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Ideas in a Sentence

Examples of ideas in a sentence

Ideas is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!

When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand ideas (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use ideas in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of ideas, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.

Below you will find the definition of ideas, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - Plural form of idea.

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EXAMPLES - Ideas in a Sentence

  1. Turns out that organising your ideas is a very bad idea. (source)
  2. But to say he refused to apply his ideas is beyond bizarro. (source)
  3. _acquiring new ideas by the aid of old ideas_ already in the mind. (source)
  4. So keep calling people names and believing in ideas that WILL NOT WORK! (source)
  5. Here are some ideas from the section on how to approach such organizations. (source)
  6. You may even pick up some ideas from the court ruling for a new tack to follow. (source)
  7. The vacuousness of your ideas is matched only by your confidence in their value. (source)
  8. Their decisions were only going to be based on their short term ideas for a long term gain. (source)
  9. They also infused into this term ideas and associations which are foreign to the Chinese mind. (source)
  10. His short-term ideas, a meeting of accounting experts and a pledge to help from mortgage lenders. (source)
  11. Why have you placed your trust in ideas from the 70's that came from people that blew up building. (source)
  12. These are just some random ideas from a resident (me), meant to be a starting point for brainstorming. (source)
  13. In fact, one of my ideas is a western-set historical crime novel centered around pre-1900 San Francisco. (source)
  14. One of the near-term ideas involves the use of reversible lanes on I-70 between Floyd Hill and Georgetown. (source)
  15. HALPERIN: Well, look, they both have long term ideas about entitlement reform, social security, health care. (source)
  16. The term ideas of reference refers to the more specific conclusions reached by some patients with a delusional mood. (source)
  17. _associated_ with ideas by habit, or by the Law of Concurrence, that they _arouse certain ideas_ whenever they are used. (source)
  18. Now he and Obama are tussling over longer-term ideas, like whether to impose a windfall profits tax on big oil companies. (source)
  19. How the Conservatives have managed to twist this into an exoneration of their ideas is nothing short of staggering self-delusion. (source)
  20. The first expedient imposes on the flux what we call ideas, which are concretions in discourse, terms employed in thought and language. (source)
  21. In fact, his main short term ideas are quite dangerous to the economy: an immediate "move to cut spending and cap it at 20 percent of GDP." (source)
  22. Another of Mr Paddick's "ideas" is to bring in a "women friendly" carriage on every Tube running from 9pm to closing time seven days a week. (source)
  23. HENRY PAULSON, TREASURY SECRETARY: These long-term ideas require thoughtful discussion and will not be resolved this month or even this year. (source)
  24. The popularity of Maci and Bentley show where Americans are getting their name ideas, said Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard." (source)
  25. Without memory, there would be no reasoning, for the very material of thought is found to be the revived experiences which we call ideas, memories. (source)
  26. But why had he happened to hear such a discussion and such ideas at the very moment when his own brain was just conceiving ... _the very same ideas_? (source)
  27. In time the mind comes to reflect on its own operations about the ideas got by sensation, and thereby stores itself with a new set of ideas, which I call ideas of reflection. (source)
  28. Obama's plan for gas prices does not focus on the immediate, but rather on long term ideas like moving the country toward more fuel efficient vehicles, less dependence on foreign oil. (source)
  29. Obama's plan for tax prices does not focus on the immediate, but rather on long-term ideas like moving the country towards more fuel efficient vehicles, less dependence on foreign oil. (source)
  30. Obama's plan for gas prices does not focus on the immediate, but rather on long-term ideas like moving the country toward more fuel - efficient vehicles, less dependence on foreign oil. (source)
  31. What is left of human intellect and character is largely original -- not wholly, for all those elements of knowledge which we call ideas and judgments must be subtracted from his responses. (source)
  32. Beyond that, his short-term ideas were to encourage bank regulators to back off a bit, which might loosen credit, and to extend the Bush tax cuts, which might have some modest stimulative impact. (source)
  33. One of its main ideas is that the prosperity associated with free-market capitalism is based on a society's propensity and ability to respect, transfer, and keep track of property in an orderly, accurate, and efficient manner. (source)
  34. Theology on two archaic ideas which had already been condemned by enlightened Athenians of the fourth century before our era, _ideas which no one would dream of upholding in these days, though the structure built upon them still subsists_. " (source)
  35. That moral unity which the Catholic Sovereigns had restored in Spain by the expulsion of the Jews, the subjection of the Moors, and the establishment of Catholic unity, was broken by the influx of ideas from the French Revolution and English Liberalism. (source)
  36. Indeed, someone who has spent more than three decades in Washington dreaming up ever more grandiose his term ideas about how to use the state to shape economic and social outcomes with taxpayer dollars hardly meets the American definition of a conservative. (source)
  37. Such of his ideas that do not suppose some exterior material object for their model, or one to which he is able to relate them, which are therefore called _abstract ideas_, are only modes in which his interior organ considers its own peculiar modifications, of which it chooses some without respect to others. (source)
  38. But the word ideas being more generally applied to images of the imagination than to senses, when he proceeded to point out that abstract ideas could have no separate existence -- that they could exist only in the mind that conceived them, he was supposed to deny the reality of objects of sense and contend for an ideal world. (source)
  39. In this time of which I speak, the people will see that to be a _nation_ we must not be merely servile imitators of Old World ideas, but must develop our own _American ideas_ in every department of government and society; thus, eventually, building up a national structure which shall, which need, yield to none, but may take precedence of all. (source)
  40. Other classes of our ideas are more frequently excited by our sensations of pleasure or pain, and others by volition: but that these have all been originally excited by stimuli from external objects, and only vary in their combinations or reparations, has been fully evinced by Mr. Locke: and are by him termed the ideas of perception in contradistinction to those, which he calls the ideas of reflection. (source)
  41. In the words of Dr. Reid, "He maintains ... that there is no such thing as matter in the universe; that the sun and moon, earth and sea, our own bodies and those of our friends, are nothing but ideas in the minds of those who think of them, and that they have no existence when they are not objects of thought; that all that is in the universe may be reduced to two categories, to wit, _minds_ and _ideas in the mind_." (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "ideas" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 51 synonyms for ideas.

aim, approximation, belief, believed abstraction, brainstorm, clue, concept, conception, conclusion, conviction, design, doctrine, end, essence, estimate, fancy, feeling, flash, form, guess, hint, hypothesis, import, impression, inkling, intention, interpretation, intimation, judgment, meaning, notion, object, objective, opinion, pattern, perception, plan, purpose, reason, scheme, sense, significance, solution, suggestion, suspicion, teaching, theory, thought, understanding, view, viewpoint


We have 7 antonyms for ideas.

concrete, disbelief, insignificance, measurement, reality, thing, truth





View up to 25 definitions of ideas from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) Plural form of idea.