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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of coarsen.
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- adj. made coarse or crude by lack of skill; -- sometimes used to mean inferior.
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- adj. made coarse or crude by lack of skill
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Your hair stands on end, so many matchsticks on a face coarsened by self-abuse.
As the debate coarsened, thanks mainly to Dobbs, then the center ground disappeared,
But some are finding that new types of Lenten fasting might serve a useful purpose in a world coarsened by electronic media.
You'll probably hear a lot about how Beck coarsened the political debate and how his words may or may not have incited violence, but I think the wreckage is a lot more substantive, to actual policies that affect Americans every day.
Britain gave him BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow, where he was appointed amid grandiose claims about the BBC's Medici-like patronage of architecture, only to be pushed to the side in favour of "executive architects" and see a coarsened version of his design built.
Rubenfeld brings back the stars of his earlier bestseller, "The Interpretation of Murder": Jimmy Littlemore, still the cleanest cop in New York; and Dr. Stratham Younger, older and a bit coarsened after tending to the wounded in Europe during World War I.
In a tale that also relies on face-recognition gizmos—they're deployed as casually as dental floss—the most readily recognizable face belongs to the star, whose features have matured and coarsened with the passage of time.
One cannot coarsen what has ALREADY been coarsened by the left. .nt
Susan Rothenberg's recent paintings of animals and human heads and limbs, embedded or floating in coarsened, chicken-scratched fields of single-colored grounds, are compelling for their mix of delicacy, big scale and rough-hewn expressionism.
You coarsened the political discourse and you are now reaping what you have sown.