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  • As he's wriggling through the hole, his coverall makes popping and hissing noises as the hot, sharp metal melts and tears through the synthetic material.   (source)
  • How could such a thing be possible when our propaganda had told us that German aircraft and tanks were made of cardboard, and ran on synthetic fuel that wasn't even fit for cigarette lighters?   (source)
    synthetic = artificial
  • ...and over that he wears a black jacket of synthetic leather.   (source)
    synthetic = not genuine
  • ...the centrifugal pump that kept the liquid moving over the placenta and drove it through the synthetic lung and waste product filter.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Right now your blood is being replaced with a synthetic oxygen-rich solution.†   (source)
  • Within the ranks of his arcane field, an advanced technology called synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, he is an eminence.†   (source)
  • My mother's shirt felt suddenly cheap, the synthetic threads shining in the thin light.†   (source)
  • Everything is made of metal or flame-retardant plastic and the uniforms are synthetic.†   (source)
  • Of course our food, being synthetic, is not superior to your messes of beans and bacon and so forth, but I assure you that it's far more nourishing, and though it has no taste of its own, a slight conditioning is all that is necessary to give you the illusion that you are eating a roast turkey dinner.†   (source)
  • They stopped at a cubicle, grey and small and lined with a material like synthetic linen.†   (source)
  • No synthetic material has the human hair's tensile strength.†   (source)
  • Happiness had disappeared along with rubber, silk, and many other staples, to be replaced by the wartime synthetic, high morale, for the Duration.†   (source)
  • The summer dresses are unpacked and hanging in the closet, two of them, pure cotton, which is better than synthetics like the cheaper ones, though even so, when it's muggy, in July and August, you sweat inside them.†   (source)
  • On my feet I had a pair of fake sheepskin boots with dirty synthetic shearing spilling out like animal innards around the tops and seams.†   (source)
  • Synthetic Cooking Vinegar.†   (source)
  • Our dignified elephant of a chesterfield with its matching baby ottoman sits in the living room looking stunned, as if it got sleep-darted in its natural environment and woke up in this strange new captivity, surrounded by faux-posh carpet and synthetic wood and unveined walls.†   (source)
  • The outside track is made of synthetic rubber.†   (source)
  • But it's still essential for the production of plastics, synthetics, food base, and keroids.†   (source)
  • Everything is synthetic nowadays.†   (source)
  • For my first day at school, my niang dressed me up in my best clothes, a new black cotton, quilted winter jacket and hand-me-down cotton pants with patches on the knees and the bottom, and a hat for winter of cotton and synthetic fur.†   (source)
  • They injected synthetic cartilage material and shaved the meniscus.†   (source)
  • The blanket on the bed felt as if it might be actual wool, not anything synthetic.†   (source)
  • On impact, the oversized spider bit an unhealthy gob of synthetic flesh off the assassin and chomped at its vital circuitry.†   (source)
  • Wireless data signals were strong, and they secured a solar panel and battery set with a universal outlet, which accepted plugs from all around the world, and a rainwater collector fashioned from synthetic fabric and a bucket, and dew collectors that fit inside plastic bottles like the filaments of upside-down lightbulbs, and so life, while basic, was not quite as rough, nor as cut off, as otherwise it might have been.†   (source)
  • It's a big gun, a synthetic antibiotic, and it works well on resistant strains.†   (source)
  • A lethargic avalanche of synthetic thought can take days to fall.†   (source)
  • She left behind heaps of stuff for Ralph and Dina to deal with, including a few hideous synthetic sweaters Dina had tossed her way at Christmas.†   (source)
  • It felt strange in the hand, curiously sensitive to the touch but at the same time giving the impression that it was synthetic, insoluble, elaborately engineered.†   (source)
  • Only the juke box spoke, grinding out each evening, all evening long, syncopated, synthetic laments for love.†   (source)
  • Underthings of an intense pink with unmistakably synthetic lace trim.†   (source)
  • The synthetic versions of flavor compounds were not subtle, but they did not need to be, given the nature of most processed food.†   (source)
