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Word: berkeley
IPA transcription: [b'…Ěkli]
Pronunciations of berkeley
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noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Berkeley
    Meaning: a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley
  • Synonyms: Berkeley, Bishop_Berkeley, George_Berkeley
    Meaning: Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
Usage examples
  • But why keep up a house in Berkeley Square, as Lady Clavering did not use it?
  • And yet, from his boyhood upward, Archie had made good his footing in Berkeley Square.
  • He had always had a house in town--a moderate house in Berkeley Square, which belonged to him, and had belonged to his father before him.
  • Ghosts and bogies might do very well for the island of Tresco, but Mr. Berkeley was not to be terrified with any such old-wives' stories, and so Mr. Berkeley fell asleep.
  • I shall not trouble you now with the grounds for holding as against Berkeley that the patch of colour is physical; I have set them forth before, and I see no reason to modify them.
  • The town of Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco, suffered considerable damage from twisted structures, fallen walls and broken chimneys, the greatest injury being in the collapse of the town hall and the ruin of the deaf and dumb asylum.
  • That was the necessity of Sir Hugh's position, and he could not avoid it unless he made it worth his while to quarrel with his brother. Archie was obedient, ringing the bell when he was told, looking after the horses, spying about, and perhaps saving as much money as he cost. But the matter was very different in Berkeley Square.
  • The empiricists--who are best represented by the British philosophers, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--maintained that all our knowledge is derived from experience; the rationalists--who are represented by the Continental philosophers of the seventeenth century, especially Descartes and Leibniz--maintained that, in addition to what we know by experience, there are certain 'innate ideas' and 'innate principles', which we know independently of experience.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Michio Kaku, License CC BY-SA 4.0