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  • verb Present participle of crystallise.

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Examples

  • But, as has already been observed, an apt phrase crystallising the unspoken thought of many is even more readily caught up in America than anywhere else; so, though but few people in States at a distance paid much attention to the rest of the debates, or for a while again to Lincoln, the comparison of the house divided against itself produced an effect in the country which did not wear out.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • (Tip oʼthe Hat to John Todd for crystallising this with me over a long Skype call while I was in a pub in Cheshire UK and he was at home in Portland Oregon – again proving the value of voice)

    The way to communicate via clouds. « Baby is 60 – Tim Panton on voice and computers

  • The thing I love most about your posts, and this one in particular, is how you cleanse my intellect, ridding me of countless sluggish and vague ideas and crystallising them into something precise and succinct.

    The Mysterious Appeal Of Ueda's Worlds

  • The budget will be the crystallising moment when voters start to become really acquainted with what the squeeze means in terms of increased taxes, reduced benefits, scrapped hospitals, mothballed university laboratories, terminated school refurbishment programmes, axed jobs and reduced services in areas they know and care about.

    George Osborne is wearing the trousers in this government

  • And one of them with dreadlocks sat on a chair while the other cut them, this simple action, * surely* spontaneous, somehow crystallising the sense of loss, transforming the entire gig into something more than music and theatrics, into a ritual communion.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • And one of them with dreadlocks sat on a chair while the other cut them, this simple action, * surely* spontaneous, somehow crystallising the sense of loss, transforming the entire gig into something more than music and theatrics, into a ritual communion.

    Duncan's Patent Remedy

  • What they had seen was a match crystallising the seemingly eternal dilemma facing English football on the international stage, something that goes back to the foggy November afternoon in 1953 when Ferenc Puskas's Hungarians arrived to demonstrate a style of play based on accurate one- and two-touch passing, close support, elusive movement and patience – the very means by which Laurent Blanc's side prevailed this week.

    England remain lost in time as France expose same old failings

  • Numis analysts believe jettisoning Punch A and B might prove liberating, crystallising 103p a share of value outside the toxic securitisations.

    Finance chief, Phil Dutton, leaves in Punch Taverns shakeup

  • The exact same thoughts have crossed my mind, so thanks for crystallising that thinking.

    Screw Community

  • We also have seen a range of difficulties associated with the relationship, crystallising with the issuing by the government of a visa to Rebiya Kadeer.

    Question Without Notice

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