conceive of

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Let us recall, although it goes without saying, that the heirs of Hellenic mathematics had been accumulating results and methods through active research for more than two centuries, and were thus led to conceive of disciplines unknown to the Greeks: algebra, the entire Diophantine analysis, and the algebraic theory of the cubic equations, to name only a few.
In order to doubt we must be able to conceive of the possibility that something may be different from the way it presents itself to us.
This belief includes Auld's inability to conceive of Douglass living outside the social context of slavery.