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  • n  an insubstantial or vague semblance
  • n  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

  • Monica, initially spooked by this shiny-faced, irrevocably pleasant simulacrum of a boy, comes to appreciate David's virtues; he has no flaws, except that he is not "orga" (organic .
  • Their ball-playing, and the scent of human snack food, will attract the notice of a trio of rogue vampires, whose leader, James (Cam Gigandet), is a demon simulacrum of the angelic .
  • But Carpenter also knows that the simulacrum of love with which his comics are re warded is more than most people, leading their ad hoc, late 20th century lives, ever get.
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  • This Is An Extraordinary Time
    Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog , It's as if we have two economies: the simulacrum one of stocks rising dramatically in a few months, and the real one of household earnings (down) and hours worked (down). It is difficult to justify the feeling that we are living in an extraordinary moment in time,  for the fundamental reason that it's impossible to accurately assess the ...
    June 22, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Jean Baudrillard in Hindu
    For instance, having a country breakfast on Oxford Street is the distant imitation of a lost and often already counterfeit reality, which Baudrillard calls "gigantic simulacrum" or an "age of simulacra and simulacrum, in which there is no longer any...

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