Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of construct.

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Examples

  • I think that in constructing his paper Fryer goes overboard trying to get acceptance from the mathematical community in the economics profession, but I guess that is the community that holds the keys to tenure.

    Poverty and Social Pressure, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Voshchev wanders out into the country where he happens upon a group of workers engaged in constructing a grand new All-Proletarian Home, a title which is meant entirely literally.

    From the editor

  • And so, a quarter century after the United States Senate rejected the League of Nations – an idea for which Woodrow Wilson received this prize – America led the world in constructing an architecture to keep the peace: a Marshall Plan and a United Nations, mechanisms to govern the waging of war, treaties to protect human rights, prevent genocide, restrict the most dangerous weapons.

    Barack H. Obama - Nobel Lecture

  • And yet to initiate prosecution of those ultimately responsible for this pattern of criminality and abuse — namely you, your vice president, your defense secretary, and all those involved in constructing the torture program — would also tear this already polarized society apart at a time when we are still at war.

    Dear President Bush,

  • Elizabeth - Purely out of interest, I've noticed Freud remains useful in constructing psychological models in domains that are not actually psychology, but use it (such as fiction).

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • But as the artist quickly realized in constructing his pieces, no deliberate message on his partwas necessary – his materials were ultimately dictating the final form.

    Dancing Snow Furniture Featured at the Milwaukee Art Museum | Inhabitat

  • The real work was in constructing the frames, and that was merely mechanical.

    Chapter 28

  • Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies ofGod.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Light at the End of the DADT Tunnel

  • He assumed rational expectations in constructing his model!

    Matthew Yglesias » “Taking Money From One Place and Giving it To Another Place”

  • In ‘Mars’ he consistently stoops to generalizations in constructing a cycle of abuse in Islam and again, I paraphrase, ‘women abused by men, abuse their sons, who intern abuse their wives.’

    When What We Think We Know, Is Actually Wrong at SF Novelists

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