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She still has to publish a treatise to earn her PhD.
  a scholarly, lengthy paper written to explore a specific topic
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  • She still has to publish a treatise to earn her PhD.
  • I’m reading Hume’s "A Treatise of Human Nature".
  • In my mind’s eye, I saw Jesus, with Colton on his lap, brushing past all the seminary degrees, knocking down theological treatises stacked high as skyscrapers, and boiling down fancy words like propitiation and soteriology to something a child could understand: "I had to die on the cross so that people on earth could come see my Dad."
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Enstice’s conclusion was further discredited by Dr. Werner Spitz, who had authored the medical treatise Enstice had relied on in her forensic pathology training.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • It was Tyndall’s Treatise on Heat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The good of the treatise is thoroughly discussed in your history books.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Now it seems the doctor is going to publish a treatise in favor of Governor Andros and the new government, and John just couldn’t stomach it any longer.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • (I long ago destroyed a great deal of these leakages from my youthful psyche, saving only a hundred pages or so with nostalgic value, including the stuff on Leslie and a nine-hundred-word treatise—surprisingly witty for a journal so freighted otherwise with angst and deep thoughts—on the relative merits, apparent friction coefficients, fragrance and so forth of the various lubricants I had used while practicing the Secret Vice, my hands-down winner being Ivory Flakes well-emulsified inů
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The titles were near as long as books themselves: Treatise on the Propagation of Sheep, the Manufacture of Wool, and the Cultivation and Manufacture of Flax, by John Wily, or Cato Major, Or His Discourse of Old-Age: With Explanatory Notes, by M. T. Cicero, or Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, and countless tracts containing sermons and advice.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • His military treatise De Rei Militari was the bible of European warfare for more than 1,200 years, and it still applies in Coronado, stressing constant drilling, training, and severe discipline.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • At other times he would return home to write a treatise, and requested his friends not to disturb him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I glanced at the books upon the table, and in spite of my ignorance of German I could see that two of them were treatises on science, the others being volumes of poetry.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • With some of my school-mates, I sat in the Ezra Malik gardens, studying a treatise on the Talmud.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • He laughed at theoretical treatises on estate management, disliked factories, the raising of expensive products, and the buying of expensive seed corn, and did not make a hobby of any particular part of the work on his estate.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Through it all, he continued to read deeply in philosophy, mathematics, and physics as he worked on a sprawling treatise he calls the " C T M U " , t h e "Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Mr. Pocket was out lecturing; for, he was a most delightful lecturer on domestic economy, and his treatises on the management of children and servants were considered the very best text-books on those themes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Diagramma was Galileo’s most secretive work-supposedly some sort of treatise on scientific facts he held to be true but was not allowed to share.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • While composing a little treatise on Eternity, I had the curiosity to place a mirror before me; and ere long saw reflected there, a curious involved worming and undulation in the atmosphere over my head.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • At the age of twenty-seven, Dr. Robert Stadler had written a treatise on cosmic rays, which demolished most of the theories held by the scientists who preceded him.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • And so the system broke down, the Empire collapsed, and a long sullen silence settled over a billion hungry worlds, disturbed only by the pen scratchings of scholars as they labored into the night over smug little treatises on the value of a planned political economy.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He also wrote a short treatise on Old Words and Names in the Shire, having special interest in discovering the kinship with the language of the Rohirrim of such ’shire-words’ as mathom and old elements in place names.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Odyssey is after all a poem, not a treatise on Homeric theology, and we are free to accept its invitation to sit back and enjoy the lively play of the action.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Dante, an essay by the late Dean Church, is the work of a learned and sympathetic scholar, and is an excellent treatise on the life, times, and work of the poet.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The first of these books was the famous treatise of President Delancre, De l’inconstance des Demons; the other was a quarto by Mutor de la Rubaudiere, Sur les Diables de Vauvert et les Gobelins de la Bievre.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Of the third, sixty thousand words seems rather a lot with which to surround a tiny treatise on male sexuality.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She carried a little book in her pocket, not much larger than a Sanson’s Atlas; it was a common treatise for the use of young girls, giving a short account of their religion: out of this she taught me my letters, and interpreted the words.