trend of thought

trend of thought

thinking with a tendency toward or centering on a particular idea with a particular affect.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

trend of thought

(trend thawt)
Thinking with a tendency toward or centering on a particular idea with a particular affect.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
Its only in rare cases that one posts something totally out of their trend of thought. It is fast becoming a psychology playground for all of us (both Men Women).
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.
Given his age, you might have expected his focus would lapse or trend of thought would be occasionally interrupted.
Besides, optimism was never a dominant philosophy in Europe, while it constituted the main trend of thought in America, and as such, generated a good many popular philosophy books which focused on the emotional aspect of optimism.
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.