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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of warp.

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Examples

  • Pain warps the lens through which we see the world.

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  • Cornelian dilemma: The creation of equilibrium warp in a clash of affective and authoritative warps is so conventional as to have acquired a name, the Cornelian dilemma, from the torturae of Rodrigue in Pierre Corneille’s play Le Cid, born in the choice between rupturae (the failure to avenge his father) and monstrum (the loss of his love Chimène.)

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • Cornelian dilemma: The creation of equilibrium warp in a clash of affective and authoritative warps is so conventional as to have acquired a name, the Cornelian dilemma, from the torturae of Rodrigue in Pierre Corneille’s play Le Cid, born in the choice between rupturae (the failure to avenge his father) and monstrum (the loss of his love Chimène.)

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  • He's become a portal through which the field around him "warps" in such a way as to feed and support his pathogenic process.

    The Madness of George W. Bush; A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis

  • Now the nets are thirty feet in depth, are buoyed on the surface of the sea, and are kept perpendicular (like a wall two miles long) by the weight of heavy cables or "warps" which stretch along the bottom of the nets.

    Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"

  • Icelandic gunboats just sailed between British trawlers and their nets, cutting the "warps" that connected them.

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  • "It's amazing what happens once you step foot through the walks of that mansion ... it kind of warps you a little bit.

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  • … And warps him back two minutes ago through an internal blizzard of gunmetal sparkles, the time-storm scrambling his brain before the world reboots.

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  • The result is not a historical schema, a taxonomy of modes as phases, but rather a model of narrative dynamics grounded in the potential variances of credibility and equilibrium warps.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • This is bad in realist terms because it warps the fictive universe:

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

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