train of thought

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Synonyms for train of thought

the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together

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Princess Mary did not listen to the end, but continuing her train of thought turned to her sister-in-law with a tender glance at her figure.
Ralph exchanged his dreamy posture for his accustomed business attitude: the face of Newman disappeared, and the train of thought took to flight, all simultaneously, and in an instant.
Then your eyes fixed themselves upon your newly-framed picture of General Gordon, and I saw by the alteration in your face that a train of thought had been started.
Do you mean to say that you read my train of thoughts from my features?
Mary had gone this walk many hundred times in the course of her life, generally alone, and at different stages the ghosts of past moods would flood her mind with a whole scene or train of thought merely at the sight of three trees from a particular angle, or at the sound of the pheasant clucking in the ditch.
She could go there after anything unpleasant below, and find immediate consolation in some pursuit, or some train of thought at hand.
In the misery of silence, from which they had all suffered for so long, any new train of thought was almost bound to be a boon.
Barrington broke away from his train of thought, and woke her quickly.
The sound of a voice had encouraged Miss Letitia to pursue her own confused train of thought, and had stimulated the fast-failing capacity of speech to exert itself once more.
What followed, however, was definitely not the sort of thing that ought to get in the path of an oncoming train of thought.
SPARKLING JRuby Walsh on Train of Thought NICE DOUBLE J Emma Madden from Galway and Niamh Murtagh from Westmeath TEAM * WORK Jane Mangan and Dermot Weld TOT TIP JSarah Mullen from Navan
Train Of Thought could turn out again in the 1m4f handicap here on Sunday, but Thunder Mountain, a second winner for Weld in the juvenile maiden, has done his work for the week.
One train of thought or group of people says do not shoot, but save, display or collect firearms.
A corollary to this train of thought is that the historically unprecedented levels of immigration, much of it illegal, benefits the U.
You love a good verbal debate, so hang with provocative people who challenge your train of thought.