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monstrosity

 [mon-stros´ĭ-te]
1. great congenital deformity; see monster.

monstrosity

1. great congenital deformity.
2. a monster or teratism.
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In the excavation of "a remarkably persistent line of thought" (1), Monstrous Imagination charts new and important territory, unpacking the notion, for example, of the "inner monstrosity of women.
I do get past the armed guards at the mall parking garage easily, because they always recognize the duct-taped monstrosity.
Especially notable, however, is the dramatist's treatment of monstrosity and of the role monsters play in mocking mimesis, in calling attention to the contradictions of identity and marking the rare in all.
I felt I had to write about the monstrosity in the centre of the Tees Dock roundabout.
It looks like the same pattern of mismanagement and abuse that produced Belmont, the $166 million unsafe and unfinished monstrosity that sits atop an oil field and an earthquake fault in downtown Los Angeles.
Some of the animals you'll behold are the leptictidium, a hopping, long- nosed scamp whose name means ``small weasel''; the entelodont, a 6-foot-tall boarlike monstrosity that's both stupid and aggressive, and the indricothere, a rhino ancestor who was the largest land mammal in history and, as such, is drolly shown here stomping the theoretical camera.
Either Breillat simply couldn't figure out where her movie needed to go (unlikely, even though most of the last act is essentially a long, tense drive with an angry mom down what appears to be an endless highway); or she somehow has decided that her artistic signature requires strong doses of shocking sensationalism in every movie, whether they belong there or not; or, most probably as well as ludicrously, she's suggesting that all male predation operates on a reductive scale on which there is little space between seductive youthful dissembling, marital indifference and sheer monstrosity.
And that's on top of the $30 million a year the city spends paying off the $500 million in bonds it issued to expand the monstrosity in the early 1990s.
MONTREAL - Eric Gagne grew up riding the Metro subway rails to watch the Montreal Expos back when when Olympic Stadium was more than a gray, concrete monstrosity that seemed to suck the life out of people.
The notion that we're going to become a monstrosity is not panning out,'' said Dios Marrero, executive director of the Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority.
She plays Honey Whitlock, a shrewish Hollywood actress who visits the City of Crabs for the charity premiere of her latest commercial monstrosity.
Our bloated municipal monstrosity regularly hits us up for more cash, then gorges itself on the revenues - growing fatter and less efficient in the process.