Handed-down Sentence Examples
Long ago, they were handed down from fathers to the eldest son of a House.
No one, however, would now support this view; and it is admitted that, under the mass of miraculous tales which have been handed down regarding him, there is a basis of truth already sufficiently clear to render possible an intelligent history.
The hostility he encountered in the propagation of these new religious ideas after his return to Khorasan in 1052 and Sunnite fanaticism compelled him at last to flee, and after many wanderings he found a refuge in Yumgan (about 1060) in the mountains of Badakshan, where he spent as a hermit the last decades of his life, and gathered round him a considerable number of devoted adherents, who have handed down his doctrines to succeeding generations.
The numbers, whether of kings or of years, cannot have been handed down to us correctly by the Greek writers.
The only account of his life handed down to us is that of Julius Capitolinus, one of the Scriptores Historiae Augustae.Advertisement
It was preserved in MS. during the reign of Elizabeth, and handed down in copies, many of which were carelessly made.
The mythic and religious legends of the people were preserved in chants, handed down from generation to generation; and in like poetic form was kept the knowledge of the people of botany, medicine and other sciences.
Of this view the part which was not Aristotle's, the state of " universalia ante rem," was due to the Neoplatonists, who interpreted the " separate forms " of Plato to be ideas in intellect, and handed down their interpretation through St Augustine to the medieval Realists like Aquinas, who thus combined Neoplatonism with Aristotelianism.
They may have found in some places a soil already prepared by more ancient tenets which had been preserved in spite of th'e persecution of the official Church, and handed down from the period of primitive Christianity.
Gyraldus, writing in 1540 (Libellus de re nautica), misunderstanding this reference, declared that this observation of the direction of the magnet to the poles had been handed down as discovered "by a certain Flavius."Advertisement
It is well known that this name (rocos) was given on account of practical ability; and in accordance with this we find that Thales had been occupied with civil affairs, and indeed several instances of his political sagacity have been handed down.
Many anecdotes, amusing rather than instructive, are related of him, which have been handed down by Diogenes Laertius and other writers.
The plan of the city is rectangular, and the streets intersect at right angles, a peculiarity handed down from Roman times, though the area enclosed by the medieval walls is larger than that of the Roman town,, which occupied the eastern portion of the present one.
The rite was appointed by Christ, and has been handed down from generation to generation by the boni homines.
That Sicily and Africa were once joined we know only from modern scientific research; that Sicily and Italy were once joined is handed down in legend.Advertisement
For a generation or two the books so put together were handed down by memory, though probably written memoranda were also used.
This is very suggestive as to the way in which the earliest Buddhist records were gradually built up. The suttas came first embodying, in set phrases, the doctrine that had to be handed down.
Thus land is handed down through successive generations under the nominal control of the recognized head of the clan.
To the 4th century also perhaps belongs a series of apocalyptic pieces and homilies which have been handed down under the name of Ephraem.
One of the most interesting apocalypses is the Jewish History of Daniel, handed down in Persian.3 This whole type of prophecy reached the West above all through the Pseudo-Methodius, which was soon translated into Latin.Advertisement
Monumental works, such as his statue of Queen Victoria at Winchester and his work at Windsor, may be handed down as his greatest achievements, but judged as art metal-work, his smaller productions, such as the centrepiece presented by the army and navy to Queen Victoria on her Jubilee, have been more important.
The form of the iota, and even the style of ornamentation, has been handed down unaltered from the earliest times.
The indigenous methods of smelting the ore, which are everywhere the same, and have been handed down unchanged through countless generations, yield a metal of the finest quality in a form well suited to native wants.
The official history of the Omayyads, as it has been handed down to us, is coloured by Abbasid feeling to such an extent that we can scarcely distinguish the true from the false.
Neoplatonism had accepted the Aristotelian logic with its sharper definition than anything handed down from Plato, and, except the logic of the Sceptics, there was no longer any rival discipline of the like prestige.Advertisement
His influence on his successors has rather lain in the general stimulus of his enthusiasm for experience, or in the success with which he represents the cause of nominalism and in certain special devices of method handed down till, through Hume or Herschel, they affected the thought of Mill.
Poetry, philology, philosophy all flourished under his encouragement, and his name was handed down to posterity as the first of the many Spanish Jews who combined diplomatic skill with artistic culture.
This mysterious language, despite the existence of more than 6000 inscriptions, and the publication in 1892 of a book written in the language and handed down to us by the accident of its use to pack an Egyptian mummy, remains as obscure as ever, but apparently it underwent very great phonetic changes at an early period, so that the voiced mutes B, D, G disappeared.
The Council of Trent, while it commands all bishops to teach "the sound doctrine of purgatory handed down by the venerable fathers and sacred councils," bids them exclude from popular addresses all the "more difficult and subtle questions relating to the subject which do not tend to edification."
