Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Arrangement of scenery and property upon the stage of a theater.

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Examples

  • Designed by Frederic Schwartz Architects, it is modest compared with the memorial and stage-setting at Ground Zero, but achieves an elegant quietness because of that, and perhaps because of its physical distance from lower Manhattan.

    In N.J., a More Modest Memorial

  • In contrast to part 1, which was a ponderous exercise in stage-setting and dramatic incipience, this film, directed by David Yates and adapted by Steve Kloves, is a climax worthy of the term.

    Harry Potter and the Fantastic Finale

  • Three sides of the room are screened with white voiles to enhance the theatrical stage-setting theme, whilst the fourth wall is hung with a Tord Boontje ‘Little Field of Flowers’ felt rug from Nani Marquina.

    Manchester Square Interior by SHH

  • And so I think that the marches and the grassroots mobilization need to be read in terms of what they signal about the intensity of feeling in the community about immigration reform and as stage-setting for electoral mobilization.

    Daniel Altschuler: Organizing for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava

  • Many of the fulminations on this thread sound like stage-setting for more of thesame.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is the Slaughter Solution constitutional?

  • For a culture defined by political oration and legal debate, the architecture of palaces and the city provided a ubiquitous map and legend (as well as a mental stage-setting) for composing one's thoughts and oneself for the theater of civic participation.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • I think I could go the entire Oscar race without another snippet of speculation, so entertaining and stage-setting was this morning's announced lineup of nominees.

    The Nominees Are

  • One more stage-setting point; the room had ceiling to floor windows facing the street.

    I Was At the Birth...

  • Of course, those who doubt Moore's pure intentions (read: those who envy his stunning accomplishments) say all this good-doing is merely stage-setting for a political campaign.

    Carlos Watson: My Interview with Wes Moore, "The Next Black President," on 7 Days in America

  • It could be argued, of course, that when one looks beyond these stage-setting devices, one finds significant philosophical changes in the six late dialogues, setting this group off from all that preceded them.

    Plato

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