41 Metaphors for phenomenon

A still more remarkable phenomenon is that kind of multiplication which is preceded by the union of two monads, by a process which is termed conjugation.

If self-abnegation lies at the root of true heroism, Charles Lambthat "sorry phenomenon" with an "insuperable proclivity to gin" was a greater hero than was covered by the shield of Achilles.

All phenomena are continuous quantities, i.e., all their parts are in turn (further divisible) quantities.

That the phenomena were facts, and facts explicable by no known natural law, he was forced, like others in similar positions, to believe and admit.

But, apart from the vein of jocularity running through these remarks, such striking vegetable phenomena are scientifically as great a puzzle to the botanist as their movements are to the savage, the latter regarding them as the outward visible expression of a real inward personal existence.

But such collateral phenomena are not the point at issue.

Seasons of the year, times of day, phases of the moon, phenomena of flowers, are quite as much your dramatis personae as the warriors and the ladies.

Here we see how even such sublime and poetic phenomena as sun and moon are to the aboriginal mind only symbols of their coarse, sensual lives: the heavenly bodies are concubines of the men, welcomed when fat, driven away when thin.

The first phenomenon which struck them, as Lord Elgin afterwards wrote, was the 'very sensible change of climate which began to make itself felt at some 250 miles from Calcutta.'

The most remarkable phenomenon there is a bituminous lake, situated on the western coast, near the village of La Brea.

And here steps in the profound difference between Atheism and Pantheism; both posit an Existence at present inscrutable by human faculties, of which all phenomena are modes; but to the Atheist that Existence manifests as Force-Matter, unconscious, unintelligent, while to the Pantheist it manifests as Life-Matter, conscious, intelligent.

All so-called spiritual phenomena are functions of the brain, special cases of the operation of the universal forces of nature.

All phenomena of every kind are as much an illusion as the supposed bands of colour around the top.

In the thyroid deficiency of adults, a prominent phenomenon often is the falling out of the hair in handfuls.

To the sense of fatigue previously experienced, a new phenomenon was now addedthe beating of the heart.

The social phenomenon which chiefly roused you to just anger was the spectacle of wealthy people making money and so taking the bread out of the mouths of people who needed It.

And, as the study of the activities of the living being is called its physiology, so are these phenomena the subject-matter of an analogous telluric physiology, to which we sometimes give the name of meteorology, sometimes that of physical geography, sometimes that of geology.

Each new phenomenon is a discovery in the child's small and yet rich world, e.g. one may go round the chair; one may stand before it, behind it, but one cannot go behind the bench or the wall.

The phenomenon was the commonest.

Since the theory of historical materialism, which I prefer to call economic determinism, has demonstrated that political, moral and intellectual phenomena are reactions on the economic conditions of any time and place, the attempt has been made to interpret this theory very narrowly and to pretend that the economic condition of a nation is a primary cause and not determined by any other.

I reject not all the evidences of the phenomena upon which it is based, but I utterly deny that such phenomena are the works of disembodied spirits.

THE FIRST ENGLISH NOVELISTS The chief literary phenomena of the complex eighteenth century are the reign of so-called Classicism, the revival of romantic poetry, and the discovery of the modern novel.

The phenomenon was worth investigation, even if the simple fisher-folk had exaggerated.

The phenomena were cases of healing, many of them surprising, of cataleptic rigidity, and of insensibility to pain, among visitors to the tomb of the Abbé Paris (1731).

All moral phenomena, will, moral judgment, conscience, virtue, are not simple and original data, but of a composite or derivative nature.

41 Metaphors for  phenomenon