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Synonyms for unmake

deprive of certain characteristics


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A decade before this speech of Everhard's, the New York Board of Trade issued a report from which the following is quoted: "The railroads control absolutely the legislatures of a majority of the states of the Union; they make and unmake United States Senators, congressmen, and governors, and are practically dictators of the governmental policy of the United States.
In Compulsive Beauty, Hal Foster suggests that Bellmer's shifting of desire thus "doubles back, turns in, as if to capture the object, to make, unmake, and remake its image again and again.
It frames the poet's capacity to unmake those patterns and motifs that readers may anticipate within a text that carries the burden of identity markers--"Musical," "Black," "Female," or otherwise.
I need to tackle the problems I care about directly--to organize, write petitions, help make and unmake laws, bring enemies together to resolve conflicts, carry healing to the wounded and hope to the despairing.
Harris, a foe of not just religious extremists but moderates too, writes, ``Words like 'God' and 'Allah' must go the way of 'Apollo' and 'Baal,' or they will unmake our world.
In a land ruled by the myth of vengeance we have an unshakable and unreasonable faith in the power of violence to unmake the wounds of injustice, as if killing murderers brought back their victims or healed the broken hearts and lives of their families and loved ones.