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depersonalize

dee pur suh nuh lahyz

  • v  make impersonal or present as an object
    Will computers depersonalize human interactions?

  • When Greek merchants began importing Egyptian paper into Athens, Socrates condemned it, complaining that the use of paper would, according to writer Nicholas Allard, depersonalize .
  • So relaxed is the pace that they still don't want to have street signs or house numbers because they believe that such measures tend to depersonalize people.
  • In the visual arts, as in literature, "the cult of utterness," in one critic's phrase, tends to devalue and depersonalize human sexuality.
News & Articles

  • Bam: Wait, I forgot my ‘line’
    WASHINGTON — President Obama took the eraser yesterday to his famous invocation of a “red line” on Syria. Seeking to depersonalize his plan for an airstrike against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons, Obama said the red line isn’t “something I kind of made up. I didn’t pluck...
    Sept. 5, 2013 - New York Post
Quotes

  • Bill Clinton in USA Today
    I think we should be able to talk about this in a mature way,Clinton said after a speech in Little Rock marking the first anniversary of the opening of his presidential library. "I want to depersonalize the debate so we can have the debate...

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