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  • n. Plural form of conception.


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  • “Your inexperience of the world, Miss Tulliver, prevents you from anticipating fully the very unjust conceptions that will probably be formed concerning your conduct, —conceptions which will have a baneful effect, even in spite of known evidence to disprove them.

    II. St. Ogg’s Passes Judgment. Book VII—The Final Rescue

  • His conceptions of other things and other beings _are only his conceptions_.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • For sure, we can falsify certain conceptions of the laws of physics, but we can't formally prove them (in the Popperian sense).

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • However, the onset of the Civil War (1946 – 49) and the return to dominance of a conservative political order, as the next chapter seeks to demonstrate, saw a dramatic discursive shift in conceptions of the 'national good'.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Passerini (1994, 1996) has written extensively on the centrality of individual subjectivity in conceptions of emancipation that emerged from the student protests of the 1960s and 1970s and that continued to shape post-1968 feminist movements.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Yet for some reason, I keep hearing Christians who think the solution to our broken families and out-of-wedlock conceptions is later marriage, so people can wait until they're "ready."

    News from the Fish Bowl

  • The reproductive tracts of 112 female Noctillio albiventris were collected around the time of a synchronized peak in conceptions in a wild population and examined histologically.


  • While the definition of "good wife" changed according to the social ethos of the day, the ability to run a household has remained a central theme in American conceptions of family harmony.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Burke, after reviewing shifts from Classical to Medieval to Renaissance forms of authorship, summarizes the central plot of recent histories of authorship and argues that "... the crucial historical change in conceptions of authorship [occurred] with the romantic revolution and the eighteenth-century philosophical and aesthetic discourses upon which it drew" (xix).

    The Angry Owner

  • Of course; he recognizes that certain conceptions are inexorably established.

    The Quebec Code as a Canadian Asset


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