So the field started out again as a tabula rasa, and when that happens all kinds of mistakes and blunders can creep in.
How stunning that low information voters would essentially be tabula rasa as late as October, am I right?
Allon thought he was creating a tabula rasa for new borders.
"I was as close to tabula rasa as a sportswriter can be," Lipsyte says.
Lipsyte was curious—the nice part about tabula rasa is you see everyone anew—and had co-written Dick Gregory's Nigger.
These new problems can only be met and settled with a "tabula rasa."
They've made my head into a tabula rasa for the various restorers.
The object of Descartes is the erection of a new structure of truth upon a tabula rasa of all former doctrines.
But one might draw another inference from the tabula rasa theory.
And that is the right spirit: to leave nothing but a tabula rasa for those that come after.
1530s, "the mind in its primary state," from Latin tabula rasa, literally "scraped tablet," from which writing has been erased, thus ready to be written on again, from tabula (see table) + rasa, fem. past participle of radere "to scrape away, erase" (see raze). A loan-translation of Aristotle's pinakis agraphos, literally "unwritten tablet" ("De anima," 7.22).