It in a sentence

Definition of It

(colloquial) Most fashionable. | One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being. | The person who chases and tries to catch the other players in the playground game of tag.

Short Example Sentence for It

  • 1. But so it seems to be, and we dare not cease to resist them.
  • 2. We repeat, it is simply to refute and explode the sophism of the atheist.
  • 3. Without it, all would be clear, it is true, but nothing grand.

How to use It in a Sentence?

  • 1. As it does not influence the will itself, so it cannot excuse for acts of the will.
  • 2. I see it again baffled and confounded by the wonders and mysteries of a single atom!
  • 3. Does the insignificance of an egg-shell appear from the fact that it cannot contain the ocean?
  • 4. I see it rising above all these, and planting itself in the radiant seat of truth.
  • 5. Hence it is no part of our object to pry into mystery, but to get rid of absurdity.
  • 6. Hence it has been used, by the profligate and profane, to excuse men for their crimes.
  • 7. The foregoing scheme, it may be said, presents a gloomy view of the universe.
  • 8. We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself, it smites us into darkness.
  • 9. No one, it is well known, felt this conviction more deeply than Newton himself.
  • 10. I contend," says he, "for liberty, as it signifies a power in man to do as he wills or pleases.
  • 11. It embraces the plan, it surveys the work of the Supreme Architect of all things.
  • 12. It was maintained by the ancient Stoics, by whom it is as clearly set forth as by Hobbes himself.
  • 13. Neither Calvin nor Luther, as we have seen, pretended to hold it up as the freedom of the will.
  • 14. This is the first question to be considered; and the discussion of it will occupy the remainder of the present chapter.
  • 15. There be who perpetually complain of schisms and sects, and make it such a calamity that any man dissents from their maxims.
  • 16. According to his definition of liberty, it is merely a freedom from co-action, or external compulsion.
  • 17. If a man is really laid under a necessity of sinning, it would certainly seem impossible to conceive that he is responsible for his sins.
  • 18. If Newton himself had lived in that age, it is probable that he would have entertained the same opinion.
  • 19. Indeed, so great and so obstinate has it seemed, that it is usually supposed to lie beyond the reach of the human faculties.
  • 20. It is only because Locke has enveloped it in a cloud of inconsistencies that it has been able to secure the veneration of the great and good.
  • 21. All this may be very well, no doubt, for him by whom it was uttered, and for those who may have received it as an everlasting oracle of truth.
  • 22. So true it is, that the most systematic thinker, who begins by denying the truth, will be sure to end by contradicting himself.
  • 23. It clearly seems, that if it proves anything in favour of necessity, it proves everything for which the most absolute necessitarian can contend.
  • 24. Indeed, it presupposes the existence of a volition, or act of the will, whose natural consequences it counteracts and overcomes.
  • 25. The true ground and reason of election to eternal life shows it to be consistent with the infinite goodness of God.
  • 26. By this means he came to believe that the scheme of the Arminians could not be maintained, and his faith in it was gradually undermined.
  • 27. But it should be observed that natural necessity, or co-action, reaches no deeper than the external conduct; and can excuse for nothing else.
  • 28. Hobbes, it will be hereafter seen, was the first who, either designedly or undesignedly, palmed off this imposture upon the world.
  • 29. But here the question arises: Can we refute the argument against the accountability of man, without attacking the doctrine on which it is founded?
  • 30. It does not deny the possibility of liberty; for it recognises its actual existence in the Divine Being.
  • 31. This natural necessity, or co-action, it is admitted on all hands, destroys accountability for external conduct, wherever it obtains.
  • 32. Because the field of our vision is so exceedingly limited, we do not see why it should be forever traversed by apparent inconsistencies and contradictions.
  • 33. After having converted the seeming discrepancy between the divine power and human agency into a real contradiction, it is too late to endeavour to reconcile them.
  • 34. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up with these requirements.
  • 35. And to enforce this lesson, he assured them that it was displeasing to the gods for men to attempt to pry into the wonderful art wherewith they had constructed the universe.
  • 36. Is it not strange that Mr. Hazlitt, after adopting this definition of liberty, should have supposed that he allowed a real freedom to the will?
  • 37. If we can meet this argument at all, it must be either by showing that no such consequence flows from the scheme of necessity, or by showing that the scheme itself is false.