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Loquuntur moralistae, ut dixi, de copula carnali quatenus copula est sine respectu ad possibilitatem generandi.ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
How to beget a male or female child; and of the Embryo and perfect Birth; and the fittest time for the copula.THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERANONYMOUS
The moment we use the copula, the moment we express subjective inclusions, poetry evaporates.INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
Antisthenes 222probably considered that the copula implied identity between the predicate and the subject.PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
The first division of propositions is into Affirmative and Negative, the copula in the latter being is not.ANALYSIS OF MR. MILL'S SYSTEM OF LOGICWILLIAM STEBBING
What looks at first, therefore, like a copula turns out to be merely an impersonal intransitive verb.THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
The copula is presumed to have reference to the promise, but evidence may be adduced to show that such was not the case.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Numberless fallacies, as we are often truly told, have originated in a confusion of the 'copula,' and the 'verb of existence.'PARMENIDESPLATO
If it must not be left out altogether, and we cannot put it with the copula, we have a choice between the two terms.LOGIC, INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVEWILLIAM MINTO
In the first series of propositions the word 'is' is really the copula; in the second, the verb of existence.PARMENIDESPLATO

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