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  • adjective deliberately unrealistic

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  • The many layers of distance from immediate physical reality which are created by the stylized use of music, slow motion, and nonrealistic settings, are an apt metaphor for the overly theoretical, intellectual approach which the characters use, in their attempts to intellectualize themselves into a better society.

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  • My dream, to be honest, would be that someone would pay me and Ann enough to do nothing for a couple years but just explore international nonrealistic fiction, find untranslated writers of note, commission and coordinate translations.

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  • The blasted land's end of this sci-fi set establishes an aggressively nonrealistic approach to Parnell's script, which contemplates a range of positions on science and faith.

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  • Some countries, too, have richer traditions of supporting nonrealistic fiction than others, which affects what is available.

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  • Another factor discussed in the post I just linked to is that people differ in how responsive they are to elements which are nonrealistic, fantastic, speculative, supernatural, etc.

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  • These are described, by most defenders of group rights, in nostalgic, nonrealistic terms.

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  • These are described, by most defenders of group rights, in nostalgic, nonrealistic terms.

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  • What they actually were was masters of using nonrealistic elements within realistic contexts, paving the way for most of the popular and critically successful theatre of the second half of the twentieth century in the U.S.

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  • What they actually were was masters of using nonrealistic elements within realistic contexts, paving the way for most of the popular and critically successful theatre of the second half of the twentieth century in the U.S.

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  • In our “neu - tral” physical perception there is no difference be - tween the distortion in the corrugated mirror of an amusement park for vulgar purposes, and the distortion in the nonrealistic painting of an artist from an exalted inspiration.

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