1 Princess Mary's self-esteem was wounded by the fact that the arrival of a suitor agitated her, and still more so by both her companions' not having the least conception that it could be otherwise.
2 He could not reconcile the charming impression he had of Natasha, whom he had known from a child, with this new conception of her baseness, folly, and cruelty.
3 From this short interview with Pfuel, Prince Andrew, thanks to his Austerlitz experiences, was able to form a clear conception of the man.
4 On the other question, how the battle of Borodino and the preceding battle of Shevardino were fought, there also exists a definite and well-known, but quite false, conception.
5 But it is hard to understand why military writers, and following them others, consider this flank march to be the profound conception of some one man who saved Russia and destroyed Napoleon.
6 To a lackey no man can be great, for a lackey has his own conception of greatness.
7 Science does not admit the conception of the ancients as to the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs, and therefore history ought to give other answers.
8 Yet in most cases universal historians still employ the conception of power as a force that itself produces events, and treat it as their cause.
9 The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
10 The only conception that can explain the movement of the peoples is that of some force commensurate with the whole movement of the peoples.
11 Yet to supply this conception various historians take forces of different kinds, all of which are incommensurate with the movement observed.
12 And the only such conception known to historians is that of power.
13 To explain the conditions of that relationship we must first establish a conception of the expression of will, referring it to man and not to the Deity.
14 This relation of the men who command to those they command is what constitutes the essence of the conception called power.
15 Or in other words, the conception of a cause is inapplicable to the phenomena we are examining.