  • No synthetic yellow bangs suspended over marble-blue eyes, no pinched nose and bowline mouth.†   (source)
  • At one point I saw her gaze flit to the rug on the floor between us—there was an intruder sitting naked on those synthetic fibers, a dark silent man with razor cuts to his body.†   (source)
  • Demerol, my friend, is a synthetic opiate, twice as addictive as heroin.†   (source)
  • You would talk about intensity and self-denial, while throwing around words like Futurism, Bauhaus, and synthetic Cubism.†   (source)
  • She was a worse dancer than even he was, but she threw herself about to the synthetic jitterbug music with more uninhibited pleasure than he had ever observed until he felt his legs falling asleep with boredom and yanked her off the dance floor toward the table at which the girl he should have been screwing was still sitting tipsily with one hand around Aarfy's neck, her orange satin blouse still hanging open slovenly below her full white lacy brassiere as she made dirty sex talk ostentatiously with Huple, Orr, Kid Sampson and Hungry Joe.†   (source)
  • The main product of its mills was cotton gingham, and by the late 1920's consumer demand for gingham had shifted to the emerging synthetic materials, such as rayon.†   (source)
  • The mid-1870s saw something of a fashion revolution, thanks to the invention of the sewing machine and the introduction of synthetic dyes.†   (source)
  • The cloth was soft, some kind of synthetic.†   (source)
  • Are they synthetic a priori judgments, as Kant said?†   (source)
  • Mrs. Finestein, are you telling me that you added synthetic cyanide compound to a custard pie with the intention of killing your husband?†   (source)
  • They thought to solve it by substituting synthetic voices so clearly nonhuman that people would not succumb to gender stereotypes, but people still did.†   (source)
  • His penchant was for textured synthetic fabrics, often featuring some geometric design like diamonds or pentagons.†   (source)
  • He looks like a colorless worm, writhing on his stomach in a synthetic tan suit with precisely matching socks, his steel glasses smashed against the pavement.†   (source)
  • We made our slingshots from forked tree limbs and red real-rubber bands we cut from old inner tubes (the black synthetic inner tubes didn't have the necessary snap to propel a marble or small rock).†   (source)
  • All of this equipment and the dozens of numbers and settings sounded more like the equation for synthetic moon rocks, but I tried to nod at the right times.†   (source)
  • A paper cup drops into place, the drink pours out and stops a quarter of an inch from the brim—a cold, refreshing drink guaranteed synthetic.†   (source)
  • That wasn't synthetic.†   (source)
  • His voice took on the syrupy synthetic tones of deepest Dixieland—an accent, though, to my sleep-drugged but responsive ears, that was the product of remarkably deft mimicry.†   (source)
  • In the privacy of his little curtained cabin he unlocked the safe that held the confidential books and took out the bracelet; it glowed in the synthetic light.†   (source)
  • His house was carpeted and furnished showroom style—twelve hand-carved dining chairs, upholstered chairs in fringed synthetic velvet in two colours in the sitting room, lamps, tables, air conditioners everywhere.†   (source)
  • The Eastern countries, on the other hand, were undergoing violent but largely synthetic spasms of national pride.†   (source)
  • Just as a similar synthetic rubber corporation helped us win World War II, so will we mobilize American determination and ability to win the energy war.†   (source)
  • It was a belt canteen of flexible synthetic divided into half-litre pockets.†   (source)
  • There was a portrait of Maria centered in the star of a synthetic ruby enclosed in the message capsule.†   (source)
  • 2 non-buoyant synthetic ropes of unspecified length, but each at least 30 metres long   (source)
    synthetic = with man-made rather than natural fibers
  • It was a reception to celebrate the launch of Synthetic Sensory Incorporated, the company I'd started with Dr. Patricia Killiam.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Somewhere between the 3-D video-game arcade and the display window full of terminally bored prostitutes, Hiro's eyes clear up and he sees a miracle: the exit of the inflatable dome, where the doors exhale a breeze of synthetic beer breath and atomized body fluids into the cool night air.   (source)
    synthetic = not genuine
