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esthetics

 [es-thet´iks]
the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty; in dentistry, a philosophy concerned especially with the appearance of a dental restoration, as achieved through its color or form.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks),
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.

esthetics

/es·the·tics/ (es-thet´iks) in dentistry, a philosophy concerned especially with the appearance of a dental restoration, as achieved through its color or form.

esthetics

[esthet′iks]
Etymology: Gk, aisthetikos, sensitivity
the branch of philosophy dealing with the forms and psychological effects of beauty. In medicine, esthetics may be applied to dental reconstruction and plastic surgery. Also spelled aesthetics.

aesthetics

The study and/or implementation of the activities which are pleasing to the senses, and have sensori-emotional value.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.
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History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake," says the young esthete Stephen Dedalus.
Pourtant, il trouve de quoi egayer ses yeux de fin esthete, les rayons de soleil du matin continuent a lui faire decouvrir d'autres aspects divertissants sur des futaies.
An erudite and esthete, with a refined taste and aristocratic selectivity of subject matter, he wrote poetry in the manner of the French decadent poets, secluded in his isolated poetic world.
Unlike Cantwell, Proust's narrator, Marcel, is a social-climbing esthete.
It was in the spirit of this change that Zbigniew Herbert, an esthete and an author of classicizing ironic verse, wrote "Raport z oblezonego miasta" (Eng.
What he's bought into is a ready-made world for exploring: these are stereotypes, but ones he can tweak and use, take on or off as he chooses--swish today, butch tomorrow; Paris esthete now, Hindsville redneck later--to puzzle out who he is, in all his moods and incarnations.
No timid esthete, Sassoon, a former Israeli commando, stood up to the bureaucracy that threatened to deny him a license.
And the idea that Genet's work was really written by a "litterateur in the quiet of his study" goes against not only the grain of his defenders' accolades but of that of the work itself, as Genet centrally sets himself apart from his reader, whom he addresses as just this sort of bourgeois esthete in the quiet of just this sort of study.
There is scant evidence that the Count is either emotionally involved or impotent: he is "an esthete, not a sensualist" (Brenner Concealments 45).
Trying to explain why the music created at Sam Phillips' Sun Studios in the early to mid '50s became rock 'n' roll's sacred dirt, legendary producer/hillbilly esthete Jim Dickinson once suggested the source was: "A bunch of crazy rednecks playing nigger music.
Yesteryear" is the only story which centers on a male figure, a self-indulgent, egocentric husband who lives the life of a wealthy esthete while his long-suffering wife, who is unnamed, pawns all her belongings to feed the family.