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weather conditions

Synonyms

  • weather conditions
  • climate
  • the weather
  • wind and rain
  • atmospheric conditions
  • powers of nature
  • atmospheric forces

be in your element

Synonyms

  • be in a situation you enjoy
  • be in your natural environment
  • be in familiar surroundings

Synonyms for element

a fundamental irreducible constituent of a whole

one of the individual entities contributing to a whole

an individually considered portion of a whole

Synonyms for element

any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

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I had been told, while I had been in Atlanta, that while many white people were going to be present to hear me speak, simply out of curiosity, and that others who would be present would be in full sympathy with me, there was a still larger element of the audience which would consist of those who were going to be present for the purpose of hearing me make a fool of myself, or, at least, of hearing me say some foolish thing so that they could say to the officials who had invited me to speak, "I told you so
I tried to emphasize the fact that while the Negro should not be deprived by unfair means of the franchise, political agitation alone would not save him, and that back of the ballot he must have property, industry, skill, economy, intelligence, and character, and that no race without these elements could permanently succeed.
We thus see, that although there is a clear and fundamental difference between the mere adhesion of grafted stocks, and the union of the male and female elements in the act of reproduction, yet that there is a rude degree of parallelism in the results of grafting and of crossing distinct species.
Related to Emotion also and one of the most necessary elements in the higher forms of literature is Imagination, the faculty of making what is absent or unreal seem present and real, and revealing the hidden or more subtile forces of life.
These ways, taken together, are called the "cognitive" elements in mind, and it is these that will occupy us most during the following lectures.
According to him there are three elements involved in the thought of an object.
Then, according to Meinong, we have to distinguish three elements which are necessarily combined in constituting the one thought.
I think, therefore, that I have combined all the elements of success.
By adopting smaller and smaller elements of motion we only approach a solution of the problem, but never reach it.
absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when it deals with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion.
To study the laws of history we must completely change the subject of our observation, must leave aside kings, ministers, and generals, and the common, infinitesimally small elements by which the masses are moved.
The principles of definition, the law of contradiction, the fallacy of arguing in a circle, the distinction between the essence and accidents of a thing or notion, between means and ends, between causes and conditions; also the division of the mind into the rational, concupiscent, and irascible elements, or of pleasures and desires into necessary and unnecessary-- these and other great forms of thought are all of them to be found in the Republic, and were probably first invented by Plato.
The two philosophers had more in common than they were conscious of; and probably some elements of Plato remain still undetected in Aristotle.
Yes, I'm writing the second part of the Two Elements," said Golenishtchev, coloring with pleasure at the question--"that is, to be exact, I am not writing it yet; I am preparing, collecting materials.
Vronsky at the first moment felt embarrassed at not even knowing of the first part of the Two Elements, of which the author spoke as something well known.