  • My synthetic surroundings faded away as I focused on the game and lost myself in its ancient two-dimensional reality.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • You know why, and we'd very much like you to get involved in the next stage of our synthetic intelligence program as well.   (source)
  • We'd been talking about her project she needed funding for, some amazing research into synthetic reality.   (source)
  • "We're looking for complementary technology start-ups to get involved, to locate their headquarters on our first floating citystate," said Kesselring, "and we would like Synthetic Sensory to be one of the first to make this commitment."   (source)
  • Mustapha Mond's oratory was almost up to synthetic standards.   (source)
    synthetic = machine-made
    synthetic = artificial
  • A Synthetic Music machine was warbling out a super-cornet solo.   (source)
  • Two more were busy round the portable Synthetic Music Box.   (source)
  • Suddenly, from out of the Synthetic Music Box a Voice began to speak.   (source)
  • In the synthetic music machine the sound-track roll began to unwind.   (source)
  • The synthetic music plant was working as they entered the hall and left nothing to be desired.   (source)
  • "No, not synthetic starch and cotton-waste flour-substitute," he had insisted.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Then to the accompaniment of the synthetic orchestra the First Solidarity Hymn was sung.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial
  • Above were the search laboratories and the padded rooms in which Sound-Track Writers and Synthetic Composers did the delicate work.   (source)
  • The sound-track roll was unwinding itself in Synthetic Anti-Riot Speech Number Two (Medium Strength).   (source)
    synthetic = machine-made
  • Three charming girls from the Bureau of Propaganda by Synthetic Voice waylaid him as he stepped out of the lift.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial
  • They interrupted themselves for a moment to sing a synthetic quartet, with full super-orchestral accompaniment and gardenias on the scent organ.   (source)
  • Then came the Bureaux of Propaganda by Television, by Feeling Picture, and by Synthetic Voice and Music respectively–twenty-two floors of them.   (source)
  • Hundreds of synthetic music boxes, one for each dormitory, stood ranged in shelves round three sides of the room; pigeon-holed on the fourth were the paper sound-track rolls on which the various hypnopaedic lessons were printed.   (source)
  • And all at once a great synthetic bass boomed out the words which announced the approaching atonement and final consummation of solidarity, the coming of the Twelve-in-One, the incarnation of the Greater Being.   (source)
  • Nothing to do, and the hotel too hopelessly old-fashioned–no television laid on in the bedrooms, no scent organ, only the most putrid synthetic music, and not more than twenty-five Escalator-Squash Courts for over two hundred guests.   (source)
  • And when, exhausted, the Sixteen had laid by their saxophones and the Synthetic Music apparatus was producing the very latest in slow Malthusian Blues, they might have been twin embryos gently rocking together on the waves of a bottled ocean of blood-surrogate.   (source)
  • Flood-lighted, its three hundred and twenty metres of white Carrara-surrogate gleamed with a snowy incandescence over Ludgate Hill; at each of the four corners of its helicopter platform an immense T shone crimson against the night, and from the mouths of twenty-four vast golden trumpets rumbled a solemn synthetic music.   (source)
  • Lenina liked the drums. Shutting her eyes she abandoned herself to their soft repeated thunder, allowed it to invade her consciousness more and more completely, till at last there was nothing left in the world but that one deep pulse of sound .It reminded her reassuringly of the synthetic noises made at Solidarity Services and Ford's Day celebrations.   (source)
  • The President stood up, made the sign of the T and, switching on the synthetic music, let loose the soft indefatigable beating of drums and a choir of instruments–near-wind and super-string–that plangently repeated and repeated the brief and unescapably haunting melody of the first Solidarity Hymn.   (source)
    synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • With her synthetic limbs covered and a weapon in hand, she felt better.†   (source)
  • Since they're not pumped up on synthetic nitrogen, the cells of organic leaves grow more slowly.†   (source)
  • She felt as though all her synthetic parts were squeezing together, crushing her inside.†   (source)
  • He argued that the rules for organics had to allow synthetic additives and preservatives.†   (source)
  • "If we had lost on synthetics," Gene Kahn told me, "we'd be out of business."†   (source)
