Definition of Life principle
1. Noun. A hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed.
Generic synonyms: Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Specialized synonyms: Spirit
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Literary usage of Life principle
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1. The Contemporary Review (1871)
"But if the human soul is to be regarded as the life-principle of the body, ... If the soul as the life-principle comes immediately from God by an express ..."
2. Spiritual Magazine (1871)
"Now we have gained one point, we advance to another— what has become of this life-principle ? Here again we would earnestly call the attention of every true ..."
3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"The life-principle is found in world-creative power. ... This life-principle must express purpose, an inherent purpose of development. ..."
4. The Conquest of Fear by Basil King (1921)
"CHAPTER II THE LIFE-PRINCIPLE AND GOD IT is obvious that one could not dwell much on the power of the life-principle without coming sooner or later to the ..."