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Usage examples for conception

  1. It should be remembered, too, that the lofty conception which most Americans held of the opportunities and customs of their country stood in the way of a frank study of conditions and an equally frank admission of abuses. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. He once told me that the fear of it was a part of his earliest consciousness, before the time when he could have had any intellectual conception of it. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  3. And it changed also his conception of how these people were likely to act. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  4. Of course, no child born and brought up in such a place as that could have any conception of home. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  5. And this conception gained expression in the law. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  6. This conception Aristotle extended to Thought, to the various forms of life, to education, to morals, to politics. – A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall
  7. I don't put this forward as an inspired conception. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  8. He was not so sure that he had any very definite conception of the foundations of an English house. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  9. No conception of the duty of self- restraint ever reached him till, at last, the nervous system, often slow to anger, began to express its objection to the abuse it was suffering. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  10. This conception of a national life, one with the land itself, was very clear to the ancient Irish, just as it has been and is the foundation of all later national effort. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  11. Fortunately it is a conception impossible to be realized. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  12. He tried to realize what he had looked for when he had asked her to marry him, and could not get a clear conception of his vision. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  13. You have no conception of what my father has done to me with his terrible words. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  14. A man whose scientific eminence is incontestable, and who united in his own person powers of conception, will, and imagination, would surely have invented better if he had invented at all. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  15. It is so simple a conception that a child may understand it; and it has probably been passed before the attention of every thinking man since Plato's time. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  16. It all depends on what conception we have of the spirit. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  17. But this conception is far too narrow. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  18. What's your conception of a man? – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  19. She wished her father had the smallest conception of management. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  20. Unfortunately, it is this narrow conception of human relations that has brought about a great tragedy in the lives of the modern man and woman. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
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