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argument Sentence Examples

  • They'll get no argument from me.

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  • His words stung, and any further argument died on her lips as she realized how serious he was.

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  • The two men had carried on a fifteen-year argument on politics.

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  • We were in bed and this pillow talk was quickly becoming an argument I didn't want to have.

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  • Jonathan gave him no argument, but he took the book with him.

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  • He couldn't win the argument any other way, so he had resorted to his irresistible charm.

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  • The design argument is available for the slightly bolder philosophy of intuitionalism as well as for empiricist theism.

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  • The bastion for women's rights strongly defended her argument in front of the audience.

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  • There is a religious argument for immortality.

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  • When he pushed her ahead of him down the hill, she gave him no argument and continued without comment.

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  • Well, you want an argument," he added, "come on then."

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  • Having learned from experiment and argument that a stone falls downwards, a man indubitably believes this and always expects the law that he has learned to be fulfilled.

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  • If he couldn't win an argument any other way, he could always resort to demeaning dialog.

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  • Evidently accustomed to managing debates and to maintaining an argument, he began in low but distinct tones:

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  • Rhyn froze.  The voice was Gabriel's, but the assassin's argument was unlike Gabe, who would know exactly what Rhyn would do after their conversation in Hell.

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  • He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.

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  • Still, a case that spawned a novel basis for argument was always a welcomed diversion from their increasing caseload.

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  • The last thing she wanted to do was renew their argument of the night before, but they needed to clear the air about something.

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  • She was intensely pro-Boer and wrote a strong argument in favour of Boer independence.

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  • No argument here but no dice on our dumping the whole business in their laps.

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  • Of course the cosmological argument is rarely or never left to stand quite alone.

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  • Hence it naturally has a moral argument in reserve.

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  • Hence it naturally has a moral argument in reserve.

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  • In 1640 a copy of the work in manuscript was despatched to Paris, and Mersenne was requested to lay it before as many thinkers and scholars as he deemed desirable, with a view to getting their views upon its argument and doctrine.

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  • He does not use this general anticipation of future judgment, as he might have done, as a positive argument for immortality.

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  • Halfway through his beer the sports argument became spirit­ed enough that Dean took the opportunity to rise and cross to the payphone behind him.

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  • Josiah Royce in his lecture on The Conception of Immortality (1900) combines this argument of the soul's union with God with the argument of the incompleteness of man's life here: " Just because God is One, all our lives have various and unique places in the harmony of the divine life.

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  • But the starting-point of the argument in question is the purely empirical evidence of a single fact or set of facts; it proceeds by way of analogy, not of strict demonstration; and it claims for its results nothing more than probability.

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  • But the starting-point of the argument in question is the purely empirical evidence of a single fact or set of facts; it proceeds by way of analogy, not of strict demonstration; and it claims for its results nothing more than probability.

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  • In the Critique of Judgment, Kant restates his new type of theistic argument in a way which has had great subsequent influence.

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  • Dean expected a spirited argument at the very least, but tomorrow was Wednesday, Atlantic City day, and Fred needed a good night's sleep.

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  • The argument of Ernst Platner (Philos.

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  • But there is yet another argument which is even more important.

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  • 3 Of course the Design Argument is well known in antiquity, but not the type of philosophy which stands or falls by that line of " proof."

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  • But as soon as he thought of what he should say, he felt that Prince Andrew with one word, one argument, would upset all his teaching, and he shrank from beginning, afraid of exposing to possible ridicule what to him was precious and sacred.

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  • He was delighted at the unexpected rapidity of his pupil's progress, but could not abandon the edifice of argument he had laboriously constructed.

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  • If the demand for rehearing is refused such refusal is final; but if it is granted the case is then heard by the civil chamber, and after argument cessation (annulment) is granted or refused.

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  • When the treatise was finished Cranmer was called upon to defend its argument before the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, which he visited, accompanied by Fox and Gardiner.

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  • When the treatise was finished Cranmer was called upon to defend its argument before the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, which he visited, accompanied by Fox and Gardiner.

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  • Virginius presented himself with his daughter before the tribunal of Appius, who, refusing to listen to any argument, declared Virginia to be a slave and the property of Marcus.

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  • This is the argument in Psalms xvi.

