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debase and make vulgar

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Its curvilinear whiplash motifs and stylized floral decoration were considered avant-garde from the 1890s until about 1905, after which their very popularity would have been condemned by certain design-reformers in Germany as being vulgarized and debased.
The third stage, after the 1880s, saw a more popularized and vulgarized version of Decadence, with authors such as Catulle Mendes, Jean Lorrain and Rachilde, "des erotomanes grotesques et pathetiques" (17).
is a modern, vulgarized version of the Egyptian diviners and practicers of magic, who professed to control fertility, and to forecast the rising and falling of the waters of the Nile through the Tarot cards [.
Paul Gay (Comte Des Grieux) had some understanable difficulty conveying the nobility of his character in this vulgarized staging and consequently was not at his best vocally.
It ends with a question directed to everyone: "How much longer must women suffer the dreadful and damning consequences of the ancient male imagination, which valorized the male body while it vulgarized the female, because the Bible tells us so?
However, director of the Education Inspection Dzordze Arsov vulgarized the protests, describing them as "chaos".
As the mass murder of millions of innocent people is trivialized and vulgarized," contends Rosenfeld, a professor of Jewish Studies and English at the University of Indiana, "a catastrophic history, bloody to its core, is lightened of its historical burden and gives up the sense of scandal that necessarily should attend it.
Henry James bluntly termed the whole riddle as 'clumsy conventional expensive materialized vulgarized brutalized life'.
The next generation of economists vulgarized and twisted Keynes' thoughts.
Frye's grand synoptic vision became vulgarized into thematic criticism, epitomized by Atwood's deplorable Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
Our intellectuals and their liberal supporters abroad will keep chewing and regurgitating the cud of the lack of precision and the inapplicability of human rights instruments to the heirs of the holocaust till the whole issue gets vulgarized and enveloped in a haze of a delegitimizing discourse and accusations of anti-Semitism.
This explanation is not only woefully inadequate, but is so vulgarized and grotesque in its flat self-assurance that it makes one wonder why Tomalin chose a subject so clearly beyond her intellectual and emotional range.
Picone's examination of 'The Classical Context of the Ulysses Canto' overturns Romantic pictures of the episode's originality, uncovering a dense pattern of Ovidian allusions that renew the classical grandeur of a hero whose story had been diminished by vulgarized retellings.
Primaries," for example, "compromised and vulgarized the political process, making it worse than before, on many occasions aiding demagogues, and on virtually every occasion transforming already dubious contests of popularity into publicity contests" (p.
It is true that the culture has been further vulgarized in recent years.