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


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  • Oh, and Adobe Garamond works really well when type setting books; it's nice to see it economizes on ink too.

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  • The lady perverts the truth more than she economizes on it.

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  • The dull reported speech with which Roth economizes (so much easier to do the background of WASP-dread secondhand, rather than evoking it directly as he used to do) is limpid and engaging when set beside the great swaths of soliloquy-as-dialogue in which the remainder of Exit Ghost is bogged down.

    Zuckerman Undone

  • Because the couplet summarizes, it emphasizes, it economizes.

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  • Meanwhile, sprinkled throughout these reviews are aphorisms that aren't solely about art and have the same stimulating immediacy as the image of El Greco in the boiler room — as when we encounter "Gossip economizes mental energy to a fault" or "If you don't consent to understand a little, on its own terms, what you dislike, your love loses muscle tone."

    An Eye on the Tremors

  • The B-2 economizes other material assets, and economizes lives, too.

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  • Discovering that a client splurges on high-end designer shoes but economizes on technology—or vice versa—is very telling.

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  • Man economizes the cosmic processes by making them available to all other men.

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  • Huet and Geyler, introduced, we are told, into the mechanical treatment of metals, a principle which greatly economizes fluid.

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  • In returning idealism to the question of embodiment, Schelling unavoidably confronts the concomitant question of sexual difference; but he also holds the question away, and economizes it to the degree that his argument is itself complexly interpellated into the patriarchal structures of the Symbolic order.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy


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