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Word: subliminal

Definition: below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement


Sentences Containing 'subliminal'

Art critic Eleanor Heartney, in an introduction to Tcherkelov’s series of impasto paintings based on these images, writes that they present “symbols mined from American currency as keys to understand national dreams and fantasies.” Concentrating on details in both new and old currency, Tcherkelov “exhumes their meanings and contradictions, revealing the subliminal power that currency images have.” Artist, musician, and performer Genesis P-Orridge writes of one of Tcherkelov's paintings that "it seemed to explode with sheer exuberance."
Because of the song's controversial nature and ambiguous target, XXL Magazine.com included it in an article titled "8 Subliminal Diss Records That No One Claims", which was published November 5, 2010, approximately 15 years after the song was released.
Clodd analyzed the SPR and saw nothing more than "barbaric spiritual philosophy", he mocked the language of SPR members "subliminal consciousness" and "telepathic energy" as a disguise for "bastard supernaturalism."
He proposed this information as 'romances of the subliminal imagination,' and a product of the unconscious mind (Stevens 1994).
Journalist Nora Ephron wrote that she had loved the novel when she was 18 but admitted that she "missed the point," which she suggested is largely subliminal sexual metaphor.

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