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Describing himself seems "unnecessarily reductive," though he acknowledges self-definition can be empowering for marginalized communities.Riz Ahmed knows his worth. With the gut-wrenching ‘Sound of Metal,’ he ensures you do, too.|Sonia Rao|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
But, showing his focus wasn’t just on the miniscule and reductive in science, he was also a pioneer in the field of public health.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners|Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky,|December 2, 2020|Nautilus
Because it's too cautious to dramatize real problems and too reductive to tackle them realistically.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it would be reductive to make that parallel a blanket one.
He had read a positive review of his own work that nonetheless struck him as reductive and inaccurate.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing|Ben Greenman|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is all too easy to be heavy-handed and reductive, something of which Freud himself was guilty on many occasions.
Eric Foner complains that Spielberg's Lincoln is unacceptably reductive.
Now that the law compels a list of dangerous drugs on the label, the cures proceed admittedly by a reductive principle.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns
At a boiling heat, in presence of dilute acids, it is split up, yielding a reductive sugar.