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  • As I see it, the battle lines are between the idealized, superficial and insular-minded way of looking at the world (which many schools and mainstream culture impose on our children and the rest of us), and the actual conditions of our lives with all its multiplicity, struggle, shading and nuance.†   (source)
  • He had never liked Warsaw, and the worse it was for us there the more he longed for and idealized Sosnowiec.†   (source)
  • And so the very life of the colonial city, which the young Juvenal Urbino tended to idealize in his Parisian melancholy, was an illusion of memory.†   (source)
  • I wasn't looking for love — no, I was far too eager to be a soldier for that; I thought of nothing but the idealized glory of the war that they were selling prospective draftees then — but if I had found …."†   (source)
  • And I thought, I like this girl because she is not amazonian or angelic or terrifically idealized.†   (source)
  • On the radio, the idealized worldof One Man's Family and the just and reassuring tales of The Lone Ranger were runaway hits.†   (source)
  • A distinguished grandfather, warmly wrapped in a cozy red bathrobe, taught an idealized blond boy how to use his new gift—a fishing pole.†   (source)
  • Cristian tended to think in abstract, idealized solutions.†   (source)
  • It was easy to idealize someone you barely knew.†   (source)
  • Pauline was like the public: She embraced the idealized image, never grasping Rene's conception of the ordinariness of his action.†   (source)
  • She fed it with fantasies, idealized it, savagely defended it, stripped it of its prosaic truth, and turned it into the kind of love one found in novels.†   (source)
  • All I knew was that she idealized the past in a way I can't agree with.†   (source)
  • Instead, a seemingly natural arrangement of open grasslands, winding paths, clumps and groves of trees, in combination with an abundant presence of water in the form of serpentine lakes, streams, and artificial cataracts, was intended to evoke the look of an idealized English landscape.†   (source)
  • These aren't idealized heavenly beings.†   (source)
  • It is a foreigner's idealized vision of France, France as it once was, France no more.†   (source)
  • Conscientious to a fault, thoughtful of others, and affectionate within reasonable bounds, he was the kind of father whose idealized image appears in many wistful books of human family reminiscences, but whose real prototype has seldom paced the earth upon two legs.†   (source)
  • I had not idealized "femininity" in the silly fashion of the time and therefore I am sure I did not foresee bedding down some chaste Sweet Briar maiden only after a trip to the altar.†   (source)
  • And among these new things too was the revolution-not the idealized intellectuals' revolution of 1905, but this new upheaval, today's, born of the war, bloody, ruthless, elemental, the soldiers' revolution led by those professional revolutionaries, the Bolsheviks.†   (source)
  • Her heel went down, almost without her knowing, on the idealized, dreaming, and predatory face of that Sicilian bandit.†   (source)
  • When I see an unreal, idealized setting such as this, I generally want to know who's in charge.†   (source)
  • So this first excursion was for her a fascinating adventure idealized in her girlhood dreams.†   (source)
  • Idealized notions each had of the other quickly shatter.†   (source)
  • At first Fernanda did not talk about her family, but in time she began to idealize her father.†   (source)
  • This was the male form as Edgar's idealized double.†   (source)
  • Men who are not free, he thought, always idealize their bondage.†   (source)
  • The patio, idealized by anisette, floated at the bottom of an aquarium, and the cages covered with cloths looked like ghosts sleeping under the hot scent of new orange blossoms.†   (source)
  • Little by little he idealized her, endowing her with improbable virtues and imaginary sentiments, and after two weeks he thought of nothing else but her.†   (source)
  • Years later, when he tried to remember what the maiden idealized by the alchemy of poetry really was like, he could not distinguish her from the heartrending twilights of those times.†   (source)
  • But that pestilence so frequently idealized by nostalgia became an unbearable reality when the carriage began to lurch through the quagmire of the streets where buzzards fought over the slaughterhouse offal as it was swept along by the receding tide.†   (source)
  • Their bodies are somewhat idealized: less hairy than they really were, the muscle groups in higher definition, the skin luminous.†   (source)
  • She had evoked the town idealized by nostalgia with such strong tenacity that Gaston understood that she would not get married unless he took her to live in Macondo.†   (source)
  • Many times during the hallucinating Roman August he had opened his eyes in the middle of his sleep and had seen Amaranta rising out of a marble-edged pool with her lace petticoats and the bandage on her hand, idealized by the anxiety of exile.†   (source)
  • He was seeking consolation for his abrupt solitude, for his premature adolescence with women who smelled of dead flowers, whom he idealized in the darkness and changed into Amaranta by means of the anxious efforts ofhis imagination.†   (source)
  • For so boyishly idealized and ruinously romantic had been my longing for Sophie all summer that, in truth, I had never really allowed a fully contoured, many-dimensioned, vividly tinted fantasy of sex with her invade or bother, much less take command of, my mind.†   (source)
  • White Communists had idealized all Negroes to the extent that they did not see the same Negroes I saw.†   (source)
  • Don't idealize him, either.†   (source)
  • It was too easy otherwise to idealize him as a man who fought with God - a Prometheus, a noble victim in a hopeless war.†   (source)
  • He himself, the old Harry, had been just such a bourgeois idealization of Goethe, a spiritual champion whose all-too-noble gaze shone with the unction of elevated thought and humanity, until he was almost overcome by his own nobleness of mind!†   (source)
