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Usage examples for Predicable

  1. But there is another kind of names, which although they are individual names, that is, predicable only of one object, are really connotative. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  2. From the fact that the genus includes the species, in other words denotes more than the species, or is predicable of a greater number of individuals, it follows that the species must connote more than the genus. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  3. For if the astronomer has set before us the infinite magnitude of space, and the practical eternity of the duration of the universe; if the physical and chemical philosophers have demonstrated the infinite minuteness of its constituent parts, and the practical eternity of matter and of force; and if both have alike proclaimed the universality of a definite and predicable order and succession of events, the workers in biology have not only accepted all these, but have added more startling theses of their own. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  4. In this manner any fact, or series of facts, in which two different objects are implicated, and which is therefore predicable of both of them, may be either considered as constituting an attribute of the one, or an attribute of the other. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  5. In whatever quantity it is contained in the Middle, in that quantity is the predicate of the Middle predicable of it. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  6. In enumeration, as in division, the wider term is predicable of each of the narrower ones. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  7. That everything predicable of the universal was predicable of the various individuals contained under it, was then no identical proposition, but a statement of what was conceived as a fundamental law of the universe. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  8. As she now whisked about her room in her bed- gown with an activity not predicable of her age and shape, and finally plunged under the covering and drew it up to her chin with one hand while she pressed it out decorously over her person with the other, she kept up a rapid flow of lamentation and conjecture. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  9. And hence, every other Kind which is predicable of the individual, will be to the proximate Kind in the relation of a genus, according to even the popular acceptation of the terms genus and species; that is, it will be a larger class, including it and more. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  10. In a partition the name of the whole is not predicable of each of the parts. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  11. The terms 'horse' and 'Bucephalus' are names of certain things, in this case animals, whether we make any statement about them or not: but the terms 'swift' and 'fiery' only become names of the same things in virtue of being predicable of them. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  12. So conversely he proved not- being to be predicable of that which is. – A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall
  13. In connection with definition, the fifth predicable, difference, is useful. – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office
  14. The only thing certainly predicable of him was, that nothing could be predicated of him. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
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