How to use Explanations in a sentence
You owe me some explanations.
Rashbam's notes on the Bible are remarkable for brevity, but when he comments on the Talmud - he wrote explanations on several tracts - he is equally noted for prolixity.
All four perused the menu judiciously, with father and mother occasionally offering comments and explanations.
Various esoterical explanations were given of the myth, and the name not found as a king was recognized as that of the tomb of Osiris.
He further supposed that, while this independent vital series of C is sometimes of this simple kind, at other times it is complicated by the addition of a dependent vital series in E, by which, in his fondness for too general and farfetched explanations, he endeavoured to explain conscious action and thought.Advertisement
But all such explanations are highly precarious.
The crisis, however, soon developed further, owing to explanations between the free-trade Unionists.
Both explanations may contain a certain amount of truth; but there is no doubt that the military strength of the Teutonic nations was far more formidable now than it had been in the time of the early empire.
It has always been a question what it was that determined Grotius, when an exile in Paris in 1625, to that particular subject, and various explanations have been offered; among others a casual suggestion of Peiresc in a letter of early date.
But all these mythological explanations are supererogatory, since the actual legend in question can be definitely traced to the pamphlet of 1602.Advertisement
Various ingenious explanations have been given, all based on the apparent Greek form of the word; thus it has been derived from O€&rOac, to see, OSos, way, and?uTOI, smooth, plain; from Osl p, to run, and SoXtx6s, long, and in other ways equally fanciful.
Elias Levita wrote Hebrew explanations, and Sebastian Munster translated it into Latin.
From the writings of the former he quotes a great number of explanations, some of which are known only from this source.
In his dictionary, again, he recast the lexicological materials independently, and enriched lexicography itself, especially by his numerous etymological explanations.
Among the more possible explanations is that the name is derived from that of Mahommed ibn Nusair, who was an Isma`ilite follower of the eleventh imam of the Shiites at the end of the 9th century.Advertisement
Other explanations suggested are arborigines, "tree-born," and aberrigines, "nomads."
The Anecdota (" Secret History") purports to be a supplement to the Histories, containing explanations and additions which the author could not insert in the latter work for fear of Justinian and Theodora.
A great number of explanations are current, some of which claim the authority of the Prophet himself; as, indeed, fictitious utterances of Mahomet play throughout a conspicuous part in the exegesis of the Koran.
If they are actually ciphers, the multiplicity of possible explanations at once precludes the hope of a plausible interpretation.
It is doubtless such explanations as these that the Greeks had in view when they praised the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians; and, in the classical period similar semi-philosophical interpretations altogether supplanted, among the learned at least, the naive literal beliefs of earlier times.Advertisement
In this as in the previous studies a compendium is learned by heart, and explanations are given from commentaries and noted down by the students word for word.
He was absent from the important sitting of the 18th of June 1870, and did not send in his submission to the decrees until 1871, when he explained in a pastoral letter that the dogma "referred only to doctrine given forth ex cathedra, and therein to the definitions proper duly, but not to its proofs or explanations."
From the moment the apparent recrudescence of the Liberal split over this question seemed to have misled Mr Balfour, who resigned office on the 4th of December, into thinking that difficulties would arise over the formation of a Liberal cabinet; but, whether or not the rumour was correct that a blunder had been made at Stirling and that explanations had ensued which satisfied Mr Asquith and Sir Edward Grey, this anticipation proved unjustified.
Fortunately each word, each clause, each idea in the discourse is repeated, commented on, enlarged upon, almost ad nauseam, in the suttas, and a short comment in the light of those explanations may bring out the meaning that was meant.'
But they are phases of the extension and growth, not explanations of the origin of the system.Advertisement
The action was so unexpected that his contemporaries felt bound to give all manner of explanations which have been woven into accounts which are legendary.
The book practically discarded all the ideas and practices concerning Indulgences which had come into the medieval church since the beginning of the 13th century, and all the ingenious explanations of the scholastic theologians from Bonaventura and Thomas Aquinas downwards.
Considering the character of Joseph as it was revealed by prosperity, one is tempted to find other explanations of his conduct than avarice.
