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


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  • Eccentric, careless, and fearless; handsome, witty, and learned; ambitious, shrewd, and visionary, -- she was one of the strangest compounds of "unlikes" to be met with in history.

    Historic Girls

  • Homeostatic mechanisms such as closed loops, with oversecretion variously prevented by reuptake or by inhibitory neurotransmitters — biological systems control themselves by generating "unlikes" or suppressing "likes". autoimmune diseases are caused by a hyperactive immune system, in which there is too much of a "like" Much of homeopathy is rejected by mainstream medicine.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Condition 3 is more transparent when we consider recollection from unlikes: we can recognize a lyre as a lyre or as a musical instrument, a piece of wood with strings, etc., easily enough without introducing Simmias in order to think about it.

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • Love overcomes the separating influence of Strife, bringing together unlikes and so preventing the clinging together of likes.

    Presocratic Philosophy

  • Love unites opposed (unlike) things, mixing unlikes, while Strife sets unlikes in opposition and pulls them apart, with the effect that it mixes like with like.

    Presocratic Philosophy

  • Love resists the separation of unlikes and the clinging together of likes, by trying to keep unlike things mixed.

    Presocratic Philosophy

  • For (i) most thinkers are unanimous in maintaining (a) that ‘like’ is always unaffected by ‘like’, because (as they argue) neither of two ‘likes’ is more apt than the other either to act or to suffer action, since all the properties which belong to the one belong identically and in the same degree to the other; and (b) that ‘unlikes’, i.e. ‘differents’, are by nature such as to act and suffer action reciprocally.

    On the Generation and Corruption

  • From this comes the statement that likes repel and unlikes attract each other.

    Electricity for Boys

  • -- The direct current electric motor depends for its action on the principle that likes repel, and unlikes attract.

    Practical Mechanics for Boys

  • Hai-tzu, or Imperial Hunting Park, where a few years ago there were herds of far-famed hybrids known as the "four unlikes," since they possessed certain attributes of, I believe, the horse, the deer, the ox and the sheep, without belonging definitely to either family.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition


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