abstract propositions

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  • Will an abstract proposition hold its own in their minds against a concrete appeal? Cited from Our Changing Constitution, by Charles Pierson
  • Every man, each of the nations, is for peace as an abstract proposition. Cited from Marse Henry (Vol. 2), by Henry Watterson
  • He failed to see why public business should be suspended in order to discuss abstract propositions. Cited from Stephen A. Douglas, by Allen Johnson
  • He relies too much on general and abstract propositions which will not admit of application. Cited from Essay on the Principle of Population, by Malthus
  • It ought to be generally realized that abstract propositions of this kind are worthless, because they mean nothing. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • A few abstract propositions might first be stated. Cited from Love's Final Victory, by Horatio
  • As an abstract proposition it may be admitted that ad valorem duties would in theory be the most just and equal. Cited from Complete State of the Union Addresses
  • First, the abstract proposition of planting useful trees upon ground which is not usefully occupied otherwise. Cited from Northern Nut Growers Association, Twelfth Annual Meeting, by Various
  • These would have been mere abstract propositions, with no authority vested in the National Government for their enforcement. Cited from The Facts of Reconstruction, by John R. Lynch
  • I am inclined to think that it was made up of abstract propositions, derived from antediluvian traditions. Cited from The Symbolism of Freemasonry, by Albert G. Mackey
  • Pure mathematics are concerned only with abstract propositions, and have nothing to do with the realities of nature. Cited from Thoughts on Man, His Nature, etc, by Wm Godwin
  • His companion considered the matter dispassionately, as an abstract proposition. Cited from Vane of the Timberlands, by Harold Bindloss
  • Germany would not interfere in the latter, but would as an abstract proposition mediate between Russia and Austria. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jan 9, 1915, Vol. 1
  • The second, assenting to this as an abstract proposition, expressed, however, a determination to finish his pipe first. Cited from Captains All, Book 7: Four Pigeons, by W.W. Jacobs
  • The same long pause always occurred when an abstract proposition, with which he was unfamiliar, was put before the Indian for translation into his native tongue. Cited from The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Vol. 1, by Frazer
  • It is, wherever I have authority to adjudicate, a rule with me to decide as few abstract propositions as I possibly can. Cited from Irish Wit and Humor, by Anonymous
  • Modern religions may convey their dogmas in abstract propositions; ancient religions always conveyed them in symbols. Cited from The Symbolism of Freemasonry, by Albert G. Mackey
  • These three are the supreme deities in the pantheon, but Brahma is more of an abstract proposition than an actual god. Cited from Modern India, by William Eleroy Curtis
  • He was not over fond of abstract propositions; they were seldom necessary, and often occasioned great difficulty, embarrassment, and delay. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by Thomas Clarkson
  • He was not over fond of abstract propositions. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave Trade, Vol. II, by Thomas Clarkson
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