On the one hand, it seemed to follow from the existence of such a family that Homer was a mere " eponymus," or mythical ancestor; on the other hand, it became easy to imagine the Homeric poems handed down orally in a family whose hereditary occupation it was to recite them, possibly to add new episodes from time to time, or to combine their materials in new ways, as their poetical gifts permitted.
It was supposed that it had been handed down by Ezra; that it was indebted to Joshua, David or Solomon; that it was as old as Moses, to whom it had been communicated orally or in writing, complete or in its essence.
Thus among the tribes of south-eastern Australia described by Mr Howitt, 10 the native rites and laws handed down from generation to generation were supposed to have been first imparted by some higher being such as Nurrundere, who made all things on the earth; or Nurelli, who created the whole country, with the rivers, trees and animals; or Daramulun, who (like Nurrundere) bestowed weapons on the men, and instituted the rites and ceremonies connected with life and death.
But in the end the universal conflagration was handed down without question as an article of belief.
In all these respects he was simply following the directions of the Vinaya, or regulations of the order, as established probably in the time of Gotama himself, and as certainly handed down from the earliest times in the pitakas or sacred books.
All these features, he says, had been handed down in an unpublished and unspoken teaching, in a silent and sacramental tradition.
The saga grew up in the quieter days which followed the change of faith (1002), when the deeds of the great families' heroes were still cherished by their descendants, and the exploits of the great kings of Norway and Denmark handed down with reverence.
In many families, names are handed down from one generation to another.
His instructions were for some time handed down orally, but were subsequently committed to writing, and formed the twelve books of Tages, containing a complete system of Etruscan lore.
A system of emanations of this kind, in its purest form, is set forth in the expositions coming from the school of Basilides, which are handed down by Irenaeus, while the propositions which are set forth in the Philosophumena of Hippolytus as being doctrines of Basilides represent a still closer approach to a monistic philosophy.
Both the systems which are handed down under his name by Irenaeus and Hippolytus, that of emanations and the monistic-evolutionary system, represent further developments of his ideas with a tendency away from dualism towards monism.
And this rite too the evil demons by way of imitation handed down in the mysteries of Mithras.
According to the Fihrist, Mani made use of the Persian and Syriac languages; but, like the Oriental Marcionites before him, he invented an alphabet of his own, which the Fihrist has handed down to us.
Arguments have been founded upon the descriptions of the blind singers in the Odyssey, with their songs inspired directly by the Muse; upon the appeals of the poet to the Muses, especially in such a place as the opening of the Catalogue; upon the Catalogue itself, which is a kind of historical document put into verse to help the memory; upon the shipowner in the Odyssey, who has " a good memory for his cargo," &c. It may be answered, however, that much of this is traditional, handed down from the time when all poetry was unwritten.
In the first place, natural antagonism might be looked for from the two opposed sects, the one of whom, in despair of knowledge, maintained that all science was impossible; while the other, resting on authority and on the learning that had been handed down from the Greeks, declared that science was already completely known, and consequently devoted their energies to methodizing and elaborating it.
Therefore, although much of the past has been handed down to us in epic, in ballad and in the legends of folk-lore, we must turn from them to what became history in the narrower sense.
It was therefore surprising when, in 1877, Simon Newcomb found, by a study of the lunar eclipses handed down by Ptolemy and those observed by the Arabians - data much more reliable than the vague accounts of ancient solar eclipses - that the actual apparent acceleration was only about 8.3".
The Carolingian sovereignty was thus neither hereditary nor elective, but was handed down by the will of the reigning king, and by a solemn acceptance of the future king on the part of the nobles.
The Roman ideal, handed down in tradition through the centuries, was here first revived.
Snip too had a celebrated son called Snap (1750), and it is chiefly in the female line through the mares by these horses, of which there are fully thirty in the StudBook, that the blood of Flying Childers is handed down to us.
It is therefore likely that Cleon has had less than justice done to him in the portraits handed down by these two writers.
The poem, according to Lachmann, was based on some twenty popular ballads, originally handed down orally, but written down about 1190 or 1200.
The great story of the catastrophe that destroyed an ancient peaceful civilization had been handed down from father to son.
His reserved judgment, a monumental judgment running to some 145 pages, was handed down on a date in February 2005.
The Council is generally very parochial, with seats being handed down from father to son.
In all parts of Albania the vendetta (gydk, jak) or blood-feud, the primitive lex talionis, is an established usage; the duty of revenge is a sacred tradition handed down to successive generations in the family, the village and the tribe.
Like the other languages of the non-Semitic tribes of Elam that of the Kassites was agglutinative; a vocabulary of it has been handed down in a cuneiform tablet, as well as a list of Kassite names with their Semitic equivalents.
For Greece and Rome, where the instructions as to ritual were not embodied in the elaborate codes handed down in Hinduism or Judaism, our material is far less complete.
