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  • n. Alternative spelling of makeup. See usage notes there.
  • adj. Made-up, false, imaginary, fabricated.
  • adj. Of or relating to a reconciliation.


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  • Edgar — which managed only one other nomination, for make-up, or in other words, nothing for director Clint Eastwood.

    The Artist and Hugo Top Broadcast Film Critics Nominations; George Clooney Sets Record

  • It led to some interesting discussions, including learning how bloggers in other interest areas (books, cooking, fitness, make-up, and baby clothes) handle the question.

    What do Wine Critics and Bloggers "Owe" Wineries That Send Them Samples?

  • And like the disciple Thomas who doubts the resurrection of Jesus and needs to see the details, the hands and feet and side of Jesus, to believe he is real, we scan our long lost friend's pages, marveling at their children, their favorite bands, how they have grown beards or now wear make-up, and wonder: Is this for real?

    Rev. Amy Ziettlow: Facebook Friends And The Cloud Of Witnesses

  • She strode across the open-plan floor of the newsroom, thanking heaven for the reviving miracles worked by make-up and curling tongs.

    The Priest

  • L'Oreal, OPI and smartwater all had a presence with manicure stations, hair and make-up counters and bars with food and coffee and tea and cupcakes everywhere.

    Caroline M. Roman: 2011 Golden Globes InStyle Beauty Lounge

  • Face Off challenges its contestants to create special effects make-up, which will include creature design, prosthetics, sculpting and molding — living and/or virtual works of cinematic art.

    Matt's Picks: January 24-27

  • Rather, her words convey the eminently practical idea that law, already subject to ceaseless interpretation under ever-changing circumstances, can benefit from a broader range of interpretation that better reflects the diverse make-up of the society governed by it.

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  • Most women I know have some sort of go-to "make-up" bag, a LeSportSac or Commes des Garcons clutch -- its contents ranging from Sweet Spot toilettes, mints, tampons, warming ribbed rubbers, perfume roller ball and mini tubes of lube.

    Jill Di Donato: Got Teeth? Proactive Anti-Rape Device or Another Way for Women to Live in Fear?

  • Professional stylists will be on hand, courtesy of the Aveda Institute, to assist the ladies with their make-up and hair, and a professional photographer, Debbie LeFever, will be shooting the graduates in front of a donated limousine complete with chauffeur courtesy of Mosaic Global Transportation.

    Neil Zevnik: Rolling Out the Red Carpet: A Different Hollywood Tale

  • As I tossed my bouquet to all of the single gals, I also threw away the need to constantly suck in my stomach, wear make-up to bed, blow-dry my hair after every shower, and pretend like I never do “Number Two.”

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms


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