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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of universalize.


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  • As ever, she universalizes -- she is Woman, both strong and foolish, struggling to untie the strands of the financial folly that is the secret story of too many of her sisters.

    Jesse Kornbluth: Author Sarah Ban Breathnach Gives Financial Advice To Women

  • Steinbeck's focus is the Joad family; but he universalizes their plight with "interchapters" that describe the parallel struggles of other migrants.

    The Great Northern Migration

  • The song marvelously universalizes the whole problem of the legacy of slavery in the Western Hemisphere.

    Living With Music: Madison Smartt Bell - Paper Cuts Blog -

  • More crucially, I think, duplication and distribution of film universalizes the public image of a particular movie in a way that doesn't happen with plays or novels, no matter how popular.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • And by blurring his gender, age and race, he universalizes himself as no star had ever quite done before.

    The Shield Of Vulnerability

  • Science fiction is the technologically-oriented arm of Fantasy and, just like Fantasy, it universalizes the concrete and immediate and illuminates at once the inner world of individual experience while looking into the future of all mankind.

    AGW Alarmists Want to Instill a State of Fear

  • It is clear that the maker of the hypothesis universalizes the question, whereas it was stated in a particular form: for he claims that the maker of a particular admission should make a universal admission, inasmuch as he claims that if the attribute belongs in one instance, it belongs also in all instances alike.


  • That observation has led to the theory of "punctuated equilibrium," which exaggerates and universalizes that temporal irregularity.

    Darwin's Revolution

  • Bettelheim's is the orthodox language of psychoanalysis through which he universalizes meanings and assumes that deviations from them or agreements with them indicate the child's position in relation to "adult reality," whatever that is.

    Trust the Tale

  • Beauty does for life what science does for intelligence; even as the one universalizes thought, so the other universalizes values.

    The Principles of Aesthetics


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