“Under the influences of hallucinogens,” Dr. Grob writes, “individuals transcend their primary identification with their bodies and experience ego-free states before the time of their actual physical demise, and return with a new perspective and profound acceptance of the life constant: change.”
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No alteration or adjustment is then necessary in the estimates that you form, nor in the formulas for the variance.
Cisco says in the complaint the language used in both applications was nearly identical, and it is the company's belief that Ocean Telecom is Apple's "alter ego." (Cisco Suit May Snag Apple's iPhone Plans)
A brilliant jewel on the failings of scholastics:
In other words, the scholar could be distinguished from the critic by his unwillingness, and soon by his inability, to interest anybody but his alter ego at another university. [p. 89])
n., pl., e·gos.
- The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
- In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
- An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
- Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
[New Latin, from Latin, I. Sense 2, translation of German Ich, a special use of ich, I, as a psychoanalytic term.]
v., -tered, -ter·ing, -ters.
To change or make different; modify: altered my will.
To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
To change or become different.
[Middle English alteren, from Old French alterer, from Medieval Latin alterāre, from Latin alter, other.]
━━ v. 変える［わる］; 手直しする; 〔米〕 去勢する.
al・ter・a・ble ━━ a.
al・ter・a・tion ━━ n. 変更.
alteration of share capital 資本の変更.
altered check 受取人・金額などが変更された小切手 ((偽造などによる損害は支払った銀行の責任となる)).
alter ego 他我; 親友.
alter ego noun [C] plural alter egos 自我之分身
the side of someone's personality which is not usually seen by other people:
Clark Kent is Superman's alter ego.
ex·is·ten·tial (ĕg'zĭ-stĕn'shəl, ĕk'sĭ-)
- Of, relating to, or dealing with existence.
- Based on experience; empirical.
- Of or as conceived by existentialism or existentialists: an existential moment of choice.
- Linguistics. Of or relating to a construction or part of a construction that indicates existence, as the words there is in the sentence There is a cat on the mat.
An existential word or construction.
existentially ex'is·ten'tial·ly adv.