COMPLEX


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CoMPLEXCentre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (University College London)
COMPLEXConference on Multiple Platform Exploration of the Ocean
COMPLEXCommittee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (US National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board)
COMPLEXComputational Lexicon (for Natural Language Processing)
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Strange as it may seem to a human being, all the complex apparatus of digestion, which makes up the bulk of our bodies, did not exist in the Martians.
A Complex action is one in which the change is accompanied by such Reversal, or by Recognition, or by both.
I felt that the matter must be cleared up, for it was becoming unpleasantly complex.
Gertrude, truth is a very complex thing, and politics is a very complex business.
The complex Parisian world about him seemed a very simple affair; it was an immense, amazing spectacle, but it neither inflamed his imagination nor irritated his curiosity.
If I could have plunged into a light wave and been transported instantaneously to Dona Rita's door it would no doubt have saved me an infinity of pangs too complex for analysis; but as this was impossible I elected to walk from end to end of that long way.
Almost at a leap Tess thus changed from simple girl to complex woman.
The pure air, and the long summer hours in the open, gave back life and elasticity to Mattie, and Zeena, with more leisure to devote to her complex ailments, grew less watchful of the girl's omissions; so that Ethan, struggling on under the burden of his barren farm and failing saw-mill, could at least imagine that peace reigned in his house.
There was in this voluntary abdication of his freewill, in this fancy submitting itself to another fancy, which suspects it not, a mixture of fantastic independence and blind obedience, something indescribable, intermediate between slavery and liberty, which pleased Gringoire,--a spirit essentially compound, undecided, and complex, holding the extremities of all extremes, incessantly suspended between all human propensities, and neutralizing one by the other.
Once a man who was strong and in all the power of his manhood came because a persistent aching troubled him and his club-doctor did not seem to do him any good; and the verdict for him too was death, not the inevitable death that horrified and yet was tolerable because science was helpless before it, but the death which was inevitable because the man was a little wheel in the great machine of a complex civilisation, and had as little power of changing the circumstances as an automaton.
But a complex and difficult process of internal development was taking place all this time in Pierre's soul, revealing much to him and causing him many spiritual doubts and joys.
The master's domain was wide and complex, yet it had its metes and bounds.