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fe ti shi zuhm

  • n  a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
  • n  sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)

  • This sort of civil-liberties fetishism is a hangover from the Vietnam era, when the Nixon Administration wildly exceeded all bounds of legalityspying on antiwar protesters .
  • She might diagnose you with fetishism, which is listed along with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a curious but extremely influential book called the Diagnostic and .
  • One of the attractions was Ebert's essay on Meyer, which examined the director's adherence to the principles of Eisensteinian montage and all-round breast fetishism.
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  • ‘Somm,’ a Documentary by Jason Wise
    “Somm,” Jason Wise’s documentary about preparing for the master sommelier exam, is less about wine fetishism than about the fetishism of mastery. Dustin Wilson in “Somm.”
    June 20, 2013 - New York Times

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