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  • v. Present participle of idealize.

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Examples

  • These people keep pining for some sort of idealized “perfect America” when in fact what they are idealizing is their childhood!

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  • Realization that life is growth protects us from that so-called idealizing of childhood which in effect is nothing but lazy indulgence.

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  • Therefore there are many discerning persons who hold that he was "idealizing" when he wrote of them being at court at the time Dunkirk was sold.

    The Touchstone of Fortune

  • Capitalize on shifts that strengthen previous de-positioning strategies - e.g. Dove's strategy to focus on inner beauty and self-esteem to de - position many externalizing and "idealizing" beauty care brands.

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  • I have taught her to draw, -- an accomplishment in which I am not without skill, -- and she has already taken a sketch from nature, which, barring the perspective, is not so amiss; indeed, she has caught the notion of "idealizing" (which promises future originality) from her own natural instincts, and given to the old witch - elm, that hangs over the stream, just the bough that it wanted to dip into the water and soften off the hard lines.

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  • I have taught her to draw, -- an accomplishment in which I am not without skill, -- and she has already taken a sketch from nature, which, barring the perspective, is not so amiss; indeed, she has caught the notion of "idealizing" (which promises future originality) from her own natural instincts, and given to the old witch-elm, that hangs over the stream, just the bough that it wanted to dip into the water and soften off the hard lines.

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  • "Cedar Rapids" (R) "Like too many movies set in the bland, clueless Midwest of filmmakers' imaginations, 'Cedar Rapids' wants to have it both ways -- mocking Tim's naivete one moment, idealizing it the next -- but eventually the movie proves as disarming as Tim (Ed Helms) himself, delivering a vote for humanism that proves satisfying if not entirely earned."

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  • I am a modern South Asian/American Mom, from India, the country that was colonized by the British Empire for 150 years, the India that is caught between idealizing the individualistic Western British and now the US culture and the hundreds of years of Indian traditions of self-sacrifice for the family.

    Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW: Confessions Of A Confused Mom

  • In Three Sisters they are trying so hard to get back to "Moscow," not unlike the Iranians of my generation idealizing the Iran they knew.

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  • Sodade is the recollection of feelings, experiences or places that once brought excitement, which now trigger the senses and make one live again, not unlike the Iranians of my generation idealizing the Iran they knew.

    Shiva Rose: Iran As We Knew It

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