The Book of Genesis had told how all things were called into existence by a Divine utterance: "God said, Let there be."
The historian observes and records, in different lands and ages, the rise or explicit utterance of belief in one God.
Finally the Ontological argument sums up the truth in the two previous arguments, and gives it worthier utterance in its vision of the philosophical Absolute.
That he never, as Carlyle complains, gave utterance to one great thought is strictly true.
Such an utterance from such a man greatly excited the hopes of Nonconformists, who had previously published a manifesto under the title of "The Case for Disestablishment."
He was here in sympathy with the secret sore of his age, and gave utterance to what all felt but none dared to whisper but he.
Considered as a " prose epic," or a vivid utterance of the thought of the period, it has a permanent and unique value.
His utterance was interrupted by frequent coughing; every sentence came out with a struggle.
It is quite impossible to connect with our musical system the utterance of the sounds of which the Chinese and Annamese languages are composed.
In continental philosophy the reaction against mechanical and pantheistic explanations of the universe found even more definite utterance than in English psychological.
The utterance of these speech elements in definite order constitutes the roots and sentences of the various tongues.
This section is perhaps the actual utterance of a Christian prophet, and may be of earlier origin than the two preceding sections.
Beckers of a work by Cousin, he gave public utterance to the antagonism in which he stood to the Hegelian.
His bold and vigorous language aptly expressed the thoughts which had long been secretly stirring Russian minds, and were now beginning to find a timid utterance at home.
When kindled by his subject it seemed to take possession of him and pour itself out with overwhelming speed of utterance, with heat and power.
In the Agnus Dei the circumstances of the time gave him something special to say which has never so imperatively demanded utterance since.
Each generation hands it on beautified to the next; each has done something to give utterance to the universal thought.
If that is the case, it is impossible to say whether the trick was in the utterance of the revelation or in the fit itself.
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