Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having power to originate or bring into existence; creative; inventive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having power, or tending, to originate, or bring into existence; originating.
- adj. having the ability or power to create
- adj. containing seeds of later development
“There six separate oblations to Agni, and so on, are enjoined by separate so-called originative injunctions; these are thereupon combined into two groups (viz. the new moon and the full-moon sacrifices) by a double clause referring to those groups, and finally a so-called injunction of qualification enjoins the entire sacrifice as something to be performed by persons entertaining a certain wish.”
“Subsequent commentaries seem for the most part to confirm and extend this fundamentally binaristic vision of Shelley's life and poetry as a mode of endless perceptual quest rather than of existential fulfillment in the eternally unfolding originative moment.”
“For Shelley, form and function, or form and action, to use his vocabulary, are mutually embedded through an originative process of interpenetration as a mode of mutual containment.”
“In short, in every case of literary immortality there is present originative personality.”
“Lincoln's integrity and standing as a "statesman" rather than a "politician"; Wilson's regard for "originative personality" and the national tradition of individualism; Roosevelt's insistence that the country's best and brightest have indisputable civic responsibilities; and Kennedy's admiration for the artists and writers who speak truth to power reflect national core values that tie these presidents to every generation of U.S. citizens. —”
“The book's narrative is too often slowed down by such phrases as "the originative moment," the "enjoyment of fabulation," "semiotic functions" and "habitual topoi.”
“Consequently, its own originative activity accrues to thinking, that is, insofar as it is a principle, the dynamics of its principiating: principiare.”
“As for the high-tech field, not only westerners have inventions and originative ideas.”
“As he remarks: “What is originative is the caesura that establishes the distance between reason and non-reason; reason's subjugation of non-reason, wresting from it its truth as madness, crime, or disease, derives explicitly from this point””
“For some things, e.g. movement and rest, good and bad, they assign to the originative principles, and the others to the numbers.”
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