How to use Idea in a sentence
The idea came to her suddenly.
The idea of free trade has divided people for as long as trade has existed.
Any idea where she is tonight?
I had no idea anyone was around.
And yet, the idea was enticing... almost an obsession.Advertisement
An idea brought a mischievous smile to her lips.
I like the idea of burying the supplies, but I don't think the Indians would be fooled if we buried everything – even if we could.
The idea made her smile.
On a sudden thought I ran upstairs before any one could stop me, to put on my idea of a company dress.
I won't base my reasoning for how the Internet and technology will end poverty on this idea alone.Advertisement
A bright idea, however, shot into my mind, and the problem was solved.
To her, the idea was ludicrous, and yet, it probably looked that way to Dulce.
Faceless government in a distant land is no one's idea of paradise.
Is the idea so deplorable?
But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people must have some complicated machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government which they have.Advertisement
For the first time, the idea of marriage crossed her mind.
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
The idea of defeat and flight could not enter Rostov's head.
She was an open book to him and he was obsessed with the idea of reading it.
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Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
But no one had any idea of the mechanism by which this could be achieved.
Twitter.com is unquestionably the most efficient way in the history of humanity to send a single idea, invitation, complaint, or observation to the world.
His idea was, first, to concentrate all the artillery in the center, and secondly, to withdraw the cavalry to the other side of the dip.
It was the idea of being deceived.Advertisement
She might be getting over him, but the idea of running into him in town was particularly disturbing.
This is not a particularly new idea, similar to the phenomenon of getting to know and care about "pen pals" in far-flung places by exchanging postal-mail letters.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
No wonder that the earth expresses itself outwardly in leaves, it so labors with the idea inwardly.
This idea horrified her, made her shudder, blush, and feel such a rush of anger and pride as she had never experienced before.
Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.
She had no idea what made him angry one minute and jovial the next.
I branched off into this discussion of robots and nanites to give an idea of the kinds of massive gains in efficiency with declining costs.
Much as she liked Sarah, the idea of Giddon's displeasure would prohibit any such intent.
An idea flashed through her brain and left a frown on her face.
Apparently Mrs. Marsh had no idea of Brandon's plans for his future.
The idea was that it would be great to make machines that behaved like us and, through that, we could harness their abilities.
It is based on the idea that what we believe about the future determines what we do in the present.
A fine idea to have a blind general!
The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
I just don't think it's a good idea for us to be out here alone.
The woman has no idea how to deal with a child.
I'm starting to warm to the idea.
It was my idea.
I've got an idea.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
Only his idea of tempting her with a fine house hadn't worked.
Actually, the idea was appealing – in spite of his clumsy invitation.
So what difference did it make who came up with the idea as long as it was a good one?
I've got an idea what you want me to do with it.
It was strange, but the idea felt intimate.
The idea of flying was terrifying – and a boat trip surrounded by water for days wasn't very appealing either.
That old idea dates back to prearranged marriages, when the groom had never seen the bride.
I think she was overwhelmed by the idea of being a star.
Surprisingly, the idea was more than a little intimidating.
Excellent idea – if you enjoy it.
Right now he might accept the idea of 3 times a day.
She paused, an idea forming.
He's had longer to adjust to the idea.
According to Alex, Gerald had expressed interest several years ago – when the summer cottage thing was only an idea.
I am certain this idea is going to take some time to get used to.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
He was only quite at ease when having poured several glasses of wine mechanically into his large mouth he felt a pleasant warmth in his body, an amiability toward all his fellows, and a readiness to respond superficially to every idea without probing it deeply.
Ironically, it was something he told me Lisa said that gave me the idea to search somewhere else.
The idea that Brandon felt relieved wasn't all that flattering - or comforting, for that matter.
Don't start acting like it was all my idea.
I don't disagree and God knows I have no more idea what's causing these visions but they're ruling his life right now.
God knows who else will hound you if they have any idea of your capabilities.
Martha had no siblings and Quinn had no idea of what might have sprouted from his alien family tree.
I applauded her idea.
He already felt the loss of her calm energy, but he had no idea what to do about it.
When Dean didn't respond—principally because he had no idea what this woman was talking about—she continued.
Soon as this Fitzgerald guy calls with the details, we'll have a better idea of the time frame.
Dean looked at Fred, who had no idea what was going on.
Then she added, "Even though I don't have a flick of an idea what you're talking about."
To be honest, I don't like the idea of a murder going unanswered.
He had no idea of the depth of the gorge or the length of the rope, but he prayed it was sufficient.
