Popular-opinion Sentence Examples
It was a popular opinion in the middle ages that extreme unction extinguishes all ties and links with this world, so that he who has received it must, if he recovers, renounce the eating of flesh and matrimonial relations.
But it is worthy of special attention that the mere chemical composition of agricultural and garden soils is, as a rule, the least important feature about them, popular opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Bourgeois ministry appeared to consider that popular opinion would enable them to override what they claimed to be an unconstitutional action on the part of the upper house; but the public was indifferent and the senate triumphed.
But these outbursts of energy were too spasmodic, and popular opinion repeatedly veered back in favour of the peace-party.
Defoe's Review (1704-1713) dealt chiefly with politics and commerce, but the introduction in it of what its editor fittingly termed the "scandalous club " was another step nearer the papers of Steele and the periodical essayists, the first attempts to create an organized popular opinion in matters of taste and manners.Advertisement
The popular opinion of a census, at least in the United States, depends largely upon the degree to which its figures for the population of the country, of states, and especially of cities, meet or fail to meet the expectations of the interested public. Judged by this standard, the census of 1890 was less favourably received than that of 1880.
Since the opening of the century, an immense change has taken place in the attitude of the leaders of popular opinion towards the advocacy of peace.
Before the rise of comparative philology it was a popular opinion that Hebrew was the original speech of mankind, from which all others were descended.
This centralization is shown not only by the increased power and activity of the Federal government as compared with the state governments, but in the change in popular opinion indicated by the use of the terms National,.
He begins by asking them the popular opinion as to His Person.Advertisement
Then come the castes whom popular opinion accepts as the modern representatives of the Kshatriyas; and these are followed by the mercantile groups supposed to be akin to the Vaisyas.
The use made of the names of Mortimer and York, however unauthorized, shows the trend of popular opinion.
A full account of the principal trials, and of the various legislative measures for repressing the expressions of popular opinion for which he was more or less responsible, will be found in Twiss's Public and Private Life of the Lord Chancellor Eldon, and in the Lives of the Lord Chancellors, by Lord Campbell.
Such a destruction could not have been effected without the support of popular opinion.
Yet it has been a true instinct which has led popular opinion as testified to by current literature to find in Nietzsche the most orthodox exponent of Darwinian ideas in their application to ethics.Advertisement
And, again, when one perceives the tendency to look upon the alleged ancestor or weli as an almost divine being, there is much to be said for the view that the patriarchal figures were endowed by popular opinion with divine attributes.
The corpse of Louis XIV., left to servants for disposal, and saluted all along the road to Saint Denis by the curses of a noisy crowd sitting in the cabarets, celebrating his death by drinking more than their fill as a compensation for having suffered too much from hunger during his lifetimesuch was the coarse but sincere epitaph which popular opinion placed on the tomb of the Grand Monarque.
The US strategy to defeat the insurgency indicates that they no longer care about popular opinion among broad sectors of society.
This is, perhaps, his most marked deviation from the rigour of principle; it was doubtless a concession to popular opinion with a view to an attainable practical improvement The wisdom of retaliation in order to procure the repeal of high duties or prohibitions imposed by foreign governments depends, he says, altogether on the likelihood of its success in effecting the object aimed at, but he does not conceal his contempt for the practice of such expedients.
He was conscious of his own intense unpopularity, the outcome of his efforts at reform; he knew that in popular opinion Mehemet Ali was the champion of Islam against the infidel caliph, and that the issue of a struggle with him was more than doubtful.Advertisement
The Government are already riding roughshod over popular opinion in their dash for wind.
You may find that sometimes you need to go against popular opinion in order to do what you believe is right.
This aesthetic attraction to piercings may have roots in popular culture, but differs in that popular opinion will not affect the person's decision on where and how to be pierced.
Parisians appreciate nothing if not aesthetics, and according to the popular opinion of the artists of the day, a huge tower of intertwining metal did not add to the aesthetics of the Parisian landscape.
Despite these facts, the popular opinion when it comes to thongs (especially low rise thongs) is to go low!Advertisement