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: to equal or approach equality with
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Verb If you are talking to someone younger, do not condescend. If you are talking to someone older, back up feelings with facts and never be in such a rush to make your point that you forget the art of listening. And please, no one try to emulate the histrionic, discursive style of any talking heads you see on television. —William Norwich, Vogue, 9 Sept. 2008 Although some schools are postponing new projects because of the faltering economy, others are forging ahead with plans to emulate freshman programs that have long existed at some of the nation's oldest colleges. —Jeninne Lee-St. John, Time, 27 Oct. 2008 I started out emulating Chandler in that first book, maybe the first book and a half, because I was in my novitiate, and whenever I wasn't clear on what to do I would actively think about Chandler and what Marlow would have done. —Robert B. Parker et al., Colloquium on Crime, 1986 She grew up emulating her sports heroes. artists emulating the style of their teachers
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VerbNintendo/YouTube Perhaps woken by news of its next premier first-party title already looking really impressive on emulators, Nintendo has moved to take down key tools for emulating and unlocking Switch consoles, including one that lets Switch owners grab keys from their own device. —Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 8 May 2023 Blemishes, enlarged pores, or dark spots be warned — this powder really emulates the mystical soft focus of an old Hollywood film. —Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 3 May 2023 Those systems then go on to use that to learn how to emulate human creation. —Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 To complement the theme, makeup artist Terry Barber—the director of artistry at MAC Cosmetics—wanted to emulate the soft, feminine essence of a secret garden. —Twiggy Jalloh, Vogue, 19 Feb. 2023 Beko’s centerpiece was its HarvestFresh tech, which uses a three-color light system to emulate the sun’s rays. —ELLE Decor, 14 Feb. 2023 Ayala: Biden betrays campaign promise by emulating Trump’s assault on asylum seekers Storms will arrive as a consequences of the Biden administration’s new policy, which will swell human misery and close the border to hope. —Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 15 May 2023 The performance exemplifies a less-is-more acting principle that some other performers in director Allison Arkell Stockman’s staging should emulate. —Celia Wren, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 Is Hoffman’s version emulating that or going her own way? —Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 See More
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