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adjective as in ruined

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Davies’s account of this sobering episode in CRISPR’s short and turbulent history reminds us of the inherent dangers of genome editing and of the ease with which technologies may be subverted for totalitarian ends.

Mire choreographed most of the scenes in “Voyeur,” subverting 19th-century dance through theories of embodiment and objectification.

Giving state and local governments veto power over the LWCF is an attempt to subvert, not facilitate, the public’s voice.

The parks are so often a perfect excuse to subvert our ordinary busyness, beckoning us to do nothing other than slow down and watch the immense beauty of the light fading.

It is a discrete entity, and its relationship to the state can be much richer and more complex than merely attempting to render the state into the terms of the aesthetic, to explain or to subvert or to render glorious through propaganda.

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You could also say that a world attuned to offense is less keen on being subverted than it was when Dylan was starting out.

But in one crucial way she subverted expectations: she worked.

True suspense and deft plotting are subverted in the name of needlessly convoluted conspiracies.

The condemnation of the woman was subverted by the wind, so to speak, of passing events.

If the balance of power is subverted on Continental Europe, how is the independence of this country to be maintained?

Under the reign of those two kings happened the mortal blow, which subverted the very foundation of their constitution.

Not in the sense that our individuality shall be subverted or radically changed.

Two positions, that were favourite ones with him, were quickly subverted.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subverted, such as: collapsed, demolished, ravaged, smashed, wrecked, and abolished.

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