  • Without synthetics, processed foods like TV dinners just can't be manufactured.†   (source)
  • It was in the milky-slick feel of these synthetic gloves, fear and distrust and unreason.†   (source)
  • The same is true when they use a real human face and match it with a synthetic voice.†   (source)
  • They are making synthetic feces in Dallas.†   (source)
  • It was all a synthetic plastic compound.†   (source)
  • Mass-produced plastics and synthetics aren't in themselves bad.†   (source)
  • They are making synthetic feces in Dallas.†   (source)
  • The walls are lined with Maria's portraits, all in synthetic stones.†   (source)
  • The dish, one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Fairbanks skyline, had been erected to collect data from satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar of Walt McCandless's design.†   (source)
  • "Synthetic Cooking Vinegar," he said.†   (source)
  • I was nearly eleven years old when, one day at school, while we were busy as usual memorizing some of Chairman Mao's sayings, the headmaster came into our freezing classroom with four dignified-looking people, all wearing Mao's jackets and coats with synthetic fur collars.†   (source)
  • And so, having bagged the contract for the Synthetic Cooking Vinegar labels, he deftly banished Chacko from the fighting ranks of the Overthrowers to the treacherous ranks of the To Be Overthrown.†   (source)
  • The dull sheen of her synthetic foot.†   (source)
  • Her control panel, her synthetic hand and leg, wires that trailed from the base of her skull all the way down her spine and out to her prosthetic limbs.†   (source)
  • In his magazine, Rodale wrote about the health benefits of growing food without synthetic chemicals — "organically."†   (source)
  • She had not known about the metal vertebrae along her spine, or the four metal ribs, or the synthetic tissue around her heart, or the metal splints along the bones in her right leg.†   (source)
  • Urea is a form of synthetic nitrogen made from natural gas, similar to the fertilizer spread on George Naylor's fields.†   (source)
  • According to the handout, McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, items that come not from a corn or soybean field but from a petroleum refinery or chemical plant.†   (source)
  • Many people from the old organic movement argued that to put synthetics in a processed food and then call it organic was a fraud.†   (source)
  • chapter five Leonardo was sprawled in the middle of Mavis's living room floor, where he had fallen hours before in a drunken stupor brought on by a full bottle of synthetic whiskey and a boatload of self-pity.†   (source)
  • The combination of Immortality and, as far as we can determine by what's missing, doses of morphine and synthetic Zeus.†   (source)
  • One of the few successful factories, a synthetic wool plant, blanketed Plauen in some of East Germany's worst air pollution.†   (source)
  • She worked hard to regain the confidence of her former customers, except, of course, for Graciela Moreira, who'd taken to wearing synthetic wigs imported from Hungary.†   (source)
  • One was real, the other synthetic.†   (source)
  • There's no question that this Texas-of-the-mind fable is often synthetic, sometimes untruthful, and frequently romantic, but that in no way diminishes its strength as a symbol.†   (source)
  • Nass believes that in three to five years synthetic speech will be indistinguishable from human speech.†   (source)
  • When people are confronted with a synthetic face like Baldi's and a synthetic voice, they are very accepting and comfortable with it.†   (source)
  • In the stronger light down here he could see that Marvin Lundy's hair was a swatch of loomed synthetic, ash-brown, combed sleekly forward, and it made Brian think of Las Vegas and pinky rings and prostate cancer.†   (source)
  • Respondents trust both mismatches less than the voice/face combinations when both are real or both are synthetic.†   (source)
  • Even though people in general like a human voice better than synthetic one, when it's paired with an artificial face, like Baldi's, it triggers feelings of suspicion and worry.†   (source)
  • "Even obvious synthetic speech, like Baldi's," Nass said, "will be assigned a gender, will be assigned an emotion, an accent, a location in the country, a personality—the entire range of things that we do when we hear a human voice.†   (source)
  • So, if there is a synthetic female voice, or a real female voice from a computer, that computer is now a female, from Alabama, with all the stereotypes that we would associate with an actual human female from Alabama.†   (source)
