Usage examples for insight

  1. The results of Dr. Thomson's study of the north- west Himalaya and Tibet, and my own of the north- east extreme of Sikkim and Tibet, first gave me an insight into the true structure of this chain. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. Sylvia, who had more insight into her mother's heart than Daniel, broke in with a new subject. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  3. We would prefer to modify this rule, and say, " Give us the poems which the people make for themselves, and then we shall obtain a clear insight into the national character and learn what customs and laws they are likely to accept or reject." – An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry; Serbian Lyrics by Various
  4. We need so much spiritual insight and we have so little. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
  5. They do not raise our estimate of Margaret's character, but they certainly give us a clear insight into the nature of the Granvelle administration. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  6. Yet, what evidence have we that Partow or Lanstron has done more than to make a fortunate guess or show military insight – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. It is interesting to find that the one art of which Emerson did have a direct understanding, the art of poetry, gave him some insight into the relation of the artist to his vehicle. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  8. She has extraordinary insight – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. I can't, as I've often said to you, be doing all this without getting a long insight into the actual banking business. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  10. It is a wonderful proof of her fine instincts that, though she must have known her strength, she did not rebel, and that her keen insight into the injustice of some actions did not prevent her realizing the justice of others. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  11. The true insight after all is love. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  12. I have made great purchases of railways, and land through which railways must run, because I knew my job and because I had insight – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. But, gradually, Paul's views on this subject changed, under the influence of a growing spiritual insight – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. Since that wonderful insight into the truth, despair has given way to happiness. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  15. At last we have been vouchsafed clear insight into the laws of life. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  16. There were two sorts of life, and now she had had an insight into each. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. In Russia there are not a few who share the experiences and insight of Gorki. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  18. Little Simonides, a man of wide influence and keen insight treated him very coldly. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  19. A profane life is no sufficient proof of false doctrine in general, though it may give us an insight into the individual himself, whether he be a true or a false Christian. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. What are all the wit and all the learning and all the insight into things compared to love. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle