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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of emblemize.


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  • Were the political class that Mr. Corzine so ably personifies—and whose unprincipled maneuvering he so richly emblemized in all his roles—doing a better job of clearing a path to growth, a lot less cynicism about its behavior would be in order.

    Corzine Agonistes

  • In Dorothea's case — thanks to narrative, and as emblemized by this pervasive fourfold assonance — personality seems altogether continuous with our knowledge of it, and this across the very

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Over his long career Vonnegut explored the American landscape with a cartoony style, emblemized by his caricatured persona.

    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: Rest in Peace, Billy Pilgrim

  • This, she concluded, emblemized Obama's weakness as president.

    Lanny Davis: Obama Right in the Middle

  • The Obama hug, therefore, emblemized this philosophical difference.

    Lanny Davis: Obama, Lieberman, and "The Hug": Color It Purple

  • She has managed a minor rebound with a small, lovable-kook role on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but the tabloid spectacle of her, head shaven, poking the car with an umbrella emblemized the dark genies that escaped from the bottle for so many young talents heading around the bend.

    Hollywood's Next Wave

  • Because of the Bush administration's abrasive and dismissive treatment of our allies, most emblemized by the flawed venture in Iraq, the United States now faces dwindling support for its mission in Afghanistan.

    Max Bergmann: Time to Focus on the Greatest Danger

  • His resulting book, Miami and the Siege of Chicago, along with the work of journalists Tom Wolfe (Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers) and Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), emblemized a new style of reporting in which a large-than-life writer becomes the central figure in the story.

    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: The World Is Ending, Or, What I Had For Lunch With My Friend, The Ambassador

  • When we as a nation presumably allow war and degenerate crimes against humanity to be prioritized and sanctioned over the health or our posterity, then we as a nation have not only lost our footing, but have slipped beneath the very foundation of what this nation once emblemized.

    The Fading of America: Failing our children, funding a president's war

  • Something bad is happening within black culture, and Cosby and Poussaint are not shy about naming it: the celebration of violence and ignorance emblemized in the "gangsta" lifestyle.

    Archive 2007-10-01


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