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  • It is generally stated that this argument was for the first time definitely formulated in Aristotle's philosophy.

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  • No argument in support of the traditional theory can be drawn from the account of Korah's revolt (Num.

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  • It is an argument that Plato probably inherited from Alcmaeon, the physician of Croton (Arist.

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  • It is an argument that Plato probably inherited from Alcmaeon, the physician of Croton (Arist.

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  • A final argument is the existence in some cases of a village of circular stone buildings of similar construction to the nuraghi, but only 15 to 25 ft.

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  • A final argument is the existence in some cases of a village of circular stone buildings of similar construction to the nuraghi, but only 15 to 25 ft.

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  • From Socrates, in Xenophon's Memorabilia, downwards, the argument is tolerably common; it is notable in Cicero; in the modern discussion it dominates the 18th-century mode of thought, is confidently appealed to though not worked out by Butler, and is fully stated by Paley.

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  • In the Phaedo the main argument up to which all the others lead is that the soul participates in the idea of life.

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  • In the Phaedrus (245 c) the argument is, that the soul is self-moving, and, therefore, immortal; and this argument is repeated in the Laws (x.

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  • In the tenth book of the Republic we find the curious argument that the soul does not perish like the body, because its characteristic evil, sin or wickedness does not kill it as the diseases of the body wear out the bodily life.

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  • Its leading argument is the cosmological, concluding to " God as cause " (Martineau).

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  • But at that moment Berg came to Pierre and began insisting that he should take part in an argument between the general and the colonel on the affairs in Spain.

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  • Or, to state this as a theistic argument: we are bound to postulate a God who overrules Critique nature for moral ends.

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  • She opened her mouth to speak, but Giddon's gruff "Let's go" cut off any argument.

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  • It was a cozy family setting, and she soon forgot the argument.

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  • Without further argument, Sarah and Tammy left, and Lisa was alone.

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  • He hated it when she won an argument.

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  • Once decided, there would be no discussion or argument.

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  • Quinn obliged, surprisingly without argument.

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  • After half an hour, she grew tired of the internal argument.

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  • It wasn't a pleasant argument.

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  • His father stood quietly watching them "I would speak to you before I go," he said, his tone leaving no room for argument.

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  • Jackson almost pressed her to stay again, but did not wish their night to be ruined by an argument.

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  • Weren't they in the middle of an argument?

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  • It is necessary and I don't want an argument.

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  • I'd like to see a body wash up and put an end to the argument.

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  • The warmth of Collingswood and a soft chair won the argument.

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  • It's just a little family argument!

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  • Just a family argument.

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  • Then again, maybe he had given a lot of thought to her argument.

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  • Even so he agreed without argument.

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  • They were back to the original argument.

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  • If you were anywhere near the lover that you are a politician we wouldn't be having this argument.

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  • The teen continued to argue as to why she should meet Xander while Jessi neatly countered every argument.

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  • The Book abounds in hypercriticism, particularly in the imputation of profanity; and in a useless display of learning, neither intrinsically valuable nor conducive to the argument.

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  • Beginning with the certainties of everyday experience, it reaches theism at last by means of an analogical argument.

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  • This last and boldest argument is a system of idealistic philosophy in a nutshell.

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  • Greek philosophy for our purpose begins with Socrates, who formulated the Design Argument.

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  • But those who treat him as the great 2 Still, Lotze's criticism of the cosmological argument reveals his realist side.

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  • On the other hand, in discussing the ontological argument, Lotze commits himself to a moral a priori (below, ad fin.).

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  • This theory is generally ranked as the earliest appearance in European thought of the cosmological argument.

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  • If our grouping of philosophies, as given above, is sound, every idealist scheme contains potentially an ontologi cal argument.

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  • In other words; whenever philosophy g teaches a doctrine of the Absolute, and regards such doctrine as valid and certain, we have the essence of an ontological or a priori argument.

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  • But the Christian bias is sure to make theologians, who borrow a doctrine of the Absolute, interpret it in a Christian sense; hence we may consider it something of an accident that even an Augustine fails exactly to put the argument in form.

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  • At least, idealist philosophy will hold that the substance if not the form of the argument is sound 4 though the question of its interpretation remains.

