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As someone who really did think a lot about the phobias and the isms in the world before I came out, even with that, I think it is very hard to understand just how pervasive these prejudices are until you experience them firsthand.

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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.

American business has always been characterized by a certain me-too-ism.

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.

Outside of New York the political labor movement was not associated either with the single tax or any other "ism."

By this means I should have escaped the reproach of the most terrible ism of them all, that of Jacobitism.

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.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ism, such as: congregation, denomination, faith, religion, sect, and society.

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