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  • adj. Regarded as ideal.
  • adj. Considered as an ideal form of something.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of idealised.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of idealize.
  • v. Alternative spelling of idealised.

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  • adj. exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence


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  • Novels may allow us to live vicariously in idealized societies, or they may encourage us to acquire socially beneficial traits. — “Hierarchy in the Library: Egalitarian Dynamics in Victorian Novels,” Evolutionary Psychology

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  • As Larsen-Freeman and Cameron comment, “In order to address their goal, many lingustis have sought to represent the language system in idealized elegance, often stripped of the disorderliness of what had been called the noisy ‘remainder’ … To do so, they have had to make certain concessions that do not cohere well with the demands of applied linguistics”.

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  • My mom grew up in the suburbs in the 1950's and 1960's in a very kind of idealized Jewish community on Long Island.

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