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vuhl guh ri zay shuhn

  • n  the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
  • n  the act of making something attractive to the general public

  • That gives a hint of the kind of upbeat, frantic vulgarization done here by Julian Barry and Tom O'Horgan in another of eight filmed plays mounted by the American Film Theater.
  • He degenerates from spiritual voyeur into Peeping Toma transformation reflecting Mishima's own contempt for the vulgarization and materialism of postwar Japan.
  • Protestant Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in Christianity and Crisis, declared that the immediate effect of TV would be "a further vulgarization of our culture .
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  • Globe Trotting: Architecture critic William J. R. Curtis...
    Architecture critic William J. R. Curtis warns the Times of India that recent alterations to buildings in Chandigarh, a city in Northern India that was planned by Swiss-French modernist legend Le Corbusier, amount to a "vulgarization" and a "massacring of...
    April 23, 2014 - Curbed

  • Peggy Noonan in The Moderate Voice
    *"In the end," Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal, "the Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics. It's no good, not for conservatism and not for the country. And yes, it is a mark against...
  • Hugh Grant in
    I did quite want to make that film, but my father put the kibosh on it,Grant said. "He thought it would be a vulgarization of him and the whole Scottish community. The regiments, it was a massive shaming and devastating event. I kept...

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