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mimicry

mi mi kree

  • n  the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
  • n  the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators

  • One theory is that mimicry somehow promotes safety in groups of animals by binding them together that mimicry is a kind of social glue.
  • My friends tell me that Colbert's mimicry of the narcissistic, preening, puffed-up personalities who inhabit TV news these days is spot on.
  • Japanese pop music was often a form of superior mimicry.
News & Articles

  • Watch Naomi Watts as Princess Diana
    In the new biopic “Diana,” Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts plays Princess Diana, a role she has said was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” “I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry – that’s the worst thing,” she told Manhattan magazine last year. “I was...        
    June 12, 2013 - ABC News
  • Watch Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in New Movie Trailer
    In the new biopic “Diana,” Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts plays Princess Diana, a role she has said was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” “I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry – that’s the worst thing,” she told Manhattan magazine last year. “I was...
    June 12, 2013 - ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Colbert I. King in Detroit Metro Times
    How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn't recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht,Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times.
  • Oscar Wilde in The Buchtelite
    Oscar Wilde said,"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
  • Tim Roth in CanMag
    It's more just mimicry really,explained Roth. "I would try and pin down exactly what he wanted me to say. How much of a piece of poetry? Then we would go and get someone who spoke that language, not somebody who is genuinely a teacher, but...

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