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  • noun Plural form of accretion.


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  • The accretions are the irresistible result of the principle of usury.

    Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

  • P.S. Using words like "accretions" and invoking Buxtehude show how erudite I am, but they're not a good example of "contemporary" communication, are they?

    Contemporary Worship

  • The service offered by Batchelor is to get to what he regards as the core of Buddhist practice, free of "accretions" imposed by various Asian traditions.

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  • With respect to the American Express settlement that was reached in the prior quarter we have already told you about the $23 million in interest accretions which is not considered a special item. Home Page

  • Of course, this does not mean we have to tolerate unity candles and other much more glaringly faux accretions.

    Liturgical Wedding Crashers

  • Three hundred years before the advent of the snapshot, Hals conjured up fleeting expressions and suggested movement in ways that anticipate the photographic, not by means of the meticulous detail and high finish that many of his contemporaries adopted, but through a kind of small "i" impressionism in which seemingly casual accretions of vigorous brushstrokes coalesce into a tonally and spatially convincing image.

    Picture-Perfect Rogues' Gallery

  • Les 8 portrays a series of brightly colored shirts presented in two rows of four; in the enigmatic and emotive 3 a.m., one distinguishes a women's negligee under the thick accretions of dark paint and resin, while Made in Germany seemingly diverts from the figure entirely.

    Bill Bush: Wake Me Up When September Ends: This Artweek.LA (September 5-11, 2011)

  • In a cross-cultural mash-up, exotic idols are built from accretions of shiny, pretty things: plastic jungle flowers, foliage and toy animals, dolls, fake gold chains and beads.

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  • The past falls open unexpectedly, and its wider accretions and effacements – the lost forest of Andredesleage, the iguanodon bones Gideon Mantell discovered in the Wealden sandstone, the Piltdown Man forgery a century later – loom over the landscape she walks through.

    To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing – review

  • Beyond parsing the semantic accretions of guilt and martial allusion, Germany is currently going through a new phase of dealing with the legacy of the Second World War.

    Franz-Stefan Gady: Semantics and the German "Nein" in Libya


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