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  • It is difficult to reach compromise on such a polarizing issue.
  • Their campaign strategy is to use this issue to polarize and upset the public so they will vote.
  • polarize light waves
  • Beyond the general anti-media sentiments in the South, the death penalty was particularly polarizing.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • The atmosphere in Phoenix became more polarized in the years following Stinky’s victory.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Given Walt’s need to exert control and Chris’s extravagantly independent nature, polarization was inevitable.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Slightly polarized but good enough.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Before Edward’s return, my school friends had polarized into two groups.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • At any moment the extremes of feeling might be anti-polarized at the dinner table.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Polarization.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me

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  • The sunlight seemed polarized and heavy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • You can track every polarizing issue in this country to religion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He read everything, went to the theatres, attended the courses of public lecturers, learned the polarization of light from Arago, grew enthusiastic over a lesson in which Geoffrey Sainte-Hilaire explained the double function of the external carotid artery, and the internal, the one which makes the face, and the one which makes the brain; he kept up with what was going on, followed science step by step, compared Saint-Simon with Fourier, deciphered hieroglyphics, broke the pebble which…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Somehow, out in space, the light of the sun had been polarized by two crossed fields so that no radiation could pass.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • THE FIRST EFFECT of the cosmogonic emanations is the framing of the world stage of space; the second is the production of life within the frame: life polarized for self-reproduction under the dual form of the male and female.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I reject categorically such polarized thinking.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • They’re just trying to make us angry, to polarize us.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • In the developing world, however, this difficult, polarizing debate is mostly just a distraction.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • It gave out no light, properly so called, but a dull and sullen glow without reflection, as if all its rays were polarized.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • They wore shiny, textured grayblue suits and wide ties and sported long sideburns and slightly too large brown-tinted polarizing glasses.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He was frightened by the violent turn the struggle had taken, polarizing everyone into two extremes and leaving the center to a flighty, indecisive group that was waiting to see who the winner might be so they could vote for him.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • This time, however, the whole gathering was polarized towards a centre of attraction.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • They followed the missile’s progress through polarized windows.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Her new office occupied the highest level of the Tau Ceti Center Transline Spire and standing there was like perching on the carpeted summit of the galaxy’s tallest, thinnest peak; only the invisible dome of the slightly polarized containment field arched overhead and the edge of the carpet ended in a six-kilometer drop.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Some people call it polarization, and many of us, white and black, still remember the days of the early and mid-sixties when we were all working together, singing "We Shall Overcome" and thinking that success was just around the corner.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • By this time the melanin pill I’d swallowed had worked and I was a young black woman-or man, it was hard to tell in my trendy red balloon jacket and polarized visor, strolling idly while taking pictures with my tourist imager.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The viewing pod was shielded with a class ten containment field, polarized, the nuke only a fifty-kiloton field tactical, but I’ll never forget the blast, the shock wave rocking the eighty-ton pod like a leaf on its repellers, the physical shock of light so obscenely bright that it polarized our field to midnight and still brought tears to our eyes and clamored to get in.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The viewing pod was shielded with a class ten containment field, polarized, the nuke only a fifty-kiloton field tactical, but I’ll never forget the blast, the shock wave rocking the eighty-ton pod like a leaf on its repellers, the physical shock of light so obscenely bright that it polarized our field to midnight and still brought tears to our eyes and clamored to get in.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …revolution; he was incomplete, however, so far as the absolute can be so; he had too much of Saint-Just about him, and not enough of Anacharsis Cloots; still, his mind, in the society of the Friends of the A B C, had ended by undergoing a certain polarization from Combeferre’s ideas; for some time past, he had been gradually emerging from the narrow form of dogma, and had allowed himself to incline to the broadening influence of progress, and he had come to accept, as a definitive and…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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