One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘One such position was that essence and existence are modally or formally distinct, such that existence constitutes a mode or property of a thing's essence.’
- ‘‘The Road Not Taken’ and ‘The Pasture’ sport two marvelous tunes, both modally inflected in a way that may remind some listeners of Vaughan Williams.’
- ‘He makes the harp sing modally (mainly Dorian and Phrygian, for those keeping score), although he continually changes the modes.’
- ‘The book differs from the article now within it both ideationally and modally.’
- ‘She habitually does it as part of her routine, which is defined by the co-existence of ontologically and modally different realities.’
- ‘Thus, when I say that Peter is a man, the thought by which I think of Peter differs modally from the thought by which I think of man, but in Peter himself being a man is nothing other than being Peter.’
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