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


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  • Along the way he adumbrates the ways in which idealism can slide into megalomania.

    Utopia, With Tears

  • Whereas failure in scientific education traces to deep-seated irrationality among Americans, religious and otherwise, the failure Herbert adumbrates is due to our inability to improve the situation of African-Americans.

    Stanton Peele: Sputnik and Charter Schools: Neither Has Moved American Education Off Center

  • This nincompoop runs some rather important branches of the State which the Department of Work and pensions adumbrates on its website:

    A Donkey Could Do Better

  • I don't think this empty stretch of damp concrete adumbrates the future of the cities when the war machines level the buildings and all the towers fall into a rubble of concertina wire and dying men in isolation suits and nuclear winter.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • You might even believe that Stephen Harper will start saying things in public that are closer to his true beliefs that he adumbrates only behind closed doors.

    11 « September « 2009 « Stephen Rees's blog

  • These two disciplines combine in a method or "new critical art" (nuova'arte critica) where philosophy aims at articulating the universal forms of intelligibility common to all experience, while philology adumbrates the empirical phenomena of the world which arise from human choice: the languages, customs, and actions of people which make up civil society.

    Giambattista Vico

  • The stanza adumbrates three classes of being: the living, the dead, and the "as if not dead" — bodies suspended in and shrouded by their own nimbus, preserved intact within the wreckage.

    Shelley's Pod People

  • "It's no one statement that totally, well very rarely, is it one statement that totally sort of, adumbrates the whole thing," he said.

    it is quite beyond me how anyone could vote for this man

  • This passivity, as pure “for-another,” adumbrates Levinas's temporal perspective on the genesis of signification.

    Emmanuel Levinas

  • Hopwood v. Texas, this core of non-meaning, moreover, turns out to be what allows for an unspeakable experience of enjoymentof jouissancethat each text adumbrates.

    Critical Presentism


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