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  • n. Plural form of enthusiasm.


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  • Park is autistic, and her room is a window on what she calls enthusiasms and others call obsessions. Most Popular

  • One of the more unexpected of his literary enthusiasms is for Samuel Johnson.

    Coetzee on Beckett, Johnson and Hopeless Love

  • The pretentious word for these enthusiasms is "psychogeography".

    Iain Sinclair: Banned by Labour, invited by Lib Dems

  • As for Krauthammer’s claim that he doesn’t “get caught in enthusiasms,” any casual examination of his work reveals that Krauthammer is in fact enormously enthusiastic about at least a couple of things: American military power, and the necessity of vigorously applying that power against the “existential” threat of radical Islamic extremism.

    Wonk Room » Krauthammer’s Enthusiasms

  • In 1981, he wrote a scathing attack on the massive nuclear freeze movement, which he now describes as “hysteria.” [...] “I don’t get caught in enthusiasms,” Krauthammer said of the nuclear freeze movement and of Obama’s mass appeal.

    Wonk Room » Krauthammer’s Enthusiasms

  • Don't allow the self-appointed guardians of the poor to tell you that your enthusiasms are the artifacts of social and economic self-interest.

    Never Enough Beauty or Truth

  • Studying your enthusiasms is the shortest route to discovering your core self, and finding experiences that are likely to stick.

    SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life

  • There is, of course, no better basis for friendship between peoples than sharing common interests and common enthusiasms, which is in evidence in your reception of the film version of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays as interpreted by some of the best actors in Britain.

    British Films

  • Several of these "enthusiasms" are very valid -- ecology, alternative medicine, shamanism in the right hands, and so on.

    Huston Smith - Why Religion Matters (2)

  • That labeling of the 1950s was in retrospect misleading, because unlike the ecstatic enthusiasms of earlier awakenings, the postwar surge was channeled primarily through conventional and even establishment institutions, portending no great revolution, either civil or religious.

    American Grace


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