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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of aestheticize.

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Examples

  • Walter Benjamin made a once famous claim that the Nazis had 'aestheticized' politics.

    The Fire Next Time

  • As with the art of many utopian dictatorships, the signage is largely academic and excessively idealized and antiseptic--as aestheticized views of life inevitably must be.

    G. Roger Denson: You Say You Want a Revolution. Well You Know, Art Can Cure You of That

  • In his fictionalized—and aestheticized—version, Martin Sheen plays Kit, the psychopathic killer, and Sissy Spacek is Holly, his 15-year-old girlfriend, who narrates flatly yet hypnotically.

    A Towering 'Tree,' Out on a Limb

  • Perhaps Hoffmann's vision of a fully aestheticized domain was doomed from the start.

    An Enchanted House Becomes a Family's Curse

  • This particular kind of simple-minded classification is frequently used to dismiss overly aestheticized, formally adventurous fiction as insufficiently engaged with the real world, "merely literary," and it isn't any less obnoxious here because Massie finds the winds of the world blowing predominantly toward the past.

    Confusion and Turbulence

  • As with the art of many utopian dictatorships, the signage is largely academic and excessively idealized and antiseptic--as aestheticized views of life inevitably must be.

    G. Roger Denson: You Say You Want a Revolution. Well You Know, Art Can Cure You of That

  • The goal was to make a lighter, more aestheticized version of the open-face sandwich, and the final product is something like a high-rise canapé.

    The Danish Sandwich, Reloaded

  • This particular kind of simple-minded classification is frequently used to dismiss overly aestheticized, formally adventurous fiction as insufficiently engaged with the real world, "merely literary," and it isn't any less obnoxious here because Massie finds the winds of the world blowing predominantly toward the past.

    The Reading Experience

  • That hotel, Casa Palopo, presents an aestheticized version of Guatemala.

    Dream Hideaways: The World's Top Microboutique Hotels

  • This particular kind of simple-minded classification is frequently used to dismiss overly aestheticized, formally adventurous fiction as insufficiently engaged with the real world, "merely literary," and it isn't any less obnoxious here because Massie finds the winds of the world blowing predominantly toward the past.

    May 2010

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