Kiera groaned, dreading the idea of a party with so many strangers who were bound to think of her as the women in the bathroom had earlier.
She had the crazy idea you'd be hurt if you saw it.
It wasn't a good idea and they both knew it.
His idea of an evening out was dinner and a dance.
The idea brought heat to her face.
In fact, at this point the idea was terrifying.
She should have been relieved, but the idea of putting it off until later wasn't exactly reassuring.
In fact, she had no idea why she cried.
He looked comically resigned to the idea.
For nearly a half hour she struggled with the idea of going to the clinic.
She hadn't said anything to give Josh the idea that Alex would be upset.
In fact, maybe what gave him that idea was what she hadn't said – or done.
Katie had no idea what she had stirred up.
The idea of spending a day without him was unpleasant, but maybe that was what she needed to do.
No doubt he had no idea what his wife was talking about.
Apparently the idea came up when the boys heard it called road apples.
I had no idea how much energy five children would require.
Frankly, the idea of doubling their problems was downright frightening.
He hesitated, probably not liking the idea of leaving that chore to her.
It hadn't occurred to her before, but she didn't much like the idea of traveling this trail alone with Rob.
Other than a healthy concern for his safety, Aaron fit her idea of a typical client.
Inexplicable relief overshadowed the usual annoyance at that idea.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
There is no hieroglyph for the word "progress" because the very idea of progress didn't exist.
It may seem intuitive at first glance, this idea that somehow there are only so many jobs and if you replace people with machines, people have fewer jobs.
This idea that there are a finite number of jobs misses the point entirely of what makes a job.
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
I include Twitter in this list as a larger idea, not only as the literal Twitter.com.
The idea is the power of short, instant messages broadcast to interested crowds.
Everyone will be on Facebook, as will be every business, every idea, every brand, and all the people who were once members but have since passed away.
Augustine records that this idea blew his mind (or words to that effect).
She knew, too, that I sometimes write "letters to blind girls" on the slate; but I didn't suppose that she had any clear idea what a letter was.
I asked him once, when I had not seen him for many months, if he had got a new idea this summer.
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that soldiers were doing something on both sides of it and in the meadow, among the rows of new-mown hay which he had taken no notice of amid the smoke of the campfires the day before; but despite the incessant firing going on there he had no idea that this was the field of battle.
Her gaze left his face as she considered the idea.
Most things had returned to normal, but the trip to Texas had given Jonathan an idea.
His gaze drifted away as he considered the idea.
Maybe a little time to yourself is a good idea.
I had no idea.
Dad thinks it's a real coo, but Mom doesn't much care for the idea.
He scratched his jaw reflectively and his eyes brightened with an idea.
Her stomach churned at the idea.
Had the idea only been a clever method to gain favors?
What gave you that idea?
There was no point in telling them that riding with Bordeaux hadn't been her idea.
I didn't hire him and I have no idea what deal you are talking about.
I'd think that would make you even more comfortable with the idea.
The only thing I'm attracted to is his job offer - and the idea of getting out of this gossipy little town.
I guess that's my idea of getting somewhere.
Maybe that's not too good an idea after all.
Seeing her at the diner probably gave him the idea of getting help.
Even as the idea occurred that she would rather have this room, she knew she couldn't ask.
I had no idea it was troubling you.
The idea brought a rush of heat to her neck.
She was wrong, all right - and she had no idea how wrong she was.
She had been reluctant to mention her idea before, but now she was desperate enough to risk his anger.
I put the idea in his head.
Maybe it would be a good idea for you to stay out there a while and find the answers.
It was a good thing Cade was with her, because she had no idea how to get back to the house.
I had no idea where this conversation was going.
I'd have no idea.
I missed Betsy desperately and the idea of a couple of unexpected days with her was inviting, regardless of the reason.
Of course I agreed though I had no idea how I'd accomplish the task and dreaded even trying.
No, nor does Quinn have any idea how or why they are occurring in the first place.
Spring's arrival suggested a garden and Betsy embraced the idea whole heartedly.
Brennan felt Merrill Cooms idea had merit.
Her visions are limited as to time or location and she has no idea when they might disappear.
I had an idea how it made him feel.
Then I had an idea.
Julie says I should just lie and say I don't know him and have no idea who he is.
I needed time to formulate a response to Detective Jackson's questions but I wished I had some idea of the extent of what he knew or had deduced.
The idea of any of us going out to California is another matter.