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  • He will not have the Ontological argument; but he asserts Natural Law, and relies upon the cosmological and design arguments - with various refinements and distinctions, differently stated in his two Summae.

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  • Descartes's preliminary statement of the argument in somewhat popular form brings it very near the lines of the cosmological proof.

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  • Really, he urged, there could be only one substance - Descartes himself had dropped a passing hint to that effect - and the bold deductive reasoning of Spinoza's Ethics, in process if not in result, betrays its kinship to the ontological argument, with its affirmation of what must be.

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  • He accepts the ontological argument with a.

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  • The Rational Psychology formulates immortality on the ground that the immaterial soul has no parts to suffer decay - the argument which Kant's Critique of Pure Reason " refutes" with special reference to the statement of it by Moses Mendelssohn.

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  • This is a form of the cosmological argument, and ought to go with an intuitionalist not an empiricist doctrine of causality.

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  • In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.

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  • He will not waste time upon triflers who deny what he thinks, in the light of the (empiricist!) Design argument, an absolutely clear truth.'

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  • On the whole then Butler in personal conviction is an intuitionalist, wavering towards the idealism of his age; but in argument he is an empiricist, trying to reason every question as one of given facts.

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  • Butler's argument is that the individual suffers (and feels that he suffers deservedly) from neglecting these.

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  • If George Eliot is guilty of a platitude when she says that " consequences are unpitying," then Butler's argument is empty: but not otherwise.

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  • Gillespie's able Argument a priori for the Being and Attributes of the Godhead, published part by part 1833-1872.

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  • Perhaps the attack on cause as used in the cosmological argument is independent of Kant's philosophical peculiarities.

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  • The argument affirms a first cause, or uncaused cause.

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  • The Three Sermons also point to a moral argument for theism, but forbear to press it (Sermon ii.; when the third sense of the word " Nature " is being explained).

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  • If the God of the cosmological argument is the " Great First Cause," we have no right to identify him with the " Most real being " of the Ontological argument.

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  • If the God of the Design argument seems a limited being, working as an artist upon given materials,' he is hardly God at all.

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  • It is no more than characteristic of Kant's whole speculative philosophy that he should' think the Ontological argument the one which comes nearest to st,-cess (yet the Ontological argument is held to prove - or rather to point out - not that God must exist, but that we think of him as necessary if we think of him as existing at all).

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  • The cosmological argument points to nature-pantheism, with the religions - especially those of India - which embody that attitude of mind.

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  • This involves a re-interpretation of the Cosmological argument, or a criticism of the view ordinarily taken of it.

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  • The Design argument is held to give a contrasted view.

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  • 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.

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  • 1 The Design argument has mainly to do with living bodies.

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  • Mill directs his attention to the Design argument.

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  • Still, the Design argument is a good sample of a proof by means of the inferior method.

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  • In this instance it may happen that the work of intelligence has only been mimicked in nature by blind forces which have accidentally produced organic life; and Mill is disposed to hold that if the evolution of species should be clearly established as due to natural law - if there has been no creation by special interposition - the argument falls to the ground and theism (apparently) is lost.

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  • That is what Kant contended that the Design argument pointed to, and Mill, proceeding on the Design argument, claims nothing more for his conclusion.

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  • What is self-evident, Flint justly remarks, neither needs nor admits of argument.

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  • The Cosmological argument proves, with the help of the first-named intuition, that there is one great First Cause; and the Design argument shows the First Cause to be intelligent or personal.

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  • The Ontological argument is omitted; but we have already observed that there is a discussion of divine ' Paul Janet's Final Causes seems to follow Mill in this (" the fact of Finality "), but without naming him.

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  • ' The three which Kant criticized, with the addition of the moral argument, which he favoured.

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  • infinity in relation to time and space which from one point of view is parallel to the Ontological argument.

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  • He dissents as a realist from the Cosmological argument in the form' in which 'it concludes from " contingent " to " necessary " being.

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  • He regards the Ontological argument strictly so called as having been exploded by Kant.

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  • Still it has a value for him if taken not as an argument, but rather as the expression of an immediate conviction; viz.

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  • The Design argument elicits from Lotze the criticism that some things look purposeful, but others decidedly purposeless.

