from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of envisaging; view; apprehension: as a term of philosophy, equivalent to intuition (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of envisaging.

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  • noun The act of envisaging.


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envisage +‎ -ment


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  • The primordial nature is God's envisagement of all possibilities; in the idiom of Leibniz, it is God's knowledge of all possible worlds.

    Process Theism Viney, Donald 2008

  • And being, as it must clearly be, an experience _sui generis_, it is obviously not derived from a mere reproduction of life; for life cannot be reproduced excepting in life itself, whereas art claims no more than to be an imitation, or an envisagement, of nature, and its life is its own.

    Personality in Literature Rolfe Arnold Scott-James

  • She was no longer so buoyantly superficial in her envisagement of life, and the big things reacted on her in a way which would previously have been impossible.

    The Hermit of Far End Margaret Pedler

  • So long as men are subject to the exclusive habit of condemning and praising and analyzing and classifying, they are incapable of a free envisagement and expression.

    The Principles of Aesthetics Dewitt H. Parker

  • There was something impressive in the restrained passion of Elisabeth's speech, a certain primitive grandeur in her envisagement of the relationship of mother and son.

    The Hermit of Far End Margaret Pedler

  • England, his own poignant sense of possession in her and by her, his own intolerable aching at the heart at his envisagement of her enormously beset.

    If Winter Comes 1925

  • Nay, in that whelming admission's very tide, sweeping upon her from envisagement of Harry and bearing her deliciously upon its flood, there had come a thought as strong with wine as that was sweet with honey.

    This Freedom 1925

  • Mr. Belloc is the fact of his envisagement of the possibility of this war.

    Hilaire Belloc The Man and His Work C. Creighton Mandell 1922

  • The other is that while Tolstoy and Ibsen presently became, the one indifferent to artistic expression, and the other baldly prosaic where he was once deeply poetical, Bjornson preserved the poetic impulse of his youth, and continued to give it play even in his envisagement of the most practical modern problems.

    Bjornstjerne Bjornson Payne, William M 1910

  • And yet, paramount in her envisagement of such a tragedy was the idea of a public proclamation of the cause of England in which he died.

    The Red Planet William John Locke 1896


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