Idea in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Idea

(philosophy) An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples. [from 14th c.] | (obsolete) The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal. [16th-19th c.] | (obsolete) The form or shape of something; a quintessential aspect or characteristic. [16th-18th c.]

Short Example Sentence for Idea

  • 1. The idea of my mistaking! 🔊
  • 2. It was my first idea of paradise. 🔊
  • 3. The idea of eating eggs and bacon! 🔊
  • 4. We have so far a sufficiently clear idea of the word. 🔊
  • 5. He certainly must have evaded his own idea on that point. 🔊
  • 6. She conceived the idea that I could not stand her society. 🔊
  • 7. This is infinitely the gloomiest idea that was ever thrown upon the world. 🔊
  • 8. I have long had an idea in my head, but have never yet dared to express it. 🔊
  • 9. Millicent laughed again, as we went on, at the idea of her living alone. 🔊
  • 10. It was plain that the idea had caught the Prince's fancy. 🔊
  • 11. Cheer up," said he; "do not let your idea of German life begin here. 🔊

How to use Idea in Sentence?

  • 1. Further, the actual breadth of the river gave no idea of the difficulty of crossing it. 🔊
  • 2. There is not sufficient root-hold for any idea to grow in him, it withers and dies. 🔊
  • 3. He said it would be a good idea for us to leave the territory by the first stage-coach. 🔊
  • 4. He dressed, thinking the whole time how he could round off his idea and bring it into the act. 🔊
  • 5. But a few days after, as he lay in bed, a new idea came to him for his third act. 🔊
  • 6. The thing that mainly struck me was his terse remark that the enemy originated the idea of the march to the sea. 🔊
  • 7. The idea of accompanying us without their womenkind was quite foreign to them, and we had to accede to their prejudices in the matter. 🔊
  • 8. The first is that scheme of fatalism which rests on the fundamental idea that there is nothing in the universe besides matter and local motion. 🔊
  • 9. According to this scheme, as well as to the former, the very idea of moral liberty is inconceivable and impossible. 🔊
  • 10. That seemed to be the idea which dominated the Tibetans in this matter, and perhaps it was a sound one. 🔊
  • 11. It seemed to be her idea that incidents like this would eventually reform me if I harvested enough of them. 🔊
  • 12. That question was, "With whom originated the idea of the march to the sea? 🔊
  • 13. I have not tried to give the General's language, but only the general idea of what he said. 🔊
  • 14. But Spinoza does not employ this idea of liberty, nor any other, to show that man is a responsible being. 🔊
  • 15. As we understand it, the very idea of liberty, as above set forth by the author, is a direct negative of his doctrine of necessity. 🔊
  • 16. Papa uses very strong language, but I have an idea not nearly so strong as when he first maried mamma. 🔊
  • 17. Such, if we may believe these learned Calvinists, is the idea of the freedom of the will which belongs to their system. 🔊
  • 18. But the desire to realise his idea was intolerable, and, yielding as if before an irresistible force, he tied the parcel and prepared to go. 🔊
  • 19. Even Edwards ridicules the idea of the faculty or power of will, or the soul in the use of that power determining its own volitions. 🔊
  • 20. Now, if we take either term of this alternative, we must adopt a conclusion which is at war with the idea of a God. 🔊
  • 21. The idea had not occurred to me; I saw, however, that what she proposed was not only feasible but advantageous. 🔊
  • 22. Thus he returns to the absurd idea of free-will as consisting in "elbow-room," which merely allows our choice or volition to pass into effect. 🔊
  • 23. Such an idea of personal identity is as utterly unintelligible as the nature of the sin and the responsibility with which it is so intimately associated. 🔊
  • 24. He first determined and fixed the origin of all our ideas; and every idea which was not seen to arise from this preestablished origin, he declared to be a mere chimera. 🔊
  • 25. If he had carried on the various processes of his reasoning with some one clear and distinct idea before his mind, we might have expected great things from him; but he has not chosen to do so. 🔊
  • 26. How glad she would be, and yet a little sorry; for I had an idea she liked me, or I should never have gone near her. 🔊
  • 27. The very idea of punishment, according to the strict sense of the word, implies the notion of guilt or ill-desert in the person upon whom it is inflicted. 🔊
  • 28. This was not anything of an answer, but I persisted in questioning her, that I might see whether she ever caught a new idea upon the subject. 🔊
  • 29. He often declaims against the idea of liberty for which we contend, on the ground that it would be, not a perfection, but a very great imperfection of our nature to possess such a freedom. 🔊