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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ossify.

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Examples

  • Once the left, usually, have defined a group as victims, the attitude ossifies into an unbreachable wall protecting its members from all rational thought.

    Archive 2007-09-02

  • Once the left, usually, have defined a group as victims, the attitude ossifies into an unbreachable wall protecting its members from all rational thought.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • I believe strongly in the distasteful effect of "kipple", the crap that tends to accumulate on a Web site as it ossifies.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Once the left, usually, have defined a group as victims, the attitude ossifies into an unbreachable wall protecting its members from all rational thought.

    Sense and Sensibility

  • I believe strongly in the distasteful effect of "kipple", the crap that tends to accumulate on a Web site as it ossifies.

    Post 2.0 Web advertising: make it up in volume

  • The parts of the skull, like those of the rest of the animal framework, are developed in succession the base of the skull is formed before its sides and roof; it is converted into cartilage earlier and more completely than the sides and roof: and the cartilaginous base ossifies, and becomes soldered into one piece long before the roof.

    Essays

  • Judging from both 2000 and 2004, the Democratic candidate will pick up several tenths of a point after everybody stops paying attention and the conventional wisdom ossifies about how big the margin was.

    Final Results: 2004 Presidential Election

  • Judging from both 2000 and 2004, the Democratic candidate will pick up several tenths of a point after everybody stops paying attention and the conventional wisdom ossifies about how big the margin was.

    Archive 2004-12-12

  • He was a bit snappish in his old age, but I think that he was always receptive to new ideas and changes in perception, and that's what makes the difference between a great correspondent or reporter and one who merely ossifies with age.

    Muddy Boots and Red Socks

  • “A variation resulting from incomplete fusion of a lower sternal segment as it ossifies from separate left and right centers.”

    206 BONES

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