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  • n. Plural form of demarcation.


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  • Rather, I think the problem is that it is unclear what kind of demarcations like “privilege” or “class” really do exist in US society, and, to the extent such demarcations exist, it’s unclear whether the pre-college life experience of undergraduates is an adequate basis for applying those demarcations.

    Point of Privilege « Whatever

  • She was restless, tired of the handful of books on her shelf, the same four walls with all their familiar demarcations, the unchanged roads she traveled back and forth between work at the restaurant and home, sinking further into loneliness without the energy to take the first steps outside the hole she had unwittingly dug.

    History of a Suicide

  • Most demarcations of historical epochs are necessarily vague.

    G. Roger Denson: Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

  • Issues which have yet to be resolved include exact border demarcations and who gets to vote in the Abyei referendum, with nomads from the north who use land in the disputed region, a particular point of contention.

    US Officials : No More Time to Waste for Referenda in Sudan

  • One of those is Jack Thorne's arresting monologue Bunny, about Katie who is studying for her A-levels in Luton, a place whose bland exterior hides a darker reality of geographical and racial demarcations.

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  • As a consequence of the reductive parameters of these conservatisms, such as rigid canons, fixation on objects and absolute field demarcations, activist practices are not even included in the narratives and archives of political history and art theory, as long as they are not purged of their radical aspects, appropriated and coopted into the machines of the spectacle.

    Jane Chafin: Artspeak Quiz: Real or Randomly Generated?

  • As for my daughter, I am in no rush to begin this unseemly facet of her education, the blurry demarcations about when lying is 'wrong' and when it is 'right.'

    Jayanti Tamm: Why Honesty Really is the Best Policy

  • Another reason to dispose of the visual metaphor of the ideological circle is that demarcations between the many philosophies of the Left--progressive, liberal, anarchist, socialist, communist--are becoming blurred not just because people no longer wish to be so precisely defined.

    G. Roger Denson: You Say You Want a Revolution. Well You Know, Art Can Cure You of That

  • By dramatizing the effects of fantasy on a susceptible mind, Flaubert counters the laxity of our own age where reality TV reigns and it's considered unsophisticated to expect clear demarcations between autobiography and fiction.

    'Bovary' Translation Does 'Le Mot Juste' Justice

  • A pub, a cross, a stray dog, a famine memorial, the demarcations of a troubled history.



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