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Sell also: conclusive, down, inviolable, sheer, total

Definitions and meanings of word "absolute"

• Noun: something that is conceived to be absolute; something that does not depends on anything else and is beyond human control; example: "no mortal being can influence the absolute"

• Adj: perfect or complete or pure; examples: "absolute loyalty", "absolute silence", "absolute truth", "absolute alcohol"

• Adj: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; examples: "absolute freedom", "an absolute dimwit", "a downright lie", "out-and-out mayhem", "an out-and-out lie", "a rank outsider", "many right-down vices", "got the job through sheer persistence", "sheer stupidity"

• Adj: not limited by law; example: "an absolute monarch"

• Adj: expressing finality with no implication of possible change; examples: "an absolute guarantee to respect the nation's authority", "inability to make a conclusive refusal"

• Adj: without conditions or limitations; example: "a total ban"

• Adj: not capable of being violated or infringed; example: "infrangible human rights"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "absolute"

Josiah Royce
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American Philosopher
Tuesday 20 November 1855 - Thursday 14 September 1916
Francis Schaeffer
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American Philosopher, Theologian
Tuesday 30 January 1912 - Tuesday 15 May 1984
Rowan D. Williams
2 quotes about absolute
American Clergyman
Born Wednesday 14 June 1950
Woodrow Wilson
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American President, Leader
Sunday 28 December 1856 - Sunday 3 February 1924
Friedrich Nietzsche
2 quotes about absolute
German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900
T. S. Eliot
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American Critic, Poet, Playwright, Publisher
Wednesday 26 September 1888 - Monday 4 January 1965
David Brinkley
one quote about absolute
American Journalist
Saturday 10 July 1920 - Wednesday 11 June 2003
Mikhail Bakunin
2 quotes about absolute
Russian Revolutionary
Monday 30 May 1814 - Tuesday 13 June 1876
Bertrand Russell
2 quotes about absolute
British Philosopher, Critic, Historian, Mathematician
Saturday 18 May 1872 - Monday 2 February 1970
Simone de Beauvoir
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French Writer, Philosopher, Activist
Thursday 9 January 1908 - Monday 14 April 1986
Kim Cattrall
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English Actress
Born Tuesday 21 August 1956
Agnes Macphail
2 quotes about absolute
Canadian Politician
Monday 24 March 1890 - Saturday 13 February 1954

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.

Francis Schaeffer

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Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute.

Francis Schaeffer

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If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.

Francis Schaeffer

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Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners.

Francis Schaeffer

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I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.

Francis Schaeffer

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You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that.

Francis Schaeffer

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I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.

Francis Schaeffer

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Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

Francis Schaeffer

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If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

Francis Schaeffer

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Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.

Francis Schaeffer

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To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative.

Francis Schaeffer

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So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic.

Francis Schaeffer

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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Francis Schaeffer

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A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

Francis Schaeffer

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But I recognize no infallible authority, even in special questions; consequently, whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the sincerity of such or such an individual, I have no absolute faith in any person.

Francis Schaeffer

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A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Francis Schaeffer

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Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.

Francis Schaeffer

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If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

Francis Schaeffer

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

Francis Schaeffer

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The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.

Francis Schaeffer

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