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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

the handing down of beliefs, customs, etc., through generations; something so handed down

Usage examples (3)
  • