cathartic


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of, relating to, or tending to eliminate

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A cathartic collection of soft-rock songs sees her wrestling with loss, reminiscence and finally redemption - and the results are remarkable.
So for the Muslims who left Cardiff for London yesterday to honour those who died, the experience must have been a cathartic one.
In American movies, death tens to be an event, either a cathartic punch line that snaps the intricately crafted spell of suspense ("Go ahead.
And in doing so, she will touch others and reiterate the very cathartic and even spiritual power of the written word.
CT colonography performed with tagging of fecal matter but without any cathartic bowel preparation appears to be as effective in detecting colorectal polyps as similar procedures done with bowel cleansing, reported Riccardo lannaccone, M.
The inner human pain touches the outer pain of nature, dissolving the canvas in a cathartic rain of tears.
The nonprofit radio station creates a community, a cathartic experience and a supportive environment for burned-out and discouraged nurses.
Signs of cathartic disintegration continue to yet manifest themselves as the mainstream attempts to absorb and categorize the act of skateboarding.
It's the closest thing to giving a cathartic other than a cathartic," Dr.
Colton said that since the "first cathartic decision" to admit uncircumcised Gentiles to the nascent Christian community, the Christian story had been one of prejudice being overcome step by step, including slaves, single mothers, children born outside marriage, people in interchurch marriages, divorcees, women and racism.
At the same time, for Poliziano poetry has a cathartic effect on the reader as it places before his/her eyes positive and negative exemplifications of the effects of human passions.
In Spain, a Woolly Mammoth Theatre production, surrealistic Spanish painters are the inspiration for a cathartic carpet ride through the mind of a woman abandoned by her husband for "some slut with a boob job.
The only benefit is the cathartic sense of taking action.
As she faces the bitterness and grief of a wholly unnecessary death, as reported in the laconic biblical narrative, Ostriker considers the ambiguities of collective mourning and the tensions of the human bond with God in a ritual drama that is harrowing, wry and cathartic.
It is a contemporary take on the cathartic experience of adolescence and provides us with an insight into the youth culture of today.