Sentence Examples


  • Between modern materialism and hylozoism proper there is, however, the distinction that the ancients, however vaguely, conceived the elemental matter as being in some sense animate if not actually conscious and conative.
  • His love of nature, animate and inanimate, was very keen and manifested itself in ways that appear somewhat naive.
  • The two conceptions which may now be said to animate the theory of geography are the genetic, which depends upon processes of origin, and the morphological, which depends on facts of form and distribution.
  • And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.
  • They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay.

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