Usage examples for theoretical

  1. We often hear about Wagner's " theories," as if he had composed his art- works in accordance with some theoretical scheme. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  2. Public opinion, however, was reaching the point where it was prepared to brush aside theoretical difficulties. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  3. I could see how deep was the interest which moved them to speak, and, in a measure, they had my sympathy; yet such interest was mystery rather than fact, theoretical rather than practical. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  4. Amherst knew that any large theoretical exposition of the case would be as much wasted on the two men as on his wife. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  5. Yet in the main purpose of his life and writings, which was to mend and guide public opinion on social and political questions by theoretical treatment- that is, by a logically connected survey of the facts- he was undoubtedly successful, as is shown by the popularity of his two great works on Logic and Political Economy, which became the text- books of higher study on these subjects for a whole generation. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  6. And is not all that we have heard of compact between sovereign States the mere effect of a theoretical and artificial mode of reasoning upon the subject? – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  7. I have read and re- read Mr. Secor's article with both interest and apprehension; with interest, because the " Credit- for- quality" idea has been engaging my thoughtful attention on both its practical and its theoretical sides for a considerable time; with apprehension, since the article seems to recommend the system for use in our secondary schools. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  8. Is it entirely theoretical? – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  9. But a combination of the theoretical and the practical, as has frequently been declared, makes for the complete engineer. – Opportunities in Engineering by Charles M. Horton
  10. So great is the gap between the small toy model and the practical work- performing giant, a rock upon which many sanguine theoretical inventors have been wrecked! – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  11. I know a good deal about the theoretical part of it already. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  12. Inasmuch as I regard the monument as the image of a plan or theoretical scheme which colored and influenced all native thought, I hail any recognition made by other students of its all- pervading presence in the Calendar and in the cosmogony of the ancient Mexicans. – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  13. Here we have only to indicate briefly the course of the theoretical movement. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  14. The maidens, despite their theoretical privileges, were even more reserved than their elders, and the dark- haired Eveena the most silent and shy of all. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  15. Solitary people are theoretical people. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  16. " But surely it cannot be so simple," thought Nekhludoff, and yet he saw with certainty, strange as it had seemed at first, that it was not only a theoretical but also a practical solution of the question. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  17. But if the thinker sees at all deeply into the life of his own time, his theoretical system will rest upon observation of human nature. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  18. As elsewhere, so in Germany, considerations of political expediency promoted the growth of toleration, especially in Prussia; and as elsewhere, theoretical advocates exercised great influence on public opinion. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  19. These objections are not of a purely abstract or theoretical character. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  20. All his theoretical notions of relative wealth will be forgotten. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott