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sophisticate

suh fi stuh kayt

  • n  a worldly-wise person
  • v  make less natural or innocent
    Their manners had sophisticated the young girls
  • v  practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • v  alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
  • v  make more complex or refined
    a sophisticated design

  • Ulmer, a classics-loving sophisticate trained at Germany's Ufa studios, worked almost exclusively on Poverty Row, lending his craftsman's luster and energy to shooting Yiddish- and .
  • In that freeze-frame instant, Fifi isn't a sexy sophisticate, just an innocent girl searching for love.
  • The times seemed right for a look back at gaiety, and soon the brittle sophisticate of legend, clenching a cigarette holder and dashing off pages of decadent dialogue before .
News & Articles

  • Playboy, Penthouse get the ax at military stores
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Playboy, Penthouse and other sex-themed magazines will no longer be sold at Army and Air Force exchanges -- a move described by the stores' operators as a business decision based on falling sales, and not a result of recent pressure from anti-pornography activists. The 48 "adult sophisticate" magazines being dropped are among a total of 891 periodicals that will no longer be ...
    Aug. 2, 2013 - KENS 5 San Antonio
  • Military Removes Playboy, Penthouse, Nearly 900 More Magazines From Shelves
    Effective as of Wednesday, military exchanges are dropping Playboy, Penthouse, and 48 other adult sophisticate magazines from their shelves. But that’s only a fraction of the 891 total magazines that are being slashed to reduce space taken up by the printed publications in Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores. The Washington Post said that... Read more » Military Removes Playboy, Penthouse ...
    Aug. 2, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • X'd at the PX: Playboy, Penthouse get axed at US military stores
    NEW YORK | Playboy, Penthouse and other sex-themed magazines will no longer be sold at U.S. Army and Air Force exchanges - a move described by the stores' operators as a business decision based on falling sales, and not a result of recent pressure from anti-pornography activists. The 48 "adult sophisticate" magazines being dropped are among a total of 891 periodicals that will no longer be ...
    Aug. 1, 2013 - KATC 3 Lafayette
Quotes

  • Kenneth Turan in The Age
    It's no stretch to see Crowe embracing the role of a cocky, seductive outlaw, the unlikely sophisticate who enjoys playing manipulative mind games with everyone in sight, but he does so with so much brio that his performance shines,Los...
  • Andre Leon Talley in San Diego Union Tribune
    Coco Chanel was the ultimate sophisticate and Karl is saying that grooming, glossing and impeccability are back,said Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's editor at large. "It both was elegant and youthful."
  • Michele Landsberg in Toronto Star
    Anderson and her team of writers looked at everything from abortion to sexism and made it appealing to everyone from the "prairie housewife to the Toronto sophisticate," Landsberg said. "She brought forward all the key issues for women and...

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