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Usage examples for synthetic

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " Not synthetic at all," he said, turning to me. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  4. 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
  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. That is why synthetic protoplasm is nothing but a phrase. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Well, because it's cheaper than that synthetic stuff. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  10. Was Botticelli a " comprehensive"- as those with the sixth or synthetic sense have been named by Lombroso? – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. And again, I faced the question, what term would I want to develop as a synthetic construct? – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
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