artificial :

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  • a  contrived by art rather than nature
    artificial flowers
    artificial flavoring
    an artificial diamond
    artificial fibers
    artificial sweeteners
  • s  artificially formal
    that artificial humility that her husband hated
  • s  not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

  • Bereft of her only natural child, she cradles this artificial one.
  • Kolff, who had already invented the first artificial kidney that patients could use, looked over Winchell's design and found it similar to one he had been working on.
  • Developer David Santini, 39, a wealthy soil engineer, claims that his plastic slope is the "best artificial track in the world.
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  • Kyle Sampson in Forbes
    The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial,said Kyle Sampson.
  • President Bush in Reuters Canada
    This bill has too much pork, too many conditions and an artificial timetable for withdrawal. As I've made clear for weeks I will veto it if it comes to my desk,Bush said.
  • Gordon Brown in BBC News
    Speaking after his meetings with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad, Mr Brown said: "It is certainly our intention that we reduce troop numbers, but I am not going to give an artificial timetable at the moment."

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