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  • noun Plural form of osophy.


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  • I suppose necessity's training in the wilds must produce the same result in man and beast; and from that fact, faddists of the various "osophies" and "ologies" may draw what conclusions they please; but I affirm that no panther could creep on its prey with more stealth, caution and cunning than the trapper and Indian on the enemy's camp.

    Lords of the North 1903

  • Hence, instead of trying to find a general definition to cover the conflicting beliefs and widely divergent interests of all pragmatistic phil - osophies, the historian of ideas will find it more in - structive to trace various components of the various doctrines historically held by pragmatists.


  • The 'ologies and' osophies, the big causes, cultures, and cants are not so sweet to my taste as

    Janey Canuck in the West Emily Ferguson 1910

  • 'osophies simply bewildered her; ritual left her cold, psychology troubled her but little, save only in its practical application to the lives of those she loved.

    The Hawk of Egypt Joan Conquest


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