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- n. Alternative spelling of materialization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See materialization, materialize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
- n. the process of coming into being; becoming reality
- n. something that comes into existence as a result
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The people he had ever seen who were most in earnest were a committee of gentlemen who had investigated the phenomena of the "materialisation" of spirits, some ten years before, and had bent the fierce light of the scientific method upon him.
Is she responsible for the materialisation of Charles's deceased first wife, Elvira?
The materialisation was apparent in a recent story about Matthew Shepard, a hatred crimes plant as well as idol of a gays rights struggle.
For all a speak of a Sixth Year Itch in American politics (the much-discussed materialisation of a presidents celebration removing thumped in a sixth year of his presidency), there is a smaller-but-still important Second Year Itch which additionally exists in a recent history of midterm choosing cycles.
I should really switch to "attempt to induce spontaneous materialisation of Zhang Ziyi" or "invite attack by the chocolate truffle beast" or something.
It builds by means of a series of impressions, from some initial scene-setting ( "winter stark"/"level dark") to "the mystery/Of the blasted tree" and then, after the de rigueur owl (well, owlet), a horrid materialisation, finally and dramatically evoked as "the white sight".
It is still a little bit harder to argue in Asian than in the West, but the current era, despite the rapid industrialization and ‘materialisation’ of East Asia, is undergoing a fundamental shift to immateriality.
Others, those not so well intellectually endowed, might, in the cold dark of night, whilst shivering, cowering in the corner , afraid of the monster, whimpering, waiting for the god like materialisation of the hero.
The purpose of the dormitory was not primarily the housing of the disciples: it was the creating of an activity, the materialisation of an idea, by which the disciples might learn, might experience, might develop, through contact with the erection of a fine building...
The rejection of traditional artistic media, together with the de-materialisation of the art object, forces us to reconsider what previously seemed relatively uncomplicated-seeming aspects of artistic experience, such as
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