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Their campaigns announced that, and I'm conflating wildly here, they were not in favor of gay marriage, despite having gay relatives, but they were in favor of civil unions and they hated that little upstart Confederate flag-waving front-running Vermont governor for bringing the whole thing up in the first place.
During the 209 struggle, a TV commercial conflating an attack on affirmative action with the KKK may have offended, rather than won over, white conservatives who oppose affirmative action but hardly consider themselves white supremacists.
Noting that Arabic translations of Greek classic writings rendered the words "lyre" and "kithara" as "lute" (8), but not acknowledging the debt of the West to Arabic scholarship, Smith fails to recognize how Arabic scholarship contributed to conflating the lute with the ancient Greek instruments.
But it is Jerry Falwell, as always, who goes that extra mile, conflating Al Qaeda with all Middle Easterners with all Arabs with all Muslims, leading him to the conclusion that the prophet Mohammed was "a terrorist.
Army, while modernizing its uniforms and insignias in 1902, made a curious error by conflating the staff of Aesculapius and the caduceus, substituting the latter for the former (the true ancient symbol of medicine).
At Vatican I, in a radical breach with tradition, the papalists handed over all power to the pope by conflating the three magisteria of bishops, theologians, and the sensus fidelium into one: the pope.
Hughes also commits the (very popular) error of conflating vastly different issues into a single category for the purpose of making a case.
He suggests convincingly that 'the critical enigmas of Hamlet and Hamlet' may be at least in part the product of the hitherto universal practice of conflating 'the alien forms of Q2 and F1' which, kept separate, have some internal integrity.
I imagined the Chittendens as a clan or secret society of pre-Microsoft middle managers, and began to develop a mise-en-scene conflating Veblen and the insurance agency's maritime iconography.
The dual definition could have spelled trouble, for it complicates her thesis and risks conflating such widely different actions as appearing as an individual in court and buying groceries in a shop around the corner.
Such an approach might consider, without conflating, a wider range of the meanings of the term acquisition.
Unlike his "Beetle Manifesto" works, which by some Frank Gehry-esque feat of engineering undulated right off the wall, Van Tran's recent paintings are compressed into a two-dimensional field in which space is warped and scale convoluted, conflating the microscopic and the telescopic, the fabulous and the banal.
In his love letters to Angelina Grimke in 1838, Theodore Dwight Weld did something one would not expect from a man courting a woman: he repeatedly desexed his fiance in his rhetoric (and at moments even imaginatively remade her into a man) by conflating her with a male friend of his, Charles Stuart.
By conflating the legends of Aeneas and the Argonauts, he helped create a stockpile of images which could be used to bolster the authority and prestige of the Roman Empire.
Meese compresses the film, conflating de Large in his ultraviolent mode at the film's beginning with his submissive experience during the Ludovico treatment.