How to use Denies in a sentence
He denies that all taxes fall finally on the land.
But the lowness of stature extends to the lower animals - cattle, horses, donkeys, &c. - and this may indicate that climatic causes have some part in the matter also, though Sergi denies this.
For the natural realist stands upon the common-sense position that minds and material objects have equally effective existence; while the idealist explains matter by mind and denies that mind can be explained by matter.
Thus Avicebron approaches, as Salomon Munk observes,' a pantheistic conception of the world, though he distinctly denies both matter and form to God.
But Ezekiel expressed the strong reaction which had set in against this belief in its older forms. He denies that the individual ever dies for the sins of the father.Advertisement
In his Memoir, indeed, Gibbon denies that he had ever enlisted with the Whigs.
In logical language, he denies the actuality of the abstract particular.
But a verbal lease presents this disadvantage that, if it is unperformed and one of the parties denies its existence, it cannot be proved by witnesses.
The theory thus denies any direct interaction between matter and mind.
The Jesuit Masdeu stoutly denies that he had any real existence, and this heresy has not wanted followers even in Spain.Advertisement
Marsilius denies, not only to the pope, but to the bishops and clergy, any coercive jurisdiction or any right to pronounce on their own authority excommunications and interdicts, or in any way to impose the observation of the divine law.
Admitting Kant's hypothesis that by inner sense we are conscious of mental states only, he holds that this consciousness constitutes a knowledge of the "thing-in-itself" - which Kant denies.
If a man accused of this denies it, other diviners are called, and if these concur, he is beheaded and his sons slain and his goods given to the diviners.
It is true that he denies the doctrines of a supernatural government of the world and of a future life.
Having thus disposed of the ideas of truth and causality, he proceeds to undermine the ethical criterion, and denies that any man can aim at Good, Pleasure or Happiness as an absolute, concrete ideal.Advertisement
This traditional conservatism survived in the statement, which, while it caused vehement discussion when the book appeared, was yet not so much characteristic of the man as of the school in which he had been trained, that " in no intelligible sense can any one who denies the supernatural origin of the religion of Christ be termed a Christian," which term, he explained, was used not as " a name of praise," but simply as " a designation of belief."
Yet Cicero denies to Rome the existence, before his own time, of any adequate historical literature.
Morton denies that the contents, the letters, sonnets, and some other papers, had been in any way tampered with.
Of this he (Darnley) denies half, and above all that he (the brother?) ever came to his (Darnley's) chamber."
He criticizes sharply (pp. 173 sqq., 233 sqq.) former methods of interpretation, and with the ardour of a discoverer of a new truth seeks to establish its currency throughout the entire field of apocalyptic. To such an extreme does he carry his theory that he denies obvious references to historical personages in the Apocalypse, when these are clothed in apocalyptic language.Advertisement
Descartes, consistently with this doctrine, denies the existence of atoms as parts of matter, which by their own nature are indivisible.
Ordinary consciousness ignores these " latent fires "; ordinary discussion brings them to light and divides men into factions and parties over them; philosophy not because it denies but because it acknowledges the law of non-contradiction as supreme is pledged to seek a point of view from which they may be seen to be in essential harmony with one another as different sides of the same truth.
But his claim for " independent " churches no longer denies that true Christianity exists within parish assemblies.
He could not, like Marlowe's Mephistophilis or Milton's Satan, regretfully paint the glories of the height from which he has been hurled; for he denies the distinction between high and low, since "everything that comes into being deserves to be destroyed."
But what he everywhere emphatically denies is the possibility of reaching by the unassisted reason a satisfactory theory of things.Advertisement
For criticism not only limits our knowledge to a certain sphere, but denies that our knowledge within that sphere is real; we never know things as they actually are, but only as they appear to us.
It neither affirms nor denies the theistic premises of religion, and is thus a particular variety of utilitarianism.
Mayer, on the other hand, denies that the Constitutum can have been forged before the news of the iconoclastic decrees of the council of Constantinople of 754 had reached Rome.
Such in brief is the Platonism of the written dialogues; where the main doctrine of forms is confessedly advanced never as a dogma but always as a hypothesis, in which there are difficulties, but without which Plato can explain neither being, nor truth nor goodness, because throughout he denies the being of individual things.
For though both works rest on the reality of individual substances, the Categories (chap. 5) admits that universal species and genera can be called substances, whereas the Metaphysics (Z 13) denies that a universal can be a substance at all.Advertisement
On the other hand, in the Metaphysics (Z 13), he distinctly denies that any universal can be a substance, on the ground that a substance is a subject, whereas a universal is a predicate and a belonging of a subject, from which it follows as he says that no universal is a substance, and no substance universal.
The difference is that Clifford considers " mind-stuff " to be unconscious, and denies that there is any evidence of consciousness apart from a nervous system.
