Usage examples for theoretic

  1. One day he formed the idea of drawing up, for the benefit of posterity, a theoretic code of the principles of that art, in the practice of which he so excelled, and he had chosen his nephew, as we have seen, to frame the substance of his ideas in an intelligible form. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. That the Woman's Movement of our day has not taken its origin from any mere process of theoretic argument; that it breaks out, now here and now there, in forms divergent and at times superficially almost irreconcilable; that the majority of those taking part in it are driven into action as the result of the immediate pressure of the conditions of life, and are not always able logically to state the nature of all causes which propel them, or to paint clearly all results of their action; so far from removing it from the category of the vast reorganising movements of humanity, places it in a line with them, showing how vital, spontaneous, and wholly organic and unartificial is its nature. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  3. But it is of importance for us to recognize clearly the nature of the interpretation theoretic socialists place upon the order of events set forth in this chapter, for this interpretation throws considerable light on the industrial condition of labour. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  4. The work done by Kircher could never have been accomplished but for the sympathetic interest of those who are falsely supposed to have been bitterly opposed to all progress in the natural sciences, but whose opposition was really limited to theoretic phases of scientific inquiry that threatened, as has scientific theory so often since, to prove directly contradictory to revealed truth. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  5. The process finds many historical parallels: and it is an intensely practical, not a theoretic matter. – South America and the War by F. A. Kirkpatrick
  6. His argument is that the practical reason demands freedom, just as the 'pure' or theoretic reason demands rationality. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. And as political economy, which is ever the theory corresponding to our phase of industrial practice, and there some of its foremost pioneers, and later its classical exponent, Adam Smith himself, so once more there are signs at least of a corresponding wave of theoretic progress. – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  8. But there are rather particular reasons why the value of the book called Hard Times should be referred back to great historic and theoretic matters with which it may appear superficially to have little or nothing to do. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  9. Thirty years afterwards, the matter became an object of considerable experimental and theoretic work in France, at the rival schools of Paris and Nancy; and the question, mainly under the title of hypnotism, though the older name is still occasionally heard, has been for several years brought prominently under public notice. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  10. Volney was, as has been said, the last of the philosophes, exhibiting, long after a new order of thought had set in, their acute but negative and one- sided criticism, their sterile contempt of Christianity and religion generally, their somewhat theoretic acceptance of generalisations on philosophy and history, and of large plans for dealing with politics and ethics. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  11. The view of theoretic civics as concrete sociology, and of practical civics as applied sociology may be more simply expressed as the co- adjustment of social survey and social service, now becoming recognised as rational, indeed in many cities being begun. – Civics: as Applied Sociology by Patrick Geddes
  12. Knowledge must come before action, and first- hand knowledge, acquired by observation, is worth more than theoretic acquirements; the first may supply for the second, but not the second for the first. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  13. As for the artificial imitation of the outward appearance of protoplasm, should a real theoretic importance be attached to this when the question of the physical framework of protoplasm is not yet settled? – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  14. But at that time she had not dreamt of such a sudden downfall of her theoretic edifice; she believed in its strength, and did not doubt of her supreme influence with Cecily. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  15. They had both been long established in Milby, and as each had a sufficient practice, there was no very malignant rivalry between them; on the contrary, they had that sort of friendly contempt for each other which is always conducive to a good understanding between professional men; and when any new surgeon attempted, in an ill- advised hour, to settle himself in the town, it was strikingly demonstrated how slight and trivial are theoretic differences compared with the broad basis of common human feeling. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  16. Clarence's queries had been snubbed into reserve, and I doubt whether Miss Newton's theoretic theology was very much more developed than that of Mrs. Gooch, but her practice and devotion were admirable, and she fostered religious sentiment among us, introducing little books which were welcome in the restricted range of Sunday reading. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  17. Thus the conflict of the theoretic reason and the practical reason eternally engenders religion in the heart of man. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  18. And now he sees why the water cannot be raised beyond the theoretic limit of 32 feet: a limit made much lower in practice by imperfections in the apparatus. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  19. In this atmosphere arose a celebrated Fabian Society, of which he is still the leading spirit- a society which answered all charges of impracticable idealism by pushing both its theoretic statements and its practical negotiations to the verge of cynicism. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton