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  • n. Plural form of parallelism.


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  • Scott is much given to the use of Elizabethan words and constructions, and I have quoted many "parallelisms" from Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

    The Lady of the Lake

  • Lest that be insufficiently diagnostic, the point is emphasized in a pair of parallelisms.

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  • Meyers is a looser writer than Ephron, whose scripts advance in such nifty parallelisms, one imagines her plotting them with a pair of calipers.

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  • In his experience, orchestral works by composers of Chinese or Japanese origin just featured a lot of "the stereotypical sounds of that region," such as a pentatonic melody with a parallel harmony in fifths classical European music favors parallelisms in thirds or sixths or the insertion of gongs or bamboo flutes.

    O for a Thousand Pipes to Sing

  • He currently has an article pending publication that is an analysis of parallelisms in short stories of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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  • From onset of Patti Smith's project way back with Jesse James, live in 1971 w/Lenny Kaye (one time only and ever only so) at St Mark's in the Bowery, the Athenoid parallelisms have been too dense for mere coincidence: Wisdom, Fury, Poetry, Guardian of Heroes, the Merciless Heart, Tamer of Horses.

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  • And his narrative style is straight out of the offbeat or modernist storytelling tradition of Laurence Sterne and Nabokov, John Barth and Robert Coover, with tales within tales, digressions and parallelisms.

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  • I liked the use of parallelisms and symbolisms, and the eventual realizations they all had.

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  • Amazing, too, how some illogical comparisons or faulty parallelisms can pop up, even though I am aware of the issue.

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  • The Kalachakra or “Cycles of Time” system of anuttarayoga tantra adds yet further external and internal parallelisms.

    Kalachakra Does Not Advocate or Predict an Actual World Armageddon


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