Origin of ism
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Origin of -ism
How to use ism in a sentence
Dorothy Parker once noted that “the only ‘ism’ Hollywood cares about is plagiarism.”
Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.
Similar explanations were offered for the very weak ISM manufacturing numbers released in early February.The True Cost of Extreme Weather…Or is it Climate Change?|Eugene Linden|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
American business has always been characterized by a certain me-too-ism.Frozen-Yogurt Shops Are Everywhere, but We Are Nowhere Near Saturation|Daniel Gross|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Though generally ignored by the international press, it is “Abbas-ism” that rules the PA.
That is what everybody says when they want to prove any theory, creed, ism, or anything.Fair to Look Upon|Mary Belle Freeley
Outside of New York the political labor movement was not associated either with the single tax or any other "ism."A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
By this means I should have escaped the reproach of the most terrible ism of them all, that of Jacobitism.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)|John Hill Burton
If we were a race of flunkies, ample opportunities had been afforded to have our flunky-ism whipped out of us.
It all looks traitorous, but perhaps it is mere Matilda-ism.Up and Down|Edward Frederic Benson