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Usage examples for Deductively

  1. Another mode of stating it would be thus: What are the fewest general propositions from which all the uniformities which exist in the universe might be deductively inferred? – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  2. It is not, of course, asserted that the more special physiological truths can be deductively reached. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  3. Then, if Clara could speak to Vernon, which Laetitia would not have done for a mighty bribe, she could speak to De Craye, Laetitia thought deductively this being the logic of untrained heads opposed to the proceeding whereby their condemnatory deduction hangs. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. The result of these considerations is only, in the first place, to point out a new source of inferiority in the Method of Agreement as compared with other modes of investigation, and new reasons for never resting contented with the results obtained by it, without attempting to confirm them either by the Method of Difference, or by connecting them deductively with some law or laws already ascertained by that superior method. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  5. Is the man unsympathetic with women a hater of Nature deductively – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. But the conclusion deductively reached is in harmony with the inductive conclusion. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  7. The unstable equilibrium of any homogeneous aggregate can thus be shown both inductively and deductively – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  8. The false induction from genuine facts of observation, leading to the construction of theories which are then deductively applied in the face of the results of direct observation. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. Thus, given the ordinary conditions of animal life, and the possession of stomachs by all creatures living under these conditions may be deductively known. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  10. It could not be governed, men began to discover, by men who thought deductively about rights and wrongs. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  11. Few gamblers but would stare if they were told that the falling of a die on a particular face is as much the effect of a definite cause as the fact of its falling; it is a proverb that " the wind bloweth where it listeth"; and even thoughtful men usually receive with surprise the suggestion, that the form of the crest of every wave that breaks, wind- driven, on the sea- shore, and the direction of every particle of foam that flies before the gale, are the exact effects of definite causes; and, as such, must be capable of being determined, deductively from the laws of motion and the properties of air and water. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  12. Deductively moreover, the lady who inspired the passion in numbers of gentlemen and set herself to win their admiration with her lively play of dialogue, must be coquettish; she could hold them only by coldness. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. The well established facts of mental law show conclusively that subjective mind argues only deductively – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  14. You might say that genius works inductively and finds a method; the conservative works deductively from the method and defeats whatever genius he may have. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann