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  • n. Plural form of elucubration.

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Examples

  • Here, and in his often hilarious mockery of the continental obscurantism of Louis Althusser in The Poverty of Theory (1978), Thompson put Anglo-centrism to good use: preferring common sense to dialectics and historical example to the elucubrations of high theory.

    The Case of E.P. Thompson

  • And what does it say about the sophistication of the French press and television that they devoted so much credulous space to the elucubrations of M. M.yssan?

    Anti-Americans Abroad

  • When I perpend with myself these and such-like marvellous effects of this wonderful herb, it seemeth strange unto me how the invention of so useful a practice did escape through so many by-past ages the knowledge of the ancient philosophers, considering the inestimable utility which from thence proceeded, and the immense labour which without it they did undergo in their pristine elucubrations.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The doctrine -- all complete and formed, with divisions into chapters, paragraphs, and accompanying elucubrations -- might be missing; but there was something more decided to replace it, there was faith.

    Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Selected by members of the department of philosophy, University of Colorado

  • His philosophical and theological elucubrations caused him to be tried for heresy by the Curia at Naples, but the trial was discontinued through the intervention of King Alfonso.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • St. Jerome undertook to translate into Latin the various elucubrations of the patriarch, even his virulent diatribe against Chrysostom.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • It was Mr. Spence's practice to receive in person the journalists privileged to impart his opinions to a waiting world; but during the last few months -- and especially since the vast project of the Missionary College had been in process of development -- the pressure of business and beneficence had necessitated Millner's frequent intervention, and compelled the secretary to snatch the sense of his patron's elucubrations between the courses of their hasty meals.

    The Blond Beast

  • It was Mr. Spence's practice to receive in person the journalists privileged to impart his opinions to a waiting world; but during the last few months — and especially since the vast project of the Missionary College had been in process of development — the pressure of business and beneficence had necessitated Millner's frequent intervention, and compelled the secretary to snatch the sense of his patron's elucubrations between the courses of their hasty meals.

    The Blond Beast

  • Pharaoh's tomb, or spelling out the elucubrations of some maudlin scribe of Prester John.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • Reading these elucubrations of Alfonso's, one feels that the saint has pondered long and lovingly upon themes like _an et quando peccata sint oscula_ or _de tactu et adspectu corporis; _ he writes with all the authority of an expert whose richly-varied experiences in the confessional have been amplified and irradiated by divine inspiration.

    Old Calabria

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