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Crystallizing   /krˈɪstəlˌaɪzɪŋ/   Listen

The formation of crystals.  Synonyms: crystallisation, crystallization.

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"Crystallizing" Quotes from Famous Books

... its usual stoutness; the whole bush or tree forming a staring sketch in white lines on the mournful gray of the sky and horizon. Cobwebs revealed their presence on sheds and walls where none had ever been observed till brought out into visibility by the crystallizing atmosphere, hanging like loops of white worsted from salient points of the out-houses, ...
— Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman • Thomas Hardy

... you know," he was saying. "The evidence of the Bunning woman, supplemented by what Krevin Crood said—which was a mere, formal, crystallizing of common knowledge—has altered the whole thing. Here's the back entrance to the Moot Hall left absolutely unprotected, unguarded, unwatched—whatever you like to call it—for half an hour, the critical half hour. Of course the murderer got ...
— In the Mayor's Parlour • J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

... "cooperate with the Creator" to bring children into the world, on the one hand; and on the other, as the sinful instrument of self-gratification, lust and sensuality, there is bound to be an endless conflict in human conduct, producing ever increasing misery, pain and injustice. In crystallizing and codifying this contradiction, the Church not only solidified its own power over men but reduced women to the most abject and prostrate slavery. It was essentially a morality that would not "work." The sex instinct in the human race is too strong to ...
— The Pivot of Civilization • Margaret Sanger

Words linked to "Crystallizing" :   crystallize, efflorescence, chemical phenomenon, crystallisation, crystallization, bloom

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