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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of valorize.


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  • By 1722, 60,000 to 70,000 bales of Turkish (Arabian) coffee a year were being received in England, the sale price at Grand Cairo being fixed by the Bashaw, who "valorized" it according to the supply.

    All About Coffee

  • Emerging out of a pervasive reality of powerlessness and inequity, political trends in the Arab world have given rise to a belligerent chauvinistic sensibility that has increasingly valorized the Islamic identity and regarded the rest of the world, especially the West, with deep suspicion and hostility.

    Ziad J. Asali, M.D.: Honesty and Hypocrisy in Facing Terrorism

  • Putting aside the fact that writers who valorized "sensationalism and sleaze" probably were never looking for the approval of "respectable culture," MB really ought to take a closer look at what academic critics are actually up to these days.

    Genre Fiction

  • Still, few artists of the intensely intellectual and ideological 1960s have been valorized for sacrificing all for their art to the extent that Smith has.

    G. Roger Denson: Jack Smith and the Aesthetics of Camp in an Era of Political Correctness

  • These ideas sanctified violence and valorized killing for Christ as a means to hasten a new world order, and they endure in forms of contemporary Christianity, especially in white supremacist and Neo-Nazi movements.

    Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.: The Ideological Roots Of Christian Terrorism

  • The valorized image of the "man in uniform" becomes all the more important in maintaining the fiction that enlisted Americans, not hired guns who may even be foreign nationals, are helping to carry out our battles.

    Andrew Bickford: Shadow Elite: Pat Tillman & Why Soldier Hero Worship Serves the Powerful ... Not the Soldiers

  • The researchers reportedly go with one of the more obvious ones: Kids grouped with lots of other young delinquents end up enmeshed in a “culture of deviance” where criminality is both taught and valorized.

    More Punishment, More Crime

  • D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is valorized as the plucky outsider, unafraid to speak truth to power.

    Ann Hornaday reviews 'The Social Network' and 'Waiting for "Superman" '

  • They are specific episodes that the narrator recalls about his youth and his teenage years and by virtue of the narrator recalling those specific incidents, those specific episodes, they become valorized.

    Mark Axelrod: The Day Before Happiness

  • The language is very much De Lucan in that one reads the lyrical nature of the work and how much the language even in translation is valorized over other aspects of the novel; however, at times, the language itself tends to impinge on the didactic though it doesn't stray from the poetic as when Don Gaetano says: Do you have to go looking for saints?

    Mark Axelrod: The Day Before Happiness


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