Usage examples for selection

  1. As Natural Selection which works so slowly is a main element in Mr. Darwin's theory, it is necessary to understand distinctly what he means by it. – What is Darwinism? by Charles Hodge
  2. Call it natural selection, if you like. – Rich Living by Michael Cathal
  3. The author then takes up the problems of type as bearing on the selection of the dog, breeding, training and use. – Taxidermy by Leon Luther Pray
  4. Where she was sitting under the blackbutt tree, she was miles away from her father's selection, and it would be very difficult for anyone to find her. – Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley
  5. Won't you play for us that last selection of which you wrote to me? – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. In discussing the question, Hearn insisted that every artist should carry out the theory of selection. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  7. The selection of an officer for the position of Commander- in- Chief of the Commonwealth forces was quite a different matter. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  8. This is the present plan in cities, and it should be true also in the selection of a county superintendent. – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  9. It is apparent that natural selection can only be concerned in a secondary way. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  10. I could not have made a better selection myself. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  11. You'll wonder what my principle of selection is, and, if you ask me, I must answer- I haven't any. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  12. Our selection, unfortunately, is limited to two weapons. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  13. A moment's thought will convince the reader that I am not giving too much space to this matter of selection. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  14. Every Monday morning we received the list for the week, and, after making our own selection, distributed them to the official world generally,- sometimes to our own personal friends. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  15. The girl who has never learned to say " No," who has no power of selection, cannot expect to have any hours for her own use. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  16. I am not happy, it seems, in my selection of those I desire to benefit." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  17. Polly has shown excellent taste in its selection." – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd