subjection

Definitions

  • Neuralligy wuz a safe subject
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n subjection the act of conquering
    • n subjection forced submission to control by others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Although explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s, Europeans were afraid to eat them for fear that the spuds would give them leprosy. It wasn't until Louis XVI, who was looking for a cheap food source for his starving subjects, served them at the royal table that people were convinced potatoes were safe to eat.
    • Subjection The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing. "The conquest of the kingdom, and subjection of the rebels."
    • Subjection The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws. "To be bound under subjection .""Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands.""Because the subjection of the body to the will is by natural necessity, the subjection of the will unto God voluntary, we stand in need of direction after what sort our wills and desires may be rightly conformed to His."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n subjection The act of subjecting or subduing; the act of vanquishing and bringing under the dominion of another.
    • n subjection The state of being in the power or under the control or domination of another; service.
    • n subjection In logic, the act of attaching a subject to a predicate: corresponding to predication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.
    • n Subjection the act of subjecting or subduing: the state of being subject to another
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Quotations

  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas%20Hobbes
    “The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.”
  • Cato The Elder
    Cato%20The%20Elder
    “Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”
  • Mark Victor Hansen
    Mark Victor Hansen
    “I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subjectio,: cf. OF. subjection, F. subjétion,. See Subject (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sujet—L. subjectussub, under, jacĕre, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

I cannot leave this part of my subject without dwelling for a moment upon two thoughts which to me seem to be full of significance.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
It is this phase of the subject which we are considering in this chapter.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
They are, however, subject to what is known as green stick fracture.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
And to what other law is any man in Great Britain subject?
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Well, there is no use dwelling on this subject.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He was not getting on well with his new subjects.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
My feelings on this subject have very much altered since I have been personally exposed to the tortures of hunger.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
But still much was left in the hands of his Saxon subjects, held of no superior, and not subject to feudal conditions.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
This subject had been lately revived and discussed in print.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
All these persons have written learnedly on the subject, blowing respectively hot or cold, as their tastes vary.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
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In poetry:

Sometimes she rode like a monarch proud,
On the subject waves uprear'd;
Then far o'er the fluid steep she bow'd,
And a moment disappear'd.
"The Gale" by Caroline Fry
We touched on a thousand subjects,
The moon and the worlds above,
And our talk was tinctured with science,
And everything else, save love.
"Platonic" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I saw beneath, amid the throng,
The poor man subject to the proud;
And while I thought of right and wrong,
I, all forgetting, thought aloud.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
This gripping scent is theme and subject,
Whereas-however well they look-
The flower-beds, the lawn, the garden,
Are but the cover of a book.
"The Linden Avenue" by Boris Pasternak
Of all our daring clan not one
Would on the doubtful subject dwell;
For all esteem'd the injured son,
And fear'd the tale which he could tell.
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
Behold yon waves that frantic roll,
Hark to the raving winds of ocean !
'Twas thus that o'er my subject soul
The passions rag'd in dread commotion.
"Glances Back" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

IT was two months before Sept 11, 2001, in an Arab country that will remain unnamed, and the Iraqi subject of the interrogation was not talking.
Iran's nuclear program is the subject of constant scrutiny by the international community.
Twenty-eight years is not such a long time when the subject is the day your life was turned upside down forever.
Lamar's fifth-graders tackle weighty subjects for their final International Baccalaureate project.
A subject line at the top of local media inboxes told the story in Tennessee on election night: "Memo on Supermajorities".
And who cares if you share your own anxiety over the subject.
Restless in Style and Subject.
All dates subject to change.
Tough Teen Decisions Subject of Event.
Britney Spears subject of biographic comic book.
(MSU News Service)Neuroscience, infectious desease and Metabolomics – three subjects that 30 4-H members from around Montana will be studying through a a distance learning bioscience program from Montana State University in Bozeman.
The plan is to become the subject of television ads and mailings.
Cay 's property has since been seized and his family subjected to increased police harassment.
" Circumstance ," a first feature from Iranian-American writer-director Maryam Keshavarz, has been getting a lot of attention for its risqué subject matter.
McKissack & McKissack President and CEO Deryl McKissack (Image: Courtesy of Subject).
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In science:

The results obtained for three subjects are shown in Figure 8.
Identifying Complex Networks by Random Walks
Figure 8: Several experiments obtained for three distinct subjects while considering a fixed number of walks of size 15.
Identifying Complex Networks by Random Walks
The literature on this subject is huge. I will not try to provide any detailed derivation of the mathematical results here.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
We now define 4 the extended symmetry algebra A p′ , p of the minimal model M ( p′ , p) (with p′ > 2) to be the graded (by conformal dimension) associative algebra generated by the modes fn , subject to the set of generalised commutation relations, Equation (2.10), and equipped with −n .
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
For high diffusion coefficients, the abundance pro file of CO can also be subject to di ffusive mixing that removes CO from the CNM.
Effects of turbulent diffusion on the chemistry of diffuse clouds
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