Full explanations do not remove from some important transactions in his political life an impression of indirectness.
Two possible explanations of the phenomena of temporary stars have been held.Advertisement
Clarke, in reply, drew up an apologetic preface, and afterwards gave several explanations, which satisfied the Upper House; and, on his pledging himself that his future conduct would occasion no trouble, the matter dropped.
The founder of logic anticipated the latest logic of science, when he recognized, not only the deduction of mathematics, but also the experience of facts followed by deductive explanations of their causes in physics.
Individuals reproduce unexpectedly the traits of earlier ancestors, and ethnologists and criminologists frequently explain by "atavism" the occurrence of degenerate species of man; but the whole subject is complicated by other possible explanations of such phenomena, included in the scientific study of normal "variation."
It is apparent that such a doctrine as the Trinity is itself susceptible of many explanations, and minds differently constituted lay emphasis upon its different elements.
In St Paul we find the beginnings of explanation, indeed of two explanations, and in the Epistle to the Hebrews the whole sacrificial system is found to culminate in Christ, of whom all priests and sacrifices are symbols, so that they are abolished with the coming of the great reality.Advertisement
Various explanations are given of the Sirens.
Finally, the Sabora'e, " explainers, opiners " (about 500-540), made some additions of their own in the way of explanations and new decisions.
Blaine, then secretary of state, refused peremptorily to listen to any explanations.
Naturalistic explanations of some of these are proposed, and a mythical theory is distinctly foreshadowed when Blount dwells on the inevitable tendency of men, especially long after the event, to discover miracles attendant on the birth and death of their heroes.
The Orthodox Greek Church adopts the doctrinal decisions of the seven oecumenical councils, together with the canons of the Concilium Quinisextum or second Trullan council (692); and they further hold that all these definitions and canons are simply explanations and enforcements of the Nicaeo-Constantinopolitan creed and the decrees of the first council of Nicaea.Advertisement
The book ends with the obscurest passage of the whole, an elaborate eulogy of the "herb pantagruelion," which appears to be, if it is anything, hemp. Only two probable explanations of this have been offered, the one seeing in it an anticipation of Joseph de Maistre's glorification of the executioner, the other a eulogy of work, hemp being on the whole the most serviceable of vegetable products for that purpose.
Many strange places with stranger names are visited, some of them offering obvious satire on human institutions, others, except by the most far-fetched explanations, resolvable into nothing but sheer extravaganza.
Those who have not done this, like Le Duchat, Motteux and Esmangart, have generally committed the error of tormenting themselves and their author to find individual explanations of personages and events.
But judged relatively there are several, we shall not say excuses, but explanations of them.
The better we understand the laws of heredity and variation, and the more we learn of the history of the germ cells, the less need will there be to seek for explanations from telegony and other like doctrines.Advertisement
You have my words, my explanations of the deep things of truth, the laws I have laid down for the society; let them be your guide; the Buddha has not left you."
Of this circumstance there are two possible explanations.
Other explanations of the SoKrio-cs or appearance have, however, been suggested, and, in the absence of any statement by those who first used the word of the grounds on which they did so, it is impossible to determine between them with certainty.
Trine immersion then, as to the origin of which Basil confesses his ignorance, must be older than either of the rival explanations.
Text-books on arithmetic usually contain explanations of the chief commercial transactions in which arithmetical calculations arise; it will be sufficient in the present article to deal with interest and discount, and to give some notes on percentages and rates in the £.Advertisement
The explanations suggested were that he had made himself very popular at Rome and that his appointment was therefore calculated to strengthen the loosening bonds of the Triple Alliance, and also that his early close association with Bismarck would ensure the maintenance of the Bismarckian tradition.
Besides collecting national songs and poems, folk-lore, proverbs, &c., he wrote a grammar of the Servian language (Vienna, 1814) and the first Servian lexicon, with explanations in German and Latin (Vienna, 1818).
The crowning trophies of gravitational astronomy in the r8th century were Laplace's explanations of the " great inequality ".
Many explanations have been given of Venizelos' amazing overthrow in the hour of his greatest triumph.