If the personal idealist consistently denies other bodies, then the bodily signs become, according to him, only part of his experience, which can prove only the existence of himself.
No one now denies that he was one of those exceptional men, who without selfseeking spend their lives in the service of a cause and fight bravely against the stream of corruption.
John, catholicus, denies to Ezr's meeting the name of council, and so makes his own the seventh.Advertisement
In addition to the difficulties presented by the Bible as an historical record, and the literary problems which textual and other critics have investigated, the modern freethinker denies that the Christianity of the New Testament or its interpretation by modern theologians affords a coherent theory of human life and duty.
It should be noted that this theory of Causation entirely denies the doctrine of Uniformity in Nature, so far as the human mind is concerned.
It requires an idea, because every object is conceived as well as recognized or denied; but it is itself an assertion of actual fact, every perception counts for a judgment, and every categorical is changeable into an existential judgment without change of sense (Brentano, who derives his theory from Mill except that he denies the necessity of a combination of ideas, and reduces a categorical to an existential judgment).
Sigwart does not indeed shrink from this and greater absurdities; he reduces the first figure to the modus ponens and the second to the modus tollens of the hypothetical syllogism, and then, finding no place for the third figure, denies that it can infer necessity; whereas it really infers the necessary consequence of particular conclusions.
Nor can the opponent fairly refuse to admit it, if he affirms the participation of the identical with being, and denies the participation of difference with being, or affirms it with not-being.Advertisement
If judged by what he denies, viz.
His critics incline to press the point that association itself is only intelligible so far as it is seen to depend on universals of the kind that he denies.
His speculation turns, as has been said, upon the necessity of reconciling the existence and the might of evil with the existence of an all-embracing and allpowerful God, without falling into Manichaeanism on the one hand, or, on the other, into a naturalistic pantheism that denies the reality of the distinction between good and evil.
In Boehme's spirit, Schelling defended his idea of God as the only way of vindicating for God the consciousness which naturalism denies, and which ordinary theism emptily asserts.
If the empiricist denies the intellectual element in scientific knowledge, he must not claim absolute validity for his conclusions; but he may hold against the intuitionalist that absolute laws are impossible to the human intellect.Advertisement
It follows that philosophy is in a sense both dualist and monist; it is a cosmic dualism inasmuch as it admits the possible existence of matter as a hypothesis, though it denies the possibility of any true knowledge of it, and is hence in regard of the only possible knowledge an idealistic monism.
To the second problem there are two main answers, that of Associationism which denies to the mind any a priori existence and asserts that sensation is the only source of knowledge, and that which admits the existence of both transcendental and empirical knowledge.
In metaphysics, accidentalism denies the doctrine that everything occurs or results from a definite cause.
Now, corruption strictly interpreted would imply the deliberate sale of justice, and this Bacon explicitly denies, affirming that he never " had bribe or reward in his eye or thought when he pronounced any sentence or order."
Schweizer denies this of Reinhard.Advertisement
Naude that he has committed more faults than he has discovered in Cardan, and with Charles Nisard that his object seems to be to deny all that Cardan affirms and to affirm all that Cardan denies.
Epicurus denies a divine superintendence of human affairs.
Although he denies liberty to the will in this sense - indeed, strictly speaking, neither liberty nor necessity, he says, is properly applied to the will, " for the will itself is not an agent that has a will " - he nevertheless insists that the subject willing is a free moral agent, and argues that without the determinate connexion between volition and motive which he asserts and the libertarians deny, moral agency would be impossible.
Thus (1), it has been said that - whereas the continental canon law recognized a quadripartite division of Church revenue of common right between (a) the bishop, (b) the clergy, (c) the poor, (d) the fabric - the English law maintained a tripartite division - (a) clergy, (b) the poor, (c) the fabric. Lord Selborne (Ancient Facts and Fictions concerning Churches and Tithes, 2nd ed., 1892) denies that there was any division of tithe in England.
He denies that the precedents of the eunuch baptized by Philip or of Paul baptized without hesitation by Simon (to which the other party appealed) were relevant.
He says nothing about men being born free and equal, and on the other hand he never denies the position of the court and the country at large, that the home legislature, being sovereign, had the right to tax the colonies.
He further denies that Aristotle identified his First Philosophy with a " theology," holding the text of the Metaphysics to be out of order and 1 Philosophische Monatshefte (1888), Heft 1 and 2.
Bethune Baker vehemently denies that these great leaders were contented with Homoiousianism.
Ritschl denies natural theology 4 as well as natural religion, denies dogma outright in its Greek forms - Trinitarian and Christological; and seeks to transpose the doctrine of Atonement - Christ's Person " or " Works as he puts it - from the legal to the ethical.
