Sentence Examples


  • The distinction of force and matter is then something transitory and relative.
  • Hence Spencer concludes that the sense of duty is transitory and must diminish as moralization increases.
  • They held that the body is mortal, and its substance transitory; that the soul is immortal, but, coming from the subtlest ether, is lured as by a sorcery of nature into the prison-house of the body.
  • Their opinion and practice will be best represented in the words of one of their early teachers (quoted by Gibbon, Decline and Fall, c. 63): "When thou art alone in thy cell shut thy door, and seat thyself in a corner; raise thy mind above all things vain and transitory; recline thy beard and chin on thy breast; turn thine eyes and thy thought towards the middle of thy belly, the region of the navel (6j4 aXos); and search the place of the heart, the seat of the soul.
  • For a past impression is purely transitory, and, as Hume occasionally points out, can have no connexion of fact with the present consciousness.
 

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