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  • n. Plural form of significance.


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  • As we will see in chapter 4, many other significances were attributed to the papagalli and their cages.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Such significances will be characterised as Import Artifices, the perceived meanings disregarded as spurious products of an ISM or some other biasing factor.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The YNSTRILT Fallacy is distinguishable, however, by its essentialism -- its implicit or explicit assertion that all such significances are and can only be Import Artifices. posted by Hal Duncan | 10: 26 PM

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.

    To Build a Fire

  • Ralph Fiennes's modern-dress Coriolanus boasts top-class performances, not least from its muscled-up, scar-spangled director in the lead, but it reaches clumsily for elusive modern significances.

    Berlin film festival – review

  • Having observed the 9/11 anniversary this week, it's worthwhile to pause and recall the multiple significances of September 11th, the birthdays and anniversaries that remind us of life and hope amidst tragedy.

    Anil Mundra: 9/11 Anniversary: Commemorations Of A Better Future

  • Some are homographs with entirely different significances, such as coin (‘neighborhood’ in French, a form of money in English), or chair (‘flesh’ in French, a place to sit in English).

    French/english Translation: the Unusual History of the English Language « Articles « Literacy News

  • We do not observe in the book of Job a talent for abstract thought, though the exercise of the imagination is clearly present and busy harvesting significances.

    Sources of Theology in Job « Unknowing

  • The symbolism and significances of certain aspects of the movie and even the plot itself was just incredible.

    THE BOOK OF ELI Review –

  • He, by some wonder of vision, saw beyond the farthest outpost of empiricism, where was no language for narration, and yet, by some golden miracle of speech, investing known words with unknown significances, he conveyed to Martin's consciousness messages that were incommunicable to ordinary souls.

    Chapter 31


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