philosophy

Part of speech: noun

Knowledge of forces, causes, and laws.

Part of speech: noun

The rational explanation of anything.

Part of speech: noun

Practical wisdom and rational self control.

Part of speech: noun

Mental science; metaphysics.

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Usage examples "philosophy":

  1. She was smiling, for Jigger was original, to say the least of it, and he had a strange, innocent, yet wise philosophy. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.
  2. Possibly the excitement of the entire change had much to do at first with this philosophy, and in fact at the end of six months Jacqueline owned that she was growing tired of dining at the table d'hote. - "Jacqueline, Complete", (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009.
  3. " Yes," said Morcombe; " I agree with the 'much good, but much less good than ill' philosophy." - "The Loom of Youth", Alec Waugh.