Usage examples for organisms

  1. He sees very clearly how many of the Catholic practices are what he calls " ossified organisms." – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  2. This I believe to be a fair outline, though of course a very rough and general one, of the Theory of Evolution as regards the forms of matter and living organisms. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  3. In place of a real explanation a simple phrase such as " vital force" was satisfactory, and signified a mystical force belonging to organisms only. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  4. We can further see why a great amount of modification in some one character ought not to lead us to separate widely any two organisms. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  5. She didn't draw distinctions, beyond the necessary ones, between women and men; she took women as human beings, not as life- producing organisms; she took men as human beings, not as destroying- machines. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  6. For if it was important that men should know the laws governing inanimate matter, to comprehend the orbits and motions of the planets; if it developed the understanding to contemplate the grandeur of their movements, the vast spaces which they traverse, and the wonderful speed with which they accomplish their various journeys- if such knowledge has enlarged the capacity of men's minds, given them truer notions of the magnitude of the universe, and grander conceptions of nature and the infinite power and intelligence which pervades and is exhibited in it, is it not equally important and equally improving and practical to study the subtler forces which pervade living organisms, the still finer laws and adjustments which govern the action of mind? – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  7. To put the case in negatives, we are not evolved organisms, we are not mortal, we are not, speaking in the usual sense, alive, although, of course- I hope you will not be offended- neither are you." – Freudian Slip by Franklin Abel
  8. It seems as if some organisms can do anything with anything. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  9. The soil under our feet is full of these micro- organisms. – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  10. At least twice as many remained, but when I made my calculations I estimated that the mold had sheltered only a thousand organisms plainly visible to the eye. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  11. The two plagues which dealt with minute forms of life may well remind us of the vast part which we are now aware that the smallest organisms play in the economy of life, as the agents of the Creator. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  12. Do you think one superior mind can dominate a hundred and fifty inferior organisms? – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  13. The descent of organisms is not a scientifically demonstrated proposition, although descent in an ideal sense can be made to harmonize with the biblical account of creation. – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  14. It is a difference of function which makes it necessary for two organisms to take part in the reproduction of the species. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  15. For that reason there is a growing demand in the neighborhood of the medical college for good second- hand organisms. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  16. That the human soul is spiritual and immortal; that its union with a really distinct material principle to form the individual human substance or nature is a substantial union; that all living organisms and all inorganic bodies are really composite substances and subject to substantial change: these various theses of scholastic philosophy we here assume to be true. – Ontology or the Theory of Being by Peter Coffey
  17. There are some organisms lower down in the scale, whose whole activity is confined within the narrow limits of a single cell. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  18. On this point it may be observed that, as we cannot know what precise physical conditions were necessary to the existence of a given extinct organism, we cannot say how far such conditions may have been modified by the action of man, and he may therefore have influenced the life of such organisms in ways, and to an extent, of which we can form no just idea. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  19. In certain human organisms the feelings are dwarfed, as the thought may be in certain sterile imaginations. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  20. Other still smaller organisms? – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs