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  • noun Plural form of idealism.


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  • In fact it's never quite clear whose love-longings they are that seem to May so problematically idealising, at the end of a European 20th century when our scepticism has gone through idealisms pretty thoroughly, at least in serious writing – the story is different perhaps in film and pop music.

    Love in literature 2011

  • When Nazi Germany was defeated by the USA during WWII their flag was taken down and eliminated as was their idealisms and atrocities.

    Apology not accepted, lawmaker says of McDonnell 2010

  • Unbound Shelley argues for the ethical and political efficacy of "beautiful idealisms of moral excellence."

    Rhyming Sensation in 'Mont Blanc' 2008

  • The idealisms of culling and ceremonies thereof are public knowledge and therefore as they act as if all is secret and unknown, all is really known and available to the general public, making this another lie, and misleading to the general Satanist.

    Exposing the Order of Nine Angles | Disinformation 2008

  • Our very democracy is rooted in the ability of two opposing, yet vital idealisms to converge effectively.

    The Conservative Corruption of Progressive Thought Wattree 2010

  • But in a profession gripped by often-divergent idealisms, I've never detected much more than an inchoate (and personal) attempt to formalize what's right and what's wrong except don't lie, cheat or make up crap.

    Robert Teitelman: On the Matter of the M.B.A. Oath 2009

  • The government's lack of power over regulating your myopic Ditto-head idealisms.

    Why Disney Artists Now "On Call" Steve Hulett 2008

  • Politics itself, that apparent game of strife and deceit and charlatanism, can be a large field of absolute idealisms.

    Archive 2008-09-01 Tusar N Mohapatra 2008

  • If the aim of "economic development" is "to give to man the divine ease and leisure of the gods," and "Politics itself...can be a large field of absolute idealisms," nothing evidently prevents them from being means of Yoga.

    Archive 2008-09-01 Tusar N Mohapatra 2008

  • While the gun people claim high minded idealisms, in reality they have done nothing.

    What then is tyranny? 2008


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