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  • v. Present participle of foreground.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system


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  • The major achievements of O'Quinn's essay lie in foregrounding abolition and the slave trade as critical sites for the deployment of sexuality during the

    Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_

  • It is you who are "foregrounding" race and religion.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Despite these follies, the kind of foregrounding that he has attempted in course of the present series of essays is immensely praiseworthy.

    Richard Carlson with a pinch of salt

  • I think you deserve a bit of congratulations for "foregrounding" the "person who can't go to gig sells his ticket at cost price to best mate" angle ... you may well have saved us all well some of us anyway, at least those with slightly flawed babysitting arrangements quite a lot of court fees, fines etc.

    Burnham wants to criminalise football fans who sell their spare ticket to a mate

  • I feel sad that these divides exist, but I want to continue foregrounding them and discussing them.

    Fem 2.0 tweetchat

  • It is the sort of thing most readily identified as a "novel of ideas," although this novel may be the most insistent on foregrounding the "ideas" themselves as its central interest.

    The New Equivocation

  • Although Virginia Woolf's version of "psychological realism" needs to be taken as a special case -- it's so pure an attempt to stay within the flow of her character's stream of thought -- I would argue that most expository passages in modern fiction do in fact take place as part of the "foregrounding of psychology."

    Genre Fiction

  • Along with metafictionists such as Barth and Coover, these writers end up foregrounding "story" (either through its conspicuous absence or through the exposure of its conventionality) in such a way that the reader is encouraged to question the extent to which we associate the art of fiction with "narrative."

    Narrative Strategies

  • Does a foregrounding of psychology rather than action in a story reduce the challenges of exposition?

    Genre Fiction

  • How we've got through two full sentences without observing that Parky came from humble mining stock I do not know – Sir Michael himself would never dream of covering such a syntactic distance without foregrounding the heritage that equipped him to burrow up the backsides of a thousand celebrities, armed with only a Davy lamp and the hardhitting inquiry: "May I say you're looking beautiful?"

    'Russell Brand is pointless,' says Michael Parkinson


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