His claim to eminence rests on the facts that he developed and formulated the doctrines of the older Sceptics, and that he handed down a full and, on the whole, an impartial account of the members of his school.
Several quaint and beautiful legends have been handed down as to the origin of the epithet of "venerable" generally attached to his name.
The Fihrist states (p. 68) that some scholars included more and others fewer poems, while the order of the poems in the several recensions differed; but the correct text, the author says, is that handed down through Ibn al-A`rabi.
In expanding Kant's act of synthesis till it absorbed the inner sense and the innermost soul, he started the modern paradox that soul is not substance, but subject or activity, a paradox which has been gradually handed down from Schelling and Hegel to Fechner, and from Fechner to Paulsen and Wundt.
The music, vocal and instrumental, is generally of little compass, and in the minor key; it is therefore plaintive, and strikes a European ear as somewhat monotonous, though often possessing a simple beauty, and the charm of antiquity, for there is little doubt that the favorite airs have been handed down from remote ages.
Nevertheless, we will not forget that some Egyptian wheat was handed down to us by a mummy.
The jury has handed down an indictment for the criminal.
Most nursery rhymes have been handed down from generation to generation.
Knitted and crocheted gifts make wonderful heirlooms that can be handed down from generation to generation.
In fact, some gifts may even become family heirlooms which can be handed down from generation to generation.
Not only will this gift be treasured throughout the baby's life, it may become an heirloom that is handed down from generation to generation.
Many people steer away from personalized infant clothing, thinking that this type of clothing can only be worn for a short time and can't be handed down.
While of course you can't predict the future, giving a piece of clothing that features a family name and has been handed down from one generation to another is a great way to create a treasured heirloom.
Even when a law suit is settled or a judgment handed down in favor of the plaintiff, it can still take time before the lawyer collects any money for his or or her hard work.
Legal judgments handed down set precedents for not including alimony as part of the amount ordered for child support payments.
You might find a bench or a rocking chair that has been handed down through the generations.
The Amish society's dedication to woodworking has been handed down from generation to generation.
When you take care of your cedar furniture it can last for years and even be handed down from generation to generation.
These picture albums and scrapbooks can be handed down to future generations and enjoyed for years to come.
Unique rings are often handed down from generation to generation as treasured heirlooms.
Perhaps the muff was made by a favorite aunt, or the bell was handed down from your husband's great-grandmother.
Consider remaking or altering a heirloom dress that has been handed down through your family.
Granted, this Hawaii Blanket is expensive even after their discount, but the color and Egyptian cotton fabric make it a welcome addition to your home that can be handed down from generation to generation.
In March of 2008, doctors handed down the veteran actor a grim diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.
After the judge handed down her sentence and Brown et. al., left the courtroom, she brought Rihanna in to let her know the outcome.
If there are several boys in a family, it's a good idea to choose good quality items that can be handed down.
This makes these clothes perfect for families where the clothes will be handed down to a younger sibling or cousin.
Thicker raincoats with sturdy stitching can often stand the test of time and continue to be handed down to younger siblings for years and years of use.
If they weren't handed down to several other children, they were stored.
You have adjustable sides and adjustable straps to make a specialized fit, and overalls usually last long enough to be handed down to family or friends.
However, a few key summer pieces of high quality can be handed down from one child to the next or to a younger cousin or two.
The lore handed down from yesteryear may sound like superstition, but if it works, it can only help your garden by working with nature to increase the harvest yield.
A special piece of heritage jewelry is frequently handed down through the generations, passed from mother to daughter, grandmother to grandchild.
It will be handed down from mother to child and will soon become a treasured family heirloom.
It is a symbolic keepsake that is certain to become a treasured family heirloom as it is handed down through the generations.
Many works found in attics, garage sales and auctions or handed down through the generations do have a market value.
The steps to traditional Japanese dance have been handed down through generations and are still performed today.
At the same time, there are very clear places for the hands to hold your partner, handed down from classic dances such as the waltz and the tango.
Ask your oldest living relatives if there is a family bible handed down by any ancestor.
Gund was then handed down again to the children of that inheritor in 1969, and the tag line "The World's Most Huggable" came to fruition and endures today.
The phrase "You've sunk my battleship" has been handed down over generations and is still popular today.
These one of a kind rings are often cherished family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation.
It's true that the cost up front will be a lot, but since they don't go out of style, they can also be handed down to a younger sibling.
Many of these are known urban legends, and others are simply stories that have been handed down through the generations; no one knows where they originated or how true they are.
The difficulty with labeling the phenomenon of Bigfoot sightings as a cultural myth is that even ancient tribes handed down tales through the generations detailing their own sightings of legendary creatures.
Below are a few such urban legends that have been handed down for decades.
These classic tales are timeless, and most are handed down through the generations.