  • Manuel read little; he had only been once to the theater (where above all there reigns the legend that love is a devotion) and the Peruvian tavern-songs that he might have heard, unlike those of Spain, reflected very little of the romantic cult of an idealized woman.†   (source)
  • I idealized them as the bravest and most generous men that ever sought a home in a strange land.†   (source)
  • He idealized order against chaos, against waste.†   (source)
  • This child had not only grown, she had become idealized.†   (source)
  • I thanked him for teaching me to use my eyes and ears; but I told him that his beauty worshipping and happiness hunting and woman idealizing was not worth a dump as a philosophy of life; so he called me Philistine and went his way.†   (source)
  • There was in Lily a vein of sentiment, perhaps transmitted from this source, which gave an idealizing touch to her most prosaic purposes.†   (source)
  • The word passion means nothing else to them; and that Higgins could have a passion for phonetics and idealize his mother instead of Eliza, would seem to them absurd and unnatural.†   (source)
  • It was depravity with the best of consciences, the idealized apotheosis of a total refusal to obey Western demands for an active life.†   (source)
  • An idealization of some such a man as Leonardo da Vinci would be a more valuable beacon to you at present.†   (source)
  • Sensible despots have never confined that precaution to women: they have taken their whips with them when they have dealt with men, and been slavishly idealized by the men over whom they have flourished the whip much more than by women.†   (source)
  • Come, Ana! do not look shocked: you know better than any of us that marriage is a mantrap baited with simulated accomplishments and delusive idealizations.†   (source)
  • He stood there bent down over the table, but with his head held to one side so that everyone could see that he had his eyes closed, and drew blindly with a pencil on the back side of a calling card; and without any help from his eyes, his massive hand traced an outline, the profile of a pig—more simplified and slightly idealized than realistic, but it was undoubtedly a rudimentary pig that he managed to assemble under such handicapped circumstances.†   (source)
  • The great aids to idealization in love were present here: occasional observation of her from a distance, and the absence of social intercourse with her—visual familiarity, oral strangeness.†   (source)
  • So sturdy and masterful he grew, so filled with bubbling life, so tremulous with the unspoken wisdom of a life but eighteen months distant from the All-life,—we were not far from worshipping this revelation of the divine, my wife and I. Her own life builded and moulded itself upon the child; he tinged her every dream and idealized her every effort.†   (source)
  • Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.†   (source)
  • And so we see our Eustacia—for at times she was not altogether unlovable—arriving at that stage of enlightenment which feels that nothing is worth while, and filling up the spare hours of her existence by idealizing Wildeve for want of a better object.†   (source)
  • Ever and anon there gleamed across the young man's mind a sense of wonder that he should be walking side by side with the being who had so wrought upon his imagination, whom he had idealized in such hues of terror, in whom he had positively witnessed such manifestations of dreadful attributes,--that he should be conversing with Beatrice like a brother, and should find her so human and so maidenlike.†   (source)
  • Exist boldly for each other, make us burst with rage that we cannot do the same, idealize each other, catch in your beaks all the tiny blades of felicity that exist on earth, and arrange yourselves a nest for life.†   (source)
  • Separation, which was the means that chance offered to Gabriel Oak by Bathsheba's disappearance, though effectual with people of certain humours, is apt to idealize the removed object with others—notably those whose affection, placid and regular as it may be, flows deep and long.†   (source)
  • But it should be borne in mind that, for an eighth-century audience, stories about the great old days were as liable to exaggeration and idealization as American sagas of the Wild West or English legends of King Arthur.†   (source)
  • Interpersonal relationships are usually unstable and intense, and may be characterized by alternation of the extremes of overidealization and devaluation.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "over-" in overidealization means excessive. This is the same pattern as seen in words like overconfident, overemphasize, and overstimulate.
  • The front, facing the street, was comparatively light; the Watts portrait of father faced the door, a flattered, an idealised picture, up to which father would lead admiring ladies; and pause and contemplate it, with some complacency.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it idealized.
  • For poor Mrs. Elvsted's sake I idealised the facts a little.†   (source)
  • He had read of the idealisation that takes place in love, but he saw her exactly as she was.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it idealization.
  • There were his fine sensibilities, his fine feelings, his fine longings—a sort of sublimated, idealised selfishness.†   (source)
  • He saw himself as a ludicrous figure, acting as a pennyboy for his aunts, a nervous, well-meaning sentimentalist, orating to vulgarians and idealising his own clownish lusts, the pitiable fatuous fellow he had caught a glimpse of in the mirror.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it idealizing.
  • In short, the house in Saville Row, which must have been a very temple of disorder and unrest under the illustrious but dissipated Sheridan, was cosiness, comfort, and method idealised.†   (source)
  • …love, mistaken for a heroism that shall be lifelong, yet early waning into disappointment; the inexplicable desire that comes on a man of riper years to be the all-inall to some one woman, whose ordinary human kindness and human beauty he has idealised into superhuman perfection, and made the one object of his desire; or lastly the reasonable longing of a strong and thoughtful man to become the most intimate friend of some beautiful and wise woman, the very type of the beauty and glory…†   (source)
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