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1) 37019. Lukacs, John. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:37019 QUOTATION:All the isms are wasms-except one, the most powerful ism of this century, indeed, of the entire democratic age, which is nationalism. ATTRIBUTION:John...

2) 48894. Seaton, George. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:48894 QUOTATION:There's a lot of bad "isms" floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. ATTRIBUTION:George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S....

3) 46922. Roosevelt, Eleanor. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:46922 QUOTATION:We need not fear any isms if our democracy is achieving the ends for which it was established . ATTRIBUTION:Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962),...

4) 36876. Lowell, James Russell. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:36876 QUOTATION:"There is Lowell, who's striving Parnassus to climbWith a whole bale of isms tied together with rhyme,He might get on alone, spite of brambles...

5) sexism, sexist. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Sexism, like racism and feminism (which see) and some other isms too, is a much-vexed and tormented term today. Its literal senses are belief in the superiority or...

6) photoperiodism. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. phoˇtoˇpeˇriˇodˇisms also phoˇtoˇpeˇriˇoˇdicˇiˇties The response of an organism to changes in its photoperiod, especially as indicated by vital...

7) 22770. for the State of California. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...QUOTATION:If Los Angeles has been called "the capital of crackpots" and "the metropolis of isms," the native Angeleno can not fairly attribute all of the city's idiosyncrasies...

8) politically correct, P(.)C(.) political correctness. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...or PC, is an epithet applied by those who disagree with attitudes expressed by a number of isms to programs their supporters insist represent the only desirable treatment...

9) 29660. Humphrey, Hubert H. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...of the human spirit. Slumism is a virus which spreads through the body politic. As other "isms," it breeds disorder and demagoguery and hate. ATTRIBUTION:Hubert H....

10) ageism. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...and is much criticized by language conservatives who object to the proliferation of such -isms and consider this one jargon at best. 1...

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