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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of appropriate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. taken without permission or consent especially by public authority.


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  • "Anti-Chalcedonians" was the term appropriated by everyone in Asia who took sides against the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The term appropriated by Gnostic heresiarchs to designate the series of spiritual powers evolved by progressive emanation from the eternal

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • MILF seems to be a term appropriated from the pages of celebrity culture by teenage boys, men whose views of womanhood centre on one plastic image.

    Got MILF?

  • Mr. Giraud's adoption of the strange-sounding pseudonym, which he appropriated from the mathematical strip of the s ame name, marked an artistic renaissance which gathered pace in the mid-1970s and hasn't lagged since.

    The Artistic Renaissance of Jean Giraud

  • Would we have to reassess the history of Abstract Expressionism if we were to discover that this taxidermist was Robert Rauschenberg's lover and that the artist's found objects were not appropriated from the streets and trash heaps of New York City but were actually pilfered from the museum's workrooms during their nighttime trysts?

    Other Simulated Worlds

  • There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Correction the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the 2008‑2009 fiscal year for beaver control measures at Tabor Correctional Institution in Tabor City.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Where he voiced a radical vision of a humanity founded on the dual principles of agape (love) and koinonia (communion), Left Behind theology seems to be more of a Save Your Behind theology, one in which Jesus is more of a shill, a name appropriated in hopes of gaining legitimacy.

    John R. Coats: What's Real About the Rapture?

  • The "days of April" (journees d'avril) is a name appropriated in French history to a series of insurrections at Lyons, Paris and elsewhere, against the government of Louis Philippe in 1834, which led to violent repressive measures, and to a famous trial known as the proces d'avril.

    Heidi Kingstone: Genocide in April

  • Its motto is “wise use” (now, unfortunately, a phrase appropriated and perverted by the self-styled Wise Use Movement).

    Aldo Leopold's Legacy

  • What if the cultural artefact is appropriated from a dominant culture by a member of another dominant culture?

    More on Cultural Appropriation


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