the idea


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the idea

Also, the very idea. See under what's the idea.
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And the idea of good (Republic) may without violence be converted into the Supreme Being, who 'because He was good' created all things (Tim.
And the idea of the State is supplemented by the revelation of a future life.
Then," suggested the idea, with a blush for its own absurdity, "why not go on pilgrimage and seek her?
My earrings supplied me with the idea of which I was in search.
He obeyed the idea as a marionette obeys the strings, and started forthwith down the deck aft in quest of the mate.
To me the idea of an immediate union with my Elizabeth was one of horror and dismay.
The most fundamental idea, the idea of existence, has not been received by me through sensation; indeed, there is no special sense-organ for the transmission of such an idea.
So long as the quality and the low prices can be maintained, here are two inexhaustible sources of wealth for the canton, which suggested to my mind the idea of establishing three fairs in the year.
Well," replied Athos, "I am not far from approving the idea of Monsieur Porthos.
That is the idea I have formed; what do you say to it, Planchet?
Without knowing why--except that you dislike the idea of my marrying Mrs.
You see, what brought me over was the idea that when he wrote you might possibly take it into your heads to mention having heard from me.
Now that the fact had met me I took a bad view of it, especially of the idea that poor Miss Tita had had to manage by herself after the end.
Often, before his captivity, Dantes, mind had revolted at the idea of assemblages of prisoners, made up of thieves, vagabonds, and murderers.
This worthy gentleman could never quite reconcile himself to the idea of meeting Ferdishenko in society, and on an equal footing.