Going three thousand miles away sounds like a good idea for you folks, even if it's only for a couple of days.
I have no idea where they are.
I had no idea even how to begin.
After examining the various dials and switches on Quinn's machines, I had a fairly clear idea of each; I could turn it on and increase and decrease the settings.
Than an idea struck me; if we were sealed in, why not seal him out?
The idea that Jonny would turn out to be like Talon made her chest clench.
Unnerved by the idea of being somewhere she clearly didn't belong, she opened drawers until she found a pair of shears.
He drew a deep breath, refreshed by the idea of slaughtering six bad guys at one time.
I have no idea what's going on.
The idea of something so horrible happening to him saddened her.
She looked unsettled at the idea of leaving her lab and looked around, as if trying to figure out what to take.
His gut twisted at the idea of never again seeing her bright smile, holding her, smelling her sweet scent.
Any idea what that means?
She was worried about him, and he was touched by the idea she took pity on him when she herself was in more danger than he was.
She wanted to think he was talking about more than her powers, but such an idea was out of the question.
He'd never been human, and he had no idea how long it took for a human body to heal.
Sweetheart, you have no idea.
The ache within her deepened at the idea of trusting someone for the first time in her life, and the energy flowing between them grew more intense.
Their bond felt permanent, and she had no idea what to do about it.
Yet no part of him regretted the idea of chopping them out of the picture completely.
She looked down, both thrilled by the idea of an eternity with the man who made her feel whole and horrified at what her father told her.
The idea he feared anything amazed her.
The idea of spending her days with the reserved Sofi and cheerful Bianca was surprisingly appealing, though she couldn't help feeling intimidated by their happiness.
You have no idea, she mused.
You have no idea what he went through to save you.
She had no idea how his world operated!
This generation has no idea.
She gritted her teeth and turned to go, trying not to think of how jealous the idea of another woman made her.
Looks like it was a good idea bringing you back from the dead after all.
He lifted the chain, kiri's chain, and looked at the identical marks, struck by the idea that he somehow belonged to the same world they did.
Damian's spinning emotions warmed at the idea that Sofia saved him.
Darian didn't resist, and Damian delighted in the idea that the sound of him breathing meant his brother was truly alive.
She backed away, unable to fathom the idea of being trapped with him in Hell for eternity.
The idea made her panic.
She put her hair down to hide the mark, horrified by the idea of belonging to the devil.
She remembered touching Darkyn's chest and feeling aroused by the idea of his hands on her.
Physically at ease with him, she nonetheless had no idea how to talk to a lover who was neither one she chose nor human.
She had no idea if Darkyn sought her out when she was upset because he thought she might be in danger or because he was concerned about her being with her ex.
Deidre had no idea what to say and even less of an idea what exactly happened when the deal was over.
Her hope had been crushed in every other way – except that it stirred once more at the idea there was more to him than she knew.
Her breath caught at the idea of what he did to her, her blood quickening.
But the idea he did want her was almost a relief, another sign he was capable of providing at least some form of affection.
When Dean first introduced himself, the young lady continued with her engaging smile until it became obvious she had no idea what he was saying—even after he sputtered the half-dozen words of Spanish he knew.
I had no idea who you were.
Dean laughed at first at his wife's suggestion, but the more he thought about it, the more the idea had a ring of validity to it.
What in the name of heaven and hell gave you that idea?
No, Dean had no idea what might attract Patsy to drive across the plains.
Any idea what caused the Dawkinses' quick change of heart?
He claimed that he had left Ouray "for business reasons" and had no idea Edith was pregnant.
He ran when Patsy ditched the Buick because she ran and he had no idea what was going on.
We have no more idea whose bones Martha found than when we started.
Now it was open season, as they had no idea of the skeleton's age—provided Jennifer Radisson's report of Josh Mulligan's later death was credible.
No, Martha Boyd had no idea where her mother was nor did she know the woman's destination, presuming Patsy had one.
The idea of watching Darkyn strike her down made him eager to see blood spill.
Wynn watched their exchange, fascinated by the idea of seeing two bloodthirsty deities try to outwit one another.
The idea he'd gone through something like this, and she didn't know to help him made her sad.
Do you have any idea what he could've done to you?
He barely accepted the idea of being mated to a woman who only looked like his ex.
Though he hated the idea, he wasn't about to take any chances this time around.
He hated the idea but understood the necessity, especially after finding the second compass in the hands of demons within a week.
The more he tried to accept the idea, the harder it became to swallow.
He had no idea how many rules she broke in her time as Death.
