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  • v. Alternative spelling of decentre.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It would be better, "he added," if more of us -- college students included -- learned how to speak a decenter English.

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • He can laugh pungently enough at the style of oratory prevailing in the courts -- nilne pudet capiti non posse pericula cano pellere, quin tepidum hoc optes audire 'decenter'.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Can an individual wishing others "Happy Holidays" in December amount to that individual's intent to decenter Christmas and Christianity?

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Challenging The Christian Month Of December

  • An attempt to decenter Christian hegemony in terminology related to the marking of time is replacing BC with BCE (Before the Common Era) and AD with CE (Common Era), although the renaming does nothing to end the marking of time before and after a "common" (Christian) era.

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Challenging The Christian Month Of December

  • Here are some ideas for choosing volunteer work that will help your child decenter:

    The Blessing of a B Minus

  • Because we read this diary in installments, like Anne, our assessment of his plot undergoes its own shocks: we may well wish to write him off as a stock character, the typical misguided liberal in a postcolonial novel--an urge supported by David's unreliable narrative voice--but his willingness to admit wrongdoing and decenter himself calls our responses into question.

    The Voyage Home

  • If we were to decenter the culture that anchored this meaning what would the language look like and how would we teach it?

    “Who CARES what English people have for breakfast?” My contribution to the culture debate… « Ken Wilson's Blog

  • Life for him is prettier, easier, wiser, decenter, has a gem or two more on its robe, but its old eternal burden is not relieved; no drop of healthier blood flows yet in its veins.

    Uncollected Prose

  • It is my understanding that Mann and company selected the calibration period for both calibration, as indicated in the outlined procedure above, and for the determining the standard deviations and averages to normalize or “center/decenter” the data from the entire time period of the proxy study.

    Wegman report released « Climate Audit

  • In our own surprise and alarm we partook of the taciturnity of the witnesses, which I think was rather fine and was much decenter than any sort of utterance.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

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