Affection and a firm belief in a future state, in which the exact condition of the dying is continued, are the Fijians' own explanations of the custom, once universal, of killing sick or aged relatives.
As soon as this sense -of perplexity is felt by poets, by priests, or by most men in an age of nascent criticism, explanations of what is most crude and absurd in the myths are put forward.
First (as Arnobius and Eusebius reminded their heathen opponents), the allegorical explanations are purely arbitrary, depend upon the fancy of their author, and are all equally plausible and equally unsupported by evidence.6 Secondly, there is no proof at all that, in the distant age when the myths were developed, men entertained the moral notions and physical philosophies which are supposed to be " wrapped up, " as Cicero says, " in impious fables."
It is not arguing in a circle to point out that almost all of them are nothing more than explanations of intellectual difficulties, answers to the question, How came this or that phenomenon to be what it is ?
This is the philosophy of savage life, and it is on these principles that the savage constructs his myths, while these, again, are all the scientific explanations of the universe with which he has been able to supply himself.
Of all the explanations, then, of Egyptian animal-worship, that which regards the practice as a survival of totemism and of savagery seems the most satisfactory.
Sometimes these myths are probably later than the Veda, mere explanations of ritual incidents devised by the priests.
As regards the former the Church adopted a course midway between metaphysical explanations and historical traditions, and reconciled the more extreme theories; while with the admission of pagans a great deal of paganism itself was introduced.
But if the progress of physical science has not prevented the rehabilitation of much of ancient alchemy by the later researches into chemical change, and if psychology now finds a place for explanations of spiritualism and witchcraft which involve the admission of the empirical facts under a new theory (as in the case of the diviningrod, &c.), it is at least conceivable that some new synthesis might once more justify part at all events of ancient and medieval astromancy, to the extent of admitting the empirical facts where provable, and substituting for the supposed influence of the stars as such, some deeper theory which would be consistent with an application to other forms of prophecy, and thus might reconcile the possibility of dipping into futurity with certain interrelations of the universe, different indeed from those assumed by astrological theory, but underlying and explaining it.
Further, in accordance with the tendency to substitute historical for economic explanations of the great feasts, Pentecost came to be regarded as the feast commemorative of the Sinaitic legislation.
The ambiguity begins to disappear as more explanations are made.
Ne'Rin sent for her less than an hour later with vague explanations of meeting a visitor.
Jule spoke calmly and factually, his explanations making some strange sense, after her interactions with Jonny and meeting a real vampire.
What I would be interested to know, is where did you learn these explanations?
Lucid explanations have been most helpful to my understanding.
They gave mundane explanations.
Our perusal of the documents gave us some surprising explanations.
The effect, rather than a commendable attempt to resist offering facile explanations, is to glorify the crimes and make them seem acceptable.
Such attitudes have been reflected in the predominantly ' common sense ' explanations of pit alignments to date.
These theories provide not only descriptions of, but also causal explanations for, the behavior of moving objects.
You will explore a range of explanations of processes of learning and development including social constructivism and behaviorism.
A series of photographs and detailed explanations are used to highlight the main processes occurring during carbonate diagenesis.
By freezing frames and jumping to specific performances and explanations, mastering these tricks becomes elementary for everyone.
Could there be satisfactory explanations of human behavior which made no appeal to beliefs or desires?
In the grammar explanations which follow each dialog, examples are taken from the dialog out of context.
If these explanations seem too frivolous for the reader, I can only think of one other alternative.
The old explanations seem either implausible, or they explain only a fraction of cases.
I've spoken to many musicians about this and some of them get quite mystical about it, some talk about scientific explanations.
Would the option of audio narration be attractive to students who may learn better by " hearing " explanations along with the animation?
The authors ' ambition seems to be to offer lean and muscular, but not parsimonious, explanations.
Historically, Lavoisier's discovery of oxygen and its role in combustion dramatically replaced earlier explanations using phlogiston.
There are also physiological explanations for the experience of a sensed presence.
Science, if it is to be based on a purely rational endeavor, cannot rely on non-natural explanations.
The study puts forward an alternative explanation for such sponsorship that is an alternative theory to standard realist and neo realist explanations.
This article examines the relationship of such models to an approach that uses case-based reasoning to generate explanations.
