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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of transpose.

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  • adj. turned about in order or relation


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  • The daily Dagbladet had two days earlier carried a front page that screamed: Siv Jensen supports the bombing, with the title transposed on a picture of a wounded Palestinian child.

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  • Italians today use the more prosaic besciamella, which is the sound of the French word transposed into Italian with an extra la stuck on the end to give it a more homely ring.


  • Carrie becomes KateSarah Jessica Parker has seen off Nicole Kidman to land the big-screen role of Kate Reddy, heroine of Allison Pearson's 2002 novel I Don't Know How She Does It. SJ, as she always tells me to call her, will be playing Kate as an American because the action has been entirely transposed from the book's London setting to Manhattan.

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  • Thus the famous passage on the disavowal of the "negative" and the human "predilection for the affirmative" is also transposed from the end in the second version

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  • Homosexuality appeared as one of the forms of sexuality when it was transposed from the practice of sodomy into a kind of interior androgyny, a hermaphrodism of the soul.

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  • By still further curtailing the interval between the terms transposed, we may now obtain more and more specialised types of comic transpositions.

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  • Later, a bog-standard gag about text-message jargon transposed to real life is made hilarious by the tantalising delicacy with which Merchant's doctor delivers bad news.

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  • Fivona; a name, from its length, deemed highly genteel; though scandal averred, that it was nothing more than her real name transposed; the appellation by which she had been formerly known, signifying a

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  • During his research, Nyerges heard that his name got transposed from purchase agreements onto the prior foreclosure. Front Page

  • A small design and art team assembled several "style sheets" which featured conceptual terms transposed with examples of those concepts in other media.

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