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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exhume.

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Examples

  • Such vilification exhumes the baneful and destructive pattern from our nation's past when the disenchanted seek scapegoats and turn their frustration into pernicious demonization.

    Bradford Kane: The Tea Party's Four Themes and Their Antidotes for the November Election

  • No matter: accomplishing prodigious research and writing with an elegant vim befitting his “Old-Time Wild Man” subject, Sragow exhumes an obscured life and explicates an enduring oeuvre.

    Cover to Cover

  • To the contrary, he exhumes an air of magnanimity and dignified humility.

    Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

  • Every year, by tacit agreement with the public, Hollywood is expected to produce at least one surprise hit, one out-of-nowhere dark horse or, in a pinch, one cunningly hyped movie that either exhumes a noted actor from the grave or greases the skids so some solid journeyman can ascend to the ranks of the Oscar Winners of yore.

    The Worst Movie Year Ever?

  • The script also exhumes the quaint notion of promises and vows.

    Erica Abeel: Serious Moonlight And The Ties That Bind

  • I asked a grumpy uncle of a friend of mine once about this, since he was one of those who dug up and relocated coffins from graves/graveyards-they are all busted when he exhumes the graves.

    Impressive Official Poster for Ryan Reynolds' Thriller Buried « FirstShowing.net

  • In an effort to find some good help, Skellor exhumes the parts of the schizophrenic android, Mr. Crane.

    REVIEW: The Brass Man by Neal Asher

  • Quote, "The skull of the worthy Geronimo the terrible exhumes, now safe inside the T."

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2009

  • The move exhumes the lowest point in Dow Chemical's deal-making history: the attempt by two executives, Pedro Reinhard and Romeo Kreinberg, to sell the company in a $50 billion leveraged buyout in 2007 -- without telling Chief Executive Andrew Liveris or the company's board.

    In M&A Fight,

  • There's no more Weekend at Bernie's political strategy, he no longer exhumes her body to serve as proof of his pro-choice credentials as he did routinely when running for governor of Massachusetts.

    Cristina Page: Over Her Dead Body

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