trend of thought

trend of thought

thinking with a tendency toward or centering on a particular idea with a particular affect.

trend of thought

(trend thawt)
Thinking with a tendency toward or centering on a particular idea with a particular affect.
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What words of moment were to have fallen from his lips were never spoken, as just then a young warrior, evidently sensing the trend of thought among the older men, leaped down from the steps of the rostrum, and striking the frail captive a powerful blow across the face, which felled her to the floor, placed his foot upon her prostrate form and turning toward the assembled council broke into peals of horrid, mirthless laughter.
Renaissance, for Aronson, is defined as "an extraordinary historical trend of thought, of psychology, and of behavior that allowed its adherents intellectual freedom of a kind not experienced before and after, a freedom that doctrinarians--both religious and secular--later present as heresy" (xvi).
This trend of thought is the fastest way to early disappointments.
The popular trend of thought is that Highbury Lao's brilliant early pace will carry him into a decisive early lead.
Overly cautious not to sound "preachy or scolding," Bergling refuses to takes sides and time and again piles on quotes that seem to suggest one trend of thought only to turn around and trot out a bunch of conflicting tidbits.