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thought

  

      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       think  
      n  
2    the act or process of thinking; deliberation, meditation, or reflection  
3    a concept, opinion, or idea  
4    philosophical or intellectual ideas typical of a particular time or place  
German thought in the 19th century     
5    application of mental attention; consideration  
he gave the matter some thought     
6    purpose or intention  
I have no thought of giving up     
7    expectation  
no thought of reward     
8    a small amount; trifle  
you could be a thought more enthusiastic     
9    kindness or regard  
he has no thought for his widowed mother     
     (Old English thoht; related to Old Frisian thochta, Old Saxon, Old High German githacht)  


free thought  
      n   thought unrestrained and uninfluenced by dogma or authority, esp. in religious matters  
New Thought  
      n   a movement interested in spiritual healing and the power of constructive thinking  
second thought  
      n   usually pl   a revised opinion or idea on a matter already considered  
thought disorder  
      n     (Psychiatry)   a cognitive disorder in which the patient's thoughts or conversations are characterized by irrationality or sudden changes of subject  
thought-out  
      adj   conceived and developed by careful thought  
a well thought-out scheme     
thought police  
      n   a group of people with totalitarian views on a given subject, who constantly monitor others for any deviation from prescribed thinking  
     (C20: from the Thought Police described by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949))  
thought transference  
      n     (Psychol)      another name for       telepathy  
well-thought-of  
      adj   having a good reputation; respected  
well-thought-out  
      adj   well thought out when postpositive   carefully planned  
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exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
exp.
Oh My God
[Abbrev.]
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
n.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
n.
my idiot of a brother that monster of a boss
de: mon imbécile de frère, ce monstre de patron
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have

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