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They fueled the popularimagination.
For instance, summarizing the New Growth Theory devised by Paul Romer in the 1980s, Lewis says that now "wealth came from the humanimagination," and concludes that "the new theory conferred a stunning new status upon innovation."
Compare the eeriest passages of The Tin Drum with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's descriptions of the wintry death marches by means of which the Nazis killed off most of the remainder of their concentration-camp prisoners at the end of the war--exercises in pure surrealism, with skeletons moving slowly through a well-fed German countryside--and suddenly even Grass' fertileimagination seems impoverished.
Quite interesting things could happen, with a vividimagination.
The Celtic Way of Prayer-The Recovery of the ReligiousImagination.
The Journal editorial "Bonfire of the Presidency" counters the suggestion coming from some quarters that Monica L. has an overactiveimagination with the question, "Did a delusional 24-year-old make up the point about perjury not often being prosecuted in civil cases?"
1236 The direction of science is determined primarily by human creativeimagination, and not by the universe of facts that surrounds us.
Her unique enthusiasm for the art of BDSM is complemented by fine perception and her very creative and wickedimagination.
The new millennium will bring changes beyond our wildestimagination, and they will certainly not all be for the better.
When will people learn that dictionaries are not the product of the collectiveimaginations of those who prepare them or the manifestations of the dreams of a single lexicographer but the result of lengthy, painstaking research to determine how the language is being used, the analysis and codification of the results, and then their organization into a usable reference source?
In contrast to contemporary writing about sex, however, the 17 th -century poet Herrick does not really put the male organ--or any organ--at the center of his poem; for him, imagination--both eroticimagination and literary imagination--is central.
Atkinson, P., The ethnographicimagination: Textual constructions of reality, London: Routledge, 1990.
Another world that exercised the etymologicalimagination is billabong , which owes its currency outside Australia to the familiarity of the national song, Waltzing Matilda , of which it is a crucial part.
Some Maoris claim these are a figment of Europeanimagination and were no more than fairy stories and vociferously deny they existed in reality.
The street names of Rome reflect both its long history and the fancifulimagination of its people.
In my most feveredimagination I could see myself boldly climbing the stairs.
Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989, Janet Frame has long been admired for her startlingly original prose and formidableimagination.
He ruefully concluded that even this could stimulate an over-heatedimagination.
Our historicalimagination is illuminated by dreams of white clouds and natural bounty, by memories of Pacific Plenty, South Seas utopias and burst South Seas bubbles.
Then he "solves" the riddle: Reagan was a dunce with incredibleimagination and will.
It was also piously believed that speaking truth would always prevail over evil; language was not only a moral weapon, but in Shakespeare's fecund and often irreverentimagination, occasion for exuberant revelry: Moth: They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
The LiberalImagination ?"
Prospect Forum The luminaries behind the American Prospect offer a new journal for the liberal libidinalimagination.
In contrast to contemporary writing about sex, however, the 17 th -century poet Herrick does not really put the male organ--or any organ--at the center of his poem; for him, imagination--both erotic imagination and literaryimagination--is central.
Children love the company of other children and their livelyimaginations will enable them to have heaps of fun around a campground.
This [helping people] is mereimagination.
The matter-of-fact acceptance of the violence in the child's imagination is an interesting aspect of Williams' own omnivorousimagination.
The songs convey some of the orderliness and purity of Hugo's poeticimagination, his unflappable fluency, his verse structures varying with perfect control, as if every possible variation on rhythmic and melodic order lay easily within his grasp--as in, for instance, the opening bars that you can hear by clicking .
One is Amy Spindler of the New York Times , who seems to take clothes seriously without excess or apology, deploying a quickimagination and an interest in detail that give her writing a fine attentive sting.
Those who wish to oppose it have no testable theory to marshal, only speculations about unseen universes spun from the fertile scientificimagination.
His is, in the end, a thoroughly secularimagination.
Peaceful impressions of natural beauty enhance the slowing down of mental chatter, releasing stress and stimulatingimagination.
On the contrary, respect for the capacity of the materials always wins out over daring visual invention, but a staggering technicalimagination has also been summoned.
The Devil was and is filled with vainimaginations and perhaps he wasn't aware of the true consequences that his actions would bring.
Such creatures, however, are the creation of fanciful Victorianimaginations, not Celtic peoples.
It is this group that ensures steady growth in this most malleable domain of the English vocabulary, for the resources of the human imaginationarelimitless.
It might be assumed that a call for imaginationissuperfluous for modern people.
The helplessness of Lucia in this fantasy, and the idea of "Bacchus ravisht by his tree," may make us uneasy on feminist grounds; but the corrective reality of the last line--the physical fact of the helpless erection--corrects and undermines the imagination'sunreal fantasy of domination.