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Word: facet

Definition: small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side


Sentences Containing 'facet'

(Afterwards I found I had got only a half-truth--or only a glimpse of one facet of the truth.) 'It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
(An additional 25th narrow facet, called Altruism, is also included and represents a blend of the Honesty-Humility, Emotionality, and Agreeableness factors.)
a mate, a pal), "facet" or demunitive "facio" (a guy, a bloke) with feminine forms "facetka", "facia" and "typ", "typek" (a type) with its feminine form "typiara" recently gaining wider usage.
A somewhat unique facet of college governance is the existence of two elected student members of Moravian College's Board of Trustees; both are full, voting members and serve two-year terms.
Andrew Stine of "Something Awful" said, "Whether it's out of some facsimile of genuine interest (rare) or because I just want to see how completely stupid things can possibly get within ninety minutes, I have so far been able to keep myself from lapsing into a waking coma by latching upon some facet of the movie which is not utterly, interminably boring.
Another facet of Islamic jurisprudence recognized in Yemeni courts is Qisas.
Another facet, where the sculpture seems to be cut across from head to feet by a single line, reminds us of a blade or a sword on a pedestal. It is a reference to the harshness of life in medieval Europe.
Consequently our knowledge of the mercantile character of ancient Naukratis - the very facet of its early history that made it so exceptional - has suffered greatly.
During this tenure, Commander Mastagni left his personal mark of excellence on every facet of squadron life, resulting in his squadron being the Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic (COMRESPATWINGLANT) nominee for the Commander Naval Air Reserve Force Noel Davis "Battle E" Award for 1989 as well as the winner of the 1989 COMRESPATWINGLANT Retention Excellence Award. By his tireless efforts, inspiring leadership, and loyal dedication to duty, Commander Mastagni reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Each season of "The Wire" introduces a different facet of the city of Baltimore.
From that point on, incense would become an important facet of Japanese culture.
In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.
Influenced by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, Norwood wanted to present a more mature facet of herself with the album, incorporating a ballad-heavy style and an adult contemporary feel into her urban-pop sound for the album.
It passes from the anterior margin of the fibular malleolus, anteriorly and medially, to the talus bone, in front of its lateral articular facet.
Job facet satisfaction refers to feelings about specific job aspects, such as salary, benefits, and relationships with co-workers.
Not only were griots used to recite history of births and deaths, battles and marriages in the villages, but oral historians and griots are also an important cultural facet in Mali in terms of language.
The CAS (Community, Action and Service) programme is a fundamental and compulsory facet of the IB Diploma.
The detection of cosmic dust points to another facet of cosmic dust research: dust acting as photons.
The vague and in some respects false analogies, as they have been shown to be by Mr. Chauncey Wright, which have been advanced in favour of this view, such as the sudden crystallisation of inorganic substances, or the falling of a facetted spheroid from one facet to another, hardly deserve consideration.
To adherents, the intellectual and emotional experience of something greater than oneself is seen as a phenomenon of enduring value, a positive facet of the human condition to be preserved even while they purge themselves of so much that has traditionally accompanied it.
While speaking to rural audiences Biden noted that the war in Iraq continued to be an important facet of his campaign agenda.

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