Meaning: any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
Meaning: (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"
Meaning: a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
It is the first phase of human civilization.
This phase of his villainy had not occurred to her.
It was a phase of incipient dissatisfaction with life, morbid, but inevitable.
But the letter directed Norman's attention to the advertising phase of his paper.
The political phase, though it was perhaps the best understood, was not the most engrossing.
The deliberate cultivation of this phase of thought constitutes thinking as a distinctive experience.
A separation of the active doing phase from the passive undergoing phase destroys the vital meaning of an experience.
He sought for weeks and months, he went through every imaginable phase of fatigue and despair, over-excitement and anger.
Then, and not until then, did she realize the seriousness of even this one phase of the problem she had undertaken to solve.
And there was a third, --which may perhaps be called the general social phase, and which unfortunately dealt with the name of Lady Laura Kennedy.