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By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life.
James G. Frazer

Meaning of "the course of nature" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE COURSE OF NATURE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE COURSE OF NATURE

the collywobbles
the Colonies
the Common Market
the Commons
the Commonwealth
the Compassion Club
the Comrades Marathon
the Confederacy
the Confederation
the Conquest
the Continent
the Continental System
the Cordeliers
the Cordilleras
the Corner
the Cornish
the council
the country
the courage of one´s convictions
the Crab

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE COURSE OF NATURE

adventure
by nature
candidature
caricature
creature
curvature
feature
human nature
immature
legislature
literature
mature
miniature
Mother Nature
nature
nomenclature
premature
room temperature
signature
stature
temperature

Synonyms and antonyms of the course of nature in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «the course of nature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE COURSE OF NATURE

Find out the translation of the course of nature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the course of nature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the course of nature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

性的过程中
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el curso de la naturaleza
570 millions of speakers

English

the course of nature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रकृति के पाठ्यक्रम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مجرى الطبيعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Конечно природы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o curso da natureza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রকৃতির কোর্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le cours de la nature
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jalan alam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Lauf der Natur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自然の成り行き
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자연의 과정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing alam alam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quá trình tự nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயற்கையின் போக்கில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निसर्गाचा मार्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Doğanın seyri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il corso della natura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Oczywiście z natury
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Звичайно природи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cursul natural
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

η πορεία της φύσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die loop van die natuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

loppet av naturen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

løpet av naturen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the course of nature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE COURSE OF NATURE»

The term «the course of nature» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.255 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE COURSE OF NATURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the course of nature

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QUOTES WITH «THE COURSE OF NATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the course of nature.
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James G. Frazer
By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE COURSE OF NATURE»

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The Analogy of Religion, to the Constitution and Course of ...
So that were a man, laying aside the proper proof of religion, to determine from the course of nature only, whether it were most probable, that the righteous or the wicked would have the advantage in a future life ; there can be no doubt, but that  ...
Joseph Butler, Howard Malcolm, 1870
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The Analogy of Religion to the Constitution and Course of Natu
So that were a man, laying aside the proper proof of religion, to determine from the course of nature only, whether it were most probable, that the righteous or the wicked would have the advantage in a future life ; there can be no doubt, but that  ...
‎1857
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The analogy of religion, to the constitution and course of ...
So that were a man, laying aside the proper proof of religion, to determine from the course of Nature only, whether it were most probable that the righteous or the wicked would have the advantage in a future life, there can be no doubt but that ...
Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.), Joseph Angus, 1856
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The course of nature urged, on principles of analogy, in ...
Francis Edward J. Valpy. anything in this alien from the common course of nature ? " Though nothing," says a profound divine,* " that another person does, can make us more personally valuable ; yet the common course of things every day ...
Francis Edward J. Valpy, 1839
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An Elementary Course of Biblical Theology
If God can at any instant interfere with the course of nature (§ 37, 38), it necessarily follows, that all things take place in accordance with his pleasure. For , as nothing can occur without his knowledge (1) and foresight of it (§ 22) (2), and as God ...
Gottlob Christian Storr, Karl Christian Flatt, Samuel Simon Schmucker, 1826
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Consciousness: An Enquiry Into the Metaphysics of the Self
Furthermore, the laws of nature cannot be violated, although this is not because they are physically necessary properties which govern the course of nature, but because they are the correct descriptions of the events that occur in the course of  ...
Hane Htut Maung, 2006
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The analogy of religion, natural and revealed, to the ...
The credibility, that the Christian dispensation may have been, all along, carried on by general laws P, no less than the course of nature, may require to be more distinctly made out. Consider then, upon what ground it is we say, that the whole  ...
Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.), Samuel Hallifax (bp. of St. Asaph), 1833
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Sermons, on philosophical, evangelical, and practical ...
The course of nature is a phrase which is used in a great variety of senses. The planets and all the revolving luminaries of which we have any knowledge, perform their circuits according to a course of nature. The sun so constantly performs his ...
Eli Meeker, 1827
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The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended: ...
But affirms, " That the Course of " Nature, separate from the Agency of God, is " no Cause, or Nothing ; and that the Course of " Nature should continue itself, or go on to ope- " rate by itself, any more than at first produce its' self, is absolutely ...
Jonathan Edwards, 1766
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The Monthly Repository and Review of Theology and General ...
An event contrary to the course of nature is otherwise described as a " violation of the laws of nature." What then is the proper meaning of this phrase ? According to Mr. Bentham, when mankind observe, in a number of detached appearances, ...
‎1827

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE COURSE OF NATURE»

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'Can't Stop the Course of Nature': UP Minister's Shocker on …
Allahabad: Amid outrage and protests in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged murder of a journalist, in which a state minister is a suspect, another minister has ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
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The Musification of Biology: A Festival of Music and Science
Music's evolution in some ways reflects nature's, allowing only the strongest and ... chaotic agency of free will - throw the course of nature right out the window. «Drowned In Sound, Mar 15»
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UK weather: Ministers say Government 'can't prevent course of
... across southern England and more forecasts of heavy rain, gales and snow, ministers have warned that the Government “can't prevent the course of nature”. «The Independent, Feb 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. The course of nature [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-course-of-nature>. Nov 2019 ».