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  • noun Plural form of idea.


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  • In this time of which I speak, the people will see that to be a _nation_ we must not be merely servile imitators of Old World ideas, but must develop our own _American ideas_ in every department of government and society; thus, eventually, building up a national structure which shall, which need, yield to none, but may take precedence of all.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Nature impels us to lay hold of the ideas alone; and in proof of this we find, that we have only to attempt to concentrate our attention upon the _words_ he uses, and then we are sure to lose sight of the _ideas_ which the words were intended to convey.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • But why had he happened to hear such a discussion and such ideas at the very moment when his own brain was just conceiving ... _the very same ideas_?

    Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English

  • Such of his ideas that do not suppose some exterior material object for their model, or one to which he is able to relate them, which are therefore called _abstract ideas_, are only modes in which his interior organ considers its own peculiar modifications, of which it chooses some without respect to others.

    The System of Nature, Volume 1

  • In the words of Dr. Reid, "He maintains ... that there is no such thing as matter in the universe; that the sun and moon, earth and sea, our own bodies and those of our friends, are nothing but ideas in the minds of those who think of them, and that they have no existence when they are not objects of thought; that all that is in the universe may be reduced to two categories, to wit, _minds_ and _ideas in the mind_."

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • _associated_ with ideas by habit, or by the Law of Concurrence, that they _arouse certain ideas_ whenever they are used.

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • _acquiring new ideas by the aid of old ideas_ already in the mind.

    The Elements of General Method Based on the Principles of Herbart

  • Theology on two archaic ideas which had already been condemned by enlightened Athenians of the fourth century before our era, _ideas which no one would dream of upholding in these days, though the structure built upon them still subsists_. "

    The Necessity of Atheism

  • Indeed, someone who has spent more than three decades in Washington dreaming up ever more grandiose his term ideas about how to use the state to shape economic and social outcomes with taxpayer dollars hardly meets the American definition of a conservative.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The term ideas of reference refers to the more specific conclusions reached by some patients with a delusional mood.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry


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