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  • noun Plural form of accentuation.


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  • Some points: 1. If you would have read the post properly you would have noticed that fun was made of the clothing/hair of the women, their adornments and accentuations thus the “fabulous fashoinistas” phrase, not facial/bodily appearances per se.

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  • Its fine-toned texture is distinguished by folk-style upper-body accentuations and boot-shod footwork shaped by determined but deft shifts of weight and thrust, all made ballet bright by a smiling and seamless ease of execution.

    A Close Up View of the Kirov

  • She lays a great stress on the accentuations, as if to make the numbers sound even more droll.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Neither of these accentuations is in accordance with English custom.

    Style in Singing

  • By means of various accentuations with the foot, I teach the different time measures.

    The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze

  • So the objectivity of a theoretical observation certainly does not mean that the spirit is a _tabula rasa_ on which things inscribe their qualities, but it means the full activity of a spirit working according to its own laws, under conditions in which accidental dislocations and accentuations have been excluded, the individual and subjective peculiarities of which would give quite different pictures of the same object.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Degas's old style of drawing undergoes modification: with the help of slight deformations, accentuations of the modelling and subtle falsifications of the proportions, managed with infinite tact and knowledge, the artist brings forth in relief the important gesture, subordinating to it all the others.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • It revels in absurd accentuations of special features.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Drama, accentuations of sensibility, in short all the unspoken and unspeakable, withered as tropic foliage at a touch of frost.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • What was then admired in Vienna was explosive accentuations and piano drumming.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music


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