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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Definitions for Weltanschauung

  1. German. a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.

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Citations for Weltanschauung
There's nothing in our Weltanschauung, carefully considered, that could object to a masculine eros. Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell, The Kindly Ones, 2009
“…Or isn't that in your particular Weltanschauung?” (He'd used that word in English class a few days before and it had made a great hit.) “Sir, in my Weltanschauung it's the bird that flies by itself.” “Beating its own wings?” “You've got it, sir.” Jonathan Strong, "The Bird That Flies by Beating Its Wings," The Haunts of His Youth, 1999
Origin of Weltanschauung
Weltanschauung entered English in the 1860s from German meaning "world-view."