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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fetishise.

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Examples

  • Write a novel which celebrates a Spartan-style totalitarian autocracy in space, and which fetishises redheaded teenage girls, and you'll just as likely get hailed as the heir to Heinlein as castigated for it.

    MIND MELD: Taboo Topics in SF/F Literature

  • The art market fetishises objects in the name of preserving their value as commodities, and this is something artists have frequently felt the need to kick against, but in the Chinese context Ai's act has a second set of meanings.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • The Boston Herald said that it "fetishises violence even more than it depicts sex and nudity, which is often"; the LA Times noted that "bodies are stabbed, slashed, sledge-hammered and variously dismembered"; and the Washington Post said, quite approvingly, that it's "just about the grimiest, nastiest, bloodiest thing you could hope to find on TV".

    John Hannah: 'I play a devious, lying, cheating, ambitious mother******. It's great!'

  • I talked about how difficult it is to be child-free, when popular culture fetishises parenthood in general and motherhood in particular.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I talked about how difficult it is to be child-free, when popular culture fetishises parenthood in general and motherhood in particular.

    More useless female journalism.

  • The female is an ever present reminder of the threat of castration however, (through her lack of a penis. .according to Freud ..) so in order to combat this the male fetishises the female and regains control of the situation.

    fragile-liar Diary Entry

  • All of those unhappy parents, with their unhappy children, are being good citizens, perfect citizens, in a world that fetishises, idolises, and always gives precedence, even in the most unpromising of circumstances, to growth.

    The Guardian World News

  • All of those unhappy parents, with their unhappy children, are being good citizens, perfect citizens, in a world that fetishises, idolises, and always gives precedence, even in the most unpromising of circumstances, to growth.

    The Guardian World News

  • And he frames and fetishises the look brilliantly too.

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

  • Likewise, George has a gleaming black revolver that he similarly fetishises, buys bullets for and thinks of using.

    Film | guardian.co.uk

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