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a given

Something that can be assumed or relied upon. My vote isn't a given, you know—you still need to prove to me that you can handle this job.
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given

1. Designated. If you're not here at the given time tomorrow, the bus is going to leave without you!
2. Considering. Given the rainy weather, we had to cancel the picnic.
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But when I speak of "appearances," I do so only for brevity: I do not mean anything that must "appear" to somebody, but only that happening, whatever it may be, which is connected, at the place in question, with a given physical object--according to the old orthodox theory, it would be a transverse vibration in the aether.
The exact definition of a piece of matter as a construction will be given later.
On the other hand, all the happenings in a given place represent what common sense would regard as the appearances of a number of different objects as viewed from that place.
It is not that these countries, so rich in species, do not by a strange chance possess the aboriginal stocks of any useful plants, but that the native plants have not been improved by continued selection up to a standard of perfection comparable with that given to the plants in countries anciently civilised.
On the view here given of the all-important part which selection by man has played, it becomes at once obvious, how it is that our domestic races show adaptation in their structure or in their habits to man's wants or fancies.
The common goose has not given rise to any marked varieties; hence the Thoulouse and the common breed, which differ only in colour, that most fleeting of characters, have lately been exhibited as distinct at our poultry-shows.
More often comic treatment was given to the Bible scenes and characters themselves.
Sometimes the entire cycle was still given, like the detached plays, at a single spot, the market-place or some other central square; but often, to accommodate the great crowds, there were several 'stations' at convenient intervals.
In the dawning light of the Renaissance and the modern spirit they gradually waned, though in exceptional places and in special revivals they did not altogether cease to be given until the seventeenth century.
SOCRATES: If we have made him doubt, and given him the 'torpedo's shock,' have we done him any harm?
Were not all these answers given out of his own head?
SOCRATES: Had I the command of you as well as of myself, Meno, I would not have enquired whether virtue is given by instruction or not, until we had first ascertained 'what it is.
I make them follow the opposite bank of the Loire to that along which we have traveled; and if I calculate their progress correctly, according to the orders I have given, they will to-morrow be opposite Blois.
He with his eyes interrogated his mother more than twenty times: but she, given up to the pleasure of conversing with her sister-in-law, and likewise constrained by the glance of Mazarin, did not appear to comprehend any of the supplications conveyed by the looks of her son.
The value of such a passage cannot be analysed: it can only be said that given such a subject, this alone is the right method of treatment.