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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pigeonhole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed with pigeonholes for the escape of gases of combustion, as the arch of a furnace, or for the discharge of liquids, as the bottom of a keir.


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  • I think he always felt kind of pigeonholed in the banker category.

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  • March 2, 2003, edition, a National Public Radio commentator on language named Geoffrey Nunberg was lamenting in an op-ed piece that liberals had been "pigeonholed" by conservatives.

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  • KURTZ: Weren't you kind of pigeonholed on "CROSSFIRE" as being from the right, so that almost no matter what the issue is, you're expected to disagree with Paul Begala or James Carville?

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  • I am hoping that the results will be pleasing to the reader, if less "pigeonholed" to one place; engaging and sometimes provocative if less "booster"; revealing if less public.

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  • British singer ALISON GOLDFRAPP hates to be labelled a lesbian - because she doesn't want to be "pigeonholed".

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  • Sean Moore, a Hathaway Scholarship consultant at the Wyoming Department of Education, said the old rules "pigeonholed" some students who, for instance, wanted to earn a vocational degree, followed by a four-year liberal arts degree.

  • The new generation has deliberately moved away from an exclusive focus on civil rights and race and have attempted to move into wider political arenas so as not to be "pigeonholed" as "black" politicians.



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