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

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Examples

  • What recalcitrance of personality occludes the possibility of love?

    He Holds an Expired Visa and a Monday Grudge

  • "The problem with outrage is that it occludes vision," he wrote last spring, striking an ever-so-reasonable pose (and setting a fine example, too people who are angry rarely muster such elegant concepts as occlusion).

    Where Is the Outrage?

  • Their fear/hatred of her occludes any decent analysis ... plus any conservative pundit would want her in national office so they could rip on her every day.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • This new disposition in fact solicits an inquiry into the work of juridical forms that Foucault's account of internalized discipline occludes.

    Romantic Fear

  • [Locating] the public importance of private unions in marriage not only glosses the reality of marriage today, it occludes emerging ways of living and connecting to others that concretely embody commitment to 'a shared purpose that transcends the self, 'ways that may have little relation to one's sexual life - be it serially monogamous, chaste, or promiscuous.

    Bella DePaulo: Challenges to the Privileging of Married People, from Across the Ideological Spectrum

  • Coronary heart disease occurs when a clot, arising from a ruptured and inflamed atherosclerotic plaque, occludes a blood vessel of the heart.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Since the epistemic necessity being authenticated here is, to all intents and purposes, the surrender of the "should not have happened" boulomaic modality which occludes the reality of the world in its denial of the uncanny, it is only logical that it should be articulated in the symbolism of revelation and the overthrow of orthodoxy.

    Narrative Grammars

  • I like how on the very first page the steam occludes everything but Rullah's BOOBS !

    Rulah Jungle Goddess in "Tumult on the Exploding Island!" (Fox; 1947)

  • I too often have an expectation, a caricature, in mind about Japan and its culture that occludes my perception of the people living and playing there.

    Boing Boing

  • The disk around the black hole occludes the main star.

    Journey Around A Black Hole – Epsilon Aurigae | Universe Today

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