abstract conceptions

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  • And it is not safe for any man to live alone with an abstract conception of anything. Cited from Then I'll Come Back to You, by Larry Evans
  • I do not believe that this creator of men and women ever started from an abstract conception. Cited from Little Eyolf, by Henrik Ibsen
  • Now this may seem an extremely abstract conception and one with which we have no practical concern. Cited from The Creative Process in the Individual, by Thomas Troward
  • The same may be said of all other abstract conceptions. Cited from Myth and Science, by Tito Vignoli
  • Abstract conceptions have been this long while a constant source of pollution in his work. Cited from Modern Painting, by George Moore
  • The love of abstract conception is indeed the rock on which he splits. Cited from A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.), by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  • This certainly is a somewhat abstract conception; but it is by no means so remote from reality as may at first sight appear. Cited from Supply and Demand, by Hubert D. Henderson
  • The abstract conceptions which are formed in this way may be divided into three classes -- physical, moral, and intellectual. Cited from Myth and Science, by Tito Vignoli
  • To make this abstract conception more concrete, assume the case of a young child's training in good manners. Cited from Talks to Teachers and Students, by William James
  • Both of course agree that if we isolate in our mind the forces engaged in any theatre of war the abstract conception reappears. Cited from Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, by Julian Stafford Corbett
  • It may be noted that the abstract conception of the divine primitive Being seldom called forth a real controversy. Cited from History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7), by Adolph Harnack
  • Estimated according to its genuine value, therefore, an abstract conception may be divided into three classes -- physical, moral, and intellectual. Cited from Myth and Science, by Tito Vignoli
  • To him a pas de papillon has been an abstract conception. Cited from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe V4[Raven Edition]
  • What is meant no doubt is that the work itself is not a concrete reality, but an exposition of an abstract conception. Cited from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, George Ainslie Hight
  • And the natural drift of the human mind is ever towards this abstract conception -- this one all-encompassing law of the universe. Cited from Life: Its True Genesis, by R. W. Wright
  • Reasons, causes, abstract conceptions, suddenly grow full of zest, a fact with which all teachers are familiar. Cited from Talks to Teachers and Students, by William James
  • The thought is always concrete, and he is never satisfied with the vague ideas and abstract conceptions which so easily moved his contemporaries. Cited from Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire, James Wycliffe Headlam
  • There is certainly a difference between the mythical and specific types and the intrinsic value of these abstract conceptions. Cited from Myth and Science, by Tito Vignoli
  • So long as the accepted lover had been but an abstract conception Davenant had been able to think of him with toleration. Cited from The Street Called Straight, by Basil King
  • In the world's childhood God spoke to men as to children, because there were no words then framed which would express what we call abstract conceptions. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
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