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Definitions of nature

  1.   a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe the laws of nature nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women
  2.   the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions it is his nature to help others
  3.   the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized it is the nature of fire to burn the true nature of jealousy
  4.   a particular type of thing problems of this type are very difficult to solve he's interested in trains and things of that nature matters of a personal nature
  5.   the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc they tried to preserve nature as they found it
  6.   a particular of thing problems of this are very difficult to solve he's interested in trains and things of that nature matters of a personal nature
  7.   The existing system of things the world of matter or of matter and mind the creation the universe
  8.   The personified sum and order of causes and effects the powers which produce existing phenomena whether in the total or in detail the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being often conceived of as a single and separate entity embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence
  9.   The established or regular course of things usual order of events connection of cause and effect
  10.   Conformity to that which is natural as distinguished from that which is artifical or forced or remote from actual experience
  11.   The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is as distinct from others native character inherent or essential qualities or attributes peculiar constitution or quality of being
  12.   Hence Kind sort character quality
  13.   Physical constitution or existence the vital powers the natural life
  14.   Natural affection or reverence
  15.   Constitution or quality of mind or character
  16.   To endow with natural qualities
  17.   The system of all phenomena in space and time the totality of physical reality It is both a scientific and philosophic concept appearing in all historic eras Webster 2d Dr James H Cassedy NLM History of Medicine Division
  18.   That which is the source or essence of life the forces that create as the laws of nature the universe original or essential qualities kind as everything of this nature usual or necessary order of things constitution personal character or disposition normal affection lack of culture wildness
  19.   The power which creates and which presides over the material world the established order of things the universe the essential qualities of anything constitution species character natural disposition conformity to that which is natural a mind or character nakedness
  20.   Established order of things the universe essential qualities native disposition character
  21.   The universe
  22.   Inherent or essential qualities native character sort kind
  23.   The universe of things as made or produced the power or powers that produce it the essence or essential qualities of a thing the established or regular course of things natural law constitution disposition natural affection species particular character birth a natural thing nakedness state of birth
  24.   The qualities or properties which make a thing what it is native character essential qualities disposition of mind the established order of created things the power which has created and which presides over all things being the effect put for or associated with the cause natural affection or reverence sort species or kind sentiments or images conformable to truth and reality

Quotes of nature

  1. Nature is the art of God – Dante Alighieri
  2. Good nature is worth more than knowledge more than money more than honor to the persons who possess it – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us the beauty of nature the beauty of human beings – Ella R. Bloor
  4. Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive first of all flies in the face of human nature and little girls certainly have this drive as much as little boys do or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it – Lynne Cheney
  5. Men speak of natural rights but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws – Calvin Coolidge
  6. By competent evidence is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires and by satisfactory evidence is meant that amount of proof which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind beyond any reasonable doubt – Simon Greenleaf
  7. The chess -board is the world the pieces are the phenomena of the universe the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature The player on the other side is hidden from us – Thomas Huxley
  8. The function of prayer is not to influence God but rather to change the nature of the one who prays – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. All men are by nature born equally free and independent – George Mason
  10. Traditional songwriting to us is where the experimental nature comes in We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore experimental music -making – Thurston Moore
  11. Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language – Kenneth L. Pike
  12. Mother Nature may be forgiving this year or next year but eventually she's going to come around and whack you You've got to be prepared – Geraldo Rivera
  13. Everything is the product of one universal creative effort There is nothing dead in Nature Everything is organic and living and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  14. Most of nature is inherently chaotic It's not rigidly determined in the old sense It's not rigidly predictable – Rupert Sheldrake
  15. I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else – James Taylor

Usage examples for nature

  1. “ Isaac knew the Indian nature well – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. It was so very true to nature – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. “ He's only your child in nature – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  4. At the same time he began to write books of a religious nature – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  5. So all that lives in nature in the heart Is often living buried by the world By its dead stream – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  6. Nature must be kept in her place – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  7. “ Is it in her nature to be – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  8. “ 8544 Do you know the nature of the bargain they make – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. Why didn't Nature make me understand myself as I begin to understand now – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  10. He will make a fool of nature – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  11. You cannot break a law of nature – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  12. “ I mean that although Gaston himself has returned to me he seems to have Regnard's nature – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  13. Of what nature for what purpose – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  14. As a matter of fact there are no ends in nature – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  15. But they say that there are a great many hidden things in nature that yet remain to be explained and really this must be one of them this which I am now about to mention – A Fluttered Dovecote by George Manville Fenn
  16. At any rate the first thing I knew his whole nature seemed to have changed – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  17. That may be your theory if it is I know that human nature is always laughing at you – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  18. “ I don't believe the old man ever gave a dinner and he'd like to show off a little there's a good deal of human nature in the old man after all – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  19. You and I are two men of the world to whom human nature is as an open book – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  20. Still it was not in my nature to give in while a chance remained of escape – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston

Rhymes for nature

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