Using the following list of synonyms, make a sentence in which the slight difference in sense between each pair is demonstrated.
Distinguish definitions from descriptions. Classify the definitions.
A house is a building that functions as a dwelling.
“A point is what no longer has no parts.” (Euclides)
“A tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious and has a wholeness in its extent, in language that is pleasing (though in distinct ways in its different parts), enacted rather than narrated, culminating, by means of pity and fear, in the cleansing of these passions.” (Aristotle, Poetics)
“– Well then, listen. I say that justice is nothing but the advantage of the stronger –“ (Plato. Thrasymachus in The Republic)
Cartago is a city inserted in the folds of the Irazú mountain, in the so called Valle del Guarco. A relatively small city, with a more or less conservative atmosphere, which slowly progresses or retrogresses equally slowly.
“Man is by nature a political animal.” (Aristóteles. Política)
“Greece is a region of great diversity. Mediterranean and sub-alpine conditions exist just a few miles away from each other; fertile plains alternate with abrupt mountainous zones.” (Kitto. The Greeks)
A circumference is a flat closed figure equidistant in all its points to an internal point that is its center.
“Speculative philosophy is the process of forging a system of coherent, logical and necessary general ideas, by virtue of which any element of our experience can be interpreted.” (Whitehead. Process and Reality)
" “Substance: that which has the capacity to exist independently of any other thing.”
“Language is the system of expression particularly spoken by such and such human community… Words designate human reality just as it manifests itself in expression. Not as a psychological function, nor as a social reality, but as an affirmation of the person’s moral and metaphysical order.” (Gusdorf. Speaking)
“Saint Paul is the first great mystic, the first real Christian.” (Unamuno. The Agony of Christianity)
m. "– To think how often I’ve been along here… and it scares me every time! – I don’t know what fear is like! Explain it to me! Explain it! – It’s an uneasy feeling you feel behind you! – I thought it was in front of you! – Well, it depends! – Depend on what? – On which way you feel the instinct to run! If you feel it behind you, you run straight ahead! If you feel it in front of you, you turn and run the other way! – And if you feel it in front of you and behind you, you shit yourself!" (Miguel Ángel Asturias, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1967, Hombres de maíz)
“In elementary studies of electricity, we learn that the particle’s kinetic energy is equal to the voltage divided by the electrodes multiplied by the particle’s electrical charge. Kinetic energy, E, is also given by the equation: E=1/2mv where m is the particle’s mass and v its velocity.” (Wilson and Littauer. Particle Accelerators)