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amalgam -- as in: an amalgam of other's ideas
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Franny and Zooey
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  • If so, I’m scared stiff that if ever you gain any weight you’ll be as victimized as the next young actor into contributing to the reliable Hollywood amalgam of prizefighter and mystic, gunman and underprivileged child, cowhand and Man’s Conscience, and the rest.

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  • The antebellum propaganda war between North and South had created in southern minds an image of the hated Yankees as an amalgam of money-grubbing mudsill Black Republican abolitionist Goths and Vandals.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Later at Gage & Tollner’s, as Leslie and I dined beneath gaslight on littleneck clams and crabmeat imperial, I came as near to experiencing a pure amalgam of sensual and spiritual felicities as I ever would in my life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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