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  • The fact - assumed without any attempt at justification by argument - that, in spite of the multitude of logical reasons for scepticism, we do know, truth and beauty, makes Balfour a theist.

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  • And the God he postulates is brought in ex machina like the God of the old Design argument in its roughest popular form.

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  • There must be a God, who could compel irrational matter to serve rational ends - so ran the old argument.

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  • Giving that argument the highest place seems to involve, as already said, a dash of the same scepticism.

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  • The possession of a polyp-stage by Limnocodium and Microhydra furnishes an argument against placing them in the Trachylinae.

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  • Nevertheless, doubleedged as is the argument from rudimentary organs, there is probably none which has produced a greater effect in promoting the general acceptance of the theory of evolution.

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  • The chief argument in favour of this identity is the fact that many passages quoted by Quintilian from Cornificius are reproduced in the Rhetorica.

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  • The Pythagorean school of philosophers adopted the theory of a spherical earth, but from metaphysical rather than scientific reasons; their convincing argument was that a sphere being the most perfect solid figure was the only one worthy to circumscribe the dwellingplace of man.

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  • His argument as to the narrowness of the sea between West Africa and East Asia, from the occurrence of elephants at both extremities, is difficult to understand, although it shows that he looked on the distribution of animals as a problem of geography.

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  • The " argument from design " had been a favourite form of reasoning amongst Christian theologians, and, as worked out by Paley in his Natural Theology, it served the useful purpose of emphasizing the fitness which exists between all the inhabitants of the earth and their physical environment.

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  • This argument was tacitly accepted or explicitly avowed by almost every writer on the theory of geography, and Carl Ritter distinctly recognized and adopted it as the unifying principle of his system.

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  • The discovery of the insularity of Greenland might again give rise to the argument as to the distinction between island and continent.

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  • The soundness of the dilemmatic argument in general depends on the alternative possibilities.

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  • The logical form of the argument makes it especially valuable in public speaking, before uncritical audiences.

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  • As a diplomatist he displayed many brilliant qualities - adroitness in negotiation, incisiveness in argument and elegance in style.

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  • This treatise is shorter than the first, occupying only two or three pages, and the conclusion of the argument is the same.

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  • The majority of apologists in the past have further believed in an infallible Bible; but they admit this position can only be reached at a late stage in the argument.

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  • primary and essential; its confirmation by argument, secondary.

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  • Thomas Aquinas) in leading it to base theism upon reason or argument.

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  • Turning to Christian evidence proper, we are struck with the continued prominence of the argument from prophecy.

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  • An argument from miracles is also urged, though with more reserve.

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  • Whether he meant it so or not, the saint's argument became a programme and an apologia for the imperializing of the Western Church under the leadership of Rome during the middle ages.

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  • Force kills argument and drives doubt below the smooth surface of a nominal conformity.

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  • the Pugio Fidei of Raymond Martini (c. 1 280), 1 While these writings are of great historical value, they do not, of course, represent the Christian argument as conceived to-day.

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  • Empiricist Natural Theology - the argument from Design.

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  • (4) In the light of this the " argument from prophecy " is reconstructed.

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  • For modification in light of recent scholarship of argument from prophecy, to Riehm's Messianic Prophecy, Stanton's Jewish and Christian Messiah, and Woods's Hope of Israel.

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  • This different treatment shows the feeling of the poet - the feeling for which he seeks to evoke our inmost sympathy - to oscillate between the belief that an awful crime brings with it its awful punishment (and it is sickening to observe how the argument by which the Friar persuades Annabella to forsake her evil courses mainly appeals to the physical terrors of retribution), and the notion that there is something fatal, something irresistible, and therefore in a sense self-justified, in so dominant a passion.

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  • The result of this policy of repression, associated as it was with gross incompetence and corruption in the organs of the administration, was the rapid spread of the revolutionary movement, which gradually permeated the intelligent classes and ultimately " Tolstoi - observed that that was argument and reason, and that he paid no attention to them; he only guided himself (he said) by sentiment, which he felt sure told him what was good and right!

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  • His argument for the Being of God is based on the hypothesis that thought - not individual but universal - is the reality of all things, the existence of this Infinite Thought being demonstrated by the limitations of finite thought.

