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Word: conception

Definition: beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception


Sentences Containing 'conception'

"But have you," I asked, "formed any definite conception as to what these perils are?"
Although mortal, Dunizel was not merely human; she was infused at conception with the magical energy of the sun itself.
And as to ideas, entities, abstractions, and transcendentals, I could never drive the least conception into their heads.
And nothing should be done that is out of harmony with this large conception.
But Timothy’s life, his very conception by Zappa and Hedges, is definitely more odd than wonderful."
Church of the Immaculate Conception (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana)
Conception in Santa Barbara county to the U.S. border with Mexico. On Dec.
Does it happen, in all these relations, that, when one of the objects is presented to the senses or memory, the mind is not only carried to the conception of the correlative, but reaches a steadier and stronger conception of it than what otherwise it would have been able to attain?
Eno's production techniques and personal approach were key to the record's conception.
First of all, the culture industry theory has completely abandoned the Marxist dialectic conception of society.
For we cannot even be sure how far the conception may have been carried out ..."
From its conception at the change of the twentieth century, jazz was music intended for dancing.
He also played an important role in the conception of "", although it was completed after his death by Steven Spielberg.
However, the realization was difficult, as factions could not decide on the basic conception.
I confess, that it is impossible perfectly to explain this feeling or manner of conception.
If conception occurs, the fetus will take over the secretion of progesterone; therefore the mother cannot ovulate again.
If this variety of form in your work is allowed to become excessive it will overpower the unity of your conception.
If you tell me, that any person is in love, I easily understand your meaning, and form a just conception of his situation; but never can mistake that conception for the real disorders and agitations of the passion.
In France, the conception of citizenship teeters between universalism and multiculturalism, especially in recent years.
In primates, reproductive synchrony usually takes the form of conception and birth seasonality.
Instead of an individual he gives us the expression of a glowing mental conception of man as a type of physical strength and power.
It could not, therefore, be discovered in the cause, and the first invention or conception of it, _a priori_, must be entirely arbitrary.
It has been claimed that the common 2000s conception exaggerates the reality.
It represents the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Lithuanian language services are held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Marquette had solemnly contracted, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, that if the Virgin would permit him to discover the great river, he would name it Conception, in her honor.
Mary's and Immaculate Conception Schools.
Our mental vision or conception of ideas is nothing but a revelation made to us by our Maker.
Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994
Some argue that the Marxian conception of society is fundamentally flawed.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception is located in the centre of the town.
The church was the first in the world consecrated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary.
The conception and development of the website took approximately four months.
The conception of poetry in our country, in Norway, shall shape itself according to this book."
The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is a teaching of Eastern origin but is expressed in the terminology of the Western Church.
The event, an annual competition, was the fourth since its conception.
The freedom with which new parts were built on to a Gothic building is another proof of the fact that it is not in the conception of the unity of the whole that their chief charm consists.
The German conception is usually qualified in France as an "exclusive" view of nationality, as it includes only the members of the corresponding ethnic group, while the Republican conception thinks itself as universalist, following the Enlightenment's ideals officialized by the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
The only real power, in his view, was power which was guided by the Stoic conception of "logos" (universal reason).
The original conception seems to have been Perréal's, and yet it was not wholly his.
The sculpture of ancient Egypt is an instance of great unity in conception, and the suppression of variety to a point at which life scarcely exists.
There is this deadness about any conception of perfection that will always make it an unattainable ideal in life.
This conception implies no contradiction; but still it feels very differently from that conception by which I represent to myself the impulse and the communication of motion from one ball to another.
This conception was preserved into the published "The Silmarillion", based primarily on "The Later Quenta Silmarillion".
This universalist conception of citizenship and of the nation has influenced the French model of colonization.
Unity is concerned with the relationship of all the parts to that oneness of conception that should control every detail of a work of art.
We have come now out of mere vagueness to the definite conception of an Australian from Ballarat with a grey cloak."
We have no idea of this connexion, nor even any distinct notion what it is we desire to know, when we endeavour at a conception of it.
What is more the depth of artistic conception does not require complexity of form, but simplicity.
would indeed find it difficult to form the faintest conception of my heart-rending situation.

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::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
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