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  • v. Present participle of accentuate.


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  • In marketing, that's what we call accentuating your greatest weakness and turning it into a perceived strength. the $5M Obamapolis in Denver was for The People.

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  • Aside from Edward Hopper and his use of light in accentuating loneliness, I know of no one else who has so poignantly captured that feeling as Deutch does in his bench people.

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  • 'I've hardly begun, sir,' George said, his stern expression accentuating his resemblance to James Stewart.

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  • We love the idea of accentuating those colors by creating a neutral or white backdrop in the home.


  • One mistake in the management -- that is, the accentuating of the third light, if you please, instead of the second -- will not only confuse the eye of the spectator, but may perhaps give him an entirely different impression from what was intended by the painter, just as the shifting of a chapter in a novel would confuse a reader; and this, if you please, without depending in any way upon either the drawing or the color of the accessories.

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  • Italy defender Fabio Grosso has admitted to 'accentuating' when he went down in the penalty area against Australia in the 2006 World Cup.

  • The elements I describe below are comparable to accentuating your face with jewels, accenting your gown with belts and gloves, or adding feathers or sparkles to your hair.

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  • The narrative of these two films weaves together with the other films in the series, not only spotlighting the ways women have been targeted in modern warfare, but accentuating their changing roles in the peace process.

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  • This combination of ingredients achieves a good textural mix with the finer flour and cornmeal providing even coating with the larger pieces of saltines and breadcrumbs nicely accentuating the crisp on the finished product.

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  • Walking on empty draws energy from the body's sugar stores, thus burning fat from targeted trouble zones and accentuating your assets!

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