nature

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Your nature is sort of the way you are the sum total of how you think, feel, and behave. It might be in your nature to remain calm and level headed when faced with a difficult challenge.

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The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

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the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person''s characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"

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the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"

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a particular type of thing; "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he''s interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature"

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the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

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a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women"

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The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

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The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.

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The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.

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Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

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The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.

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Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.

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Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

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Natural affection or reverence.

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Constitution or quality of mind or character.

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To endow with natural qualities.


Nature

Na"ture , n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus born, produced, p.p. of nasci to be born. See Nation.] 1. The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
But looks through nature up to nature's God.
Nature has caprices which art can not imitate.
2. The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.
I oft admire How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit Such disproportions.
3. The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect. 4. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
5. The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem, Their nature also to thy nature join, And be thyself man among men on earth.
6. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
A dispute of this nature caused mischief.
7. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life. "My days of nature." Shak.
Oppressed nature sleeps.
8. Natural affection or reverence.
Have we not seen The murdering son ascend his parent's bed, Through violated nature foce his way?
9. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
A born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick.
That reverence which is due to a superior nature.
Good nature, Ill nature. see under Good and Ill. -- In a state of nature. (a) Naked as when born; nude. (b) In a condition of sin; unregenerate. (c) Untamed; uncvilized. -- Nature printng, a process of printing from metallic or other plates which have received an impression, as by heavy pressure, of an object such as a leaf, lace, or the like. -- Nature worship, the worship of the personified powers of nature. -- To pay the debt of nature, to die.

Nature

Na"ture, v. t. To endow with natural qualities. [Obs.]
He [God] which natureth every kind.

The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

To endow with natural qualities.

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Usage Examples

A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works.

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

A love of nature is a consolation against failure.

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

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Other Usage Examples

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.

A man can be drawn across the room with the simplicity of a smile. That's why your pearly whites should always be straight and shiny. I think most of my clients are drawn to a fun, flirty nature in a woman. The problem is, most women do not often feel fun and flirty.

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