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

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Examples

  • Goar reifies the interconnectivity of our highly-plastic American iconography--seamlessly integrating cultural touchstones from Ozzie Smith to Richard Nixon to the Immaculate Conception--and in so doing succeeds at an even greater task: Penning a collection of poems brilliantly of and for its time.

    Seth Abramson: February 2012 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • Here is how rivalry becomes so productive to the two partner-rivals: It lays down, gives authority to, and absolutely reifies in the world's mind's eye the essential order of things.

    Michael Vlahos: America and China: Partners or Rivals?

  • We live in a culture that reifies and fears the “other.”

    Bloodlust

  • Less protection against white violence reifies segregation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • You can go deep into the politics of desire or you can paddle in the shallows and just end up producing something that reifies heteronormativity.

    Fanfiction

  • ID reifies mind, one way or another, and in that ID is in the perfectly fine company of many philosophers.

    Are dem bunny prints?

  • Likewise, ID usually reifies "choice", which is the metaphysical position of libertarian free will.

    Aiguy's Computer

  • But on the flip side -- also to avoid confusion, and to counteract the negative impact where this essentialist view reifies and reinforces the stereotyping of work conventionally labelled as "fantasy" -- I feel we must also acknowledge the narrowing of focus at play here, the fact that Clute closes his definition to a degree which requires a modification of his nomenclature.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Even though the reported usage of vibrators amongst women is high, the fact that it needs to be legitimized through heterosexual sex, rather than for masabatory pleasure reifies the social discourse of the frigid dirty woman.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Continually fawning on his every word and action only reifies in the mind of this under achiever that he is entitled to behave without consequence.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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