If from another, then we have an unsatisfactory infinite regress of explanations.
And yet none of these explanations seems fully satisfactory.
Because compassion is considered self-evident as a foundational value, further explanations are rare.
Explanations rarely stray beyond an indictment of British generals.
However, as time went by and the number of BABs increased, these explanations became less tenable.
The explanations are quite terse, but not out of line with the aim of the book.
Explanations for wrongdoing The report suggests that racism can be murderous and violent and also unwitting and unintentional.
The text explanations of concepts are unclear and unnecessarily wordy, not the worst out there but certainly nothing to scream about.
Various aetiological explanations of the name Parthenius were given by the ancients, e.g.
It was the great work of Descartes to exclude rigorously from science all explanations which were not scientifically verifiable; and the prevalence of materialism at certain epochs, as in the enlightenment of the 18th century and in the German philosophy of the middle, 9th, were occasioned by special need to vindicate the scientific position, in the former case against the Church, in the latter case against the pseudo-science of the Hegelian dialectic. The chief definite periods of materialism are the pre-Socratic and the post-Aristotelian in Greece, the 18th century in France, and in Germany the, 9th century from about 1850 to 1880.
Thus the most prominent subdivision of the older school, the Taittiriyas, in their Samhita, have treated the main portion of the ceremonial in this promiscuous fashion, and to add to the confusion they have, by way of supplement, put forth a so-called Taittiriya-brahmana, which, so far from being a real Brahmana, merely deals with some additional rites in the same confused mixture of sacrificial formulae and dogmatic explanations.
In the first place, they lessen the number of separate facts to be explained; in the second, they limit the field within which explanation must be sought, since, for instance, if a particular mode of repetition of parts occur in mosses, in flowering-plants, in beetles and in elephants, the seeker of ultimate explanations may exclude from the field of his inquiry all the conditions individual to these different organic forms, and confine himself only to what is common to all of them; that is to say, practically only the living material and its environment.
Whichever of these explanations is correct, it is noticeable that the Cynics agreed in taking a dog as their common badge or symbol (see Diogenes).
The investigation of this substance and its properties (see Radioactivity) has proceeded so far as to render it probable that the theory of the unalterability of elements, and also the hitherto accepted explanations of various celestial phenomena - the source of solar energy and the appearances of the tails of comets - may require recasting.
The dominant factors in the r 7th-century medicine were the discovery of the circulation by William Harvey (published in 1628), the mechanical philosophy of Descartes and the contemporary progress of physics, the teaching of Van Helmont and the introduction of chemical explanations of morbid processes, and finally, combined of all these, and inspiring them, the rise of the spirit of inquiry and innovation, which may be called the scientific movement.
Since the kinship of the latter with the members of adjacent non-Dorian states was admitted, two different explanations seem to have been made, (I) on behalf of the non-Dorian populations, either that the Dorians were no true sons of Hellen, but were of some other northerly ancestry; or that they were merely Achaean exiles; and in either case that their historic predominance resulted from an act of violence, ill-disguised by their association with the ancient claims of the Peloponnesian Heraclidae; (2) on behalf of the Dorian aristocracies, that they were in some special sense " sons of Hellen," if not the only genuine Hellenes; the rest of the European Greeks, and in particular the anti-Dorian Athenians (with their marked likeness to Ionians), being regarded as Hellenized barbarians of " Pelasgian " origin (see Pelasgians).
Elias of Nisibis), medicine (Galen) and cosmetics (Cleopatra), in ready-reckoners (Didymus), clerk's (katib's) guides, and like handbooks, and in indirect explanations of the equivalents of measures mentioned by authors (e.g.
The caveats, however, which are relevant within the circle of ideas within which Mill's lesson can be learned and improved on, 4 seem to admit of being satisfied by relatively slight modifications in detail, or by explanations often supplied or easily to be supplied from points brought out amid the wealth of illustration with which Mill accompanied his formal or systematic exposition of method.
The excuses and explanations later given by Fremont - military preparations by the Californian authorities, the imminence of their attack, ripening British schemes for the seizure of the province, etc. - made up the stock account of historians until the whole truth came out in 1886 (in Royce's California).
