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01. An unknown businessperson has donated over $10 million towards the construction of a new medical [faculty] at the university.
02. Our French professor took the entire class to lunch at the [faculty] club.
03. Chocolate was only accepted by French society after the Paris [Faculty] of Medicine gave its approval to the substance.
04. [Faculty] at the college get free parking and free membership to the sports facilities.
05. The climate at the university is very tense these days, due to allegations of sexism and racism among [faculty] members.
06. He was pretty drunk, so he wasn't really in control of his [faculties].
07. She's very old, but still seems to be in possession of all her [faculties].
08. The President has a [faculty] for inspiring the best in the people around him.
09. Gustave LeBon believed that in crowds, individuals lose their critical [faculties], rendering them suggestible and easily manipulated.
10. Many people believe that those who are blind have an improved [faculty] of hearing, but there is no research that supports that suggestion.
11. Clark Kerr once said that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the [faculty].
12. J. Robert Oppenheimer once said that the true scientist never loses the [faculty] of amusement. It is the essence of his being.
13. Robert Graves once suggested that civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his [faculties]: perception, invention, improvisation.
14. Samuel Butler once noted that young people have a marvelous [faculty] of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
15. André Gide once noted that true kindness presupposes the [faculty] of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Faculty — Fac ul*ty, n.; pl. {Faculties}. [F. facult?, L. facultas, fr. facilis easy (cf. facul easily), fr. fecere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Facility}.] 1. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faculty — may refer to:In education: * Faculty (university), a division of a university or the academic staff of a university * A collective name for the teachers in schools in the United StatesIn other uses: * Faculty (instrument), an instrument or… …   Wikipedia

  • faculty — [fak′əl tē] n. pl. faculties [ME & OFr faculte < L facultas < facilis: see FACILE] 1. Obs. the power to do; ability to perform an action 2. any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense [the faculty of hearing, speech, etc.]… …   English World dictionary

  • faculty — I (ability) noun ableness, adroitness, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, competence, competency, cunning, deftness, dexterity, enablement, endowment, equipment, expertise, expertness, fitness, flair, gift, handiness, knack, know how,… …   Law dictionary

  • faculty — late 14c., ability, means, resources, from O.Fr. faculté (14c.) skill, accomplishment, learning, and directly from L. facultatem (nom. facultas) power, ability, wealth, from *facli tat s, from facilis (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Academic sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • faculty — [n1] ability, skill adroitness, aptitude, aptness, bent, capability, capacity, cleverness, dexterity, facility, flair, forte, genius, gift, instinct, intelligence, knack, knowing way around*, leaning, nose*, peculiarity, penchant, pistol*, power …   New thesaurus

  • faculty — ► NOUN (pl. faculties) 1) an inherent mental or physical power. 2) an aptitude or talent. 3) chiefly Brit. a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge. 4) N. Amer. the teaching or research staff of a university… …   English terms dictionary

  • faculty — noun 1 natural ability of the body/mind ADJECTIVE ▪ higher ▪ the evolution of man s higher faculties ▪ cognitive, intellectual, mental, rational ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • faculty — n. division of a university (esp. BE; CE has school) 1) a faculty of education; law; medicine; science teaching staff (esp. AE) 2) on the faculty (she is on the faculty) 3) a college, university; school faculty 4) the standing ( permanent )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • faculty — fac|ul|ty [ˈfækəlti] n plural faculties [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: faculté, from Latin facultas ability ] 1.) a department or group of related departments within a university faculty of ▪ the Faculty of Law ▪ the Engineering Fac …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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