From casseroles to chocolate cake, most families have a recipe or two that has been handed down for generations.
If the shoes aren't completely worn out, they may be handed down to a younger sibling.
These distinguished watches are often cherished for years and even handed down to children and grandchildren.
Secrets and tips are handed down from father to son.
When you think of the term "keepsake quilting," however, you probably think about those old quilts handed down through the generations.
As knitting video podcasts continue to grow in popularity, the age old craft of knitting will be handed down to future generations with the help of technology.
Overall the movie has a bit of a "worn" feeling, like your older sibling's sweater that gets handed down to you, but it's the one you liked the most so you're happy to have it as your own.
The shards of Narsil became heirlooms of the House of Isildur, even in exile, and were handed down to Aragorn as he attained his adult years.
Over the years the business was handed down through the generations and in 1965 they began renting uniforms to other businesses.
The best thing about quality customizable soccer jerseys is that they become a treasured item that can be handed down from fan to fan as a memory of this worldwide competitive sport.
The furniture - it was handed down to my mother and she left it to me.
He was attracted to it by his hatred of moderation and what he called "respectability" in any shape - a characteristic of which some amusing instances have been handed down.
But the history which the Judaean writers have handed down is influenced by the later hostility between Judah and Samaria.
The Judas legend, however, never really became popular, whereas that of Oedipus was handed down both orally and in written national tales (Albanian, Finnish, Cypriote).
The Oedipus legend was handed down to the period of the Renaissance by the Roman and its imitations, which then fell into oblivion.
As a rule they are orderly and law-abiding, but traditions of plunder have been handed down to them from early times, and many of them retain the predatory instincts of their forefathers.
The inscription confirms in every respect the Buddhist story, and makes it certain that, at the time when it was put up, the tradition now handed down in the books was current at the spot.
Thus though it insisted on the exclusive canonicity of the 24 books, it claimed the possession of are oral law handed down from ivloses, and just as the apocryphal books overshadowed in certain instances the canonical scriptures, so often the oral law displaced the written in the regard of Judaism.
Oertel finds an explanation of this want of complete celldifferentiation, loss of function, and acquired vegetative activity in the non-homogeneous character of the nuclear chromatin elements of the cell, and maintains that the different properties of the cell are carried and handed down by the different orders of chromatin loops.
The English dialect in which the Anglo-Saxon laws have been handed down to us is in most cases a common speech derived from West Saxon - naturally enough as Wessex became the predominant English state, and the court of its kings the principal literary centre from which most of the compilers and scribes derived their dialect and spelling.
Regarding the remainder of his life little is known, and the accounts handed down are contradictory, but he appears to have spent the most of it in retirement at his estate near Porto.
He frequently signs his works, and a great number of names have been thus handed down during the past two centuries.
The philological analysis of Wolf and his successors had raised doubts as to the very existence of Homer, and at one time the main current of scholarly opinion had set strongly in the direction of the belief that the Iliad and the Odyssey were in reality but latter-day collections of divers recitals that had been handed down by word of mouth from one generation to another of bards through ages of illiteracy.
His Strategica seems to have been highly esteemed by the Roman emperors, and to have been handed down by them as a sort of heirloom.
If that literature was to be a power in the world, it must be handed down to posterity in a form capable of being understood.
The principality, which he thus carved out for himself, was occupied, on his death, by Erispoe, duke of Brittany; by him it was handed down to his successors, in whose hands it remained till the beginning of the 10th century.
But the Greenland colony was obscure, the country was believed to form part of Europe, and the records of the farther explorations were contained in sagas which were only rediscovered by modern scholarship. Throughout the middle ages, legendary tales of mythical lands lying in the western ocean - the Isle of St Brandan, of Brazil and Antilia - had been handed down.
Unfortunately the statistics of population thus collected were subordinated to the fiscal interests of the inquiry, and no record has been handed down relating to the population of the city and its neighbourhood.
This double conception of salvation and of the means thereto was handed down to the Church of subsequent generations and became fundamental in its thought.
The Western Church accepted the decisions of Nicaea, Chalcedon and Constantinople, and so the doctrines of the Trinity and of the two natures in Christ were handed down as orthodox dogma in West as well as East.
At the council of Nicaea, and at the ecumenical councils which followed, the idea of an infallible episcopate giving authoritative and permanent utterance to apostolic and therefore divine truth, found clear expression, and has been handed down as a part of the faith of the Catholic Church both East and West.
Although known for centuries, they have seldom been mentioned by writers on playing-cards, and the rules have for the most part been handed down orally.
It is not a priori improbable that the year of the central event from which the Christian Church dated her own existence should have been noted in the apostolic age and handed down to the memory of succeeding generations; and the evidence does go some way to suggest that we have in favour of A.D.
It used to be that most children's clothes were handed down through a family or community until they were completely worn out.