Definitions

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

  • noun plural The people who lived in the Middle Ages.

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Examples

  • The strictures of the “mediaevals” against profit lucrative profits is then made to look ridiculous and out of touch with real economic life in the 21st century.

    Chesterton and Capitalism Part Three

  • The mediaevals resolved their difficulty by suggesting that the identical form may have two modes of existence, physical and intentional.

    Existence

  • The common bond is in the fact that ancients and moderns have both been miserable about existence, about everything, while mediaevals were happy about that at least.

    Orthodoxy

  • "But mediaevals were superstitious"; if I want to know in what they were superstitious, the only ultimate answer is that they believed in the miracles.

    Orthodoxy

  • That organ, the site of the innate heat in Galen's view, had the power of elaborating the chyle into venous blood and of imbuing it with a spirit or pneuma which is innate in all living substance, so long as it remains alive, the _natural spirits_ (πνευμα φυσικον {pneuma physikon}, _spiritus naturalis_ of the mediaevals).

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • The mediaevals had as much trouble in reconciling free-will with judicial astrology as we with the divine foreknowledge.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • Coulton had maintained that the mediaevals condemned dancing as much as the

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • From which he concluded that modern design should always be founded on natural form, rather than upon the traditional patterns of the east or of the mediaevals.

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • The common bond is in the fact that ancients and moderns have both been miserable about existence, about everything, while mediaevals were happy about that at least.

    Orthodoxy

  • "Mediaeval documents attest certain miracles as much as they attest certain battles," they answer, "But mediaevals were superstitious"; if I want to know in what they were superstitious, the only ultimate answer is that they believed in the miracles.

    Orthodoxy

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