He liked that idea more than he thought he should.
He had no idea how to interpret the warning.
Any idea why the currents run the direction they do in the lake?
No idea what it'll cost, though.
He had no idea what she wanted on that front.
To complicate matters, he had no idea what shape the underworld was in, if the reports Landon received were correct.
As irritated as he was with Darkyn's words, he was also fascinated by the idea the demon lord who prided himself on preying on the vulnerabilities of others was capable of being offended.
He had no idea what she'd been through the past few days at the hands of Darkyn.
The idea Darkyn voluntarily took a bond to a human when he made a name for himself disobeying his former master … There might be a reason Darkyn hadn't explained it to his mate.
You have no idea how much that makes me hate myself sometimes, he said.
Gabriel said nothing, troubled by the idea of either girl being unable to help herself.
If he had believed in prenuptial agreements, he might have thought her attitude was a good idea.
It was probably a good idea.
He subscribed to the 'pay as you go' idea.
The idea raised hair on the back of her neck.
The idea brought up a tirade.
She offered to watch Destiny overnight and Alex said that might be a good idea.
The idea was nauseating.
Considering the last person she thought might be one of his customers, the idea wasn't all that comforting.
Apparently he found the idea of jail less frightening than the huge dog.
The idea was disturbing.
To her horror, the idea was unpleasant.
Of course, since Lori had hired the man who stabbed him, it might not be a good idea.
Even the doctor had no idea if or how quickly he would return to normal.
It was time to talk to someone, but the idea of talking to a councilor was almost as uncomfortable as talking to no one.
The idea of teasing him with her body was a little frightening, but if that was what it took...
But the idea was shock therapy.
Obviously she had no idea what he was thinking when it came to that type of thing.
But why would he do that when he was the one who came up with the communication idea?
I'm exploring the idea of seeing a specialist in Houston I heard about.
If you think the specialist might be able to help you, I think it would be a good idea to go.
It sounds like a good idea.
Like adoption, maybe she would warm to the idea.
Deidre stopped in the middle of the busy sidewalk, too angry at the idea of losing her friend and doctor to care when someone jostled by her.
He'd wanted to tell her not to go to the beach with Logan, to spend the weekend with him instead of some stupid human that had no idea how to appreciate a woman like her.
The heat of his body sank through her clothes, and the idea of his hot skin pressed to hers made her lower belly burn.
Or maybe, he wanted to get rid of his own regret at the idea of taking such a sweet soul, someone who might've been a kindred spirit in a different time and place.
Do you have any idea how much this gym cost to set up?
Gabe nodded, forced to admit he no longer had any idea how to fix whatever was broken in Death's domain.
She hadn't planned on jumping off her building, but the events of this night made the idea more appealing than having her head severed from her body or ending up a pile of bones in a bathtub.
The idea she'd hidden it somewhere he couldn't find was driving him mad, along with the scent of the human blood coating the walls of the far bedroom.
Panic stirred at the idea of Gabriel dragging her to some freakish underworld.
You have no idea how much of a difference that made to me and probably to the rest of your patients.
God help me, I have no idea.
She had no idea what this meant.
She watched the cave swallow Rhyn, unsettled by the idea of moving between places via the shadow world.
I assume she knew she'd need something from me, except she had no idea who I was when we met again.
Furious at the idea, Gabe began to wonder how the reincarnated Deidre made it this far without being slaughtered by one of her many enemies.
Struck by an idea, Deidre sat up.
More sense than the idea she was a deity for thousands of years.
She hadn't intended not to return to Wynn's, but the idea of keeping him safe, too, made her feel a little less guilty about sneaking out on him.
The idea she had a choice was strangely empowering.
Though in hindsight, I have no idea if that was good or not, she said.
The idea of waking up to him each morning reminded her of how centered, energized and at peace she'd been after their first night together.
Distressed by the idea, she found herself standing before the French doors again, looking at the green haze over the forest.
She had no idea what to do with herself or where to go.
I had no idea she cared enough about me to break so many rules.
I don't think that's a good idea.
You don't want to die, but the idea of living terrifies you as well.
The idea infuriated him.
Andre had another idea, one that might increase the chances of success, based on ancient myths from the time-before-time.
The idea of this being my new reality terrifies me.
You have no idea how much I want you.
I've lived with the idea of dying for so long, I'm kinda freaked out by the alternative, she admitted.
Her courage almost gave out at the idea of walking into the devil's personal hangout.
You have no idea what you've done, Deidre.
