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eth noh sen trik

  • a  centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own

  • I don't mean to slight, in some ethnocentric way, the steadfastness and courage of the Iraqi people.
  • The pro-sanctions crowd claims the moral high ground, deploring the enrichment of a clutch of ethnocentric Burmese generals whose impulses are most brutal against the roughly 40 .
  • With Europe appearing ever distant, ambitious politicians on all sides have stepped up their nationalist, ethnocentric rhetoric ahead of elections slated for November this year.

  • Robert Gates in Los Angeles Times
    We should look askance at idealistic, triumphalist or ethnocentric notions : that imagine it is possible to cow, shock or awe an enemy into submission, instead of tracking enemies down hilltop by hilltop, house by house, block by bloody block,...
  • Jesse Jackson in Chicago Tribune
    I think he has had to do, in a very masterful way, have a message that was very broad-based,Jackson said. "As broad from Vermont to Mexico, from Washington to Florida, and that's a broader message than an ethnocentric message."
  • Jim Cramer in
    with comments on emerging markets, specifically Brazil, Russia, India and China, or BRIC, Cramer said that it's time to "stop being ethnocentric," and that Brazil "comes across as being the best."

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