line of thought

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Noun1.line of thought - a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
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I feel a terror of action and am only at ease in the impersonal, disinterested, and objective line of thought.
Simply as a mental exercise, without any assertion that it is true, let me indicate a possible line of thought.
the reflection was still incomplete), he caught himself smiling and was conscious that another line of thought had sprung up, and while thinking of her worthlessness he was also dreaming of how she would be his wife, how she would love him become quite different, and how all he had thought and heard of her might be false.
You are an enthusiast in your line of thought, I perceive, sir, as I am in mine," said he.
In accordance with the same line of thought, imperfect states, although called perversions, are regarded by Aristotle as the result rather of misconception and ignorance than of perverse will.
And as it was already day, he thought it right not to fall asleep again, and he continued following up the line of thought in which his mind was engaged when he awoke.
Once engaged on this line of thought there could be no question of doing useful work.
It's about sitting down for a few minutes with someone who's embraced a different line of thought, and popped out on the other side with something really interesting.
According to that line of thought, we all should be mental as we all live in the same difficult world.
But if we follow this line of thought through to its logical conclusion, where would we stop?
India) noticed a convergence of his ideas and a common line of thought substantial enough that he could collect and revise the material into a coherent book.
If this line of thought is pursued and allowed to flourish, it would deem the efforts of past generations who died to save us from dictatorships pointless.