Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of scarify.

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Examples

  • And I chose deliberately to cast that culture into the throes of the most egregious pop art form that America offered: horror films with their stellar cast of scarifying monsters.

    Brian Joseph Davis: A Horrifying Satire of Hollywood Returns

  • We were also inquisitive, and some of the files were extremely interesting, especially certain divorce matters, above all the ones that were hotly contested, and contained scarifying photographic evidence.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Maybe this is the version Mum knew, because although Paul Robeson pronounced those “lulas” as lulla (rhymes with duller), which is logical, Mum definitely followed the pretty scarifying old Elsa Stenning rendition, which you can now see in a British Pathe “Pathetone” newsreel at Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 youtube. com/watch?

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The former governor, who was not accompanied by his blue oxen Babe, takes Lewis, a past chronicler of Wall Street follies, for a scarifying bike ride through the streets of Santa Monica on which they encounter a pedestrian who thought Schwarzenegger was Bill Clinton "another sex scandal guy".

    William Bradley: California's Wild Ride: Of Arnold, Jerry, And Various Vanities Fair (And Otherwise)

  • But I saw him in the surgery five minutes afterwards, with Doctor Goodhue scarifying the wounds and injecting permanganate of potash.

    Good-bye, Jack

  • On this, Mr. Gingrich may be helped by the current air of crisis, which itself may account for why he's burst through now: People feel America's problems are so huge, so scarifying and urgent that personal judgments feel like an indulgence.

    The Comeback Kid of 2012

  • Fearsome forecast: White Stripes honcho Jack White led his latest alt-rock ensemble, the Dead Weather, in a compact but potent romp through moody and scarifying guitar-centric songs, mostly from the Horehound album.

    New Orleans' Jazz Fest wraps up another stellar run

  • Studded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel -- though you will wish that the bad guys got punished as effectively as they do in commercial fiction.

    Book Review Roundup

  • “The terrifying, scarifying, mystifying true story of how Christmas was almost outlawed.”

    Deleted Scene from "Beat of Temptation"

  • Also the front lawn looks mossy and needs scarifying.

    The Langton Messiah

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