But, still clinging to the groundless belief, for which British statesmen had, of late at least, afforded Turkey no justification, that Great Britain at all events would support him, he obstinately refused to give ear to the pressing requests of the Powers that the necessary reforms should be instituted.
Allied with this more empiricist stand-point is the assertion that Greek philosophy borrowed from Moses; but in studying the Fathers we constantly find that groundless assertion uttered in the same breath with the dominant Idealist view, according to which Greek philosophy was due to incomplete revelation from the divine Logos.
He betook himself to Jonathan, who thought his suspicions groundless, but undertook to test them.
You, peaceful inhabitants of Moscow, artisans and workmen whom misfortune has driven from the city, and you scattered tillers of the soil, still kept out in the fields by groundless fear, listen!
Under the impression, in consequence of a furious charge of Austrian cavalry, that the battle was lost, he rode rapidly away at an early stage of the struggle - a mistake which gave rise for a time to the groundless idea that he lacked personal courage.
The number of speculations as to the nature of this distinction has been, it is said, well-nigh doubled since Drelincourt, in the r8th century, brought together 262 "groundless hypotheses," and propounded on his own part a theory TABLE I.
It was found that the tradition that the cathedral occupied the site of a temple of Mars was groundless; for the house appears to have extended under it.
Owen's description showed this view to be groundless, and he attributed the extraordinary development of the toucan's beak to the need of compensating, by the additional power of mastication thus given, for the absence of any of the grinding structures that are so characteristic of the intestinal tract of vegetable-eating birds - its digestive organs possessing a general simplicity of formation.
In laying the foundations of a science of ancient chronology he relied sometimes upon groundless, sometimes even upon absurd hypotheses, frequently upon an imperfect induction of facts.
In Fichte himself the source of being is primeval activity, the groundless and incomprehensible deed-action (ThatHandlung) of the absolute ego.
No verbal formula can really enclose the life of a people or an age, but we can best understand the significant ^ of the old Greek cities and the life they developed, when, looking at the history of mankind as a whole, we see the part played by reason, active and critical, in breaking down the barriers by which custom hinders movement, in guiding movement to definite ends, in dissipating groundless beliefs and leading onwards to fresh scientific conquests - when we see this and then take note that among the ancient Greeks such an activity of reason began in an entirely novel degree and that its activity in Europe ever since is due to their impulsion.
The science, falsely so called, of the several theological schools, their groundless distinctions and sophistical demonstrations, he regarded as the great source of heresy and scepticism.
Balashev began to feel uncomfortable: as envoy he feared to demean his dignity and felt the necessity of replying; but, as a man, he shrank before the transport of groundless wrath that had evidently seized Napoleon.
But the fears proved groundless.
On the whole, the opinion of Le Courayer, "qu'il etait Catholique en gros et quelque fois Protestant en detail," seems not altogether groundless, though it can no longer be accepted as a satisfactory summing up of the question.
On her return her position was undermined by the jealousy of Pulcheria and the groundless suspicion of an intrigue with her protégé Paulinus, the master of the offices.
Even if it is proven to be completely groundless, it is a habit pattern.
His conduct at the battle of the Alma occasioned imputations upon his personal courage, but they seem to have been entirely groundless.
He said, " The calls for Mr Beales to be suspended are totally groundless.
Happily, however, whatever fears I might have had proved groundless.
A belief has been entertained that Wilson might have started earlier and saved the town, but this is quite groundless.
Such rumors are utterly groundless as anyone who attended our previous meetings can testify.
Andy I when I talk about my beliefs thay stem from my faith which is not groundless.
The alarm, feigned for the purpose, was not altogether groundless.
groundless accusations have been made against France.
groundless fears in your former partner's mind.
On her return her position was undermined by the jealousy of Pulcheria and the groundless suspicion of an intrigue with her protÃ©gÃ© Paulinus, the master of the offices.
The visit was marked by the greatest cordiality, Count Robilants fears of inopportune pressure with regard to Irredentism proving groundless.
But the abstract doubt " whether after all things may not be quite other in themselves than that which by the laws of our thought they necessarily appear " is a scepticism which, though admittedly irrefutable, is as certainly groundless.
It is possible that the relations between the sexes - in this prototype of Rabelais's Abbey of Theleme - were not entirely what is termed Platonic. But there is on the other hand scarcely a doubt that the tales of licentiousness circulated by opponents are groundless.
As for the latter, European scholars have long been agreed that the imputation is groundless.
The charges it occasioned of profanity and irreverence were natural, but groundless.
groundless threats against you, you may be able to take action against him.
groundless appeals " .
groundless assertion to cut through, ere we get into the neighborhood of the true way.
groundless speculation our stock in trade.
The refusal to disclose seems groundless to the point of being ridiculous.
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