Do you have any idea who you're talking to?
Still have an idea of what Kiki and Tamer are doing but no idea what Erik is doing.
She didn't want to think of him watching her bathe naked; the idea made her body thrum with something she didn't want to feel.
She had no idea what he wanted.
His brother had no idea the depth of emotion even a half-demon could feel.
Rhyn had become like a brother to him, and the idea of killing his mate reopened wounds that hadn.t bled since he stood in this place thousands of years before.
You have no idea how my family works.
He preferred this idea, except that it would mean he.d be defending her from Dark One.s minions and demons every minute of the rest of their lives together.
What wasn.t your idea?
He was unfazed by the idea that traumatized her.
Another idea emerged from his dark thoughts, and he trotted out of the secretary.s office and to Katie.s chamber.
Hannah saw nothing but the gilded world around her; she had no idea about the dark underside to the Immortal world.
The idea of bringing a new life into such a horrific world made her feel sick.
He could buy an assassination, but part of him preferred the idea of handling family matters within the family.
A new idea struck, and he looked down at his bloodied body.
No one challenged him, for the Immortals had no idea what he.d done.
She wondered if Kris would check on her then dismissed the idea he.d seek her out for any reason.
I bet this was his idea, wasn't it?
The idea was absurd, even for someone as chauvinistic as Romas.
The idea scared her.
Her ill-planned idea was unraveling again, this time at a much more alarming pace.
The idea of being stuck on some strange planet made her want to panic and run screaming for the first spaceship she found.
Your sisters don't like the idea either, but I would really like to go with you.
He chose to overlook the idea of his nishani cursing like a man at battle.
She gazed around A'Ran's bedroom, conflicted with the idea that her choice would mean she never saw her home, her family again.
His face was in her thoughts, and the idea of never seeing him again crushed her as surely as colliding with the planet would.
Romas said I was crazy with hormones, but I spoke to someone on the Council who thought it was a good idea.
There were lots of rooming houses but we have no idea how Bird Song was utilized at the turn of the century.
I think you're remaining here is a fine idea.
When Janet told him she was going to home-school Martha, Weller suggested rather firmly it might be a good idea if Martha went back to a more formal setting.
We had no idea it was anything but meaningless scribbles.
Dean supposed this was his idea of being subtle while trying to cut off the open path.
Dean realized from his past experience that being forthcoming and subjecting himself to interrogation without an attorney was naive but the entire idea of his trying to kill Shipton was so ludicrous in his mind, he tended to minimize the seriousness of the situation.
Yes, it's my knife Weller found up there and no, I don't have any idea how it got there.
He added, "I have no idea how she picked my inn."
The idea is as crazy as the rest of this business!
It was as if every fear he'd ever encountered paled before the idea of descending even a few feet closer to the edge that yawned before him.
He had no idea if he possessed the strength to stop his fall once the loosened slack had expired.
Truthfully, Jackson had no idea what the human would do; he just didn't have the heart to tell her.
I have a better idea.
They might get the wrong idea, or worse yet, come back.
I have no idea what you want.
He wanted to scream; he wasn't used to women challenging him this way and had no idea how to turn this around.
Don't be embarrassed, you have no idea how thrilled I am by this.
It was my idea and I'm really hungry.
As they walked to the stable, Jackson asked, "Any idea what car you want to take?"
I have no idea.
Elisabeth, I have no idea how our relationship will weather this.
Hey, that's a great idea.
You have no idea.
You have no idea what kind of magic it holds.
Elisabeth looked up, ready to say, 'That's a great idea.'
She seemed concerned, yet said, "I think that's a great idea."
We have no idea which direction they headed.
He had no idea how long it would take her to regain consciousness, or, if even then, she would be strong enough to free herself, yet he saw no other option.
Working for someone else wasn't her idea of a career.
I told you it was his idea to come up to see me.
That may be your idea of an ideal relationship, but I had to get away from him if I was going to have a life of my own.
Being bossed around isn't my idea of marital bliss.
The way I figure it, he's more in love with the idea of having a woman worship him than he is with me.
It was pointless to even consider the idea.
You don't have to lock all your doors and windows, but it would be a good idea to stay in the house at night.
Why not ask Dad - unless he was afraid Dad would get the wrong idea.
Did he have any idea how irresistible he was?
She glanced at the book in front of her, an idea forming in her mind.
Strange, but the idea no longer gave her chills.
Yes, I wonder about our idea of civilized sometimes.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
He stared absently at his hand, as if he was mulling that idea over.