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a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

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The problem is not that Somalia must be persuaded to change its laws, it is that Somalia is a pre-modern congeries of warring militias, bandits, warlords, and pirates; even the imposition of Islamic law--any law--might be an improvement.
The "fur trade" was actually a congeries of distinct trades in the pelts and skins of a wide range of animals--including beavers, deer, sea otters, fur seals, bears, buffalo, skunk, raccoons, muskrats, and even nutria
Perhaps what is needed to take the field forward is not so much attempts to produce a singular, watertight master-narrative of 'cosmopolitanism' as an engagement with a broader range of 'cosmopolitanisms', understood as congeries of unevenly developed and articulated processes, in different parts of the world--including some of its Islamic parts--in order to inch towards the brighter future Spencer adumbrates.
For those who have never visited more than one Wal-Mart store, let me point out that the company is not a congeries of boutiques run by egotistical retailing divas.
The result is that, while the account the author delivers is persuasive, the causal logic in respect of the way the late Byzantine 'empire' functioned--an empire that was, in effect, a congeries of small competing social groups--remains largely implicit.
Writing in his foreword to the book, George Weigel says: "What the Pope sees is a world that has lost its story: a world in which the progress promised by the humanisms of the past three centuries is now gravely threatened by understandings of the human person that reduce our humanity to a congeries of cosmic chemical accidents: a humanity with no intentional origin, no noble destiny, and thus no path to take through history.
Clyde is such an inchoate personality, such a seething congeries of inexpressible longings that he lights up the novel's pages with a tortured glow.
Intentionality is a congeries of "logical" or "representational" properties.
Sometimes he wondered whether Western society was "assembled round anything more permanent than a congeries of banks, insurance companies and industries, and had any beliefs more essential than a belief in compound interest and the maintenance of dividends.
Stories, for him "were only congeries of sentences, and the world .
This is followed by some reflections on 'practice and theory' notably in the context of the 'lure' of the 'transhistorical' event or congeries of events, especially as the 'observer' becomes implicated in the 'observed' (a psychological process of 'transference').
Carrithers and Hardy identified four tropes: journey, theater, moment, and ambassadorship; they believed these terms usefully (if not necessarily fully) provided categories in which might be gathered the congeries of early modern cultural imagination and understanding.
Meanwhile, the countering WSF in Porto Allegre is a radical congeries of some 30,000-50,000 socialists, communists, anarchists, syndicalists.
18), about which I and, perhaps, others may be concerned given it has no label but, more critically, is attenuated and hence slightly misleading: orang ulu are conflated with a set of 7 sub-ethnic groups, plus "and others," to illustrate the larger so-called orang ulu "ethnic group," a somewhat simplistic title for these congeries of diverse ethnolinguistic groups.
Ademas, la elaboracion de congeries supone establecer una cierta relacion de sinonimia entre las palabras que forman la conglobacion.