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  • v. Present participle of legitimise.


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  • This article is as deluded as the progressive mind can get because it typifies the outlook of Polly Toynbee that politics is a constant secular style crusade that has is aim in legitimising post-Christian notions of progress that owe much to religious thinking.

    Won`t Get Fooled Again

  • I don’t see the point in legitimising it and elevating it to some sort of respectable policy debate.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rich Lawyers Boosting Traffic Jams and Calling It Charity

  • The first challenge is about combining the power of what Professor Manuel Castells refers to as three identities: the 'legitimising' identity, which is about the state as a representative of the majority at the service of all; the 'resistance' identity which is about mass organisation and mobilisation; and the 'project' identity which I would define as capacity to implement policies decided upon.

    Understanding the tasks of the moment

  • Seeking permission, the former Robben Island prisoner noted, would be "legitimising" the present Government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Israel's "ceasefire" was a unilateral one in order to avoid having to sign any agreement with Hamas, thereby inadvertantly, in Israel's view, 'legitimising' it.

    The Heathlander

  • (we're) kind of legitimising the killing of any whale, and any whale is - Photown News

  • "I understand people really worry about this, they say (we're) kind of legitimising the killing of any whale, and any whale is - Photown News

  • Worse, MusicTank, the UK-based music industry think tank whose goal is to bring hot topics into sharp focus, has uncritically reported that Choruss goes as far as legitimising students ` P2P behaviour within college networks by providing a blanket licence to cover file sharing activity.

    Warner Music’s Choruss, revisited

  • Specifically, he will be legitimising the actions of Jerusalem's racist mayor, Nir Barkat, who pursues and defends the expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem, in order for them to be occupied by Jewish settlers.

    Letters: Ian McEwan should turn down the prize

  • In Haiti, though, the system is legitimising NGOs that claim responsibility for health, sanitation or other areas in a specific zone, but then do not have the capacity or know-how to carry out the necessary work.

    Michelle Chen: Learning From Shattered Haiti's Year of Struggle


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