Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of prettify.

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Examples

  • And another thing, don't think that "prettifying" by working out, wearing more makeup, wearing less clothing, and flipping your gorgeous long, sleek black hair will change her mind,

    The Delicious Life

  • This kind of prettifying of the present Iranian regime (i.e. rendering a service to a reactionary regime), may explain why the Iranian authorities have given the green light to the SWP leaders 'books being translated and published in Iran!

    In Defence of Marxism

  • And another thing, don’t think that "prettifying" by working out, wearing more makeup, wearing less clothing, and flipping your gorgeous long, sleek black hair will change her mind, Chan Dara.

    She's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Sarah - Tuk Tuk Thai

  • It was their chance of a lifetime to show that what architects do is of more consequence than prettifying boxes.

    The Skyscraper as a Pillar of Confidence

  • It isn't always obvious who is supporting whom; the women grapple with their partners' bodies in ways we are used to the men doing with women -- and the grappling isn't obscured by all the prettifying tricks of classical ballet, part of whose magic is in the illusion of ease.

    Larissa Archer: Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

  • It isn't always obvious who is supporting whom; the women grapple with their partners' bodies in ways we are used to the men doing with women -- and the grappling isn't obscured by all the prettifying tricks of classical ballet, part of whose magic is in the illusion of ease.

    Larissa Archer: Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

  • It isn't always obvious who is supporting whom; the women grapple with their partners' bodies in ways we are used to the men doing with women -- and the grappling isn't obscured by all the prettifying tricks of classical ballet, part of whose magic is in the illusion of ease.

    Larissa Archer: Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

  • It isn't always obvious who is supporting whom; the women grapple with their partners' bodies in ways we are used to the men doing with women -- and the grappling isn't obscured by all the prettifying tricks of classical ballet, part of whose magic is in the illusion of ease.

    Larissa Archer: Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

  • Hitchens swore off smoking a couple of years back in an orgy of self-improvement concocted by Vanity Fair, whose editors talked him into writing about getting a Brazilian bikini wax and prettifying his "British teeth," which he remembers as "crooked and jagged snaggle-fangs."

    An easy label for Christopher Hitchens? Careful, it could be a fighting word

  • And otherwise, the wotworld is coloured and detailed like a Pre-Raphaelite painting, and to similar aesthetic effect—viz., the embourgeiosification and prettifying of a notional past:

    Archive 2010-05-01

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