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  • He is both iconoclastic and constructive in his attempt to sweep away long-familiar beliefs on the basis of new scientific evidence.
  • I appealed to his iconoclast, millionaire rodeo-cowboy ego.†   (source)
  • Dale Lasater's iconoclasm seems bred in the bone.†   (source)
  • I have become a reformer, and, like all reformers, an iconoclast.†   (source)
  • Now let the learned look upon this picture and say if iconoclasm can further go:†   (source)
  • There are some, perhaps, who while not altogether inaccessible to that poetic reproach just alluded to, may yet on behalf of the new order, be disposed to parry it; and this to the extent of iconoclasm, if need be.†   (source)
  • She had the neophyte's shock of discovery that, outside of tracts, conservatives do not tremble and find no answer when an iconoclast turns on them, but retort with agility and confusing statistics.†   (source)
  • Mr Grein, the hardy iconoclast who first launched my plays on the stage alongside Ghosts and The Wild Duck, exclaimed that I have shattered his ideals.†   (source)
  • On the following day, Ma'am Bougon, as Courfeyrac styled the old portress-principal-tenant, housekeeper of the Gorbeau hovel, Ma'am Bougon, whose name was, in reality, Madame Burgon, as we have found out, but this iconoclast, Courfeyrac, respected nothing,— Ma'am Bougon observed, with stupefaction, that M. Marius was going out again in his new coat.†   (source)
  • And in a democratic society it is not the iconoclast who seems most revolutionary, but the purist.†   (source)
  • Jackson, in his way, was the archetype of the new American—ignorant, pushful, impatient of restraint and precedent, an iconoclast, a Philistine, an Anglophobe in every fibre.†   (source)
  • [28] § 3 /Lost Distinctions/—This general iconoclasm reveals itself especially in a disdain for most of the niceties of modern English†   (source)
  • The incessant neologisms of the national speech sweep the whole country almost instantly, and the iconoclastic changes which its popular spoken form are undergoing show themselves from coast to coast.†   (source)
  • In particular, the generation born in the New World was uncouth and iconoclastic;[16] the only world it knew was a rough world, and the virtues that environment engendered were not those of niceness, but those of enterprise and resourcefulness.†   (source)
  • Behind it is the gigantic impulse that I have described in earlier chapters: the impulse of an egoistic and iconoclastic people, facing a new order of life in highly self-conscious freedom, to break a relatively stable language, long since emerged from its period of growth, to their novel and multitudinous needs, and, above all, to their experimental and impatient spirit.†   (source)
  • English now has the brakes on, but American continues to leap in the dark, and the prodigality of its movement is all the [Pg029] indication that is needed of its intrinsic health, its capacity to meet the ever-changing needs of a restless and iconoclastic people, constantly fluent in racial composition, and disdainful of hampering traditions.†   (source)
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