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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rigidify.

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Examples

  • The Democratic Party, which has rigidified into the party of more spending and higher taxes while ignoring the country's mounting deficits.

    Bill George: Debt Ceiling Agreement: No Cause for Celebration

  • The Democratic Party, which has rigidified into the party of more spending and higher taxes while ignoring the country's mounting deficits.

    Bill George: Debt Ceiling Agreement: No Cause for Celebration

  • The Democratic Party, which has rigidified into the party of more spending and higher taxes while ignoring the country's mounting deficits.

    Bill George: Debt Ceiling Agreement: No Cause for Celebration

  • Once again, this is a rigidified version of an existing description theory, viz. causal descriptivism.

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  • But it also tends to dissolve or centrifuge others — network standard English is currently dying in America, precisely because of the crack-up of rigidified media monopolies, and global English is growing luxuriantly in all different directions.

    Hoverbikes

  • However, once they are rigidified (for instance to ˜the @ (heavenly body seen in the morning)™ and ˜the @ (heavenly body seen in the evening)™) their intensions coincide (as the constant function that picks out Venus relative to every possible world).

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  • The problem is also with our rigidified scientific way of approaching health -- we're not being thorough enough in our science.

    Alison Rose Levy: Robert Thurman: The Sacred Cows in the Health Care Debate

  • Indeed, this account is simply a rigidified version of metalinguistic descriptivism.

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  • Other versions of descriptivism that we have seen so far could also be rigidified using the dthat operator.

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  • Experienced leaders can certainly blunder if their minds have rigidified see: Rumsfeld, Donald, but the records of leaders without long experience and prudence is not good.

    Archive 2008-09-01

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