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  • Every year since her marriage Anne had given birth to a child, and Henry had no reason to despair of more; while, if Henry's state of health was such as was reported, the desire for children, which Anne shared with him, may be urged as an argument for her guilt.

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  • He particularly congratulated himself on having discovered the " philosophical argument " against transubstantiation, " that the text of Scripture which seems to inculcate the real presence is attested only by a single sense - our sight, while the real presence itself is disproved by three of our senses - the sight, the touch, and the taste."

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  • Those of Bishop Watson and Lord Hailes were the best, but simply because they contented themselves with a dispassionate exposition of the general argument in favour of Christianity.

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  • Lightfoot, on the contrary, endeavoured to make his author interpret himself, and by considering the general drift of his argument to discover his meaning where it appeared doubtful.

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  • Of one part of the argument of this work Fiske wrote in the preface of one of his later books (Through Nature to God, 1899): "The detection of the part played by the lengthening of infancy in the genesis of the human race is my own especial contribution to the Doctrine of Evolution."

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  • More original, perhaps, is the argument in the immediately preceding work, The Destiny of Man, viewed in the Light of his Origin (1884), which is, in substance, that physical evolution is a demonstrated fact; that intellectual force is a later, higher and more potent thing than bodily strength; and that, finally, in most men and some "lower animals" there is developed a new idea of the advantageous, a moral and non-selfish line of thought and procedure, which in itself so transcends the physical that it cannot be identified with it or be measured by its standards, and may or must be enduring, or at its best immortal.

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  • (?) and viii., and the satellite of Neptune.); while, to make the argument complete, the planets, so far as they can be observed, rotate on their axes in the same manner.

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  • The daily outpour of heat from the sun at the present time suggests a profound argument in support of the nebular theory.

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  • The nebular theory is a noble speculation supported by plausible argument, and the verdict of science on the whole subject cannot be better expressed than in the words of S.

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  • The argument from the sudden disappearance of persons in a position to know something of the truth is of a less convincing character.

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  • And in regard to Reid's favourite proof of the principles in question by reference to "the consent of ages and nations, of the learned and unlearned," it is only fair to observe that this argument assumes a much more scientific form in the Essays, where it is almost identified with an appeal to "the structure and grammar of all languages."

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  • The Supreme Court so held; its opinion, written by Chief Justice Marshall, being little else than a recital of Webster's argument.

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  • Whatever may be said of the original creation of the Constitution, whether by the states or by the people, its development under the influences of a growing nationalism was a strong support to Webster's argument, and no other speech so strengthened Union sentiment throughout the North; its keynote was "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable."

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  • Whether or no he can be said to have founded a school, his doctrines have become so far part of the common thought of the time, that there is hardly an educated man who does not accept as too clear for argument truths which were invisible till Bentham pointed them out.

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  • One of his first efforts was a solid argument for freedom of discussion, in a series of letters to the Chronicle apropos of the prosecution of Richard Carlile.

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  • As a speaker Mill was somewhat hesitating, pausing occasionally as if to recover the thread of his argument, but he showed great readiness in extemporaneous debate.

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  • In economic affairs the argument post hoc propter hoc never leads to the whole truth, and is frequently quite misleading.

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  • In many works, such as those of a statistical or historical character, there are frequently to be found passages which could have been written in no other period, but are only of the nature of ejaculations and do not affect the argument.

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  • There the unity of conception and aim, the firm grip of all the different lines of argument and their relation to each other, which are required, can only be given by a single brain.

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  • He developed this line of argument when moving the second reading of the Home Rule bill in April, and at Dundee in the autumn outlined a general policy under which England would be cut up into self-governing areas.

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  • The earliest of these is his report of the argument of James Otis in the superior court of Massachusetts as to the constitutionality of writs of assistance.

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  • This was in 1761, and the argument inspired him with zeal for the cause of the American colonies.

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  • His reasons were good; but his offensive style of argument rendered them unpalatable and himself unpopular.

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  • There are two methods of knowledge: the one by argument, the other by experience.

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  • Mere argument is never sufficient; it may decide a question, but gives no satisfaction or certainty to the mind, which can only be convinced by immediate inspection or intuition.

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  • He founds his argument mainly on passages in the Communia Naturalium, which indeed prove distinctly that it was sent to Clement, and cannot, therefore, form part of the Compendium, as Brewer seems to think.

