Sentence Examples


  • They were wholly deaf to my arguments, or failed to perceive their force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible.
  • The strain was visible in the faces of many, though those he saw were in good health and fed.
  • The strain of the next three years' continuous work undermined his health and his eyesight, and he was compelled to retire from his professorship. During these years he had published works on Plato and Socrates and a history of philosophy (1875); but after his retirement he further developed his philosophical position, a speculative eclecticism through which he endeavoured to reconcile metaphysical idealism with the naturalistic and mechanical standpoint of science.
  • Of slack, and by the dotted line the strain that would have been applied if the soundings taken during the preliminary survey had been the only source available, although the conditions of sea and weather favoured 20 FIG.
  • These changes threw a considerable strain on the finances, but the imminence of the danger caused their acceptance.
 

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