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  • v. Alternative spelling of euphemize.

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  • v. refer to something with a euphemism

Etymologies

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Examples

  • By the way those who decide not to euphemise the term amnesty are not necessarily racist, though this is the usual come back by pro-illegal immigration liberals.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 12, 2010

  • Some more writing stuff: a few members of my local writing group decided, as a group exercise, to write stories for the recent Apex Digest "sci fi ghost story" contest and my entry bronzed, as we supporters of the Olympic movement euphemise.

    Newsy you Usey

  • Except for those pink people, I guess, who obviously have such a problem with, uh, physical aspects of digital fictional characters that we have to euphemise said physical aspects lest we scare them off.

    Girl Meets Game Boy. « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • However, you can euphemise all you like, but the underlying meaning stands out like a flasher in a nunnery see also 'ethnic cleansing' and 'budget airline'.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The British today, still tried to euphemise this massacre as a result of a certain Tibetan who "mistakenly" opened the "first shot", i.e. deep inside Tibetan's homeland to a heavily armed invading army

    Revelation of an American Hawk, about Myanmar

  • And if he's going to euphemise English, why not accord the same "respect" to Mandarin and Magyar?

    languagehat.com: DEPLORABLE WORDS.

  • [87] Heaven becomes a dumb picture; and death -- euphemise it as we may -- merely blank annihilation.

    Some Facts of Religion and of Life: Sermons Preached before Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, 1866-76.

  • As for insolvency, it was a very gentlemanlike failing; while brigandage was only what Sheil used to euphemise as 'the wild justice' of noble spirits, too impatient for the sluggard steps of slow redress, and too proud not to be self-reliant.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • What are you saying - that they are wrong to condemm the "events of the past couple of nights" i.e. rioting and serious criminal damage - let's not euphemise?

    The Guardian World News

  • I heard a cringeworthy one the other day, which I will have to euphemise to spare blushes.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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