idea in a sentence
Example sentences for idea
No one should be surprised by the notion of teaching as a performance, although some of you may be appalled at the idea.
The idea of cherry-picking applies in a number of business contexts.
Blanketing a heartwarming stew with a flaky brown crust is a great idea whose time has come.
It's an idea that's easy to pull off in your own kitchen.
The idea that college is a contemplative realm of humanistic inquiry, removed from vulgar material needs, is nonsense.
They think they are paraphrasing and they are attributing the idea to the appropriate author.
Your good idea must also be well positioned, or review panels for grant agencies are unlikely to approve it.
It wasn't the first time such an idea had raised eyebrows.
The idea of the student as a consumer who essentially shops for the courses that suit his taste.
The idea of handing such decisions to outsiders might make some faculty members wince.
Drawing the attention of a giant squid is a really bad idea.
If the idea proves to be valid, it could provide a big piece of the puzzle in the mystery of hammerhead shark migration.
Understanding the idea of region and the process of regionalization is fundamental to being geographically informed.
Many people are blown away by the idea of time travel.
The idea of operating within constraints-of making more with less-is especially relevant these days.
The idea of remaking it shot-for-shot seems both preposterous and futile.
The idea could overturn conventional cell evolution wisdom.
It's not a perfect measure, but it gives you an idea.
Nevertheless, the idea is being widely discussed on peer-to-peer forums and mailing lists.
Scientifically, the idea represents a simpler version of a three-dimensional cloaking idea proposed two years ago.
The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation, as the moment of finding an idea.
By so doing she really gave the maid the idea of sending her the anonymous letter.
There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service of humanity.
But where no abstract idea governs her she can be direct, accurate, and convincing.
So it's worth looking back at how such a radical idea first got translated into action, and what made it work.
Some have this idea that a weapon gives them power or makes them more brave or worthy.
Seven years later, he got the idea for his next adventure.
The fact that the extinction of the dinosaurs was even worth explaining was a new idea.
But the basic idea was a diet based on what's available locally, prepared nutritiously, getting away from meat and fat and sugar.
The idea that our ancestors mated with other species may not be too shocking.
But park officials had no idea which birds they came from.
The idea that a university education is for everyone is a destructive myth.
Increasing bike lanes is a great idea but there's no need to go and re-invent the wheel.
Given the awesome correlating powers of today's stock trading computers, the idea may not be as far-fetched as you think.
Congestion pricing, which would charge motorists extra during peak hours, is also a popular idea.
Few pop performers take the idea of being a global musician so literally.
Given its all-inclusive name, you'd think that whoever came up with the idea would have a capacious ego to match.
Tells about his idea of becoming an unpaid organ broker.
It goes against the grain of what we're promising to people, and it also goes against our idea of ourselves.
The idea was to take so little that the heiress wouldn't notice-and so they could come back again.
His idea of how to do this was not an obviously smart one.
Unless you see the landscape of ecocide, or meet the eyes of its victims, you will quite simply have no idea.
Collective effervescence is the idea that an extraordinary perceived energy can emerge in a group setting.
It's a brilliant idea, the kind that would have broken the monotony of a telecast usually short on shock value.
Americans appear to be grappling with the idea of knowledge this month.
But the gun's loaded with blanks-this is a sociopath's idea of a prank.
He laughed so easily and so frequently, and he had such enthusiasm and energy, that he made the idea of service pure fun.
It's a holiday that has no idea of what it's really celebrating.
The idea is that happy, empowered employees beget happy customers.
Her husband, for one, seems to have a pretty clear idea what he thinks she should get as a consolation prize.