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observe

(Obey), verb abide by, acquiesce, adhere to, attend, be faithful to, be guided by, be regulated by, be subbissive to, bow to, carry out, cling to, comply with, conform, conservare, cooperate, discharge, do the will of, execute, follow, fulfill, heed, honor, keep, obey, observare, pay attention to, perform, respect, satisfy, show regard for, yield to
Associated concepts: observe the laws

observe

(Remark), verb announce, articulate, assert, aver, comment, communicate, couch in terms, declare, express, give expression to, give tongue to, give utterance to, give voice to, impart, make a remark, make mention of, mention, muse, phrase, proclaim, put into words, say, state, tell, utter, vocalize, voice

observe

(Watch), verb animadvertere, attend, be a spectator, be a witness, be attentive, be aware, be conncious, be vigilant, behold, command a view, descry, deeote attention to, direct the eyes to, espy, examine, eye, follow, gaze at, give attention to, give heed to, have in sight, heed, hold in view, inspect, keep an eye on, keep in sight, keep in view, lay eyes on, look, look at, mark, mind, note, notice, observare, pay attention, pay heed, peer at, perceive, peruse, reconnoiter, regard, review, scan, scout, scrutinize, see, spectare, spy, survey, take cognizance of, take note, take notice, take stock, turn the attention to, turn the eyes on, view
Associated concepts: eyewitness
See also: abide, adhere to, bear, check, comment, comply, conform, consider, detect, discern, discover, examine, express, find, fulfill, heed, keep, mention, monitor, note, notice, obey, patrol, perceive, perform, peruse, phrase, pierce, police, probe, regard, relate, remark, scrutinize, spy, study, survey, tell, tolerate, witness

TO OBSERVE, civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32.

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Strange, too, for one who has kept his calmness throughout the contest, to observe the bloodthirstiness that is developed in the hour of triumph, and to be conscious that he is himself among its objects
If men descended from the apes at an unknown period of time, that is as comprehensible as that they were made from a handful of earth at a certain period of time (in the first case the unknown quantity is the time, in the second case it is the origin); and the question of how man's consciousness of freedom is to be reconciled with the law of necessity to which he is subject cannot be solved by comparative physiology and zoology, for in a frog, a rabbit, or an ape, we can observe only the muscular nervous activity, but in man we observe consciousness as well as the muscular and nervous activity.
Through his reason man observes himself, but only through consciousness does he know himself.
If, observing himself, man sees that his will is always directed by one and the same law (whether he observes the necessity of taking food, using his brain, or anything else) he cannot recognize this never-varying direction of his will otherwise than as a limitation of it.
It was learned that the couple came from Edinburgh, but not--my dear, do you not observe that Mr.
But all that we can observe is a certain language-habit.
We may see MORE, because our own body is easier to observe than that of other people; but we do not see anything radically unlike what we see of others.
Returning from this digression to our main topic, namely, the criticism of "consciousness," we observe that Freud and his followers, though they have demonstrated beyond dispute the immense importance of "unconscious" desires in determining our actions and beliefs, have not attempted the task of telling us what an "unconscious" desire actually is, and have thus invested their doctrine with an air of mystery and mythology which forms a large part of its popular attractiveness.
I tell you, ma'am,' said Mr Witherden, 'what I think as an honest man, which, as the poet observes, is the noblest work of God.
September 22 is International Observe the Moon Night.
Students who claimed that the project was beneficial stated that the assignment helped them (a) observe grades 712 classes in an analytic manner, (b) prepare for future teaching in grades 7-12 classes, (c) understand use of instructional strategies in grades 7-12 lessons, and (d) relate educational theories to observed classroom instruction.
Attending a series of sessions involving the same children afforded an opportunity to observe children developing new skills.

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