Where a consul suspects that the shipping or navigation laws are being evaded, he may require the owner or master to produce the log-book or other ship documents (such as the agreement with the seamen, the account of the crew, the certificate of registration); he may muster the crew, and order explanations with regard to the documents.
A menacing letter was despatched by Sunderland to shake the firmness of the university; but, though humble and respectful explanations were returned, the university showed no sign of compliance, nor even of a desire to suggest a compromise.
I have waited eighteen months for explanations.
Most of your explanations will recap the initial point you have made.
It was very well received by a large audience and Julian subsequently spent an hour giving further explanations and taking questions.
The explanations given for spectrum multiplexing are unclear, and seem to be delivered by rote without any understanding.
It is written in the style of an online text book designed for self-study with textual explanations and illustrations.
Paper Plate Education is an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations.
I 'm not an investment expert and I 'm wary of simplistic explanations in areas I do n't know very well.
Richard Ingrams of the Observer wrote There are many explanations for the vehement opposition to Rev Blair, which grows daily.
How often had he told him not to bother with the long winded explanations.
Explanations so the reader really knows why they are using these techniques and why they work.
For verification of facts or detailed explanations of theory you don't have to truck down to the local library -- you can find all this and more in a science encyclopedia online.
A hotline expert will never complete the homework assignment or just give you answers to the questions or problems, but they will provide help and explanations that may assist you in understanding the concepts.
Couples who have guests of different faiths may want to print explanations of special ceremony rituals.
By adding explanations or other unique information to the program, it becomes a welcoming keepsake for guests to make them feel included and knowledgeable about the ceremony.
Various explanations for the bloodied ear exist, including that he cut the ear in a fight and that he did it to apologize to a friend.
From finding financial aid to rushing a sorority, you'll find helpful explanations, tips, and resources.
There are numerous explanations for the meaning of the circle - it is said that the circle at first served to strengthen the two arms of the standing cross, that it represents the sun, the moon or eternity.
Scientists generally do not understand dreams, some explanations could shed light on these disturbing ones.
The fact is, no certain explanations can be identified.
While some explanations of dreams may make sense to you, others may not.
While reasoning and verbal explanations may be appropriate for the older child, children younger than 18 months are typically unable to comprehend the reasons for punishment.
Providing explanations of the immunization plan, special tests, and procedures suitable to the child's age is helpful.
Infants and toddlers are not likely to understand verbal explanations, but they have a strong parental attachment and need affection to ease fears.
Older children may even protest or despair in getting an injection but are usually accepting of reasonable explanations.
Nurture and socialization became the favored explanations of differences in temperament.
Simple rules about appropriate behavior are easier for a child to understand than lengthy explanations.
For preschool children, explanations should be simple and concrete.
These verbal explanations were often subject to interpretation.
Some background will help you make the best use of I Ching explanations when you cast coins or sticks.
The results will be the creation of a hexagram of six stacked lines that are either broken or solid and correspond to one of the I Ching Explanations.
There are 64 possible six-line combinations, or hexagrams, so there are 64 basic explanations in the I Ching.
I Ching explanations can appear very poetic and speak to the deepest parts of us.
It can be challenging to read I Ching explanations because they have so many levels of meaning.
To unlock the I Ching explanations, you will need to look up the hexagram by number, as well as any hexagrams created by the changing lines that occurred by casting sixes and nines.
While there is a volume of Chinese superstitions, if you search beyond the myths and legends, you can also find some logical explanations that preceded the creation of the symbolism.
For more information on the Pur line including upcoming products and detailed use explanations and guidelines, interested clients can visit the official website, PurHair.com.
If your child hates math or doesn't understand it easily, the combination of clear explanations, many review problems with answers, tests and test keys and CD ROM instruction combine into one powerful package for any child.
Demand explanations for every fee which seems vague or odd.
Check out the company web site for a complete listing of the latest designs, as well as detailed explanations of how the newest technology works in conjunction with modern styling.
Other sites are run by enthusiastic hobbyists and as such the recipes or projects might not have been fully tested or the explanations might not be that clear.
