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  • verb Present participle of theorise.


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  • Here I am speaking from personal experience in challenging that recruitment, not theorising from a safe distance.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Israeli Incompetence 2010

  • Some time after the appearance of this article, Wallace was informed by his friend and agent, Mr. Stevens, that several naturalists had expressed regret that he was "theorising," when what "was wanted was to collect more facts."

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 James Marchant

  • ‘True, in a way, sir, but we have to establish actual facts before our imagination (which is to say our theorising) is allowed to come into play.

    Here Lies Gloria Mundy Mitchell, Gladys, 1901- 1982

  • At the moment, I'm theorising a scenario akin to Rise of the Cyberman, where the Doctor gave ten years of his life to bring the TARDIS back to life.

    Humperdinck: "Now, if we only had a wheelbarrow..." rabid1st 2009

  • The list is all too drearily predictable – surely critics like W. W.Robson and Christopher Ricks are infinitely superior in sensitivity, originality and intelligence than the dreary theorising of Lodge, Eagleton, Barthes, Culler et al. + why the ignorance about the great late Victorians and Edwardians – e.g Edward Dowden [Studies of Literature] What about Livingston Lowes on Coleridge and John Press?

    Nigel Beale’s Comprehensive Literary Criticism Reading List 2009

  • Normative theorising about outsourcing the responsibility to protect is therefore futile and takes us away from serious discussions about realistic improvements that could be made to the agents and mechanisms of humanitarian intervention.

    David Isenberg: PSC and R2P in Libya David Isenberg 2011

  • One company I saw – about to market ultra-fast DNA sequencing to create the most powerful health diagnostic tool ever invented – grew out of one scientist's abstract theorising 30 years ago.

    The quest for knowledge is good in itself and helps the country thrive 2011

  • In Islam, all speaking or theorising about the nature of Allah is mere zannah, fanciful ­guesswork.

    Archive 2009-07-01 Gordon McCabe 2009

  • See also "mind games", a phrase which might once have denoted the complex game theorising of the cold war, or that bit in The Twits where all their furniture is glued to the ceiling so that the couple believe themselves to be upside down.

    Why John Terry has done his 'fronting up' for the last time | Marina Hyde 2011

  • One is that Beck's dense conspiracy theorising makes for terrible television.

    Glenn Beck's future at Fox News under threat | Richard Adams 2011


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