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Word Example of - elements

    Example Sentences for elements

    The second part treats of the Elements and Principles (see §§ 17 and 19).

    But all subsists by elemental strife; And passions are the elements of life.

    What in his system corresponds most nearly to the modern view of these elements is the division of kinds of real predication.

    The elements of deceit which throw the risk of his conduct upon a party are these.

    There seemed at first glance only the elements of joyousness and gayety in the surroundings at the Pitkin farm.

    Prosperity and freedom from care are the elements on which he thrives serenely.

    The several categories of elements observable in such a nest deserve a careful description.

    They were all practical chemists, and their work was the preparation of food from the elements.

    Sometimes the supremacy was given to Pan, who was esteemed Lord of all the elements.

    She may some day discover how to produce vegetables from the elements.

Word Origin & History of - elements

    Word Origin & History

    element c.1300, "earth, air, fire, water," from O.Fr. element, from L. elementem "rudiment, first principle, matter in its most basic form," origin unknown (translated Gk. stoikheion). Modern chemical sense is 1813. Elements "atmospheric force" is 1550s.