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  • n. The situation of being copresent

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being present along with others; associated presence.


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  • Because of this live proximity sometimes referred to as "embodied copresence", politeness tends to have a greater effect.

    Bess Rowen: What's Missing Is Sitting

  • But unlike Lyssy, Max and the MTPdid share memory—they might even have some sort of co-consciousness or copresence setup, in which case Max would know the moment Mose told her.

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  • None the less, there are communication arrangements that seem to lie halfway between mere copresence and full scale coparticipation, one of which should be mentioned here.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • Unfocused interaction has to do largely with the management of sheer and mere copresence.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • The full conditions of copresence, however, are found in less variable circumstances: persons must sense that they are close enough to be perceived in whatever they are doing, including their experiencing of others, and close enough to be perceived in this sensing of being perceived.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • The copresence of numberless phenomena, which from the complexity or subtlety of their determining causes are called contingencies, and the coexistence of these with any regular or necessary phenomenon (as the clouds with the moon, for instance) occasion coincidences, which, when they are attended by any advantage or injury, and are at the same time incapable of being calculated or foreseen by human prudence, form good or ill luck.

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  • To offset the drag of temperament and race, which pulls down, learn this lesson, namely, that by the cunning copresence of two elements, which is throughout nature, whatever lames or paralyzes you, draws in with it the divinity, in some form, to repay.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • The world of the senses is a world of shows; it does not exist for itself, but has a symbolic character; and a true prudence or law of shows recognizes the copresence of other laws, and knows that its own office is subaltern; knows that it is surface and not centre where it works.

    Essays: First Series (1841)

  • I reply, that if, by the power of evoking and combining, Mr. Wordsworth means the same as, and no more than, I meant by the aggregative and associative, I continue to deny, that it belongs at all to the Imagination; and I am disposed to conjecture, that he has mistaken the copresence of Fancy with Imagination for the operation of the latter singly.

    Biographia Literaria

  • That Yeats's goal is not "simple speakable prose" in any naturalistic sense is obvious, if only because the copresence of verse was assumed (for the choral lyrics) from the start.

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