miscegenate


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miscegenate

(ˈmɪsɪdʒɪˌneɪt)
vb (intr)
to breed with someone of another race, esp with different skin pigmentation
n
a person of mixed race
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Verb1.miscegenate - marry or cohabit with a person of another race
cohabit, live together, shack up - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
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Since the Unsullied sailed off to Africa, won't they just die out, since they can't miscegenate to produce future NBA players, 'cuz no balls?
In other words, they fight to miscegenate, to create a half-vampire, half-Lycan, or mixed-race being.
New Spain historian Susan Dean-Smith has argued that Spanish imperialists hoped that the paintings showed that "even racially miscegenate populations might be made productive and orderly under the guiding, civilizing hand of their Spanish imperial masters." Colonial bureaucrats and Spanish elites collected casta series to display not only the clear class divisions between various castas, but also the foodstuffs, flora and fauna, and other objects representative of the wealth of New Spain.
(129) Mayella, despite clutching to racism, still proves willing to miscegenate in order to satisfy her desire for sexual intimacy.
"'Horror and Beauty in Rare Combination': The Miscegenate Fictions of Octavia Butler." Women: A Cultural Review 7.1 (Spring 1996): 28-38.
Because of Butler's tendency to revise and respond to works and tropes from the traditions of African-American literature and SF simultaneously, Roger Luckhurst has described her fictions as 'miscegenate'; although some find this term to be irretrievably linked to discourses dedicated to maintaining racial purity, Luckhurst employs it in order to speak to how Butler's 'discomfiting hybrid texts' have generic identities that are difficult to fix.
Brown's appreciation of the cultural ramifications of a suspect genealogy, his recasting of Christmas as a human hybrid, despite further adumbrating his own miscegenate status, actually enables him to pass beyond suspicion.
Along with this Romanesque architecture, the Norman Conquest would import feudalism, mark the transition from Old English to Middle English, and miscegenate the language suitably enough to say new words like "castle," "pork," "crime," "gentleman," "tort," and even more useful ones like "aperitif." "Certainly when we're here in the evening, when the public's gone home, you've got the mist creeping into the valley bottom, the sun setting, it can make it quite atmospheric." He shrugs his kingly shoulders.
(47) Such fusion in the court would trigger white panic over the supposed horrors of miscegenate impurity and chaotic violation of imperial, linear perspective, but here the rainbow fusion characterizes the Spirit's superior, holy state.