In each case the data rest on an ultimate basis, undemonstrable, indeed, to any one who denies them (even if he be called mad for doing so), except by the continuous process of working out their own proofs, and showing their consistency with, or necessity in, the scheme of things terrestrial on the one hand, or the mind and happiness of man on the other.
The belief that libertarianism denies the binding force of habit or the gradual development of unchecked tendencies in character depends upon a similar misconception.
After apparently maintaining (Protagoras) that pleasure is the good, he passes first to the opposite extreme, and denies it (Phaedo, Gorgias) to be a good at all.
He holds, indeed, that each man should aim at making himself the most perfect possible instrument of reason; but he expressly denies that the perfection of others can be similarly prescribed as an end to each.
He denies the intrinsic tendencies, or souls, by which the Aristotelians explained the motion of the spheres, because he ascribes their motion to God.
But while Hume absolutely denies the necessity, Ghazali merely removes it one stage farther back, and plants it in the mind of the Deity.
Sir Thomas Browne, too, while he denies the capacity of the astrologers of his day, does not venture to dispute the reality of the science.
Regardless of this provision, however, the civil code denies the right of an appeal from an inferior court in cases that have been tried by a jury, and in which the amount claimed does not exceed $20, and the courts have decided that this denial is not in conflict with the constitution; but in at least one instance an appeal was allowed because of the constitutional guaranty, and that guaranty has doubtless had much influence on judicial legislation.
Thom's manager, Ian Brown, denies these accusations.
Henry comes and denies it and says that John del Bowes and his predecessors were not seised of the annual rent aforesaid.
The owner, Bruce Berry, denies all allegations.
Similarly, you cannot discuss the purpose of life with a man who denies the existence of God.
The Bill denies same-sex partners the same pension rights as married heterosexuals.
And post modern secular humanism denies ultimate truth itself.
Each of them is an inhuman, non-social form of something human and communal, a form of human life which denies humanity.
Armstrong vehemently denies such insinuations and has never failed a drugs test.
Pakistan on its part denies their presence in any Pakistani jail.
Couple denies Katrina charges The owners of a New Orleans nursing home deny manslaughter over the deaths of 35 patients in Hurricane Katrina.
The Opus Dei site denies this latter claim stating " The Da Vinci Code makes it appear that Opus Dei members practice bloody mortifications.
This broad scope denies people the right to resist oppression, even to struggle against dictatorship.
The farrier denies it and blames Nigel, revealing to Blake the plot to use the magnetic picklock to rob Barrymore's.
It grants sovereignty a history it does not have, and denies interdependence a history it undoubtedly possesses.
Bourdieu fiercely rejected the fashionable relativism that denies that the sciences can obtain genuine knowledge of the world.
Satan would be an atheist, a humanist, who denies the trinity by simply not opposing them.
Schleiermacher applies the phrase " the immortality of religion " to the religious emotion of oneness, amid finitude, with the infinite and, amid time, with the eternal; denies any necessary connexion between the belief in the continuance of personal existence and the consciousness of God; and rests his faith on immortality altogether on Christ's promise of living fellowship with His followers, as presupposing their as well as His personal immortality.
Lotze resolves space into " ideal space "; and finally, in the philosophy of religion, or in view of the thought of God (in his Metaphysics), he denies the objective existence of time.
Accordingly, when he denies the reality of Being, and declares Becoming, or eternal flux and change, to be the sole actuality, Heraclitus must be understood to enunciate not only the unreality of the abstract notion of being, except as the correlative of that of not-being, but also the physical doctrine that all phenomena are in a state of continuous transition from non-existence to existence, and vice versa, without either distinguishing these propositions or qualifying them by any reference to the relation of thought to experience.
The attitude of a man who denies the doctrine of immortality and rejoices in the denial is not strictly pessimistic. A Christian again may be pessimistic about the present; he must logically be optimistic about the future - a teleological view of the universe implies optimism on the whole; the agnostic may be indifferent to, or pessimistic, regarding the future, while exceedingly satisfied with life as he finds it.
The view which denies the Pauline authorship of Ephesians has to suppose the existence of a great literary artist and profound theologian, able to write an epistle worthy of Paul at his best, who, without betraying any recognizable motive, presented to the world in the name of Paul an imitation of Colossians, incredibly laborious and yet superior to the original in literary workmanship and power of thought, and bearing every appearance of earnest sincerity.
But dogmatic atheism is rare compared with the sceptical type, which is identical with agnosticism in so far as it denies the capacity of the mind of man to form any conception of God, but is different from it in so far as the agnostic merely holds his judgment in suspense, though, in practice, agnosticism is apt to result in an attitude towards religion which is hardly distinguishable from a passive and unaggressive atheism.
