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  • adj. Tending to stultify.


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  • When reached for comment, a Facebook spokesperson sincerely apologized on behalf of the company for ever having allowed this kind of stultifying dreck in the first place.

    Mike Condrick: Facebook Introduces Controversial New Relevancy Policies

  • One Egyptian scholar whom Lester interviewed described orthodox Islam as "stultifying" in that "it reduces a devine, eternal, and dynamic text to a fixed human interpretation with no more life and meaning than 'a trinket ... a talisman ... or an ornament. '"

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Islam

  • This opening episode illuminates the role played by the vorticists in dragging the British art establishment away from stultifying orthodoxy, while the first world war provides the backdrop for some of the early 20th century's most arresting works.

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  • If I have had to lean on others in difficult times -- and I have -- it has eroded by self-esteem and I have therefore endeavored to get back on my own feet rather than develop, G-d forbid, a stultifying and painful dependency.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Demonization of Eric Cantor

  • The key terms that Hitchens uses to describe that worldview are familiar in the rhetoric of atheism: superstition, false consolation, "mind-forged manacles of servility," "stultifying pseudo-science," and of course, the blandishments of organized religion.

    Deepak Chopra: The Atheist's Mistake

  • Brooke -- who lives in the East because she finds California life immeasurably stultifying but who hasn't escaped a near-suicidal depression in her chosen surroundings -- objects vehemently to her parent's Reagan Republican standards.

    David Finkle: First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

  • Stories set within the time of the Raj always have a sense of exoticism and possibility, and there are always strong contrasts drawn between the relatively stultifying society of Britian and the freedom of India.

    Two Young English Girls in India

  • The publisher wanted Kane to give up his high per-page rate and his stultifying creative control.

    What Really Rescued the Caped Crusader

  • No amount of funny money is likely to stimulate us back into growth mode so long as tax rates remain high and tax incentives remain skewed by lobbying favors, and the regulatory environment remains so irrational and stultifying, and if we continue to find new ways to strangle our businesses or drive them abroad.

    Americans Can Learn How to Stop Hating Economics

  • The defense counters with its own economic experts, resulting in stultifying courtroom exchanges.

    Wild Card in AT&T Case: Lawyer Who Loves a Trial


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