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Word Example of - idea

    Example Sentences for idea

    The idea of your bein' troubled all this time by that snorin' business or whatever 'tis.

    "If he has an idea of speculating in real estate, I'll have to head him off," said Jim.

    I 'd no idea you were so susceptible to the green-eyed monster.

    It's just because they haven't any idea what real work housework is.

    Such an idea is as fatal to society as we know it as a virus plague.

    I had no idea what the colonel intended to do until I went to his house this afternoon.

    I told him he was a fool; but the idea was firm stuck in his head, and more I could not get out of him.

    It was at the idea that he could forget such a piece of intelligence.

    "Then he must give up all idea of taking a wife," said Moulder.

    I hardly know what she will say to the idea of our having Walcot with us.

Word Origin & History of - idea

    Word Origin & History

    idea 1430, "figure, image, symbol," from L. idea "idea," and in Platonic philosophy "archetype," from Gk. idea "ideal prototype," lit. "look, form," from idein "to see," from PIE *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of base *weid- "to see" (see vision). Sense of "result of thinking" first recorded 1645."Men of one idea, like a hen with one chicken, and that a duckling." [Thoreau, "Walden"]