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Catching the faint patronage Abe said lightly: "Something tells me I’ll have a new score on Broadway long before you’ve finished your scientific treatise."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I have almost forgot the taste of fears: The time has been, my senses would have cool’d To hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in’t: I have supp’d full with horrors; Direness, familiar to my slaught’rous thoughts, Cannot once start me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • And Nikolai Petrovitch pulled the famous treatise of Buchner, in the ninth edition, out of his coat-tail pocket.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • It would serve no purpose, for instance, to write a philosophic treatise on the existence of a particular soap bubble.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But lest my liking might too sudden seem, I would have salv’d it with a longer treatise.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • And the Records Department, after all, was itself only a single branch of the Ministry of Truth, whose primary job was not to reconstruct the past but to supply the citizens of Oceania with newspapers, films, textbooks, telescreen programmes, plays, novels — with every conceivable kind of information, instruction, or entertainment, from a statue to a slogan, from a lyric poem to a biological treatise, and from a child’s spelling-book to a Newspeak dictionary.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But the man of the courtelage would not lodge them for no treatise that they could treat, but thus much the good man said, An ye will take the adventure of your lodging, I shall bring you where ye shall be lodged.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Finally, at the age of twenty-five, he abandoned his wife and child and after many hardships came to Berlin where he joined a group of philosophers, read Aristotle, Maimonides, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant, and began to write philosophical books, it is astonishing how he was able to gobble up complicated philosophical treatises with such ease.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • When I met Gottman, he had just published his most ambitious book, a dense five-hundred-page treatise called The Mathematics of Divorce, and he attempted to give me a sense of his argument, scribbling equations and impromptu graphs on a paper napkin until my head began to swim.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "It’s for my doctor’s degree, you know," he added hastily, before the Wart could protest He got few chances of reading his treatises to anybody, so he could not bear to let the opportunity slip by.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I am sure, however, that the life and the treatise I allude to (on the Art of Virtue) will necessarily fulfil the chief of my expectations; and still more so if you take up the measure of suiting these performances to the several views above stated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • A virtual library of treatises on the Rwandan genocide has been published, and a relative handful on Burundi.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • But the man of the courtelage would not lodge them for no treatise that they could treat, but thus much the good man said, An ye will take the adventure of your lodging, I shall bring you where ye shall be lodged.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • It was a fourteen-line treatise on the nature of love, but the whole time I was writing down my abstractions, I was thinking about how Rudy listened, looking at my mouth, so that it was hard for me to pay attention to what I was saying.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Paying but little heed to the demands of his constituents, he exhausted all available treatises on both sides of the controversy.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was reading a long Talmudic treatise on obedience.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As David Krogh describes it in his treatise Smoking: The Artificial Passion, psychologists have what they call "lie" tests in which they insert inarguable statements — "I do not always tell the truth" or "I am sometimes cold to my spouse" — and if test-takers consistently deny these statements, it is taken as evidence that they are not generally truthful.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He kept in place the hard, somber English furniture made of wood that sighed in the icy cold of dawn, but he consigned to the attic the treatises on viceregal science and romantic medicine and filled the bookshelves behind their glass doors with the writings of the new French school.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • At the other end of the table were various histories, theoretical treatises and practical handbooks on landscape gardening.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It was as a part of all this commonplaceness that she regarded the treatise on village-improvement.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "Ye are friends and allies of our reverend father in God, Aymer, Prior of Jorvaulx," said the monk, without noticing the tone of De Bracy’s reply; "ye owe him aid both by knightly faith and holy charity; for what saith the blessed Saint Augustin, in his treatise ’De Civitate Dei’—"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Fosco Maraini, a member of the 1958 Italian expedition that managed the first ascent of Gasherbrum IV, a rugged neighbor of K2, was so appalled and fascinated by the Balti, that his erudite book about the expedition, Karakoram: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV, reads more like a scholarly treatise on the Balti way of life than a memoir of mountaineering triumph.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • When I was with Mr. Casaubon I saw that he deafened himself in that direction: it was almost against his will that he read a Latin treatise written by a German.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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