Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no cause or producing agent; self-originated; uncreated.
- Without just ground, reason, or motive: as, causeless hatred; causeless fear.
- Without cause.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 1. Self-originating; uncreated.
- adj. Without just or sufficient reason; groundless.
- adv. Without cause or reason.
- adj. having no cause or apparent cause
- adj. having no justifying cause or reason
- cause + -less (Wiktionary)
“If any human acts may loosely be called causeless, they are the minor acts of a healthy man; whistling as he walks; slashing the grass with a stick; kicking his heels or rubbing his hands.”
“With all this advance warning, the spectacle, two years later, of a "causeless" riot shouldn't have been surprising.”
“Orat.xxix. 490, ean ten apo chronon noes archen kai anarchos ho hui& 232; s, ouk archetai gar apo chronou ho chronon despotes. (ii) In the sense of anaitios, "causeless," "originis principio carens," it is applied to the Father alone, and not to the”
“Shimoff feels, from observing her own life as well as everyone else's she knows, that it is this kind of causeless love that we are missing.”
“Shakspeare, inspired, as it might seem, with all knowledge, here uses the word 'causeless' in its strict philosophical sense; -- cause being truly predicable only of 'phenomena', that is, things natural, and not of 'noumena', or things supernatural.”
“They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons that is, scientists, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.”
“Conspiracy theories took hold: In the town of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, city counselors accused John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie of using their millions to corrupt “men and microbes” in order to create “causeless hysteria and . . . needless hardships.””
“In the concluding service on Yom Kippur, just before they went on their search and destroy mission, these people read from their prayer books and pleaded for an end to "plundering, fighting, destruction, calamity and quarrel, and causeless hatred.”
“He discusses aspects of cyclic existence: the continua of the physical world, the samsaric realms (in relation to levels of consciousness), human evolution, and the beginingless reincarnation of mental continua (versus causeless or random production of a first moment of mind).”
“He discusses aspects of cyclic existence: the continua of the physical world, the samsaric realms (in relation to levels of consciousness), human evolution, and the beginningless reincarnation of mental continua (versus causeless or random production of a first moment of mind).”
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