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  • noun Plural form of astringency.

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Examples

  • And he interweaves astute pen portraits of artists both celebrated and neglected (Hans Hofmann, de Kooning, Pollock, and Rothko, but also Nell Blaine, Burgoyne Diller, and Earl Kerkam) with penetrating, clear-eyed, and jargon-free assessments of their creations (see especially his brilliant appraisal of the contrasting astringencies of Donald Judd and Fairfield Porter) and with keen and sympathetic analysis of the ideas that animated them.

    Passion in Fashion

  • And he interweaves astute pen portraits of artists both celebrated and neglected (Hans Hofmann, de Kooning, Pollock, and Rothko, but also Nell Blaine, Burgoyne Diller, and Earl Kerkam) with penetrating, clear-eyed, and jargon-free assessments of their creations (see especially his brilliant appraisal of the contrasting astringencies of Donald Judd and Fairfield Porter) and with keen and sympathetic analysis of the ideas that animated them.

    Passion in Fashion

  • We thought of the slight astringencies of her character, and how they would turn to full ripe sweetness in that calm sunshine of domestic peace.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • As the water gets above 190°F a boil is 212°F, tannins and astringencies will be drawn out of the grain, contributing unpleasant flavors to the beer.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • As the water gets above 190°F a boil is 212°F, tannins and astringencies will be drawn out of the grain, contributing unpleasant flavors to the beer.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • She liked the little, deep-set, dark grey eyes, the beaked nose, like the prow of a trireme, and the drawn-in mouth, which seemed to be victim of the astringencies it was driven to utter.

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

  • We thought of the slight astringencies of her character, and how they would turn to full ripe sweetness in that calm sunshine of domestic peace.

    Life of Charlotte Bronte — Volume 2

  • The couple invested the astringencies of modernism with the whimsy, playfulness, and love of juxtaposition that had long been attributes of the Southern California good life — see, for instance, their Case Study house, with its child’s-play panels of bright color and its marriage of warmly natural and austerely industrial materials — reflecting what Armstrong in her essay nicely characterizes as the region’s “ideal of informal domesticity.”

    California Cool

  • The couple invested the astringencies of modernism with the whimsy, playfulness, and love of juxtaposition that had long been attributes of the Southern California good life — see, for instance, their Case Study house, with its child’s-play panels of bright color and its marriage of warmly natural and austerely industrial materials — reflecting what Armstrong in her essay nicely characterizes as the region’s “ideal of informal domesticity.”

    California Cool

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