To deal in generalities, plants capture, on average, about 5 percent of the solar energy that falls on their leaves.
In the first place as regards style, though the Stagirite pupil Aristotle could never rival his Attic master in literary form, yet he did a signal service to philosophy in gradually passing from the vague generalities of the dialogue to the scientific precision of the didactic treatise.
These different memoirs, being technically monographs, have strictly no right to be mentioned in this place; but there is scarcely one of them, if one indeed there be, that does not deal with the generalities of the study; and the influence they have had upon contemporary investigation is so strong that it is impossible to refrain from noticing them here, though want of space forbids us from enlarging on their contents.
Comte's special object is a study of social physics, a science that before his advent was still to be formed; his second object is a review of the methods and leading generalities of all the positive sciences already formed, so that we may know both what system of inquiry to follow in our new science, and also where the new science will stand in relation to other knowledge.
init.), was, avoiding the generalities of Plato, to prepare his audience by explaining the subject of investigation and its nature.
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(6) The articles of war correspondents must be confined to topographical descriptions and generalities.
He maintained alike the claim of demonstrative science with its generalities for the few who could live in that ethereal world, and the claim of religion for all - the common life of each soul as an individual and personal consciousness.
generalityher did not believe in passing over truth with a few vague and glittering generalities.
generalityo receive 2 specific compliments than 20 vague generalities.
generalitythese tendencies, Christianity brings only ' the broadest generalities ' to bear on large areas of contemporary ethical debate.
A theology consisting of a few vague generalities was sufficient to sustain the piety of the best of the deists; but it had not the concreteness or intensity necessary to take a firm hold on those whom it emancipated from the old beliefs.
During the 18th century this deep under-work of scientific history continued to advance, though for the most part unseen by the brilliant writers whose untrustworthy generalities passed for history in the salons of the old regime.
In the former book he still makes large additions and alterations, but there is less scope for his prolixity than before; and in the latter, where he is no longer dealing with generalities, but making actual definitions, the Constitutions of necessity become more precise and statutory in form.
Burke here and everywhere else displayed t e rare art of filling his subject with generalities, and yet never int uding commonplaces.
Chapter twenty one closes off with the same kind of vague generalities given in part one.
With so many ships to choose from, it can be difficult to make generalities about any cruise line.
Of course, the spoilers are teasers and Soap Central doesn't share specifics, only generalities like "Sonny proves that he's even more dangerous than ever."
However, there are two generalities among babies, they should all smile at you if you smile and respond if you call them.
Generalities say nothing about you and thus, prospective employers will tune out.
Again, these are all generalities, there are of course gay men that wear panties also.
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