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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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metaphysical
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • Some of his reasonings not appearing to me well founded, I wrote a little metaphysical piece in which I made remarks on them.
  • …carrying to the equal beam, That poises all above;" and from the attributes of God, his infinite wisdom, goodness and power, concluded that nothing could possibly be wrong in the world, and that vice and virtue were empty distinctions, no such things existing, appear’d now not so clever a performance as I once thought it; and I doubted whether some error had not insinuated itself unperceiv’d into my argument, so as to infect all that follow’d, as is common in metaphysical reasonings.

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  • I’m not sure if the question’s rhetorical or if she thinks I have a clue to her metaphysical mystery.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I am unversed in the metaphysical, have long become estranged from it, and if this can be so, I believe the metaphysical is as much unversed in me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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