Usage examples for negation

  1. The point is that the name of Jesus, which stands for a moral ideal which is the very negation of materialism, commands a reverence, and indeed a worship, the like of which no other has ever received in the history of mankind. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  2. Crevel shook his head in negation. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  3. Trabue shook his head in a decisive negation. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  4. This is the same as saying that the negation of liberty is unthinkable. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  5. Is it true that there is no judgment, even affirmative in form, which is not mixed with negation? – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  6. But it follows at once from this that negation is not the work of pure mind, I should say of a mind placed before objects and concerned with them alone. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  7. You do condemn me, I am certain of it, she insisted, seeing my gesture of negation. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  8. The close- cropped, bullet- shaped, British head was agitated in vigorous negation, and " Card for Mister Kirkwood!" – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  9. The profoundest themes which can occupy the mind of man were handled with marvellous lightness of touch and clothed with prismatic brilliancy of speech; but all was negation. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  10. In the former case the negation is distributed by the neque . – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  11. Politics were for him the art of the possible enlarged by the negation of the ethical. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  12. Bob and Jack both shook their heads in negation. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  13. No negation: not the absence of war. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  14. Still, to study a man by a process of negation is tedious, and though I knew that he was not a Nihilist, or a free- lover, or an atheist, or an unprincipled fellow with a dangerous temper, yet I was curious to see him as he really was. – The Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall
  15. An extraordinary smile passed across the face of Feriz, he waved aside the idea with his hand and bent his head forwards, which is a way the Turks have of expressing decided negation. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai