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Especially within the indigenous jewelry market, which is largely still relegated to the realms of turquoise or beading, Scott’s more modern aesthetic proves the power of working in abstracts. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "How These Shapely Statement Earrings Celebrate Coast Salish Culture," 13 Mar. 2019 Jennifer was reportedly selected to play Aretha by Aretha herself, and this performance only further proves why Jennifer is the perfect fit. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Jennifer Hudson Performed at the Aretha Franklin Tribute and Fans Have a Lot of Thoughts," 11 Mar. 2019 As this new exclusive proves, Yara and Chanel are the fashion gift that keeps on giving. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Yara Shahidi Wears Chanel on the Cover of "Hunger"," 13 Mar. 2019 These interested partisans, and other Nelson fans, have been frustrated that Nelson, a longtime Moore College of Art prof, is not better represented in Philadelphia museums — or worth more when his works come on the market. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Can 'Dodo' Hamilton's auction boost Philly's Leonard Nelson from art-price purgatory?," 14 May 2018 Peterson has 704,000 Twitter followers, an awful lot for a University of Toronto psychology prof and in fact nearly twice as many as the Colts' Twitter-mad owner, Jim Irsay. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "‘Enforced monogamy,’ men’s rights activist Jordan Peterson to speak in Indianapolis," 11 June 2018 Though as tonight’s look proves, once a supermodel, always a supermodel. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kate Moss Goes to Her First Met Gala in Almost 10 Years in a Chic LBD," 7 May 2018 And, the best 2018 update proves Karen may just be the feminist hero no one expected from Tina Fey’s beloved creation., "Karen Smith Was Always The Best Mean Girl & The Broadway Musical Proves It," 8 June 2018 Liberals aren’t without their own scam artists, as the proliferation of #TrumpRussia mythologists proves. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Grifters All the Way Down," 31 May 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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a strong desire or propensity

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