  • Dad has resigned from General Synthetics and is closing up his affairs; they'll kiss the world good-by this coming Wednesday— which is why he was being sterh about your plans to be away at that time.†   (source)
  • It is the sale to the United States of large quantities of synthetic rubber newly perfected by IG Farbenindustrie.†   (source)
  • He has mastered his homework, the shrewd Professor, in whose memory has lodged the salient fact that it is the oil-resistance of the new synthetic product which is so revolutionary and which is the key to its value and attractiveness.†   (source)
  • The walls, cross-hatched with gold wire cloisons were glittering with inset synthetic stones...ruby, emerald, garnet, chrysolite, amethyst, topaz...all containing various portraits of the owner.†   (source)
  • Yet six years later she did see him again, when the creature of Durrfeld's passion and desire—synthetic rubber—and its place in the matrix of history had caused this corporate prince to become master of Farben's huge industrial complex known as IG-Auschwitz.†   (source)
  • With the British and the Dutch sole owners of Malaya and the East Indies, criminally fixing astronomical rates on the world market, what else could Germany do but employ its technological ingenuity to create a synthetic substitute that would not only be economical, durable, resilient, but "Oil-resistant!"†   (source)
  • He was a Universalist, a man in his forties, with a synthetically serene face, wavy blond, carefully groomed hair and pinkly mobile, rather girlish lips.†   (source)
  • As he took her in his arms a wave of synthetic violets flooded his nostrils.†   (source)
  • It occurred to Winston that a synthetic face was perhaps incapable of changing its expression.†   (source)
  • Yes, he had corrupted Ellen to more than renegadery, though, like her, unaware that his flowering was a forced blooming too and that while he was still playing the scene to the audience, behind him fate, destiny, retribution, irony—the stage manager, call him what you will—was already striking the set and dragging on the synthetic and spurious shadows and shapes of the next one.†   (source)
  • Repin, or kitsch, is synthetic art.†   (source)
  • And as if to show that all things were equal to him, of his own free will he issued in addition half a pound of synthetic honey to each man.†   (source)
  • In any time that he could accurately remember, there had never been quite enough to eat, one had never had socks or underclothes that were not full of holes, furniture had always been battered and rickety, rooms underheated, tube trains crowded, houses falling to pieces, bread dark-colored, tea a rarity, coffee filthy-tasting, cigarettes insufficient — nothing cheap and plentiful except synthetic gin.†   (source)
  • The day, chopped into little pieces by all these synthetic diversions, had in fact crumbled in his hands, and turned to dust—and he would notice it now, either in cheerful amazement or, at worst, with a little pensiveness, since to shudder at the thought would have been inappropriate to his young years.†   (source)
  • For thirty-seven hours now they had been working on a report of their investigations of synthetic rubber.†   (source)
  • In vials of ivory and coloured glass Unstoppered, lurked her strange synthetic perfumes, Unguent, powdered, or liquid — troubled, confused And drowned the sense in odours; stirred by the air That freshened from the window, these ascended In fattening the prolonged candle-flames, Flung their smoke into the laquearia, 92 Stirring the pattern on the coffered ceiling.†   (source)
  • for America, and its influence is still rising, swelling, spreading, in cerealian billows over the land—this seed I regularly and faithfully procured from the village, till at length one morning I forgot the rules, and scalded my yeast; by which accident I discovered that even this was not indispensable—for my discoveries were not by the synthetic but analytic process—and I have gladly omitted it since, though most housewives earnestly assured me that safe and wholesome bread without yeast might not be, and elderly people prophesied a speedy decay of the vital forces.†   (source)
  • What his dazzled state neglected in this, his first far too synthetic estimation, we do not think it necessary to point out here.†   (source)
  • [8] This formidable work was almost purely synthetical: it began with a long series of definitions, wholly unintelligible to a child, and proceeded into a maddening maze of pedagogical distinctions, puzzling even to an adult†   (source)
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