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  • verb Present participle of mimic.


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  • The poor wee soul is clearly trying to learn, he even took Sarah to see Macbeth so he could learn what he's doing wrong and begin mimicking the good guys for a change.

    Sources of Authority Ancient and Modern Newmania 2008

  • At any rate, the response to the followup question clarified the position (again mimicking your version).

    Barney Teaches a "Scientific Fact" 2007

  • Combine that with talk of building “a new paradigm … a new wave” and I’m going to write you off as immature and more interested in mimicking the successes of others who come before you than in showing me what makes * you* unique.

    PR: What Not to Do: Reading Like a Time Capsule » Comics Worth Reading 2009

  • You've been identified with the idea of mimicking volcanic explosions to partially block the sun's rays and thus mitigate global warming.

    ‘These Problems Can Be Solved’ 2010

  • It is broken into many easily digestible chapters with titles mimicking movies or television shows such as "Father Knows Best," "The Year of Living Dangerously (with Indonesia)" or "Citizen Lee."

    Nathan Gardels: Tom Plate's Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew : Some Wise Words for Dysfunctional Western Democracies 2010

  • I love that someone hates Bill O'Reilly so much that he has built an entire show, an entire on-screen persona, around the idea of mimicking and mocking that blowhard.

    John Seery: Stephen Colbert for Dog Catcher 2008

  • We wanted a poster that reflects that, and I love the idea of mimicking the Indiana Jones poster, with all the people around it.

    Morgan Spurlock Goes Indy With His ‘Osama’ Indie » MTV Movies Blog 2008

  • She said that she rejected the use of realism for its own sake (“If one could only reproduce nature, and always with less beauty than the original, why paint at all?” she asked rhetorically) as well as the idea of mimicking the styles of others (“Rather than spend my life on imitations, I would not paint at all,” she said).

    Portrait of An Artist Laurie Lisle 1986

  • The arrangement has a long vamp out, Harry's vocal dropping out for several minutes, letting the band run with the groove, perhaps with the idea of mimicking the length of many disco hits of the day with the backing vocals and organ carrying the melody as the track clocks in at nearly

    Propeller Most Popular Stories 2010

  • "I really like the idea of mimicking the sounds around us and saying, 'We're from Venice,'" he continues.

    LA Weekly | Complete Issue 2009


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