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Synonyms for congeries

a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

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Therefore, bankruptcy law should not attempt to protect the congeries of interests--future suppliers, landlords, etc.
The Escorial's Adoration of the Shepherds, designed by Tintoretto and executed by his children, Domenico and Marietta, is filled with a congeries of characters set over three levels, so that the Christ child is overwhelmed by the figures surrounding him.
No doubt, then and now, nondogmatic criticism contains a congeries of more or less unconscious assumptions.
The "I" here seems to be a narrative effect, imposing a restless unity upon a congeries of unruly agents: "me,' "my flesh," "will" "sin.
The Victorian social whole was often imagined as a congeries of interconnected spheres, as a house with as many nooks and crannies and hidden staircases as the architectural style that took its name.
In the twisted claim that the witches are the true heroines of Macbeth, we have already had a prime example of feminist criticism, in some ways the easiest to refute of this congeries of poisonous ideologies, but at the same time the most dangerous to confront, because not only has it become universal in the professoriate, but the students themselves have reached the point where the only way they can read a work of literature is by vigilantly detecting each and every lapse against feminist orthodoxy.
For Poulet, "not only does [reading] cause the physical objects around me to disappear, including the very book I am reading, but it replaces those external objects with a congeries of mental objects" (43), and for this reason, engagement with a novel means that "nothing external to the work could possibly share the extraordinary claim which the work now exerts on me" (47).
I grant you, the language is a debased one, a congeries of old and new cliches, references to linguistic signs (the flag, babies, family, etc.
More recent scholars mining this lode of American nativism in the late-19th and early-20th centuries such as Carlton Beals, Donald Kinzer, and especially cultural historian John Higham, have explored even further the complex congeries of impulses that informed nativism.
Ever since the Federalists' vision of the country prevailed over the view of those who saw the nation as congeries of communitarian entities, Americans have favored the ideal of unitarian nationhood without relinquishing their romance of community.
The implementation of an accumulated list of reforms proposed by a congeries of policy research organisations was eagerly anticipated.
An unkind (and one-sided) portrait of the new era could show it to be a congeries of petty Stalinism coupled with the crudest Marxist caricature of capitalism.
As she does here, Meier interjects into the conventional narrative at certain points wonderful congeries of words, wordplays, rhymes, and singsong.
For, when one takes into account how great a role Kant attributed to categorial understanding and asks what the senses present to pre-categorial understanding (the bare capacity to judge), the answer must be: nothing more than a mere random congeries of data, existing nowhere and nowhen, without rule, cause, connection, or coherence; subject-less, object-less, and, needless to say, thought-less.
Hoffmann (1810) to Walter Engelsmann (1940) in which the first movement is explained "as a congeries of intricately linked musical ideas" (i.