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  • n. Plural form of eclectic.


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  • The term eclectics, however, is properly applied to those who accept

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • I recall seeing very little in my youth (by which I mean about five or six years ago) on the great Gothicists, eclectics and classicists of the first part of the twentieth century, with the exception of canonical standouts like McKim, Mead and White, who, while brilliant, had a plain-vanilla aura which strongly contrasted with the more interesting, innovating traditionalism of lesser-known architects such as Delano and Aldrich or Bertram Goodhue.

    The Modern Baroque of Armando Brasini

  • Her co-star in the Mischief & Mayhem group is Nels Cline (who solos prominently on " Ali Farka Touché"), who, even in a universe of musical eclectics, is probably the only musician to be equally prominent in the worlds of jazz and rock (he's the lead guitarist in Wilco).

    Belated Valentine's Songs

  • Like a lot of eclectics, he's composed his most memorable music for the movies, and his scores to "Pull My Daisy," "Splendor in the Grass" and, especially "The Manchurian Candidate," reveal the height, though not the limits, of his talent.

    Ringing in the American Revolution

  • Within every religion there are similar types: scriptural literalists, fervent believers, doubters, casual participants, mystics, eclectics and others, not to mention the alienated and the indifferent.

    Philip Goldberg: Reflections On Governor Bentley's Sister-Brother Act

  • (I only mentioned the most tonal composers I could think of who were high-profile at that time, along with the by-then well-developed minimalist scene, but I could also throw in a host of eclectics: Corigliano, Crumb, Persechetti, etc.)

    Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it

  • With thick-rimmed glasses and a high and tight crew cut, Roger looked like a rigid throwback to the Army of the Cold War—but I would learn he had a love of the classics, the eclectics such as Jack Kerouac, and was responsible for the bottomless supply of foo-foo coffee that kept everyone mellow.

    Paradise General

  • And via Conor O'Neill comes a pointer to a great new girl geek (on my radar) Phoebe Bright, writing about such eclectics as the methane emission of cows and the future of flying cars from her base in west Cork.

    The Girl Geeks are coming, the girl geeks are coming

  • In this books, she talks to people who have so many interests that they cannot settle on one they're known as "scanners" or "eclectics".

    December 4--Blog Challenge (Book)

  • Choose from a comprehensive range of fabrics in the eclectics collection of made to measure, mail order blinds.

    Archive 2008-01-01


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