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  • I find no literature or empirical data directed to a middle schooler.†   (source)
  • One in three, based on empirical data.†   (source)
  • The whole notion was mad—absolute bunkum—a refutation of the empirical laws that govern everything!†   (source)
  • There was no end in sight to the present horror, plenty of external, empirical horror to line up with my own endogenous supply; and, given enough dope (inspecting the bag: less than half left), I would happily have set up a fat line and toppled right over: greatsouled darkness, explosion of stars.†   (source)
  • Note to self: Look up the words empirical and libidinous Wednesday Night No wonder my dad was so mad about Carol Fernandez's article!†   (source)
  • Of course, all that was empirically true.†   (source)
  • This is a technical, empirical truth.†   (source)
  • In other words, what is the scientific empirical basis of causation itself?†   (source)
  • We call this the empirical method.†   (source)
  • Farmer proposed an "empiric" regimen—a regimen based on his best guesses—which consisted of high-dose ethambutol and four second-line drugs, including a fluoroquinolone.†   (source)
  • It should be noted that poltergeists are astral beings of questionable reality, while telekinesis is thought to be an empiric function of the mind, possibly electrochemical in nature… When they had finished making love, as she slowly put her clothes in order in the back seat of Tommy Ross's 1963 Ford, Sue Snell found her thoughts turning back to Carrie White.†   (source)
  • A lot of this work is still empirical, too.†   (source)
  • In contrast, there's empirical evidence that crackdowns can succeed, when combined with social services such as job retraining and drug rehabilitation, and that's the approach we've come to favor.†   (source)
  • Even in the matter of the species…Well, the two axioms of Darwinian theory—the continuity of nature and adaptable design—have never been validated by a single empirical discovery in nearly a hundred and fifty years.†   (source)
  • And I had plenty of empirical evidence to support me: the fact that people in department stores, at banks, and at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her.†   (source)
  • Finally, the descriptivists have an empirical source of verbal ammunition: concrete examples of how the language is actually used.†   (source)
  • But to think that the invocation of empirical studies on a subject frees one from the job of finding out what the great instinctive psychologists have said about that subject before you got to it is just misguided.†   (source)
  • The answer of seven years from now I reached by assuming the present situation, no change in Authority policy, and all major variables extrapolated from the empiricals implicit in their past behavior—a conservative answer of highest probability from available data.†   (source)
  • After ten years of practicing medicine, she no longer considered herself beautiful, but she knew empirically that men found her attractive.†   (source)
  • I've got the empiric processing formula ready for the Computer, and the sample we mocked up.†   (source)
  • Any movement needs to be flexible; it should be relentlessly empirical and open to different strategies in different places.   (source)
    empirical = based on experience or observation rather than theory
  • But in matters of vital importance — meaning, in effect, war and police espionage — the empirical approach is still encouraged, or at least tolerated.   (source)
  • This failed to happen, partly because of the impoverishment caused by a long series of wars and revolutions, partly because scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in a strictly regimented society.   (source)
  • There is this peculiarity in criminals. It is so constant, in all countries and at all times, that even police, who know not much from philosophy, come to know it empirically, that it is.   (source)
    empirically = from experience or observation
  • That is to be empiric.   (source)
    empiric = based on experience or observation rather than theory
  • The classic formulation of an empirical approach came from Aristotle.†   (source)
  • So he had an empirical basis for his claims.†   (source)
  • Empirical science was known in antiquity, but systematic experiments were something quite new.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus' reading turned up a brief history of that famous revolt against empirical education that had taken place in the early thirties.†   (source)
  • It's empirical.†   (source)
  • He'd entered India an empirical scientist, and he left India an empirical scientist, not much wiser than he had been when he'd come.†   (source)
  • Hutchins had rejected the idea that an empirical scientific education could automatically produce a "good" education.†   (source)
  • You could, fr example, say that Descartes's rationalism was a thesis—which was contradicted by Hume's empirical antithesis.†   (source)
  • What's underneath is a conflict of faith, of faith in empirical social planning versus faith in the authority of God as revealed by the teachings of the Catholic Church.†   (source)
  • She had been very careful to point out that the empirical method came before the technological discoveries.†   (source)
  • I think that it will be found that a formal acknowledgment of the role of Quality in the scientific process doesn't destroy the empirical vision at all.†   (source)
  • To throw out Hume's conclusions was necessary, but unfortunately he had arrived at them in such a way that it was seemingly impossible to throw them out without abandoning empirical reason itself and retiring into some medieval predecessor of empirical reason.†   (source)
  • Its existence can be seen empirically in the classroom, and can be demonstrated logically by showing that a world without it cannot exist as we know it.†   (source)
  • Relentlessly empirical, focused on refining their business model, Roshaneh dispatched Sadaffe to be branch manager in a poor village.†   (source)
  • For the one thing that stood out as this empirical way of running an empire grew up was that the answer to most problems was: Don't do anything.†   (source)
  • But it also teaches that the one who relies or prides himself upon his merely empirical, physical character is already undone.†   (source)
  • Herr Naphta removed guilt and merit from the empirical world to the metaphysical.†   (source)
  • …Madeline, Gottlieb was a wicked old man who made fun of the sanctities of Marriage and Easter lilies, to Clif, he was a bore, but Leora glowed as Martin banged the table and quoted his idol: "Up to the present, even in the work of Ehrlich, most research has been largely a matter of trial and error, the empirical method, which is the opposite of the scientific method, by which one seeks to establish a general law governing a group of phenomena so that he may predict what will happen."†   (source)
  • He was not so much interested in surgery as in medicine, which, a more empirical science, offered greater scope to the imagination.†   (source)
  • He had come to them by organic, legitimate, logical means—we cannot emphasize that enough; and to go one step farther, we shall add that he had begun to discuss them long before Ellen Brand appeared on the scene and brought these matters to the stage of empirical experiment.†   (source)
  • In his old age he reached the clear conviction that nothing but the advice of the great dread spirit could build up any tolerable sort of life for the feeble, unruly, 'incomplete, empirical creatures created in jest.'†   (source)
  • "We will thwart Rappaccini yet," thought he, chuckling to himself, as he descended the stairs; "but, let us confess the truth of him, he is a wonderful man--a wonderful man indeed; a vile empiric, however, in his practice, and therefore not to be tolerated by those who respect the good old rules of the medical profession."†   (source)
  • Not that Mr. Jones did not affect to consider Hiram Doolittle a perfect empiric in his profession, being in the constant habit of listening to his treatises on architecture with a kind of indulgent smile; yet, either from an inability to oppose them by anything plausible from his own stores of learning or from secret admiration, Richard generally submitted to the arguments of his co-adjutor.†   (source)
  • He once more endeavored to pass the supposed empiric, scorning even the parade of threatening to use the knife, or tomahawk, that was pendent from his belt.†   (source)
  • We thank you, maiden: But may not be so credulous of cure,— When our most learned doctors leave us, and The congregated college have concluded That labouring art can never ransom nature From her inaidable estate,—I say we must not So stain our judgment, or corrupt our hope, To prostitute our past-cure malady To empirics; or to dissever so Our great self and our credit, to esteem A senseless help, when help past sense we deem.†   (source)
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