The desire for "freedom of will" in the superlative, metaphysical sense, such as still holds sway, unfortunately, in the minds of the half-educated, the desire to bear the entire and ultimate responsibility for one's actions oneself, and to absolve God, the world, ancestors, chance, and society therefrom, involves nothing less than to be precisely this CAUSA SUI, and, with more than Munchausen daring, to pull oneself up into existence by the hair, out of the slough of nothingness.
For the same reason that everything interests us more according to the degree it involves us personally, we do not examine facts and completely overlook them though they are later shown to be unshakable, without our being able to explain their causal nexus.
As applied to persons, implicate is always used in an unfavorable sense, and involve ordinarily so; but implicate applies only to that which is wrong, while involve is more commonly used of that which is unfortunate; one is implicated in a crime, involved in embarrassments, misfortunes, or perplexities.
Parliamentary monarchy - a state headed by a monarch who is not actively involved in policy formation or implementation (i.e., the exercise of sovereign powers by a monarch in a ceremonial capacity); true governmental leadership is carried out by a cabinet and its head - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor - who are drawn from a legislature (parliament).
We must, therefore, be satisfied with saying vaguely that the process of ideation involves various feelings of movement and relation, -- feelings capable of infinite gradation and complexity, and ranging from sublimity to tedium and from pathos to uncontrollable merriment.
The owner himself had his capital so tightly involved in other ventures that he was unable to save this concern, and it was therefore sold under the hammer.
A heap of sand will involve infinity as surely as a universe of suns and planets.
To dream of using blotting paper, signifies you will be deceived into the betrayal of secrets which will seriously involve a friend.
“Second, yesterday, at about four pm, Miss Beck was involved in an accident during pre-production work on Earth Resurrected.
The estate at Delaford was never reckoned more than two thousand a year, and his brother left everything sadly involved.
The knowledge of the principles of this validation demands again a special department of general psychology—even such a pragmatic applied psychology as will deal with all states of mind that might possibly be involved in the determination and judgment of crime.
That kind of smile appears, however, only as defense against the less serious accusations, or perhaps even more serious ones, but obviously never when evil consequences attendant on serious accusations are involved.
Modern methods of generalization so invariably involve danger and incorrectness that one can not be too cautious in this matter.
Blushweaver was intricately involved.
Foreknowledge is simply God's antecedent knowledge of all events, which some hold to be entirely separable from his foreordination, while others hold foreordination to be inseparably involved in foreknowledge.
hast thou at last thrown thy father from the highest pinnacle of happiness into a misfortune that must inevitably involve thee also in his ruin?
Mostly she just seemed relieved to have him home, and industriously involved in the family business.
You've involved yourself so frankly that I don't believe you're lying about what went on in the old room when you entered to steal those exhibits.
Evidently the finding of causes involves, according to the complexities of the case, a varying number of subordinate tasks which have to be accomplished for each particular incident, inasmuch as each suspicion, each statement pro or con has to be tested.
When the ability in any nation to buy is destroyed, it equally involves the seller.
He had, however, speculated largely and quite loosely; had involved himself deeply, and his notes to a large amount had come into the hands of Haley; and this small piece of information is the key to the preceding conversation.
It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial wasmaking such a sensation-retired army captain, an idle swaggerer,and reactionary bully-was continually involved in amorousintrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies “who werepining in solitude.”
“I fancy old Frankland allows her a pittance, but it cannot be more, for his own affairs are considerably involved.
Consequently a scientific speech test involves the preparation of lists of words based upon an analysis of the elements of whispered and spoken utterance.
Aside from the moral question involved the great game of bluff is too silly and vulgar a one for grown men to play.
He raided southward to the very walls of Constantinople, completely destroying, says Gibbon, seventy cities in his progress, and forcing upon the emperor an onerous peace, which apparently did not involve the liberation of Honoria to her hero.