Instinct
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds instinct with life.

2. (a.) Natural inward impulse; unconscious, involuntary, or unreasoning prompting to any mode of action, whether bodily, or mental, without a distinct apprehension of the end or object to be accomplished.

3. (a.) Specif., the natural, unreasoning, impulse by which an animal is guided to the performance of any action, without of improvement in the method.

4. (n.) A natural aptitude or knack; a predilection; as, an instinct for order; to be modest by instinct.

5. (v. t.) To impress, as an animating power, or instinct.

Greek
5447. phusikos -- naturally, by nature
... nature, naturally. Cognate: 5447 (an adverb) -- properly, , ie acting by
mere instinct (used only in Jude 1:10). See 5449 (). Word ...
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5446. phusikos -- natural, according to nature
... See 5449 (). Word Origin from phusis Definition natural, according to nature NASB
Word Usage creatures of instinct (1), natural (2). natural. ...
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What Sacred Instinct did Inspire
... THE THIRD CENTURY 3 What sacred instinct did inspire. What sacred instinct
did inspire My soul in childhood with a hope so strong? ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/3 what sacred instinct did.htm

Reflections on his Fiftieth Birthday. What a Wonderful Being is ...
... What a Wonderful Being is Man! Governed, not by Instinct, but by Reason. ... What a
Wonderful Being is Man! Governed, not by Instinct, but by Reason. ...
/.../chapter xix reflections on his.htm

The Fallacy of the Young Nation
... Any one with a poetical instinct will admit that to the ordinary human instinct
bread symbolizes something which cannot very easily be symbolized otherwise ...
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Whether the Prophet Always Distinguishes what He Says by his Own ...
... I answer that, The prophet's mind is instructed by God in two ways: in one way by
an express revelation, in another way by a most mysterious instinct to "which ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the prophet always distinguishes.htm

What God Will do for Us
... within. In these great words we may see set forth both the instinct, as I
may call it, of prayer, and the privilege of access to God. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/what god will do for.htm

National Sorrows and National Lessons
... This instinct, as a historic fact, has been strong in all the progressive European
nations; especially strong in the Teutonic; in none more than in the English ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxiv national sorrows and.htm

The Road to Pella
... love was the spoil of another. All instinct became alert; all his intelligence
and resource assembled to his aid. It came to him as ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter xxiv the road to.htm

Mathew xi. 10
... Take those tastes in us which most resemble the instincts of a brute; and you will
find that in these, as with instinct, common consent becomes a sure rule. ...
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Whether Divination by Auguries, Omens, and by Like Observations of ...
... Now the cause of dumb animals' actions is a certain instinct whereby they are inclined
by a natural movement, for they are not masters of their actions. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether divination by auguries omens.htm

Book iv Thus Gently Sang the Lady Philosophy with Dignified Mien ...
... Do you remember that we agreed from our earlier reasonings, that the instinct of
all human will, though acted upon by different aims, does lead with eagerness ...
/.../boethius/the consolation of philosophy/book iv thus gently sang.htm

Thesaurus
Instinct (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved
or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds instinct with life. ...
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Instinctively (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In an instinctive manner; by force of instinct;
by natural impulse. Multi-Version Concordance Instinctively (2 Occurrences). ...
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Temptation (22 Occurrences)
... The lure here is the desire for power, in itself a right instinct, and
the natural and proper wish to avoid difficulty and pain. ...
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Worship (332 Occurrences)
... On the face of the Bible narratives, the instinct of communion, praise, adoring
gratitude would seem to be the earliest moving force (compare Genesis 4:3, 4 ...
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Conscience (36 Occurrences)
... There is no instinct in the soul of man more august than the anticipation of something
after death-of a tribunal at which the whole of life will be revised and ...
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Kind (290 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
6. (a.) Nature; natural instinct or disposition. 7 ...
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Instilled (3 Occurrences)

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Mediation
... philosophy. It corresponds to a profound human instinct or need which
finds expression in some form or other in most religions. ...
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Comparative
... places. It is perhaps the most powerful for good or evil of all the instincts
(for it is an instinct) which influence mankind. 2 ...
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Commands (216 Occurrences)
... Romans 2:14 For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands
of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves; (WEY). ...
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Concordance
Instinct (3 Occurrences)

Romans 2:14
For when Gentiles who have no Law obey by natural instinct the commands of the Law, they, without having a Law, are a Law to themselves;
(WEY NAS)

2 Peter 2:12
But these men, like brute beasts, created (with their natural instincts)
(Root in WEY NAS RSV NIV)

Jude 1:10
Yet these men are abusive in matters of which they know nothing, and in things which, like the brutes, they understand instinctively--in all these they corrupt themselves.
(Root in WEY NAS RSV NIV)

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