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  • v  dissect in order to analyze
    anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • v  analyze down to the smallest detail
    This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

  • Cinema, eternal celebrant of the stupid-funny car crash, is the ideal medium to anatomize America's fetishizing of the automobile.
  • We came expecting an upscale approach that would anatomize the tawdry headlines and view the sordid spectacle from a remote, ironic height.
  • Rabbit was a vulgar, crass, lusty, middle-class salesman whom Updike used to anatomize and dramatize the great American spiritual and cultural crises.
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  • The Cut’s Week in Review: From Beyoncé Workouts to Colleague Zoning
    This week, the Cut's pursuit of female-centric topics led writers to consider consciously uncoupling, to defend a color, and to anatomize ugly crying. 1. Where can you pop, lock, twerk, booty-travel, and surfbort for exercise? At the Beyoncé exercise class, of course. Kathleen Hou reports.  2. Why was no one paying any attention ... More »        
    March 29, 2014 - New York Magazine

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