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  • Socratics recognized an element of transference in applying political and social conceptions to the cosmos.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • I REALLY KNOW only a single case in which the fascination of fight and victory itself—elsewhere only an element in the antagonisms over particular contents—is the exclusive motivation: this is the antagonistic game (Kampfspiel), more precisely, the game which is carried on without any prize for victory (since the prize would lie outside of it).

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • Ṭufayl's emphasis upon the “inner light” shares this important element with the Avicennan cycle of narra - tives in that it shows the ultimate goal of true philoso - phy to be a knowledge that illuminates; but there is an element of “utopianism” in Ibn Ṭufayl and a tend - ency, within the limits of medieval Muslim philosophy, to seek to reach the divine outside the structure of revealed religion.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Whether the story has an element of truth or not, the king soon left all his guests behind and took a contingent of forces west along the coast of the Caspian to confront a tribe known as the Mardi, unrelated to the primitive tribe of the same name near Persepolis.

    Alexander the Great

  • Our word sneer is in fact the same as snarl, which was originally snar, the l "being merely an element implying continuance of action."

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • So what Im saying is when people write down that purpose, when they write down their values, that an element of that should be: What can we do based on our skill set, our innovators, whatever unique capacities we have as a companywhat can we be doing for the poorest two billion?

    Creative Capitalism

  • As different as the two companies' businesses are, both listings carry an element of risk at a time when broad market volatility is stifling investors' appetites for many non-Internet IPOs.

    From Shale to Biomass, Energy on the Agenda

  • When auricular confes - sion developed, the main function of the father con - fessor was no longer to sentence the sinner, though an element of this quasi-legal action unavoidably re - mained; it was rather to win him over to more moral modes of thought and action, to educate him.


  • There is an element here that is called chimerium.

    Miracle Workers

  • It is almost inevitable that an element of commonness injects itstelf into the enmity once the stage of open violence yields to any other relationship, even though this new relation may contain a completely undiminished sum of animosity between the two parties.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations


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