Definitions

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  • n. The fact or practice of being a carnivore.

Etymologies

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From carnivore + -ism (after vegetarianism).

Examples

  • And, because we are realistic, right-thinking leftists, we understand that interspecies carnivorism is celebrated among Insect-Canadians, adding another community of insect villagers.

    Summer of the Ants

  • The picture I see you painting is that all along there has been death and disease and carnivorism, squeezed into a blank spot of silence just prior to Genesis 1: 2.

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • A few converted back to carnivorism out of sheer desperation.

    Day of Honey

  • I've never dabbled in vegetarianism, but when I think of my dad's Thanksgiving plate, and of Cara's before she came back over to the dark side of carnivorism, I don't feel that bad for them.

    Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Turkey Day, Without the Turkey

  • Now I'm all for anything that celebrates blatant carnivorism, and I'd love to see PETA's apoplectic reaction, but come on: I've been inside a Burger King and while the amalgam of scent that assaults your nose may not be quite as revolting as the aforementioned love sweat of the Mongolian Cud-Spitting Yak, it certainly doesn't conjure up images of sweet lovin 'on a plush rug in front of a roaring fire.

    Scent of Love

  • These past couple years — – with the help of Princeton Bioethics professor Peter Singer — I've managed to start synthesizing my affinities for carnivorism and guilt-having to rather impressive degrees.

    Wasted Words: Horse Hate and Carnivore Guilt | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central

  • So far - and I realise it's early days - this hands-on experience of carnivorism doesn't seem to have turned him into a sadist, or a vegetarian.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • And yet, claims that human carnivorism is set to become extinct seem foolish and implausible.

    Macleans.ca

  • From the unscrupulous antiques dealer trying to pull the wool over the eyes of some country yokels ( "Parson's Pleasure", which was absolutely painful to read) to the woman who thinks she's managed to create the perfect cover for an illicit acquisition ( "Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat") to the young man who belatedly and unfortunately discovers the pleasures of carnivorism ( "Pig"), and so on, the bill always comes due.

    PhiloBiblos

  • Speciesism, carnivorism, patriarchy, rationalism, Social Darwinism, Eurocentrism and other ideologies emanating from hierarchical thinking and social institutions have created a distorted view of history and of human nature, and of animals and the Earth as well.

    Thomas Paine's Corner

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