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  • The argument of Otis on the writs of assistance Americans, including Charles Francis Adams and Edward Everett, and also various descendants of Cotton, united to restore the southwest chapel of St Botolph's church, and to erect in it a memorial tablet to Cotton's memory.

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  • When Augustine proposed this task he had already planned and made some progress with his own De civitate Dei; it is the same argument that is elaborated by his disciple, namely, the evidence from history that the circumstances of the world had not really become worse since the introduction of Christianity.

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  • But this ex post facto argument is the sole proof of this view; and it is quite insufficient to prove the accusation.

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  • Two important principles are illustrated by these thoughts, (1) that there is no absolute distinction between the organic and the inorganic, and (2) that the argument from final causes is no explanation of phenomena.

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  • The internal evidence has, as is usual in such cases, been brought forward as a conclusive argument in favour of both contentions.

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  • This work made the "Cornish metaphysician," as he was called, widely known, and for some time it held a high place in the judgment of the religious world as a conclusive argument on its subject.

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  • The stronger argument against the ethylenoid linkages demanded by Kekule's formula is provided by the remarkable stability towards oxidizing and reducing agents which characterizes all benzenoid compounds.

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  • The insufficiency of this argument, however, is shown by the data for arsenious and antimonious oxides, and also for the polymorphs of calcium carbonate, the more symmetrical polymorphs having a lower density.

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  • With regard to the changed state of affairs in the Church, it must be said that this can be a conclusive argument only to one who holds the view of the Tubingen scholars, that the Apostolic Age was all of a piece and was dominated solely by one controversy.

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  • An argument for discontinuity of race is found in the fact that whereas the Sumerians are never represented as using the bow, their predecessors certainly made flint arrowheads.

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  • He made his appeal to the conscience in the clearest language, with the most cogent argument, and with all the weight of personal conviction.

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  • For him death is the end-all, and it is against some such view as this that the argument in Wisd.

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  • Severus laid such stress on the human infirmities of Christ as proving that His body was like ours, created and corruptible (09ap-rov) that his opponents dubbed him and his followers Phthartolatrae - worshippers of the corruptible.2 The school of Themistius of Alexandria extended the argument to Christ's human soul, which they said was, like ours, limited in knowledge.

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  • Call it a propositional function; and, if 4)x be a propositional function, the undetermined variable x is the argument.

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  • Now consider a propositional function Fx in which the variable argument x is itself a propositional function.

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  • Law's Case of Reason (1732), in answer to Tindal's Christianity as old as the Creation is to a great extent an anticipation of Bishop Butler's famous argument in the Analogy.

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  • The argument is supported by an analysis of the phenomena of dreams, which are ascribed to direct spiritual influences.

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  • Such is this famous work, full of obscurities, redundancies and contradictions, in which the thread of the argument is sometimes lost in a labyrinth of reasonings and citations, both sacred and profane, but which nevertheless expresses, both in religion and politics, such audacious and novel ideas that it has been possible to trace in it, as it were, a rough sketch of the doctrines developed during the periods of the Reformation and of the French Revolution.

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  • and hence an argument has been drawn against the authority of the relation.

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  • This argument is dealt with in the bishop's Report, p. 66.

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  • Nor is the argument that they are a visible manifestation of the continuity of the Church anything but a doubleedged weapon; for, as Father Braun pertinently asks, if these be their symbolism, of what was their disuse in the Church of England for nigh on 3 00 years a symbol?

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  • in the " argument " prefixed to them in the Geneva Bible; in the Sixth Article of the Church of England, where it is said that " the other books the church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners," though not to establish doctrine; and elsewhere.

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  • The fundamental method of research which Riemann employed has just been alluded to; the results will be best indicated in his own words: "The methods in use hitherto for treating functions of a complex variable always started from an expression for the function as its definition, whereby its value was given for every value of the argument; by our investigation it has been shown that, in consequence of the general character of a function of a complex variable, in a definition of this sort one part of the determining conditions is a consequence of the rest, and the extent of the determining conditions has been reduced to what is necessary to effect the determination.

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  • Those, however, who place our prophet in the minority of King Joash draw a special argument from the mention of Phoenicians, Philistines and Edomites (iii.

