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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deaden.

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't want to watch it all the time, just because it kind of deadens the mind.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2001

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't want to watch it all the time just because it kind of deadens the mind.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2001

  • If we're exposed to only what stimulates, it deadens the response.

    February 2009

  • In this case the novel attempts to show us "how it was" in the early Reagan era rather than posing as a sociological expose of present-day Kids In Crisis, but its status as an historical novel of sorts really only deadens its emotional effect.

    Narrative Strategies

  • LORD OF THE RINGS propounded an idea even more shocking to our modern age: that power, especially power over nature, industrial and scientific power, corrupts and deadens life.

    MIND MELD: Taboo Topics in SF/F Literature

  • It also balances the bow and deadens the recoil somewhat.

    I havent broke down and bought a stabilizer yet, do I really need one?

  • I agree that much in our world deadens imagination, but nothing Bleumle talked about seemed particularly NEW.

    Don't call me "Baby."

  • Pusey connects this loss of spiritual perception — the common outcome of modern science — with the narrowing effects of specialisation, and quotes from Newman the observation that ` any one study … exclusively pursued, deadens in the mind the interest, nay the perception, of the other. '

    Approaches Determine Outcomes

  • The Abyss seems to exude a stupefying atmosphere of torpor, which wraps about them and deadens them.

    THOSE ON THE EDGE

  • Tempering his contentious passion with winning doses of empiricism and good cheer, Dutton — the essayist, academic, public-radio enthusiast, and founder and editor of Arts & Letters Daily — seeks a way around “the hermetic discourse that deadens so much of the humanities.”

    Cover to Cover

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