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sophistication

suh fi stuh kay shuhn

  • n  uplifting enlightenment
  • n  a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
  • n  being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject
    understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication
  • n  the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
  • n  falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies
    he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason

  • In 1992's The Player, Tim Robbins' character, the consummate Hollywood insider, showed his sophistication at restaurants through his ability to differentiate among various kinds of .
  • It lacks the elegance of the croissant, the sophistication of the English muffin, the intrigue of the bagel.
  • Turning Heads: Rinngo Sheena has emerged as a Japanese artist of atypical sophistication.
News & Articles

  • Cadillac XTS Closes in on North America's Most Awarded Car of All Time
    ORLANDO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (Orlando Cadillac Dealer News) With the ever-increasing levels of technology and sophistication that are being introduced into cars today, the competition is growing tougher and tougher.  However, Cadillac embraces the...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire
  • Hypatia Research Group Announces “Realizing the Downstream Benefits of Effective Customer Data Management”
    Interoperability among cloud, SaaS and on-premise has become more important as customer information is fluid. Achieving a comprehensive 360 degree view of the customer has never been more challenging, and yet, necessary given the sophistication of today's multichannel consumer.”--Leslie Ament, SVP Research & Principal Analyst (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ... http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013HypatiaResearchGroup/06LeslieAment/prweb10817930.htm PRWeb 2013-06-11 07:36:39 yboss 122708 sophistication 16517 122708 Quantic Dream's The Dark Sorcerer demo highlights PS4's graphics power Remember the Emotion Engine from back in the PS2 days? Well, Sony's still on about the emotional connection its consoles will bring to gamers -- specifically, that of the PS4 . And to showcase the console's graphical sophistication, Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida played a 12-minute tech demo of Quantic Dream's upcoming PS4 title, The Dark Sorcerer . The majority of the demo focused ... http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/10/quantic-dream-the-dark-sorcerer-demo-ps4-graphics/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget Engadget 2013-06-11 02:21:37 yboss 62906 heightening 16518 62906 8 amazing outdoor music venues In warm weather, the sound of music is everywhere -- in parks, at waterfronts and blasting from car radios. Like food, music is different (and often better) when sampled alfresco. It's not just a matter of acoustics: cool breezes, newly cut grass and open skies stimulate all the senses, heightening the total experience. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/11/travel/summer-outdoor-music-venues/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular CNN 2013-06-11 12:22:44 yboss 62906 heightening 16519 62906 Northern Kentucky's best shine in All-Star doubleheader Everybody involved with Tuesday's inaugural Gary Huhn Northern Kentucky Softball Umpires Association All-Star Game doubleheader at Dixie Heights agreed that the event was a successful step in heightening the profiles of the area's top players. http://news.nky.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130611/SPT0302/306110159/ The Cincinnati Enquirer 2013-06-12 03:39:33 yboss 62906 heightening 16520 62906 LIVE: WWDC Hype Reveals Apple’s Need for New Partners + Services Apple may not have launched any show-stopping products in over a year, but the long wait is only heightening the excitement around the iPhone maker’s annual developer conference, WWDC. The event kicks off today, crushing or confirming a long string … Continue reading ? http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/06/10/live-show-wwdc-hype-reveals-apples-underlying-need-for-new-partners-service-in-hardware-software/ SiliconANGLE 2013-06-10 13:37:13 yboss 96809 parochial 16521 96809 Priest, teacher get stiff terms in sex abuse case In a sentence that stunned the packed courtroom, a Philadelphia judge today sentenced a Catholic priest to 6 to 12 years in prison, and a former parochial teacher 8 to 16 years, for the serial sexual assault of a 10-year-old altar boy in the late 1990s. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130613_Sentencing_set_for_priest__teacher_in_Philly_sex_abuse_case.html Philly.com 2013-06-12 16:29:03 yboss 96809 parochial 16522 96809 4 Washington Parish athletes selected for football all-star game Saturday Two Ben’s Ford Christian School and two Bowling Green School athletes have made the inaugural Louisiana small private parochial schools all-star game, which takes place Saturday at Central Private in http://www.gobogalusa.com/sports/article_87cd94d2-c972-11e2-80f5-001a4bcf887a.html The Daily News 2013-06-12 08:18:38 yboss 96809 parochial 16523 96809 Not so Pius! Midwest porn gal gets ticket for show in front of former Catholic high school A Heartland-raised porn princess paid tribute to her uptight Catholic classmates by flashing her God-given assets. Wannabe adult actress, “Val Midwest,” took it off at her former parochial school in Lincoln, Neb., and posted the racy images on her adult Web site. The 19-year-old runs an online peepshow that’s... http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/catholic_front_pius_midwest_porn_wbdggUBXUo82JldEmpowcN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=%0a%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20National New York Post 2013-06-11 16:44:54 yboss 30876 courtesy 16524 30876 Shakira on the Male Judges on 'The Voice': 'I've Treated the Boys With Mercy' (Courtesy  Elle ) Shakira covers the July issue of  Elle magazine The July issue of  Elle magazine doesn't hit newsstands until June 25th, but we have a sneaky peek at the cover story—featuring Colombian singer and  The Voice judge (she's so funny on the show!) Shakira . Check out some of the best bits from the interview—wherein she dishes on being a mom and her relationship with Gerard Pique ... http://www.stylebistro.com/Celebrity+News+Gossip/articles/9TDoQHmkah_/Shakira+Male+Judges+Voice+ve+Treated+Boys StyleBistro 2013-06-12 16:03:19 yboss 30876 courtesy 16525 30876 Gardener program is going to seed Courtesy photo The Master Gardeners of Delta County bagged 150 vegetable seed bags that are annually distributed to lower income families and individuals. http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/542544.html The Escanaba Daily Press 2013-06-12 14:33:54 yboss 30876 courtesy 16526 30876 Tree planted to honor Milly Stenlund Courtesy photo Milly Stenlund, left, former Rapid River Housing Commissioner; Gail Hall, executive director, Riverside Manor; and Cindy Brock, Rapid River Housing Commissioner, took part in the May 30 tree planting reception held at the Riversid... http://www.dailypress.net/page/content.detail/id/542567.html The Escanaba Daily Press 2013-06-12 15:03:39 yboss 115711 school 16527 115711 School for disabled accused of running sweatshop School for disabled accused of running sweatshop WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16cvk10 ) the department's Civil Rights Division sent a letter to Rhode Island's capital outlining violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Harold H. Birch Vocational School. The department found disabled students were paid little or nothing while working long hours in a sheltered workshop" bagging ...
    June 12, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
Quotes

  • Manmohan Singh in Reuters
    There is enough evidence to show that, given the sophistication and military precision of the attack it must have had the support of some official agencies in Pakistan,Singh added.
  • Humayun in Times Online
    ...in a long running war of words between the two countries Humayun Hamidzada, the Afghan President's official spokesman, told reporters in Kabul yesterday: "The sophistication of this attack, and the kind of material that was used in it and...
  • Condoleezza Rice in Reuters Canada
    This was a terrible attack. It was a sophisticated attack, a level of sophistication that we haven't seen here on the subcontinent before,Rice told a news conference at a military airfield before departing.

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