Definitions of Subserving

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Usage examples for Subserving

  1. The natural and the supernatural, without any incongruity, are blended as being all under one control, all subserving the same great ends, as in the Hebrew Bible. – The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study by William Heaford Daubney
  2. It may exercise the faculties without subserving any immediate progress. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  3. While rejecting this mere verbal solution, which both Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck had shadowed forth in other language, there were some few who, rejecting also the hypothesis indicated by both Dr. Darwin and Lamarck, that the promptings of desires or wants produced growths of the parts subserving them, accepted the single vera causa assigned by these writers- the modification of structures resulting from modification of functions. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  4. Social insects furnish us with instances completely to the point,- and instances showing us, indeed, to what a marvelous degree the life of the individual may be absorbed in subserving the lives of other individuals... – Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  5. You fill with the dead matter of your construction the places where assimilation ought to have its perfect work, building by a life- process, self- extending, and subserving the whole. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald