Literature lives through reading, interpretation, appropriation, and debate.
The image gives a new take on Sherrie Levine-ish appropriation, getting at it through full-blown still life.
Could John Quincy Adams have won that appropriation battle today?
You could write a thick book tracing his appropriation of rhetoric from Lincoln, FDR, Truman, JFK, and lately, Teddy Roosevelt.
It will be instead be a government effort, backed by bulldozers, that carries on the appropriation of Palestinian territory.
He stands charged with unlawful, if not criminal, appropriation of gifts and moneys.
appropriation is not of the object, but of the method, process, and context.
He would ask, could not an appropriation be made for the use of the Military Establishment in general terms?
There is much confusion of idea on the subject of this appropriation.
The Council accepted the challenge, and rejected the appropriation Bill.
late 14c., "taking (something) as private property," from Late Latin appropriationem (nominative appropriatio) "a making one's own," noun of action from past participle stem of appropriare (see appropriate). Meaning "setting aside for some purpose" (especially of money) first attested 1789 in U.S. Constitution.
The grant of money by a legislature for some specific purpose. The authority to grant appropriations, popularly known as the power of the purse, gives legislatures a powerful check over executive branches and judicial branches, for no public money can be spent without legislative approval. Congress, for example, can approve or reject the annual budget requests of the executive branch for its agencies and programs, thereby influencing both domestic and foreign policy. (See also checks and balances and pork-barrel legislation.)