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  • verb Present participle of hypostasize.


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  • It is bristly with words like "hypostasizing" - a commentary by a wisp of a lad who is trying in vain to appear as solid and august as Lionel Trilling, the literary critic.

    NYT > Home Page By PAUL BERMAN 2011

  • The Romans thus broke up the idea of deity by hypostasizing particular powers, modes of operation, physical functions, and properties.

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

  • His question would be absurd, and the absurdity would lie in this, that he was hypostasizing as the substratum of prose and poetry the simultaneous negation of both, forgetting that the negation of the one consists in the affirmation of the other.

    Evolution créatrice. English Henri Bergson 1900

  • Along these lines, it might be noted that in an influential study of the prophetic phenomenon in Saadya, Altmann sees Saadya's commitment to created glory as a commitment in particular to some sort of an hypostasized entity; in fact, it is precisely on the basis of this hypostasizing view that Altmann argues for distinguishing Saadya's theory of prophecy from the Mu˜tâzilite view. [

    Saadya [Saadiah] Pessin, Sarah 2003


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