from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to isms or an ism; addicted to isms or theories.


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  • While Fadlallah sometimes condemned suicide attacks, what had become standard procedure for Hezbollah set the template for the post-9/11 age of terror, and Fadlallah was one of its most char ismatic theorists.

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  • Cheney never ran a political campaign, but when it came to the base he was very char, ismatic and fired them up.

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  • This is an age apparently determined to debard the Bard, who has been called names like "a black hole ... a verbocrat" by scholars who are burying him under a lava flow of deconstructionism, new historicism, neo-Marxism, genderism and other ismatic attacks.

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  • Bernice leaned forward, pouring her psychic energy into the younger woman until she was enfolded in Bernice's char - ismatic power.

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