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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPACE

Space or place has been said by Kant to be the form of the outward, time of the inward sense.

Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space and Nature shrink away.

Space is said by Plato to be the 'containing vessel or nurse of generation.'

Space will permit only the keynote of these courageous speeches.

I wish that the author of "Into Space" would write a sequel to his story.

Space does not permit us to describe this movement of colonization.

He almost had them believing in the Space Wave Tapper before he was through.

Space will not permit us to go through this list star for star.

A suspense story of Tomorrow and a crisis in the advance into Space.

I understand you wanted to talk to me about the Space Guard?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "an area, extent, expanse, lapse of time," a shortening of Old French espace, from Latin spatium "room, area, distance, stretch of time," of unknown origin. Astronomical sense of "stellar depths" is first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost."

Typographical sense is attested from 1670s (typewriter space bar is from 1888). Space age is attested from 1946; spacewalk is from 1965. Many compounds first appeared in science fiction and speculative writing, e.g. spaceship (1894, "Journey in Other Worlds"); spacesuit (1920); spacecraft (1930, "Scientific American"); space travel (1931); space station (1936, "Rockets Through Space"); spaceman (1942, "Thrilling Wonder Stories;" earlier it meant "journalist paid by the length of his copy," 1892). Space race attested from 1959. Space shuttle attested by 1970.

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