Sentence Examples


  • A copy, qua copy, can never be the equal of the exemplar, and it may be much its inferior.
  • The conferences were opened at the close of July in the camp of the grand vizier, who was pressing Belgrade hard and demanded the surrender of the city as a sine qua non.
  • The commissioners feared that, so long as Greek was a sine qua non at the universities, these schools would be cut off from direct connexion with the universities, while the universities would in some degree lose their control over a portion of the higher culture of the nation.
  • The improvement of the telescope was justly regarded as a sine qua non for the advancement of astronomical knowledge.
  • An Italian contc may or may not be a gentleman; he has long ceased, qua count, to have any social prestige, and his rank is not recognized by the Italian government.