Definitions

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  • verb To seize and reassign.
  • verb To appropriate again.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "reappropriate" a colour used in Nazi prisoner badges and likely to further cement associations between AIDS and homosexuality.

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  • "reappropriate" a colour used in Nazi prisoner badges and likely to further cement associations between AIDS and homosexuality.

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  • Best of luck in your quest to reappropriate the English language.

    Waldo Jaquith - Wilder’s showdown with the school board.

  • How much the men and women of our time need to reappropriate this fundamental truth, which stands at the foundation of society, and how important is the witness of married couples for the formation of sound consciences and the building of a civilization of love!

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • God without Being: "the Ungrund is contaminated from the start by the universe it subtends, making the impulse to misrecognize the groundless as the primal ground, and thereby firmly reappropriate it to ontotheology, quite irresistible";

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • She analyzes Leviticus chapter 15 and Leviticus chapter 12 and attempts to reappropriate the sections dealing with menstruation and birth in a way which is meaningful and positive for women.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • Like Gay Pride or Black Pride, Mad Pride saw a stigmatised group reappropriate language and force society to face its prejudices.

    Bedlam

  • Like Gay Pride or Black Pride, Mad Pride saw a stigmatised group reappropriate language and force society to face its prejudices.

    Bedlam

  • Like Gay Pride or Black Pride, Mad Pride saw a stigmatised group reappropriate language and force society to face its prejudices.

    Bedlam

  • The next phase of feminism must circle back and reappropriate the ancient persona of the mother -- without losing career ambition or power of assertion.

    Camille Paglia, still a big Obama supporter, loves Sarah and Todd as "powerful new symbols of a revived contemporary feminism."

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