In fact, it's quite in depth, with explanations for everything they do, including their own personal philosophy.
From my perspective, there are two possible explanations as to what is going on here.
Thorough explanations about warranties, payment options, and return policies.
The language in each field will be specific to that field, offering a kind of shorthand to avoid long explanations of things that anyone reading the article already would know.
This can be articles on the industry for construction trade magazines, "How To" articles or explanations of different styles of home improvement projects, such as decks.
Keep the explanations very simple and basic.
Though the candida/celiac connection is not conclusive, this article could prove an important read for any celiac looking for explanations regarding unyielding symptoms.
The explanations are detailed and helpful.
As a Scorpio delves into his psyche or into the world around him, his water energy seeks truths and explanations alongside a desire to feel and relish every moment of his journey.
This age group can handle more detailed explanations, so more complicated birthday parties are acceptable.
Each science category at Preschool Rock has detailed explanations and instructions for many hands on activities within the category.
The legislation makes it easier for parents to stay involved in their child's education by providing a report of student achievement and detailed explanations of what is expected to obtain proficiency in each subject area.
Explanations for older children or teens may be necessary when reading from complicated verses to ensure a clear understanding of the text from Scripture.
Some have natural explanations for the activity captured while others are outright fakes.
Also, note your impressions about what you think the possible explanations could be for what you've seen.
The goal of paranormal investigators is to rule out all known possible explanations, and then examine the possibility of a paranormal or supernatural cause.
Scientific explanations for NDEs range from hallucinations to misfiring neurons.
During the many past life recalls and various readings conducted by Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet of the twentieth century, he often gave detailed explanations.
These explanations encompassed the soul's purpose in a specific lifetime and the lessons that the soul chose to learn during a particular incarnation.
We consider each experience separately, as well as the case overall, looking for normal explanations for each event.
It is common that some things reported in a case have normal explanations, even when there is something paranormal happening.
Obsessed with Gilmore Girls - Quotes from episodes in Season One of Gilmore Girls including explanations for their references.
I was 8 years old when Y&R started, so even when I saw it, I didn't understand a lot and had to look to my mother for explanations.
You should then receive both written and verbal aftercare explanations so you thoroughly understand how to keep your piercing clean and free from infection.
If you get your tattoo in a highly visible spot, be prepared for people to be reading your tat all the time, and expecting explanations of what your tattoo means.
As a beginner, you'll want to look for yoga videos and DVDs that provide lengthy explanations of Child's Pose, Downward Facing Dog, Cobra Pose, and other popular introductory yoga poses.
Page did not receive his diagnosis until adulthood, when he began to seek out explanations for his unique challenges and strengths.
If you have these, be prepared to offer explanations as to why you failed to repay under your contracted obligations.
As a bonus, the instructions are well-written and include full explanations of crochet abbreviations.
More than 120 supplements are profiled in this book, with explanations of what each supplement is supposed to do, how one should determine the right dose, and what specific health problems each supplement may target.
Further, detailed explanations for rates and turnaround times, are also available, so little, if any guesswork is involved.
This site not only offers an abundance of vocabulary, but also gives in-depth explanations for how the words should be used in order to be natural in French.
The following are explanations of the various health plans available in the United States.
Instead, they offer information on the basics of buying travel insurance, explanations of common terminology and types of travel insurance, and reviews of popular travel insurance companies.
In addition, the site provides explanations of common terms you'll find when shopping for vintage stockings, including gauge and denier, which refers to the weight and sheerness of the nylons.
Once all of the testing has been completed, the team takes a few days to analyze the data they have collected and search for realistic explanations for what might have caused any activity they've picked up on.
Finally, Hawes and Wilson return to the property and speak with the owner, explaining what their findings were and what explanations they can offer.
Brad believes in applying a scientific approach to the supernatural and focuses on disproving common sense explanations for supernatural events.
Mulder is, if not credulous, at least more open to accepting unconventional explanations for mysterious phenomena than Scully, who persistently fights to find a 'logical' explanation.
The explanations are a bit murky, but it seems that the problems are less technological than they are the fact that the project has been hijacked by a mysterious higher power, which is using Sam's leaps to fix what once went wrong.
