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conventionalising

Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of conventionalise.

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Examples

  • At the other end of the "high-brow/low brow" divide, there's Symbolic Formulation, which uses formulaic plot structures but works with tropes generated by these other SFs, developing on the works of others, conventionalising them.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • Its canon and ritual were the externalising, and conventionalising of its spirit and enthusiasm.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

  • I see, as he saw, the far-reaching robe of living ineffable green, of whose brilliance the eye never has too much, and in whose weft no two threads are alike; and shrink as he did from the conventionalising of that windswept glory.

    The Roadmender

  • On the contrary, unless you know plenty about the natural form that you are conventionalising, you will not only find it impossible to give people a satisfactory impression of what is in your own mind about it, but you will also be so hampered by your ignorance, that you will not be able to make your conventionalised form ornamental.

    Hopes and Fears for Art

  • The best pictures, by subduing their colour and conventionalising their chiaroscuro, reconcile both in their diminished degrees; but a perfect light and shade cannot be given without considerable loss of liveliness in colour.

    Giotto and his works in Padua An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel

  • In doing so, she suppressed some of its originality, conventionalising Emily's odd punctuation.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Stefani has spent her whole life conventionalising and commercialising genres and styles such as skater, punk, reggae, ska etc etc, and it’s wrong because no one can see that truely she has no real identity or style, they think she’s really unique whereas she’s just a use and chooser of other peoples cultures.

    GWEN STEFANI’S HARAJUKU GIRLS » Sociological Images

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