derived from matter ("cosmic matter," Weldstoff).
His mental interests were extensive.
In the Discourse of Method Descartes had sketched the main points in his new views, with a mental autobiography which might explain their origin, and with some suggestions of as to their applications.
External facts are not the causes of mental states, nor are mental states the causes of physical facts.
A physical occurrence is but the occasion (opportunity, occasional cause) on which God excites in me a corresponding mental state; the exercise of my will is the occasion on which God moves my body.
He now classified the mental faculties, premising that they must not be confounded with capacities or properties of mind.
Morell under the title of Contributions to Mental Philosophy (1860).
Discords must not be taken unprepared, because a singer can only find his note by a mental judgment, and in attacking a discord he has to find a note of which the harmonic meaning is at variance with that of other notes sung at the same time.
Why do some people keep their mental faculties so late in life?
In the future, we'll not only know if that is so, but why: Perhaps mental agility is a result of their extensive exposure to a chemical in pencil lead and newsprint that they got by doing all those puzzles.
If you like having sore muscles at the end of a day or working a job that requires little of your mental capacity so you can contemplate Nietzsche, hey, more power to you.
In order to write one must have something to write about, and having something to write about requires some mental preparation.
So Helen Keller's aptitude for language is her whole mental aptitude, turned to language because of its extraordinary value to her.
This meant some mental development.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
The count is suffering physically and mentally, and apparently you have done your best to increase his mental sufferings.
"I know your outlook," said the Mason, "and the view of life you mention, and which you think is the result of your own mental efforts, is the one held by the majority of people, and is the invariable fruit of pride, indolence, and ignorance.
But together with this mental change he has grown physically much weaker.
But Pierre believed it without any mental reservation.
He had equipped himself with a mental telescope and looked into remote space, where petty worldliness hiding itself in misty distance had seemed to him great and infinite merely because it was not clearly seen.
That dreadful question, "What for?" which had formerly destroyed all his mental edifices, no longer existed for him.
She caught the unfinished word in its flight and took it straight into her open heart, divining the secret meaning of all Pierre's mental travail.
It was an interesting mental exercise and said much about the desires of the participants.
Seeking mental help was a logical decision and I think it's working out well.
The physical pain penetrated his mental anguish, and he lowered his weapons.
The kid began crying and she waited, ticking off her mental to-do list to see where she'd start.
He didn't even bother to search his mental library under pithy, tasteless and nasty retorts.
Sunday was a sleep-in-late kind of day, followed by a Phillies game on TV and a few naps in between mental re-hashes of the prior late-night conversation with Cynthia Byrne.
If exhaustion truly was mental as much as physical, he'd conquered its demon as he edged to the side of the road without slowing his pace, allowing an infrequent car to pass.
Darian had been lost in the mental cave that was his mind.
She'd never found someone with her mental toughness, someone who could challenge her.
It couldn't have been better, but entertaining three men on a daily basis was a mental workout.
After these syndromes, we come to the entire spectrum of mental illnesses, from depression to paranoia.
Likewise for mental illnesses: We should be able to cure them to the extent the person in question would wish them to be.
But this advantage involves a corresponding disadvantage, the danger of unduly severe mental application.
So also, owing to bodily and mental health and strength, we may be continually cheered by a like but more normal and natural society, and come to know that we are never alone.
Recent as that mental picture was, Rostopchin already felt that it had cut deep into his heart and drawn blood.
I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher, who knew that if I persevered, I should find my mental foothold again and get a grip on my faculties.
In my account of Helen last year, I mentioned several instances where she seemed to have called into use an inexplicable mental faculty; but it now seems to me, after carefully considering the matter, that this power may be explained by her perfect familiarity with the muscular variations of those with whom she comes into contact, caused by their emotions.
But a fortnight after his departure, to the surprise of those around her, she recovered from her mental sickness just as suddenly and became her old self again, but with a change in her moral physiognomy, as a child gets up after a long illness with a changed expression of face.
But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
Pierre's physical condition, as is always the case, corresponded to his mental state.
But Princess Mary experienced a painful rather than a joyful feeling--her mental tranquillity was destroyed, and desires, doubts, self-reproach, and hopes reawoke.
She made a mental note to have a talk with Connor about 'poking the bear'.
Without that degree of mental development and activity which perceives the necessity of superhuman creative power, no explanation of natural phenomena is possible.
But as I see it, physical labor is as essential to him, as much a condition of his existence, as mental activity is to you or me.
After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.
His mental prod jolted her awake.
He admitted none of the mental scenarios circling his tired brain made a lick of sense.