Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of heighten.

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  • adj. reaching a higher intensity

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Examples

  • He borrows only to shew his own Talents in heightening, refining and polishing all that is furnished him by others, and thereby secures his Character as a fine Writer, from being confounded with that of the Dull Copyer.

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  • The “Attention Trust” folks appear to be interested in heightening awareness of the ways in which our web-activities are consolidated and create an “identity”.

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  • Who could disentangle the effect of the Great War, both in heightening Canada's sense of her own personality, her own individuality as a nation, and on the other hand her sense of the inseparable, the unseverable, bonds that join us all together?

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  • The model, Coleridge suggests, also applies to Radcliffe's fiction: in heightening curiosity and desire to a point at which a reader can only be disappointed by rational explanation, it seems to play narrative mechanism against habituated expectation, bursting superstitious credulity in the process: "the passion of terror," itself "excited by trick," "would degenerate into repetition, and would disappoint curiosity" (1798,

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  • Is that what's kind of heightening tensions around there?

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  • The use of F. I.R is a breakthrough in sports medicine because of the other health benefits it brings, such as heightening the oxygen level in the blood and flushing out harmful toxins in the body.

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  • Even though the kind of heightening environment can last for one or two years, this will enable Cogo to still be able to grow in a slowed-down economy.

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  • Home prices fall in nearly all major cities, heightening fears of double dip PostBusiness @ WaPo

    On Eve Of State Of The Union, The Housing Market Is Hitting The Skids

  • The Washington Post's Dina ElBoghdady, thankfully, minces few words in a piece titled, "Home prices fall in nearly all major cities, heightening fears of double dip."

    On Eve Of State Of The Union, The Housing Market Is Hitting The Skids

  • While OGX's total reserves surged almost 60%, according to the report, many of the reserves have a higher degree of risk than investors had hoped, heightening concerns over the company's ability to recover some of the oil.

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