toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers who did much to influence Western thinking; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
  • Many argue that Aristotle did more to shape Western thought than any other philosopher. Others dismiss his observations as mundane or lacking in empirical verification.
  • But he thought of Aristotle: pity and terror.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Swift, Pope, Defoe, Stevenson, Saint Augustine, Aristotle, Virgil, Plutarch.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "How happy those children seem together!" observed Mr. March, finding it difficult to become absorbed in his Aristotle after the young couple had gone.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • —For my purpose I can work on at present by the light of one or two ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It's bad enough that Jackie Kennedy is cavorting around the Mediterranean with Aristotle Onassis, a man whom the president does not trust.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Aristotle and Plato[701] are reckoned the respective heads of two schools.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Aristotle stooped much, and made use of a staff.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • Where are you in Aristotle?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Aristotle shifted the reality of universal ideas to the individual.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Maybe Aristotle Onassis or George Soros.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Aristotle, Athenaeus, Pliny, and Oppian studied its habits and lavished on its behalf all the scientific poetry of Greece and Italy.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • [1] Aristotle, Ethics, vii.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • But same time, he's a Plato J. Aristotle compared with people like Ezry Stowbody or Professor Mott or Julius Flickerbaugh."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Aristotle, you know, also attributes tragedy to imitation.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • If, to continue with Aristotle, all art and literature are imitation, then what we have here is the imitation of imitating.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • Clearly, Chuck Parson was no Aristotle when it came to logic.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The only consolation I can suggest to you is, that the Greek boys probably thought the same of Aristotle.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Max heard several coughs echo in the cavernous space and grinned to see David sitting small and hunched at a table next to a statue of Aristotle.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®Wikipedia ArticleSparknotes on Aristotle
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®