attitudinizing


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at·ti·tu·di·nize

 (ăt′ĭ-to͞od′n-īz′, -tyo͞od′-)
intr.v. at·ti·tu·di·nized, at·ti·tu·di·niz·ing, at·ti·tu·di·niz·es
To assume an affected attitude; posture.
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attitudinizing

(ˌætɪˈtjuːdɪnaɪzɪŋ) or

attitudinising

n
the assumption of an affected attitude
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I was the only one of our party who saw this grand sight; the others were attitudinizing, for the benefit of the long rank of young ladies who were promenading on the bank, and so they lost it.
But the whole effect is spoiled when I look at them - at Tetralani, five feet ten in her stocking feet and weighing a hundred and ninety pounds, and at Barillo, a scant five feet four, greasy-featured, with the chest of a squat, undersized blacksmith, and at the pair of them, attitudinizing, clasping their breasts, flinging their arms in the air like demented creatures in an asylum; and when I am expected to accept all this as the faithful illusion of a love-scene between a slender and beautiful princess and a handsome, romantic, young prince - why, I can't accept it, that's all.
And thus emerged a modernist poet free of the modishness that is often associated with modernism, and a judiciously balanced metier uncomplicated by modernist attitudinizing. There is a rich and rooted indigeneity in Okara's poetry that connects so usefully with the native wit and wisdom of compatriots such as J.P.
Wherever the imperatives of multiculturalism have touched the curriculum, they have left broad swaths of anti-Western attitudinizing competing for attention with quite astonishing historical blindness.
Although both the champions and critics of these propositions characterize them (and the attendant attitudinizing) as "political," they are nothing of the sort.
It comically mobilizes symbolic resources not for their necessary connections with the prefigured term but for their heuristic bearing on the interpretation of and attitudinizing toward the situation at hand.
I had to deafen myself to echoes of Scott Fitzgerald, always so easy and seductive, rid my syntax of the sonorities of Conrad and Thomas Wolfe, cut out wayward moments of Hemingway attitudinizing, above all, be myself" (366).
Though some might accuse Abraham of political correctness (Spencer-Davis, incidentally, is a deaf actor), his production is infused with such infectious high spirits that any whiff of polemical attitudinizing is quickly whisked away.
So the attitudinizing title refers to the vector space dimensions: we obtain a 3 dimensional non-commutative algebra as a weak wreath product of two 2 dimensional commutative algebras.
One argument for this is that Mahon's work (and his attitudinizing) has remained fundamentally the same since the 1970s, for all that he has become a little less enraged; on the other hand, the context in which that work operates is now radically different.
Lou responds to her mother's attitudinizing with a statement of her own fatigue over the endless conflict inherent in love relationships: "I don't want intimacy mother--I'm too tired of it all" (60).
In the case of NCL, the symbolic mutation of the corporate body from one imagistic projection to another allowed the company to address its unique existential angst by strategically attitudinizing toward and ritualistically prevailing over its domestic and foreign competitors.