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- adj. able to be called by a specific name
- adj. memorable
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See namable.
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Choose an obsession with a nameable goal built in.
As the tight grip of old organizing principles becomes loosened, as emotional experiencing thereby expands and becomes increasingly nameable within a context of human understanding and as what one feels becomes seamlessly woven into the fabric of whom one essentially is, there is an enhancement of one's very sense of being.
The great wine cities are readily nameable: New York, London, Hong Kong and San Francisco.
The world I had always counted on to be solid and predictable and nameable was transformed in that moment into a world of unknown causes and dreamlike effects.
"Club Monad" participates in a process of correspondence-seeking that, it finds, selects societies according to an unparaphrasable affinity that is as much verbal as habitual; this process never reduces the group solidarity of the moment to a nameable identity.
Instead of the classics, students get the Cafeteria Curriculum, where any nameable activity in life may pop up as the latest "major."
But there was a kind of un-nameable pride in those words.
Only with the next link, that of nameable faculties with or without form, do the potentials of the consciousness start to activate, step by step, and begin to function.
As if “keeping current” (or being one step ahead of whatever art came down the chute last year) was a virtue in and of itself, rather than a negotiation of specific and nameable conditions.
Or would they have gone on national television and claimed to have a 17-page report, written by an un-nameable and alleged former congressional investigator, proving that Senator Inouye is a registered Jap?
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