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scientific

(sī′ən-tĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science.

sci′en·tif′i·cal·ly adv.
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Scientific people are always curious and I am going to be scientific.
I am going to makethe scientific experiment of trying to get some and put it in myself and make it push and draw me and make me strong.
Pruffle,' said the scientific gentleman, 'there is something very extraordinary in the air to-night?
The scientific gentleman smilingly anticipated Pruffle's reply that he could assign no cause for them at all.
proceeded the captain, shifting the camp-stool to the scientific side of him.
But he had at least paid her the implied compliment of addressing that knowledge to herself; and she felt it the more sensibly, from having hitherto found her scientific sympathies with her deceased husband treated with no great respect by the people with whom she came in contact.
My scientific education having been somewhat neglected, I was unable to follow the whole argument, but it was evident that the English Professor had handled his subject in a very aggressive fashion, and had thoroughly annoyed his Continental colleagues.
As against the purely negative action of the scientific spirit, the high-pitched Grey, the theistic Elsmere, the "ritualistic priest," the quaint Methodist Fleming, both so admirably sketched, present [69] perhaps no unconquerable differences.
On all other topics than his scientific work their interests were as mutual as formerly, but by what seemed a manner of tacit agreement this subject was taboo.
After a long delay the doctor came in, with scientific butchers' sleeves on his arms, and an apron tied round his portly waist.
The only values he recognized were mathematical and scientific facts.
Alone of all mankind I saw and foretold this catastrophe," said he with a ring of exultation and scientific triumph in his voice.

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