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


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  • When someone euphemizes me, they take something away from my self.


  • Girls grow up in a world that largely depicts female aggression as comedy, and euphemizes their cruelty as a "rite of passage," developmental phase or "girls being girls" ( "You can't sue a school for girl drama," an '07 alum told VF).

    Rachel Simmons: What Kind of Girl Power is This?

  • After exposing in some detail the political thought of Heidegger's he euphemizes the impact using the nazi "error" and the possibility that the ultimate god is just a cold monster as Hitler proved to be.


  • He chooses his words carefully, calculating their effect; he euphemizes articulately (as when he admits to being merely a "manufacturer") and circles around the subject at hand.

    Washington Square News

  • Through cold, grey eyes he euphemizes his damned "enhanced techniques". - Bush-Cheney Trials in '09

  • One of his least believable expressions is 'God-darned,' which euphemizes the relatively harmless second half, but leaves the name of the deity undisguised.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 2


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