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  • v. Alternative spelling of characterized.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of characterise.


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  • The election prospects for Hamid Karzai, the Afghan President, are unpromising amid a public backlash against a first term characterised by rising violence and Government corruption and incompetence.

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  • It's a shame that the moment Cameron says anything it is immediately "characterised" as something else or twisted to create a hostile soundbite.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • This is no time for anything but the charting of the clearest courses in the same spirit of unity and purpose and with that confidence and faith in our destiny such as characterised those magnificent days of 1940-41.

    The Commonwealth on Trial

  • The glory of achievement such as characterised the work of the Wright Brothers, of Bleriot, and of the giants of the early days, had passed; the splendid courage, the patriotism and devotion of the pilots of the War period had not yet come to being.

    A History of Aeronautics

  • "Of course not," rejoined Don Mariano, with an air of hospitable simplicity such as characterised the earlier ages.

    The Tiger Hunter

  • To be successful, the ingredient or food must be sufficiently defined (a dairy claim was rejected because the types of dairy products were not, as EFSA terms it, 'characterised').

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  • We reach, in this last Epistle, the lowest point of Judah's degradation, in that long line of departure from God, from the day Israel left her "first love," even the day of her espousals, when brought forth out of Egypt, down, down through one vast scene of idolatry and judgment, until we find that nation described in the Epistle to the Assembly in Laodicea in a condition of spiritual destitution such as characterised the People in the period of the Minor Prophets.

    Commentary on Revelation

  • I also lack the imagination to construct a fantasy life and write about that as if it were real, as Iknow some bloggersdo (I've been taken in more thanonce.) This may be dull and lead to my blog being characterised so in some of these automatic tests that others have run on it for me, but c'est la vie.


  • For the latter is characterised by sublimity which is for the most part rugged, Cicero by profusion.

    On the Sublime

  • That stance is characterised by its disdain of investment, but the issue here is actually the “Last Man” treating this as “a virtue, a sign of their maturity.”

    Critique From HereNow


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