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- v. Alternative spelling of crystallize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
- v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- v. cause to take on a definite and clear shape
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Blogger Steve Maclean, aged 31, explained: We're forming a space where people can come together and crystallise… what we think.
And somewhere deeper down another thought began to crystallise: if the business were successful he could do the same as Onerva.
(Funny what can crystallise about your inner thoughts when you read a blog post that speaks to you.)
When the SNP gained power in 2007 the spectre began to crystallise and has rapidly taken form since the separatists' majority in May.
My standards don't seem to change according to mood and whim, though I hope they crystallise as my discernment and skill improve.
For Philip Womack in the Daily Telegraph, St Aubyn's technique is to crystallise emotional intensity into sentences of arctic beauty, which can be caustically witty or brutal.
Researchers were aware that wider anti-state sentiments might crystallise around negative comments about the police, but in many cases interviewees had specific stories, some dating back to their childhoods, in which they claimed to have been treated unjustly.
And all went to crystallise an intellectual judgment, or a set of criteria, as it were, to guide all sane, unemotional acts and even to control and repress any emotional acts.
Rusby's own compositions – especially the sublime Home – crystallise that festive feeling with lyrics about bells, snow and angels.
Kolhammer taking on any kind of public role is going to crystallise these concerns and this debate.