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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deconstruct.


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  • His talent with what I can best describe as a deconstructed large spinning Duncan butterfly yo-yo-on-a-string I'm sure there's a technical term that escapes me should be an Olympic sport, if it's not already.

    Charles Karel Bouley: Traces: Cirque of the Street

  • It is quite clear to me that you have no idea what the word deconstructed means.

    The Deconstruction of Women's Clothing

  • Every movement of the visiting Pitar would be scrutinized, every word deconstructed, every shift in expression analyzed.


  • James Everest and Joel Pickard's original score includes pedal steel guitar in a style the musicians describe as "deconstructed country." Chronicle

  • The editors must have also had a wail of a time charting the decline of the relationship between Wayne and fellow-contestant Jayne, a foody perfectionist who served up a dessert called deconstructed banoffee pie with gold.

    HX News and Sport

  • You know, like when a fancy schmancy chef says his dish is called deconstructed hamburger, and it's raw meat and cheese sitting on some whole grains.

    The Chief Source Photography

  • At El Bulli your cocktail may be a "deconstructed" martini: a small, wobbly olive-green sphere filled with the essence of olive and served on a spoon, accompanied by gin and vermouth spritzed on your tongue.

    Putting on Airs

  • As we learn more about this process, adventurous chefs are taking advantage of it to create new culinary delights, such as deconstructed white wine: bits of the individual flavor notes identified with white wine -- for instance, vanilla, citrus, and fig -- embedded in a wine-like gelatin.

    Molecular gastronomy

  • Many, but not all of these are those that would have to be "deconstructed" to pave the way for a two-state solution.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: "Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

  • That parade passes down Hong Thap Tu, past the site of the former American Embassy, which was razed. or "deconstructed" in militaryspeak, over ten years ago.

    John McCain's Agent Orange Issue


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