elide elide

Definition(s):

  • (v) leave or strike out

Usage(s):

  1. But she has charm and perkiness and if she doesn't entirely persuade us to suspend disbelief, she at least gets us to elide it.
  2. It would purposely elide the most important factthe larger truthof Nieves' story: that she was laid off, and in a particularly brutal way.
  3. But of all the cultural predictions after 911, the first proved the wrongest: that grief and war would moderate our culture and elide our differences.

News

  • Comment on Group seeks to ensure African-Americans benefit from new Aurora hotel

    Unwarranted how? He's the one invoking the legacy of slavery. Do you want me to simply nod my head in regretful agreement? He's the one who brought it up. By the way: I like how you elide the point that I demonstrated that you were asking a question based on false premises. Smooth. Plus, Josh is a liar and a coward who has made untrue statements about me on this forums. I block his posts, but ...
    on September 2, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "There is a risk that, at the very moment when television needs to do all it can to show it can be trusted, that we elide the distinction between programs and adverts," Burnham says.
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Andy Burnham Source: Variety

  2. Writing in The Atlantic, Andrew Sullivan argues that, "He simply cannot elide the profound theological differences between the LDS church and mainstream Christianity. : [I]f you are appealing to religious people, especially fundamentalists, on the...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Andrew Sullivan Source: Blogger News Network (blog)

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