THEORY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of theory
Definition:
n. doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science
Example:
The other main theory is that stress during birth somehow leads to left-handedness.
Sentence in Classic:
After alluding airily to the Vehmgericht, aqua tofana, Carbonari, the Marchioness de Brinvilliers, the Darwinian theory, the principles of Malthus, and the Ratcliff Highway murders, the article concluded by admonishing the Government and advocating a closer watch over foreigners in England.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
You know me too well to think that I am boasting when I say that I shall either confirm or destroy his theory by means which he is quite incapable of employing, or even of understanding.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Every boy and girl had a theory about the nature of that book; but no two theories were alike, and there was no way of getting at the facts in the case.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The same experience befell him as Golenishtchev, who felt that he had nothing to say, and continually deceived himself with the theory that his idea was not yet mature, that he was working it out and collecting materials.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He knew Metrov had written an article against the generally accepted theory of political economy, but to what extent he could reckon on his sympathy with his own new views he did not know and could not guess from the clever and serene face of the learned man.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He nodded hurriedly in reply to Chernyshev, and smiled ironically on hearing that the sovereign was inspecting the fortifications that he, Pfuel, had planned in accord with his theory.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The theory that this connection is based on the transference of the collective will of a people to certain historical personages is an hypothesis unconfirmed by the experience of history.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The Doctor, with a complacent smile, was reading aloud some manuscript explanation or statement of a theory out of that interminable Dictionary, and she was looking up at him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Upon this the visitor had to confess herself nonplussed; for, though capable of growing hysterical, she was incapable of propounding any rational theory.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context