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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Simply as a mental exercise, without any assertion that it is true, let me indicate a possible line of thought.
You are an enthusiast in your line of thought, I perceive, sir, as I am in mine," said he.
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.
I feel a terror of action and am only at ease in the impersonal, disinterested, and objective 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.
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.
Once engaged on this line of thought there could be no question of doing useful work.
So in this line of thought 2017th is a good year for lavender production'', Uzunova further said.
Keeping in line with that line of thought is the latest update, available currently on the Google Play Store through the Neato Botvac Connected app, with which owners of the Neato Botvac Connected can control their vacuums straight from their Android Wear powered smartwatches.
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.
But if we follow this line of thought through to its logical conclusion, where would we stop?
If we follow that line of thought, we're all forever condemned to tunnel vision, unable to transcend our backgrounds.