It was a dissertation on immortality, attempting by scientific arguments to prove its impossibility.
It is the aim of the present dissertation to accomplish this.
Vehemence of character counts for more than completeness of doctrine, and they crave a battle-cry, not a dissertation.
And accordingly they stand beyond the range of this dissertation.
The matter is appropriate for a dissertation, which would be as instructive as many other dissertations on matters of antiquity.
The author had foreseen this objection from the beginning of his dissertation.
Whilst I am writing a dissertation on this business, you are better employed with your Chevalier.
In this dissertation the author has undertaken something new.
Luther gave his dissertation here in 1515, hence, so far as its connection with religious matters goes, it is of great importance.
This is not the time or place to give a dissertation upon threshing.
dissertation 1611, from L. dissertationem (nom. dissertatio) "discourse," from dissertare "debate, argue," frequentative of disserere "discuss, examine," from dis- "apart" + serere "to arrange words" (see series). Sense of "formal, written treatise" is 1651.