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


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  • That's a term popularized by the American Religious Identification Survey, which has tracked 18 years of data by asking more than 50,000 people "What is your religion, if any?" in three surveys.

    How unreligious is America? The Census can't tell us

  • Since the financial crisis, investors have increasingly been looking for ways to hedge against so-called Black Swan events, a term popularized by scholar Nassim Nicholas Taleb in 2007, which describes events that are hard to predict and beyond the realm of normal expectations.

    Currency-Based Hedging Gains Favor

  • Fortunately, nobody dies in the mommy wars a term popularized by Newsweek 21 years ago.

    'Mommy Track' Without Shame

  • Romney was talking about "creative destruction," a term popularized by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter to describe how economies evolve to replace old technologies and spur the creation of new ones. -- Top News

  • This approach is known as the freemium business model, a term popularized in 2006 by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In a recent Huffington Post piece, "Planning for the Unimaginable," Terry Newell asserts we must get better at planning for and reacting to so-called "Black Swans" (the term popularized by Nassim Taleb for seemingly unpredictable extreme events).

    Kenneth A. Posner: Planning for a World of Black Swans

  • Within two years the phrase popularized in the Thomas hearings found its way into judicial proceedings: “It was an error for the trial court,” noted an Ohio appellate judge in a dissenting opinion, “to admit such he said–she said testimony.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • "We have a big hairy audacious goal," says Lai, referring to the term popularized by "Good to Great" author Jim Collins.

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  • But before you get too excited about this once in a blue moon event, the term popularized in the 1940s simply refers to the second full moon in a calendar month. Stories

  • It's not the "Dropout Economy," a term popularized by Time Magazine.

    Alexia Parks: Job Hunter's Bootcamp for the Unemployed


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