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  • This argument is rather specious than sound.

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  • The chief argument relied upon by those who still find allegory at least in ch.

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  • His speech in 1835 in support of the motion for inquiry into the Irish Church temporalities with a view to their partial appropriation for national purposes (for disestablishment was not then dreamed of as possible) contains much terse argument, and no doubt contributed to the fall of Peel and the formation of the Melbourne cabinet.

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  • The attempt to establish by argument the authority of faith is in reality the unconscious establishment of the authority of reason.

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  • On the other hand, as the first to formulate the ontological argument (in his Proslogion) for the existence of God, he joins hands with some of the profoundest names in modern philosophy.

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  • This was called the argument of the homo Socraticus; and it appears to have been with the view of obviating such time and space difficulties, emphasized in the criticism of Abelard, that William latterly modified his form of expression.

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  • The existence of God is maintained by Albert and Aquinas to be domonstrable by reason; but here again they reject the ontological argument of Anselm, and restrict themselves to the a posteriori proof, rising after the manner of Aristotle from that which is prior for us to that which is prior by nature or in itself.

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  • This was the most powerful argument with which he had plied the emperor and the members of the French government, and which he had found most efficacious with them.

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  • Point was given to this argument by the fact that the premier had just concluded the preliminaries for the negotiation of a loan of £20,000,000 in France, and that the money - which could not be raised in the Austrian market, already glutted with Hungarian securities - was urgently needed to pay for the Hungarian share in the expenses of the annexation policy, for public works (notably the new railway scheme), and for the redemption in 1910 of treasury bonds.

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  • The argument involves the theorem that, if 0 is a positive quantity less than I, 0 t can be made as small as we please by taking t large enough; this follows from the fact that tlog 0 can be made as large (numerically) as we please.

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  • But although the argument from gratings is instructive and convenient in some respects, its use has tended to obscure the essential unity of the principle of the limit of resolution whether applied to telescopes or microscopes.

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  • In the above argument the whole space between the object and the lens is supposed to be occupied by matter of one refractive index, and X represents the wave-length in this medium of the kind of light employed.

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  • It must be understood that the above argument distinctly assumes that the different parts of the object are self-luminous, or at least that the light proceeding from the various points is without phase relations.

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  • A similar argument may be applied to find at what point an achromatic lens becomes sensibly superior to a single one.

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  • The dominance from the Yenisei to the Carpathians of a distinct style of art which, whatever its original elements may have been, seems to have taken shape as far east as the Yenisei basin is an additional argument in favour of a certain movement of population from the far north-east towards the south Russian steppes.

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  • The earlier chapters, treating chiefly of the arithmetical foundations of the science, differ but little in their line of argument from the principles laid down by Pietro Aron, Zacconi, and other early writers of the Boeotian school; but in bk.

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  • The argument that the Chronicler must have been contemporary with the last persons named in his book is by no means convincing and on the other hand his account of the Temple services, in which he seems to be describing the Temple of his own days, harmonizes far better with a date at the end of the third, or even in the second, century B.C. than with the close of the Persian or the beginning of the Greek period.

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  • and III., so that the collection of the last part of the Psalter must, if our argument up to this point is sound, fall within the second half of the 2nd century B.C. And here it is to be noted that though no part of the Psalter shows clearer marks of a liturgical purpose, we find that in books IV.

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  • Roughly sketched, his argument is as follows.

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  • Each play has an argument in metre by Sulpicius Apollinaris (2nd century of our era).

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  • At the risk no doubt of some defects of culture, the newer education cleared the way for a more positive temper, awoke a new sense of accuracy and of verification, and created a sceptical attitude towards all conventions, whether of argument or of practice.

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  • In all the others, and especially in the last three, the continuity of the argument is frequently broken by passages which must have been inserted after the first draft of the arguments was written out.

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  • The consecutive study of the argument produces on most readers a mixed feeling of dissatisfaction and admiration.

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  • And the whole argument from analogy is in favour of the presumption of the ceremonial use of incense by the Christians from the first.

