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- n. The quality of being exceptional.
- n. A thing, condition, or other matter which is exceptional.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being exceptional, or of constituting an exception.
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A "can do" - attitude, and our sense of fun, distinguishes the American "exceptionality" -.
For once, I had hoped that his exceptionality was a perk, protecting his innocence and preserving his heart.
The exceptionality is the format of the show where zones from across the country and NRI's will compete on one platform for the title.
Here, he looks away from the importance of that heterosexual "non-risk" group which, through its very "exceptionality," might provide significant clues to the origin of AIDS.
Viewing the Catholic priest not as the servant of the servants of God but as someone superior to the ordinary believer leads to the kind of exceptionality that has allowed spiritually deformed priests to commit the acts that have imperiled the credibility of the very institution they say they serve.
By using motion capture technology, the artist and producer have been able to make a 3-D representation of 'real life' which allows them to focus on the 'exceptionality' of disabled people and their essential humanity.
That it has not happened insofar as the United States is concerned testifies to Americans' generally ahistorical approach to problems reinforced by a deeply ingrained sense of American exceptionality and superiority.
Robertson has a point insofar as the insistence on the exceptionality of the Bush regime at least in part reflects a desire to believe in the general goodness of America.
Most people won't smoke and drink heavily even if they know this story of exceptionality because they also know the most likely case is that you will die younger and possibly horribly.
IMO, seven examples are: Harvard-intellectual emminence; Yale-intellectual esteem, Princeton-intellectual exceptionality; Columbia-intellectual bravery; Brown-intellectual breadth and scope; Cornell-intellectually creative ends; U. of P. -intellectual ‘humanism’!!
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