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  • noun Plural form of fetishism.


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  • I felt the story being told, which is very good, didn't lend itself well to the sort of 'fetishisms' inherent in MilSF, being more of a character oriented piece.

    REVIEW: Emperor's Mercy by Henry Zou 2009

  • Maybe yes, maybe no, but a Public Tech company would create thousands of tech jobs and a tech industry more focused on value and function, and less on planned obsolescence and weird nerd fetishisms, either way.

    Larry Abrams: The Voodoo Economist 2009

  • Directed by Katie Waddington who'd made the study of human sexuality her lifelong passion libidos were examined; erotomania and-phobia were dissected; frigidity, nymphomania, satyrism, transvestism, and fetishisms were admitted to; erotic fantasies were encouraged; and erotic imagination was stimulated.

    A Traitor to Memory George, Elizabeth 2001

  • Waitz wrote, "Among branches where foreign influence is least to be suspected we discover behind their more conspicuous fetishisms and superstitions something which we cannot strictly call monotheism, but which tends in that direction."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery 1840-1916 1913

  • No mean or puerile type, with all its fetishisms and unreasons on its head -- no! -- a type sprung from the finest English blood, disciplined by heroic memories, by the persecution and hardships of the Penal Laws.

    Helbeck of Bannisdale — Volume II Humphry Ward 1885

  • But in reality, it was only because of the great misery then prevailing that men seemed more superstitious than usual; for misery brings out the superstitions -- the fetishisms, if we may so speak -- which are inherent in many minds, but concealed from others in prosperous times, out of shame, or perhaps a worthier feeling.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy 1862

  • Another great collection of images, featuring a number of recognizable artists and a whole pile of moe fetishisms.

    Wakaranai 2010

  • Another great collection of images, featuring a number of recognizable artists and a whole pile of moe fetishisms.

    Wakaranai 2010

  • Insurrection does not need any advance guard or protectors, she needs nothing but - free from all fetishisms - the determination of blowing the wind of subversion through the society.

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments 2010

  • In certain erotic fetishisms, a second skin - which in fact covers up the real skin - is called this because it is perceived as providing a more intense stimulus than the normal response associated with real naked hide.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2008


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