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  • adj. Universal
  • n. Ornamental letter that begins a section

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  • adj. Universal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Universal; whole.


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  • Inner looks upon the gears of the character's mind are not nearly as much fun as, for instance, betrayals in a multi-versal battle at the end of time.

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  • I conceive mining to be the noblest business in the ‘versal world.’

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  • I danced along the Phoorn's back while above me the branches of the great multi-versal tree stretched out forever, damaged but not yet destroyed.

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  • Certainly by attacking Colin they'd achieved the same impact and national coverage, but i would have thought it was too obviously slanted at one person to have had much tmi-versal effect.

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  • In short, the monad was the keystone of Bruno's all-embracing uni - versal scheme.

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  • For Bacon first philosophy is a uni - versal science, “the mother of the rest,” and prior to all divisions by subject matter (De augmentis scien - tiarum, Book III, Ch. I, Works, VIII, 471).

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  • Descartes too had drawn his inspiration for a uni - versal method for the sciences from the study of math - ematics, but what he saw as significant was not, as with

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  • At this point, Burckhardt introduced his seminal idea of the development of the individual, and of the uni - versal man.


  • Yet it is precisely because these charac - teristics are rarely realized today that the idea of uni - versal man attracts (and deserves) attention.


  • There can, of course, be a negation of such classifications, as is found in the Uni - versal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the



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