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They speak to the perceptive faculties only: truth to the conceptive.

Intermediary sensation, demanded by conceptive thoughts, iv.

It is perceptive because sentient, it is conceptive because perceptive.

The idea is everything to them, by virtue of their conceptive faculty.

I have spoken of only the early stage of the activity of the conceptive faculties.

The man of the most practised intellect is not exempt from the universal laws of our conceptive faculty.

It translates the thought from the abstract to the concrete, from the intuitional to the conceptive.

We have, then, three orders of ornament, classed according to the degrees of correspondence of the executive and conceptive minds.

The labors of the fiction writer are of two sorts, conceptive and executive.

When the writer has his hands on a plot, of whatever type and however found, his conceptive labors are by no means over.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from Latin conceptivus, from conceptus, past participle of concipere (see conceive).

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