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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of theorise.


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  • Partly, as Professor Serpell theorises, it is to do with our sense of dislocation: a pet can be an antidote to our existential battle against the fear of being alone in a senseless universe.

    Going to the dogs: our predilection for pets

  • She theorises on this distinction: "The most obvious difference is that biographers delve deeply into individual lives and the influences that shaped them, whereas for historians it is the sum of individual experiences that is important."

    A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided by Amanda Foreman – review

  • The modern international law MIL, the paper theorises, needs a cross fertilisation from Hinduism/Buddhism to become a universal construct.

    Singh and Singh on What International Law can learn from Indian History

  • Yes, really — Peer theorises that airline pilots have an effective “library” system for exchanging adult reading in hotels where they stay regularly.

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  • Constructivism also theorises that structures of some sort are built in the brain so why were cognitivism and constructivism invariably presented as different approaches, ie. the Big Three classification of behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Arnold, in his 1995 book on SHC entitled Ablaze!, theorises that a hitherto-unknown subatomic particle which he refers to as the pyroton is emitted in cosmic rays, usually passing harmlessly through the body like a neutrino, but occasionally striking a cell nucleus and triggering off a chain reaction that destroys the body entirely.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • In a catalogue essay, Professor Nicholas Vincent of the University of East Anglia theorises that the Brudenells obtained it in Buckinghamshire after William Brudenell, the founder of the family's fortunes, married an heiress there during the reign of Edward III.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • For philosophy doesn't only use mathematics and logic, but also theorises about mathematics and logic.


  • Green theorises the progressive element of experience (involving the construction of complex mental objects) claiming that as more sensations are experienced the individual comes to recognise that the system of categories and relations ˜comprehended™ by the eternal consciousness (˜nature™) is a unified entity.

    Thomas Hill Green

  • The author theorises that the nanny, by way of giving her employer the address of her blog, self-sabotaged her employment with the endgame her dismissal.

    Loose Blogs Sink Jobs, reprise.


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