general notion

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But in the age of Socrates it was only by an effort that the mind could rise to a general notion of virtue as distinct from the particular virtues of courage, liberality, and the like.
His answers have a sophistical ring, and at the same time show the sophistical incapacity to grasp a general notion.
There is another sort of progress from the general notions of Socrates, who asked simply, 'what is friendship?
The difficulty in framing general notions which has appeared in this and in all the previous Dialogues recurs in the Gorgias and Theaetetus as well as in the Republic.
I had already a slight general notion of Italian letters from Leigh Hunt, and from other agreeable English Italianates; and I knew that I wanted to read not only the four great poets, Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, and Tasso, but that whole group of burlesque poets, Pulci, Berni, and the rest, who, from what I knew of them, I thought would be even more to my mind.
I shall know better, perhaps, some day, but I have a general notion now.
But we mustn't forget he had been taken out of his knowledge, that he had been sea-sick and battened down below for four days, that he had no general notion of a ship or of the sea, and therefore could have no definite idea of what was happening to him.
I really believe that to this circumstance may be attributed the vulgar but very general notion of your being, as a body, suspicious, distrustful, and over-cautious.
Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself, and unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be, she could not entirely repress a doubt, while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit, of his being altogether completely agreeable.
This was, in turn, predicated upon the general notion that international law is law, and must therefore be respected.
The general notion in the CBA is when one team releases, everybody who's part of a national team gets released all at the same time.
An analysis from July to October 2014 reveals that majority of the themes of articles were buyout with a general notion that prices would increase further, thereby underlining the notion that media reports and the zeitgeist is often guilty of the "herd mentality" that they themselves warn investors against.

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