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debase and make vulgar

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act in a vulgar manner

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Once mourned as the victims of vulgarizing progress, the old surface treatments remain all arcane art but, thanks to Doug Turnbull, they are no longer lost.
Practically all public speech in our trivializing, vulgarizing, celebrity-worshiping age conspires to confuse us about the difference between criticism and public relations.
In addition to the vague thinking about artistic valor and soothsaying, this account of the heroic modern artist relies on vilifying popular culture as a vulgarizing, distorting, simplistic assault on fine art and genuine religious sentiment.
Most are concerned with French texts as diverse as the Roman d'Alexandre, the Lancelot-Graal cycle, Robert le diable, the Roman de la Rose (Narcissus episode), a little-known thirteenth-century romance, Cristal et Clarie, and a group of 'livres de clergie', vulgarizing works of the thirteenth century that attempt to explain scientifically the various phenomena and characteristics of water and its mysteries.
Even if one shared the same left-wing causes, one's politics (as we learned at Oxford) should be kept separate from one's philosophical work, which could only be corrupted by the vulgarizing effects of media attention.
A year or so from now, when the various TV and movie versions of the Bill-and-Monica affair start reaching the screen, the same people who are now defending Ken Starr will be condemning Hollywood for vulgarizing our media.
While this essay, "A Little Matter of Genocide," tends to be less tightly organized and argued than some of the others in the volume, it nevertheless takes on the important, often challenged (by many non-Indians and some Indians as well) issue of the consequences of trivializing, popularizing, and vulgarizing religious and cultural traditions.
One gets a feeling that every pioneering attempt envisaged by the PM is in sync with his image as a visionary, as one who is blessed with foresight to understand how efforts channelled in the right direction, and through proper conduits, could bring about a world of change for a country that has hitherto been experiencing the vulgarizing of the terms progress and development to mean the betterment of a select few.
Saudek was never interested in vulgarizing the classics for mass appeal.
A lion's share of the credit for this work of resurrection must go to director/choreographer Robert Press, a sometime protege of Peter Sellars, from whose modern-dress versions of the Mozart-DaPonte operas Press has extracted a modus operandi that has a similar effect of revivifying without vulgarizing.