On examination, the authors of anticritica are generally found to disown, tacitly or openly, the first of these alternatives; for example, Prof. Sayce, who frequently takes the field against the " higher criticism," and denies, without, however, disproving, the validity of the literary analysis of the Hexateuch, nevertheless himself asserts that " no one can study the Pentateuch.
Thoroughgoing rationalism, on the other hand, either categorically denies that the supernatural or the infinite - whether it exist or not - can be the object of human knowledge (see Agnosticism), or else, in the mouth of a single person, states that he at least has no such knowledge.
Disjunctive " Syllogisms" are those in which one premise is a disjunctive proposition, the other a categorical proposition which states or denies one of the two alternatives set forth.
The Club denies rumors that the staffing cuts are due to the aftermath of the bitter takeover of the club by the US tycoon.
For the figment of a hell of limited duration either traduces the character of God, or practically denies the work of Christ.
It's not until the addict denies help that loved ones begin reading their letters.
If you believe your loved one suffers from anorexia, don't be surprised if he/she denies your accusations.
If he denies having a problem, it may be time to have authorities step in.
The tape allegedly features plenty of nudity and spanking, though Jennifer Lopez denies that there is any real sex.
His publicist denies rumors that Hasselhoff has been drinking again and blames his erratic behavior on medication prescribed to ease an infection in his hand.
First there was speculation that Al's preference is for men and their marriage is one of convenience, which, of course, Jones-Reynolds categorically denies.
Then there were rumors that Reynolds was seen visiting a prominent divorce attorney, which, of course, Jones-Reynolds categorically denies.
Couric denies previous knowledge of the altered images as does CBS News President, Sean McManus.
He denies the charges and claims he is losing pigment in his skin due to a skin condition.
Although Nicole Richie repeatedly denies that she suffers from an eating disorder, rumors still abound.
While many believe that super skinny celebs are typically the victims of eating disorders, Beckham denies that she has any problems.
While many speculate that Simpson's single "Boyfriend" was about this situation, she denies that there's a connection.
In addition to Jason Wahler's legal problems, he and former girlfriend Lauren Conrad (co-star of Laguna Beach and The Hills) reportedly have a sex video that she denies was ever made.
Mr. Simpson, of course, denies all allegations, stating they are "simply not true."
After the meeting, Boy George allegedly sent Carlsen emails, accusing him of hacking into a computer - a charge that Carlsen vehemently denies.
Don't you just hate it when tabloids report an impending split of a random celebrity couple and the couple, of course, denies it but ends up splitting anyway?
Kate denies the accusation, saying she was "horrified" when the rumor first surfaced.
Seiver, for his part, denies he was ever a part of such a plan.
Mega-producer Timbaland denies cutting Chris Brown out due to the Rihanna-factor.
Their argument is that the free distribution of guitar tablature for an artist's songs denies that artist an avenue of revenue that he/she might otherwise have through sheet music sales and, tangentially, CD or download sales.
Availability for Work - If you are not currently willing or available to accept suitable work if it is offered to you, your attempt to claim unemployment benefits will likely be denies.
If he denies his responsibilities, you can later choose to have paternity established through a DNA test.
She denies that she was trying to keep the pregnancy a secret from the public; Christina just wanted to limit the information to a few close friends and family before she announced it to the world.
However, Us Magazine reported that Nelly Furtado's representative denies the singer is pregnant.
Whether he confirms or denies that your observations are accurate, you can tell him how you feel about him.
Every decision he makes confirms or denies his judgment of how he sees himself.
You may run into an occasional Taurean who denies how important love is to him, but it's rare to find a cynical love child of Venus.
He appears mysterious and wise beyond his years because he knows a secret, yet denies it.
Uniforms limit students' creativity, she writes, and denies the "spark" that is so vital for leaders and innovators.
At the beginning of the series, Florrick is hosting a press conference where he apologizes for his personal choices but denies any corrupt professional dealings.
While no one denies that William Durant introduced the now-famous bowtie symbol to represent the automobile, there are different stories as to how the idea originated.
Durant's own family denies this urban legend as pure myth.
The person suffering from an eating disorder usually denies that there is a problem, which can delay needed treatment.
When protein is used for glucose substitution it denies protein for immune defense and other uses.
Instructions for taking the appeal to an outside authority if the insurer denies it.
Event though she denies it is, the song by Pink, So What sounds like it's about her divorce from Carey Hart.
Williams acknowledges being inspired by Korngold's work - most film music composers are - but denies the similarities are so many as to be suspect.
Burke denies that Bolingbroke's words left "any permanent impression on his mind."
It is most important also to notice that Kantism denies, but science asserts, the logical power of reason to infer actual things beyond experience.
It is not much comfort to learn further from Descartes that " he denies life to no animal, but makes it consist in the mere heat of the heart.