Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of relativise.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • What they don't want is trying to find excuses or justifications or ways in which you are relativising this conduct.

    Michael Gove comes close to losing cool with Harriet Harman on TV over riots

  • But you do suggest that allowances be made for Muslim atrocities every time you post one of your inimitable relativising homilies about "how the west does it to".

    Only religious thugs love blasphemy laws | Nick Cohen

  • It also let to the ascendance of Biblical Criticism relativising, to a certain extent, the veracity of the Holy Scriptures, which in turn had its negative influences on theology, generating a questioning attitude vis-à-vis the objectivity of established Truth and of the usefulness of defending ecclesial traditions and Institutions.

    Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"

  • Possibly some of the above mentioned relativising tendencies influenced the Liturgy too, undermining the centrality, the sacredness, sense of mystery as well as the value of what the continuous action of the Holy Spirit in the bi-millennial history of the Church had helped ecclesial liturgical life to grow into.

    Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"

  • "But you do suggest that allowances be made for Muslim atrocities every time you post one of your inimitable relativising homilies about "how the west does it to"."

    Only religious thugs love blasphemy laws | Nick Cohen

  • What is out of touch is making the sort of relativising justifications that you have for that conduct.

    Michael Gove comes close to losing cool with Harriet Harman on TV over riots

  • Nyāya avoids the threatened violation of the law of non-contradiction by relativising the notion of occurrence. (1) is thus analysed as “the occurrence, of the property being-in-contact-with-the-monkey in the tree, is delimited by (avacchinna) the branch”.

    Analytic Philosophy in Early Modern India

  • That sort of commitment means relativising your own sense of what you as an individual need so as to discover what might be good for you and the other; and parenthood is one of the contexts where most people learn this most lastingly if they learn it at all.

    Full text of the Good Childhood Report afterword

  • In the light of this, both Christian martyrdom and Christian asceticism, including the experience of 'abandonment' by God in certain sorts of Christian prayer, make sense; and the available models of love of neighbour are likely to emphasize the relativising or near-cancellation of self-interest or self-protection.

    A Common Word and Future Christian-Muslim Engagement

  • In the light of this, both Christian martyrdom and Christian asceticism, including the experience of 'abandonment' by God in certain sorts of Christian prayer, make sense; and the available models of love of neighbour are likely to emphasize the relativising or near-cancellation of self-interest or self-protection.

    A Common Word and Future Christian-Muslim Engagement

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