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Usage examples for finite

  1. If one were to follow St. Augustine's reflections further, one would find him reasoning from his own finite and evil self to an infinite and perfect Self, which centres like his in the conviction that I am I, but is endowed with all power and all worth. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  2. What belongs to a religion above the laws of time and space, above the finite is supernatural. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  3. It may still be maintained that sublimity in all cases, and even when we have no idea of infinity before us, does represent the inadequacy of all finite forms to express the infinite. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  4. The Environment of the Spiritual world is outside the influence of these " mechanical actions," which sooner or later interrupt the processes going on in all finite organisms. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  5. The universe was finite – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  6. Then, in spite of the fact that we see a finite extent of the motion at one instant, the extent which we see at one instant is different from that which we see at another. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. But is not the poet's realm the infinite, and can the architect ever get beyond the finite and the limited? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. The arsenic produces certain physiological changes, which take a finite time before they end in death. –  by
  9. I do not mean that the conquest is an easy one, because our perceptions are so narrow and so finite that when the sweet sound or the delicate light passes out of our horizon, it is hard to feel that it is not dead. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. 5. Can the subject of a finite verb be in any other case than the nominative? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Plainly some of the points at a very great distance are at a finite distance, for the same author mentions that Neumann's sphere for representing the positions of points on a plane has the advantage ... –  by
  12. Mind is finite in so far as, though it no longer has an object, it has a mode in its knowledge; i. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  13. The religious life by penitence and faith and hope and love, rises above the finite with its limitations, and the temporal with its sins and failings, and lays hold on the infinite ideal and the eternal goodness, with its boundless horizon and its perfect peace. – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  14. The poor girl has had a sorry life so far and really deserves better treatment than she has received, or so it seems to me from my finite stand- point. –  by
  15. I can therefore see a large significance in the somewhat bold language of Burdach: There is for me but one miracle, that of infinite existence, and but one mystery, the manner in which the finite proceeds from the infinite. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. Some of those changes he could refer to finite minds, his own and others. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  17. And if " a simple sentence is that which has but one nominative and one finite verb," and " a compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences," it follows, since " all sentences are either simple or compound," that, in no sentence, can there be " either several nominatives applied to the same verb, or several verbs applied to the same nominative." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. We are first impelled to seek the Infinite by the limitations of the finite which appear to the soul as bonds and prison walls. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  19. What you want is a philosophy that will not only exercise your powers of intellectual abstraction, but that will make some positive connexion with this actual world of finite human lives. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  20. The man who makes terms with his conscience is essentially non- religious; the religious man knows that it will profit him nothing if he gain all this finite world and lose his stake in the infinite and eternal. – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
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