Although the Arabs were in full possession of the store of knowledge of the geometry of conics which the Greeks had accumulated, they did little to increase it; the only advance made consisted in the application of describing intersecting conics so as to solve algebraic equations.
The naturalists and their followers, thinking they can solve this question, are like plasterers set to plaster one side of the walls of a church who, availing themselves of the absence of the chief superintendent of the work, should in an access of zeal plaster over the windows, icons, woodwork, and still unbuttressed walls, and should be delighted that from their point of view as plasterers, everything is now so smooth and regular.
Idle computer time employed to solve the world's problems.
They attempted to solve the problem by granting to the Federalists all their demands.
Standing in the dark, wielding bitter words at each other wouldn't solve anything.
The factors that enable us to solve for and eliminate disease are getting better all the time, like wind at our back, pushing us forward.
Oyster culture can evidently be carried on only by private enterprise, and the problem for legislation to solve is how to give such rights of property upon those shores which are favourable to oyster culture as may encourage competent persons to invest their money in that undertaking.
Due attention to the relation between understanding and reason enables us to solve the antinomies and to discover their precise origin and significance.
Therefore, although the Scienza nuova cannot be said absolutely to deny the law of progress, it must be allowed that Vico not only failed to solve the problem but even shrank from attacking it.
It must be remembered that Miss Sullivan had to solve her problems unaided by previous experience or the assistance of any other teacher.