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  • n. Plural form of symbol.


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  • In each case a vehicle of symbols is necessary in order that one mind should communicate with another; but in both cases this is a vehicle of _symbols_, and nothing more.

    Mind and Motion and Monism

  • Things really get interesting, however, when a piece of paper covered in symbols is found stuck in the victim's sock.

    Castle Episode Recap: "Under the Gun"

  • The perception of an innovation is colored by the word symbols used for it.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • [Parent Keenan] Moore said students continue to walk around the high school displaying what he calls symbols and words of hate, and he doesn't think school officials have done enough to address the situation.

  • And to be clear, the “good fight” is, instead of accusing flag wavers of being neo-Confederate Klan sympathizers, to convince people of good will that embracing offensive and divisive symbols is counter-productive and hurtful.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • Of course, when we start trading in symbols, it gets complicated.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • But most important: the thing about political identification and symbols is that the latter is never important, except as a means to an end.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously - the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida.

    Prepared for Rage by Dana Stabenow: Book summary

  • The original "Aztec calendar", a massive basalt slab weighing 25 tons and carved with elaborate symbols, is unearthed in downtown Mexico City.

    Mexico this month - December

  • In Texas v. Johnson, which struck down a Texas state law prohibiting flag burning, the Court proclaimed that a state cannot create a protective fence around certain symbols in an effort to limit the kinds of messages that can be made concerning those symbols.

    Taylor Asen: How a Gay Man's Harmless Political Expression May Lead to Prison Time


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