extremism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extremism any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
    • n extremism Disposition to go to extremes in doctrine or practice; ultraism.
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Quotations

  • Robert Southey
    Robert%20Southey
    “Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.”
  • James Newman
    James Newman
    “You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.”
  • Francois FeNelon
    Francois%20FeNelon
    “Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.”
  • John Flavel
    John Flavel
    “Man's extremity is God's opportunity.”
  • Jiminy Cricket
    Jiminy Cricket
    “When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    Pierre%20Corneille
    “All evils are equal when they are extreme.”

Usage

In literature:

The embarrassments of the government, for want of money, are extreme.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The choir, the altar ... the whole is extremely simple and elegant.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A mechanic in Berlin has invented a balance of extremely delicate construction.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
The effect in both men and women is tasteful and picturesque in the extreme.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Frank had been, too, so extremely secretive about the whole thing.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
What extremities of terror had reduced that little mind to such a state.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
Extreme or prolonged cold paralyses but does not kill micro-organisms.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The extremely fine granular pseudopodia are 8 to 35 mu long.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
In short, the resonating mechanism, so highly developed in the common Cigale, is here extremely rudimentary.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
The spinous process cleft at its extremity.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
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In poetry:

SCENE III. The extremity of the wood:
wild rocks with the entrance to a cave.
Carpophorus comes forth from the cave, but is for a while unseen by
Chrysanthus, who enters.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
When I, with all th' angelic choir divine,
And heav'nly hosts, shall undismay'd appear,
And with extreme delight to praise him join,
In endless joy, and happiness sincere.
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
O troubled, weak, and coward, as thou art,
Without thy poor advice the labouring heart
To worse extremes with swifter steps would run,
Not saved by virtue, yet vice undone.
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Pleasure. Book II." by Matthew Prior
There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,--
No one heard such a scream
As was screamed by that Lady from Russia.
"Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Russia" by Edward Lear
One morning the fidgety Sassenach swore
He'd stand it no longer - he drew his claymore,
And (this was, I think, in extremely bad taste)
Divided CLONGLOCKETTY close to the waist.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I love to see the people dress neat and clean,
Likewise follow fashions, but not extremes;
Some friends will find it better in future awhile,
To lay by some money while putting on style.
"Leave off the Agony in Style" by Julia A Moore

In news:

Eight-year-old Kaitlyn Holbrook reads above grade level, her test scores are high and her mother says she's extremely intelligent.
Proposed laws on ID tech take privacy to the extreme.
103.3 The Country Extreme will temporarily be your home for Munising Mustang Sports.
Marquette's 103.3 The Country Extreme.
Extreme Makeover meets Fear Factor.
An extreme close-up of Martian bedrock , captured by the Opportunity rover's microscopic imager, shows ridges of rock and what appears to be a small pebble.
Treatment Center, Receives Extreme Makeover.
Eating with one's hands can be messy, but it's also extremely sultry, especially when you're sitting on satin pillows and a voluptuous torso is undulating in front of you.
I imagine there are a lot of players in college basketball who are extremely self-serious.
Bennet, Buck bicker over 'extreme' tax plan.
Muslims worry about extremism too.
They took risks, some of them extreme, but (so far) that isn't a crime.
An extremely rare 1914 bisque portrait doll sold for $168,000 (inclusive of 12% buyer's premium) at Frasher's Doll Auctions July 9 auction in Kansas City, Mo.
Steve Conklin, creator of the Extreme Bucket List, is a former bobsledder who has leveraged his relationships in sports, including aviation, to create a list that allows people to experience the extreme.
(AP Photos/Extreme Ice Survey, James Balog) This 2009 photo released by Extreme Ice Survey shows Birthday Canyon in Greenland during the filming of "Chasing Ice".
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In science:

The PCS is particular case of general problem of gravitational singularities of GR appearing by description of gravitating systems at extreme conditions (extremely high energy densities and pressures) .
To theory of gravitational interaction
T ˙×Su (G0 ) → Su (G0 ) is defined by (τ , s)(x) = s(x) for al l x ∈ G0 and for al l extremal tracial state τ ∈ T and extremal state s ∈ Su (G0 ).
The Range of a Class of Classifiable Separable Simple Amenable C*-Algebras
This is clearly violated by the extremal Reissner-Nordstr¨om and extremal Kerr solutions.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
Our main result is Theorem 8.1, showing that all extremal order-invariant measures on (Ω, F ) are, in a sense to be made precise later, a combination of extremal order-invariant measures of these two types.
Order-invariant measures on causal sets
In Section 7, we give a number of conditions equivalent to extremality of an order-invariant measure, and also show that every order-invariant measure is a mixture of extremal ones.
Order-invariant measures on causal sets
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