conceive of

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conceive of form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Hill
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    “What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer.”
  • Virginia Satir
    Virginia Satir
    “I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”

Usage

In literature:

Yet he felt confident he would find one of the two, and had already conceived a strong prejudice against Antony Gray.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
He is taken with their miracles yet doubts an imposture; he conceives of our doctrine better, yet it seems too empty and naked.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
They were, however, days of a consuming excitement for the caged and gagged nightingale that Hilda Bouverie now conceived herself to be.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
I cannot possibly conceive of any other sort of 'evidence' or 'proof' than this.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
I am at a loss to conceive how the ether can pass to the state of vapour without an addition of caloric.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
He then conceived of the plan of flying from Rome altogether.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
We can conceive of two explanations.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Now ensues one of the most terrible scenes of human barbarity conceivable.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
It is known only, by the answer that the cardinals made, that it was conceived in the same spirit as the letter of the barons.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Thus we can conceive of this book, this table, this earth, as not existing, but we can not conceive the non-existence of space.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
I cannot conceive of a really great artist without this sense of rhythm.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He conceived himself secure from the power of his late master, when he was arrested by order of the Prussian president.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Not only had they lost the thing itself, but they had lost the power of conceiving of it.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
I can not conceive of more wretched abodes for human beings.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
But of course in speaking of tradition as a kind of inheritance we conceive of it as propagated by quite other than biological methods.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He could hardly conceive that his father had planned the ruin of his undertaking and the loss of his honour.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
The people of ancient times would never have conceived this type of a hero.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Whether the problem was conceived in terms of being or of value, the result was the same.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
It is quite conceivable, as has recently been pointed out, that some of the lowest forms of life may be immortal, after a fashion.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
The eighteenth century appeared to conceive of everything as stationary.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
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In poetry:

But we forget so soon the shame,
Conceiving sweetness if we can
Heaven the citadel itself
Illumined on the lunar plan;
And I the chief of sinners, I
The middlemost Victorian!
"Moonlight" by John Crowe Ransom
This vice, tho' yet 'tis but conceiv'd in thought,
Is in the sight of God so very foul,
That though it shou'd not be to Practice brought,
The Theory indulg'd will damn the soul.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
I can conceive no punishment
For wicked men of evil bent,
Who cheat and lie and drink and rob,
More meet than giving them a job.
This is, to my unruffled mind,
Correction of the sternest kind.
"The Weary Philosopher" by C J Dennis
All the manifestation, the Universe itself, is contained in the mind;
The nature of Mind is the realm of illumination
Which can neither be conceived nor touched.
These are the Key-points of the View.
"The Song Of View, Practice, And Action" by Jetsun Milarepa
This is the world's stupendous hour—
The supreme moment for the race
To see the emptiness of power,
The worthlessness of wealth and place,
To see the purpose and the plan
Conceived by God for growing man.
"The Hour" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Who's the culprit of them? How must he conceive
God—-the queen he caps to, laughing in his sleeve,
`` 'Tis but decent to profess oneself beneath her:
``Still, one must not be too much in earnest, either!''
"Before" by Robert Browning

In news:

Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived now add "potentially life-threatening " to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple's much maligned maps app.
Meditation, stress reduction and a good laugh can increase the likelihood of conceiving.
Spider-Man cast member Matthew James Thomas will star in the title role of Diane Paulus' re-conceived revival of Pippin, which will premiere at the American Repertory Theater December 5.
Mariachi El Bronx was first conceived in 2006 as the alter ego of established hardcore punk band the Bronx — a tongue-in-cheek response to the electric-goes-acoustic aesthetic that so many bands employ today.
The passage of years tends to color perceptions of music conceived for the stage, no matter how good it is.
Conceived and underwritten by Ryuho Okawa, leader of a Japanese religious group known as Happy Science, the.
What sparked the idea of doing a picture book based on Puppy Diaries – did it come out of a conversation between the two of you, or did one or the other of you initially conceive of the idea.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that a Utah boy who was conceived with the frozen sperm of his dead father does not qualify for Social Security survivor's benefits.
Aliens could conceivably live on planets illuminated by the swirling mass of photons orbiting the singularity of a special type of black hole, according to a new theory.
This particular organist certainly has one, if he conceives more transcriptions like those of Liszt's "Funerailles" and Schubert's "Der Erlkönig".
As Burnt Friedman and Atom Heart-aka Flanger-demonstrate on this brilliantly conceived and executed CD, the contrasting worlds of electric and organic, programmed and improvised, high art and lowbrow can live in harmony.
Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955.
All original material including advertising design, copy illustrations and signatures conceived and developed by Al Skinner Inc for use by its publication are for express use of the publication.
Pure Growth Partners, a New York City-based company that conceives and markets consumer brands, announced the launch of Street King, an energy shot made in collaboration with rapper, actor and entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
It was uncovered in a murder trial in Georgia that Washington State had been a target of a domestic terrorism plot conceived by former US soldiers who served together at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
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In science:

In defense of nbg, I should say that it was originally conceived not to deal with large categories, but to provide a finitely axiomatizable theory equivalent to zfc, and at that it succeeds.
Set theory for category theory
In order to study its performances, to validate the conceived strategy, and to estimate the necessary improvements, this prototype has been running on a daily basis over the whole summer of 2008 at the Observatorio del Teide.
First performances of the GOLF-NG instrumental prototype observing the Sun in Tenerife
This then enables a matrix representation of quantum physics, which is essentially how Heisenberg first conceived of the rules of quantum mechanics.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
But, by now it might be conceivable that it needs many new debates among the Member States and a lot of time to find such distribution keys.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Hence we conceive here that it is imperative to examine the honeycomb lattice (rather than an effective Dirac model) with bond randomness of varied correlation lengths in understanding the Hall plateau transition in graphene.
Quantum Hall plateau transition in graphene with spatially correlated random hopping
We can conceive of a variety of explanations.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
The work was conceived during my visit the University of Warwick in 2008.
Simple finite subgroups of the Cremona group of rank 3
The distinction between generic generalized contact structures and the strong version could be conceived as an extension of the fact that classical contact structures are not integrable G-structures.
Generalized Contact Structures
Another dynamic quantity called hitting time has been estimated earlier for the QRW, in which an absorber is assumed to be located at a specific vertex of a hypercube within which the walk is conceived [14, 15].
Quantum Persistence: A Random Walk Scenario
For this reason, GRPCs of 3 mm thickness were conceived and built.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
These classical islands (environment induced or EIN7 superselected ) would correspond to the structures that our brain naturally recognizes and identifies, and this would explain why the way we think is classical, for instance why we intuitively conceive the world as a collection of independent ob jects8 .
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
FAM and RBK conceived of and developed the pro ject.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
In this way, cryptographic generators conceived and designed as nonlinear generators can be linearized in terms of cellular automata, which implies that such cryptographic generators have been broken.
Linear solutions for cryptographic nonlinear sequence generators
In this way, sequence generators conceived and designed as complex nonlinear models can be written in terms of simple linear models.
On the Use of Cellular Automata in Symmetric Cryptography
In this way, sequence generators conceived and designed as complex nonlinear models can be written in terms of simple linear models.
Cellular Automata in Stream Ciphers
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