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materialism

Philosophy
The philosophical theory that nothing exists in the universe but matter and energy.

Psychology
A personal preoccupation with material things and comforts, to the exclusion of intellectual, spiritual and cultural pursuits.
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The padded, pillowed, and otherwise materialized texts that make up part of or are strung along the border of many pieces--punning, bilingual, obliquely turning on the nominative--add to the carnival.
This seesaw of a dance materialized the shift of balance and control involved in maintaining a human relationship of any kind.
11, but it has not yet materialized, and term rates fell in response.
Rather, I would argue that sex was materialized through an array of features and prosthetic parts.
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