Life without Princess Mary, little as he seemed to value her, was unthinkable to him.
(2) Time is infinite motion without a moment of rest and is unthinkable otherwise.
But, as in 1800, it was the unthinkable that happened.
The result then is briefly thus: In place of the one absolute position, which in some unthinkable way the common understanding substitutes for the absolute positions of the n attributes, we have really a series of two or more positions for each attribute, every series, however, beginning with the same (as it were, central) real (hence the unity of substance in a group of attributes), but each being continued by different reals (hence the plurality and difference of attributes in unity of substance).
I suppose there are some people who would consider it unthinkable to keep it in operation.
His father's most trusted advisor had done the unthinkable, and yet, Ne'Rin had borne all the sacrifices that A'Ran had by coming with him.
In the troubled waters of conflicting and intersecting intrigues that eddied about the Emperor's headquarters, it was possible to succeed in many ways unthinkable at other times.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
To the first problem there is one obvious and conclusive answer, namely that matter in itself is inherently unthinkable and comes within the vision of the mind only as an intellectual presentation.
" For us, therefore, Socialism without democracy is unthinkable."Kautsky had no difficulty in showing that, in consequence of this fundamental flaw, the practical results of Soviet rule were deplorable.
None the less it is true that these men and women endured torments, often unthinkable in their cruelty, and death rather than abandon their faith.
She didn't want to believe he was doing something like that, but it was fresh on her mind that the unthinkable actually does happen.
Any change whether from internal or external source, he says, is unthinkable; the One is unvarying in quantity and in kind.
They equally affirm that the so-called representative image is the sole reality, and discard as unthinkable the unperceiving material cause of the philosophers.
The relation between cause and effect is unthinkable.
unthinkable in terms of medical risk.
" Life may be something not only ultra-terrestrial, but even immaterial, something outside our present categories of matter and energy; as real as they are, but different, and utilizing them for its own purpose " (Life and Matter, p. 198), The theory of psychophysical parallelism recognizes that while there is a correspondence between mental and material phenomena, changes in the mind and changes in the brain, the former cannot be explained by the latter, as the transition from the one to the other is unthinkable.
The non-Mussulman subjects of the sultan had indeed early been reduced to such a condition of servitude that the idea of their being placed on a footing of equality with their Mussulman rulers seemed unthinkable.
by 100 m.; and to concentrate the French army unknown to, and unobserved by, the allies, within striking distance and before they had moved a man to meet the onrush of the foe, was unthinkable.
Plotinus, on the other hand, cannot admit any realization or manifestation of the Infinite: God is necessarily above the world - he has no attributes, and is unthinkable.
The Kantian categories are, indeed, demonstrable and true, but their application to the given is meaningless and unthinkable.
For if consciousness be looked upon as simply an epiphenomenon, an unaccountable appearance accompanying the succession of material changes, the possibility either of active interference by human volition at any point within the physical series or of any controlling or directing efficacy of consciousness over the whole set of material changes which accompany its activity becomes unthinkable.
becomes a, b, d ...; and this, which experience thrusts upon us, proves on reflection unthinkable.
Yet I had to maintain the charade: to come clean now would be unthinkable, " he says.
embolden campaigners, as it makes the once unthinkable suddenly seem very practical.
A glass of wine at lunchtime with your steak frites, unthinkable in Southwark, is suddenly de rigueur.
There is no such hubris now, only a fear that the unthinkable, the unimaginable has happened.
hurtle with a gigantic roar, the engines kicked to life, sending the Avenger hurtling forward at a tremendous, unthinkable speed.
At that time, a woman newsreader was as unthinkable as a woman priest.
Some of the recent judicial pronouncements cited in this book would have been unthinkable ten years ago.
The idea of a scathing religious satire on BBC is now unthinkable.
steak frites, unthinkable in Southwark, is suddenly de rigueur.
With the growing ubiquity of computing, particularly use of the Internet, projects which once would have been unthinkable have become commonplace.
unthinkable that any British government under present circumstances would not line up with the US.
This makes closure unthinkable to many, and even at this late stage I hope an alternative may be found.
unthinkable things that have happened to her.
The pair meet tomorrow in the last sixteen - almost unthinkable!
The consequences of an all-out effort by our armed forces in the nuclear age became literally unthinkable.
And now that I'm actually doing it, the idea of not doing it is virtually unthinkable.
The government has gone to previously unthinkable lengths on immigration.
However, building outside of Britain was " simply unthinkable ", Kelly says.
It is quite unthinkable - yet it must happen.
unthinkable not to have a television.
Or did it seem unthinkable, perhaps, ten years ago?
Developers are creating homes in places they would have once considered unthinkable.
unthinkable in Islamic countries, are at the helm of this change.
unutterable glories in their unthinkable depths.
If a " Viking " is a marauding pagan warrior, then the idea of a " Viking woman " would be unthinkable.
It is therefore unthinkable that any British government under present circumstances would not line up with the US.
Are we not driven to think some unthinkable thoughts?
Gleaming precious little I left school at 15 years with no formal qualifications, never having sat an exam something unthinkable today.
This has helped her cope with the unthinkable things that have happened to her.
No doubt some folks in need of urgent attention will be failed, with unthinkable consequences.
Fortunately, this country drew back from such unthinkable measures.
The pair meet tomorrow in the last sixteen - almost unthinkable !
And now that I 'm actually doing it, the idea of not doing it is virtually unthinkable.
Today, it is almost unthinkable not to have a television.
A handful of female imams (priests), considered unthinkable in Islamic countries, are at the helm of this change.
Equally important, it would be unthinkable in terms of medical risk.
The twin streams of the Galaxy glow with a diffused light, suggesting unutterable glories in their unthinkable depths.
The unthinkable happens: you spill red wine all over your new couch.
For many people, the thought of giving up cooked foods is unthinkable.
"Dieting has a dismal failure rate unthinkable in any other area," Judith and Ellen said.
A real celeb scandal occurs when there's some mystery surrounding the event, or when something unthinkable happens.
Roloff Farms, famous for being the residence of the Roloff family from TLC's Little People Big World, has been hit by vandals, who have destroyed signs in unthinkable manners.
For many visually-impaired people, life without their guide dogs would be unthinkable.
While we always hope for the best, sometimes the unthinkable can happen and your dog will get loose anyway.
It is best to prepare beforehand, and not after the unthinkable happens.
If the unthinkable were to happen, and a room of your home were to catch fire, ceiling tiles can help to contain the spread, rather than allowing the fire to continue its climb upward toward your roof.
Details were still important - no self-respecting man would ever dare be seen without a hat and tie - but huge changes were being made in every item of men's clothing that would have been unthinkable prior to World War I.
Whether you're traveling with kids who only have the patience to make one leg of the trip, or your plan is to travel so far in the RV that a return drive is unthinkable, this RV rental option is a great solution.
Having a friend along is good insurance in case the unthinkable happens.
The unthinkable happened when BJ Jones was in an accident that rendered her brain dead.
Lastly, if hitting the gym is really unattractive and classes or sports are unthinkable, try hiding exercise in your daily life.
Of course, World War II would not be long coming, but at the time, WWII was unthinkable.
Take the time now to investigate your long term disability health insurance options so that you'll be covered in case the unthinkable happens.
Although myLACYS™ is not specifically intended for this use, there is a definite benefit if the unthinkable happens.
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