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Word: microcosm

Definition: small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society

Sentences Containing 'microcosm'

Alexander knew that teachers had to be prepared to participate actively in the communities in which they would work and assume educational leadership so the idea of a New College Camp, a microcosm of society where the Persistent Problems of Living, in the most basic sense, were presented to a group of students in a rural isolated setting who then had to work together and in turn learn from each other.
During his extended stay, Castorp meets and learns from a variety of characters, who together represent a microcosm of pre-war Europe.
In "Lodore", Shelley focused her theme of power and responsibility on the microcosm of the family.
Iyer travels through California, the Los Angeles airport (a microcosm of a city), Hong Kong, Toronto, Britain, Japan, and discusses the Olympic Games as a force of and for globalism.
Meg learns to appreciate the cosmic harmony and interdependency of macrocosm and microcosm.
The labyrinth classically represented the quest to find the center (the start, the spirit, the center of time and space in the microcosm of a maze).
The macrocosm is as the microcosm and vice versa; within each lies the other, and through understanding one (usually the microcosm) a man may understand the other.
The microcosm is oneself, and the macrocosm is the universe.
The team were in desperate need for players; their situation was a microcosm of the American Association (AA) that already had few players with major league experience to begin with.
This basic quality, which was for Confucius and Mencius the bond between human society and the ways of Heaven (tian) and hence fundamental to the underlying moral structure of the universe, was expanded by Zhang Zai to encompass the universe itself, since for the sage to form "one body with the universe" suggests the complementarity and fundamental identify of microcosm and macrocosm.
This principle, however, is more often used in the sense of the microcosm and the macrocosm.

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