The guidelines are also crafted to help organize posts with explanations of how to keep related threads under one heading rather than starting a new topic.
Usually this means putting a screenshot of the showcased site within some sort of frame, surrounded by explanations of the site's purpose and a link to the "live" site.
Under the disguise of doctors, midwives, school teachers, governesses, factory hands or common labourers, they sought to make proselytes among the peasantry and the workmen in the industrial centres by revolutionary pamphlets and oral explanations.
As it was composed in rather less than six months, and as the author honestly warns us that he has given all his attention to a more profound co-ordination, instead of working out the special explanations more fully, as he had promised, we need not be surprised if the result is disappointing to those who had mastered the corresponding portion of the Positive Philosophy.
Nature is a whole and forms itself; within its range we are to look for no other than natural explanations.
Two principal explanations have been given to this term.
Etymology was pressed into the service, and the wildest conjectures as to the meaning of names did duty as a basis for mythological explanations.
On this point Plateau's explanations are not very clear, and he sometimes expresses himself as if the time of disintegration depended only upon the capillary tension, without reference to initial disturbances at all.
The trouble is that very few of their laborious explanations stick in the memory.
When Howie ran dry, we began discussing reasonable explanations for what he was seeing.
Herodotus, who ranks Libya as one of the chief divisions of the world, separating it from Asia, repudiates as fables the ordinary explanations assigned to the names Europe and Asia, but confesses his inability to say whence they came.
But the belief died hard; the synthesis of urea remained isolated for many years; and many explanations were attempted by the vitalists (as, for instance, that urea was halfway between the inorganic and organic kingdoms, or that the carbon, from which it was obtained, retained the essentials of this hypothetical vital force), but only to succumb at a later date to the indubitable fact that the same laws of chemical combination prevail in both the animate and inanimate kingdoms, and that the artificial or laboratory synthesis of any substance, either inorganic or organic, is but a question of time, once its constitution is determined.'.
Conselheiro, deeming his worst suspicions confirmed, shot and killed his wife and his mother before explanations could be offered.
He appears to have leaned to mechanical explanations of the symptoms of disease, as was especially the case with inflammation, of which he gave the first rational, though necessarily inadequate, theory.
Unfortunately it was neither this nor his zeal for research that chiefly won him followers, but the completeness of his theoretical explanations, which fell in with the mental habits of succeeding centuries, and were such as have flattered the intellectual indolence of all ages.
These discoveries not only weakened or destroyed the respect for authority in matters of science, but brought about a marked tendency to mechanical explanations of life and disease.
Sydenham showed that these processes might be profitably studied and dealt with without explaining them; and, by turning men's minds away from explanations and fixing them on facts, he enriched medicine with a method more fruitful than any discoveries in detail.
This phase is most clearly developed in Archibald Pitcairne (1652-1713), who, though a determined opponent of metaphysical explanations, and of the chemical doctrines, gave to his own rude mechanical explanations of life and disease almost the dogmatic completeness of a theological system.
Their English contemporaries and successors, John Freind, William Cole, and Richard Mead, leaned also to mechanical explanations, but with a distrust of systematic theoretical completeness, which was perhaps partly a national characteristic, partly the result of the teaching of Sydenham and Locke.
Explanations being made and terms'of accommodation offered by General Erskine, the commanding officer, the Burmese commander retired from the British territories, when the fugitives were restored, and all differences for the time amicably arranged.
His lengthy explanations are the more grievous because he insists on the same points in several of his books.
Part of her accepted his explanations after what she'd experienced the past few days.
She nodded and accepted Evelyn's far-fetched explanations just as she might nod and temporarily accept the equally unreal world of Star Wars.
During the hurried explanations of her mother's condition, her trip home and hushed comments on the recent happenings, it was moments before Dean noticed Janet O'Brien sitting in the far corner.
I don't have time for explanations today.
Liebig and Pasteur were in agreement on the point that fermentation is intimately connected with the presence of yeast in the fermenting liquid, but their explanations concerning the mechanism of fermentation were quite opposed.
It is to be noticed, however, that, even after such phenomena have been properly grouped and designated under Greek names as laws of organic growth, they have not become explanations of the series of facts they correlate.
