Usage examples for synthetic

  1. The boy was a true Pelton; only needed one bite to distinguish between real and synthetic food. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  2. The analytic movement constitutes the special sciences; the synthetic constitutes the philosophy of nature; the self- developing activity itself, as psychology, constitutes philosophy. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  3. And again, I faced the question, what term would I want to develop as a synthetic construct? – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  4. It is only recently that we have been able to apply the synthetic method to the study of the phenomena of life. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  5. My own attitude with regard to the Celtic movement was sympathetic, but a brief inspection of the grammar convinced me that my sympathies would not survive the strain of tripthongs, eclipsed consonants, and synthetic verbs, and that I should do well to refrain from embittering my declining years by an impotent and humiliating pursuit of the most elusive of pronunciations. – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  6. In the special sciences, when they have become fully developed, the movement is forward and synthetic, from the simpler to the more complex. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. " Not synthetic at all," he said, turning to me. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  8. Resulting synthetic insight of the reason. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  9. 3. The synthetic method? – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  10. The sunny scenes in the walls were just as bright, and the synthetic light of the slowly moving stars at night was just as soothing. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  11. It is horribly characteristic that I wrote them in an undated notebook, but I think that luncheon which lasted so long must have been in 1911. The same year my father persuaded both the Synthetic Society to elect Chesterton and Chesterton to attend the Synthetic. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  12. Well, because it's cheaper than that synthetic stuff. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  13. But of natural food products there was nothing save a dish of mushrooms and a single sprig of green no longer than my finger, and which, like a feather in a boy's cap, was inserted conspicuously in the top of a synthetic pudding. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  14. Was Botticelli a " comprehensive"- as those with the sixth or synthetic sense have been named by Lombroso? – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  15. It is possible that in the Sphenophyllales we may have the much- modified representatives of a very ancient synthetic group. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  16. And all this regulation not being sufficiently meaningless, fantastic, and oppressive, he invents an elaborate system for compelling each of his sections and groups to begin with a letter of the alphabet, determined beforehand, the letters being selected so as to compose words having " a synthetic or sympathetic signification," and as close a relation as possible to the section or part to which they are appropriated. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  17. That is why synthetic protoplasm is nothing but a phrase. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  18. Red Canyon was eighty miles from the Shed, and the only way to get there was through Bootstrap, because the only highway away from the Shed led to that small, synthetic town. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster