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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of atomise.


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  • What does interest me is the question of feeling "atomised" and being adrift in "anomic campuses."

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • So it is bizarre that they should now apparently be embracing just the kind of atomised society in which people - whatever their commitments or responsibilities - are regarded by the state as single, unencumbered units, rather than as parents or parts of a stable household. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • No obvious successors or opposition movements are waiting to take over Libya if Muammar Gaddafi is forced from power after four decades in which political dissent was crushed and society atomised.

    Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi will leave no obvious successor if he goes

  • With its demented mash-up style, Transformers 3 is the strangest, most atomised and hybridised mainstream American movie since Richard Kelly's nutty Southland Tales, which it rivals in its blissful incoherence and in its insane, unselfconscious and probably unachievable pop-culty ambitions.

    Michael Bay, movie-making maverick?

  • It is the difference between a society of rights and responsibilities and an atomised world of individuals.

    Welfare reform: Canterbury tales

  • The breakdown of the relationship between fans and players was one of the tragedies of the atomised modern game.

    How Twitter is bringing footballers back to the fans

  • Dean creates webs of deliquescent, wintry sounds, through which the singer threads the atomised texts, syllable by syllable; it's fragile and transient, and finally delicately elusive.

    Cheltenham festival

  • She writes: Generation Gaga doesn't identify with powerful vocal styles because their own voices have atrophied: they communicate mutely via a constant stream of atomised, telegraphic text messages.

    Lisa Kirchner: Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex

  • One consequence of wide pay differentials is a more atomised society.

    Britain must close the great pay divide

  • "We are all in search of ... completeness," he says, "and at least occasionally and momentarily we find it gazing at certain movie stars [who] body forth ... a vision of a unified self on to which can be projected a million and one atomised fantasies."

    Sean Connery by Christopher Bray


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