Both add notes and explanations of their own, and both have in turn formed the text of commentaries.
Among proposed normal explanations of these phenomena that of hallucination (q.v.), including illusion as to what is seen almost amounting to hallucination, deserves careful consideration.
Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.
The fact being established that magnetism is essentially a molecular phenomenon, the next step is to inquire what is the constitution of a magnetic molecule, and why it is that some molecules are ferromagnetic, others paramagnetic, and others again diamagnetic. The best known of the explanations that have been proposed depend upon the magnetic action of an electric current.
Thorpe gives, without explanations, the insertions of an ill-informed Gloucester monk who has obscured the accurate chronology of the original.
Several explanations have been given of Fig.
Vocabularies, grammars and interlinear translations were compiled for the use of students as well as commentaries on the older texts and explanations of obscure words and phrases.
As his explanations were not considered satisfactory, the council deposed him from his priestly office and excommunicated him; but in 449, at a council held in Ephesus convened by Dioscurus of Alexandria and overawed by the presence of a large number of Egyptian monks, not only was Eutyches reinstated in his office, but Eusebius, Domnus and Flavian, his chief opponents, were deposed, and the Alexandrine dcctrine of the "one nature" received the sanction of the church.
Incidentally he introduces into his explanations the current German expressions for the things he is treating of, with the apology that Solomon had 1 In the oldest MSS.
The name is from a word meaning "to roast till puckered" or "drawn up," in reference, it is suggested, to a peculiar seam in their mocassins, though other explanations have been proposed.
For fuller details and explanations of the elements of the subject, the reader must be referred to general treatises such as Baynes's Thermodynamics (Oxford), Tait's Thermodynamics (Edinburgh), Maxwell's Theory of Heat (London), Parker's Thermodynamics (Cambridge), Clausius's Mechanical Theory of Heat (translated by Browne, London), and Preston's Theory of Heat (London).
Homilies, legends, traditional sayings and explanations, in fact every form of Haggadic expansion are utilized by the Targumist, so that at times his works convey the impression more of a late Midrash than of a translation.
Various explanations have been suggested.
In continental philosophy the reaction against mechanical and pantheistic explanations of the universe found even more definite utterance than in English psychological.
After further remonstrances and explanations [Balaam goes home].
No explanation is given by the supposition; it is merely a statement which can hardly be accepted unless all other explanations fail.
The work contains, in more or less alphabetical order, notes on well-known events and persons mentioned by the orators, and explanations of legal and commercial expressions.
Tallquist's edition of the Maklu series of incantations and his explanations of the ritual, and also the publications by Zimmern of the Surpu series of tablets in his Beitreige have rendered us familiar with the functions of the asipu.
Nor was it till late in the 18th century that criticism seriously challenged the dominance of the Protestant scholastic treatment of the Old Testament on the one hand, and the rough and ready, uncritical explanations or depreciations of the Rationalists on the other.
The question is whether these explanations are adequate.
Slightly differing explanations of the reference in the name are given in Gen.
Again and again I ask impatiently, "Why concern myself with these explanations and hypotheses?"
Indeed, only such explanations should be given as are really essential.
There has been much discussion of such of Miss Sullivan's statements and explanations as have been published before.
Her admiration for the impressive explanations which Bishop Brooks has given her of the Fatherhood of God is well known.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children.
There might be a thousand explanations for what she had witnessed, but only one came to mind.
Different explanations have been offered.
The Stahlian theory, originally a theory of combustion, came to be a general theory of chemical reactions, since it provided simple explanations of the ordinary chemical processes(when regarded qualitatively) and permitted generalizations which largely stimulated its acceptance.
Suffice it to say that in spite of its spiritualistic starting-point its general result was to give a stimulus to the prevailing scientific tendency as represented by Galileo, Kepler and Harvey to the principle of mechanical explanations of the phenomena of the universe.
The Remonstrants were asked to file copious explanations of the five points in dispute (Sententia Remonstrantium), but objecting to the manner in which they were catechized, they were, at the 57th sitting, dismissed from the synod as convicted "liars and deceivers."