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  • The slighting references to it by the Christian fathers are no more an argument against its existence in the primitive church than the similar denunciations by the Jewish prophets of burnt-offerings and sacrifices are any proof that there were no such rites as the offering of incense, and of the blood of bulls and fat of rams, in the worship of the temple at Jerusalem.

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  • The discovery by General Pitt Rivers in 1867 of the remains of pile dwellings both on the north and on the south of the Thames gives ground for an argument of some force in favour of the date of the foundation of London having been before the Roman occupation of Britain.

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  • That the Ottoman commander-in-chief had to be prepared for his opponent adopting one of these two plans offered a strong argument against adopting either of them.

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  • Another argument in support of this belief, upon which much reliance has been placed, is found in the descriptions of diseases, and the words common in Greek medical writers, contained in these two works.

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  • Proceeding as in § 16 for the determination of the C.P. of an area, the same argument will show that an inclining couple due to K FIG.

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  • This argument is most fully exhibited in a treatise entitled The Testimony of the King of Martyrs (1729).

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  • More convincing evidence of the absence of true regeneration, however, is the argument from malformation and the phenomenon known as " pseudo-scolex.

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  • these had really been in existence it would require no argument to show the fact.

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  • His Apologeticus, a defence of the papal claims against the Empire, written - as is supposed - in refutation of Piero della Vigna's argument in favour of the independence of the Empire, has been lost.

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  • Finally, the contention that no visit of Timothy to Rome is known is an argument from silence which is of little more weight than the plea of Spitta that the cupidity of Felix (Acts xxiv.

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  • The main argument for putting it earlier is derived from the admitted affinities between it and Romans, the Colossian and Ephesian epistles containing, it is held, a more advanced christology (so Lightfoot especially, and Hort, Judaistic Christianity, pp. 115-129).

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  • But the decisive argument is that in ix.

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  • In reply, Graslin (De l'Iberie, Paris, 1839), maintained that the name Iberia was nothing but a Greek misnomer of Spain, and that there was no proof that the Basque people had ever occupied a wider area than at present; and Blade (Origine des Basques, Paris, 1869) took the same line of argument, holding that Iberia is a purely geographical term, that there was no.

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  • The argument is extremely simple in form.

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  • In these circumstances Catherine determined to try her powers of persuasion and argument, attempting first by correspondence to reconcile Gregory and the Florentines, who had been placed under an interdict, and then going in person as the representative of the latter to Avignon, where she arrived on the 18th of June.

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  • Henri de Tourville, in his Histoire de la formation particulariste (1903), basing his argument on the Ynglinga Saga, interpreted in the light of " Social Science," reveals Odin, " the traveller," as a great " caravan-leader " and warrior, who, driven f rem Asgard - a trading city on the borders of the steppes east of the Don - by " the blows that Pompey aimed at Mithridates," brought to the north the arts and industries of the East.

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  • Its main argument is that speech is a necessary outcome of that special arrangement of mental forces which distinguishes man, and more particularly from his habits of reflection.

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  • Their literary and speculative qualities are indeed exceptionally brilliant; they are splendid in diction, elaborate in argument, cogent yet reverent, keen while fearless in criticism.

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  • But if we pass from this criticism of form to the actual contents of the two books, we are bound to confess that they constitute a wonderfully cogent and persuasive theistic argument.

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  • That argument may be described as a criticism of man and his world used as a basis for the construction of a reasoned idea of nature and being.

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  • One of these, Summa de assumpto homine, is of a theological character, dealing with the humanity of Christ; the other, Summa de matrimonio, is a legal argument, to the effect that the essential fact in marriage is neither, as Gratian maintains, the copula, nor, as Peter Lombard, consent by verba de praesenti, but mutual traditio.

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  • In the first part Spencer's argument rests on Mansel's Limits of Religious Thought and Hamilton's" philosophy of the conditioned "(and so ultimately on Kant), and tries to show that alike in scientific and religious thought the ultimate terms are" inconceivable "(not by him distinguished from" unimaginable ").

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  • In support of the government he published, in 1698, An Argument for a Standing Army, followed in 1700 by a defence of William's war policy called The Two Great Questions considered, and a set of pamphlets on the Partition Treaty.

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  • Defoe's next work was Jure divino, a long poetical argument in (bad) verse; and soon afterwards (1706) he began to be much employed in promoting the union with Scotland.

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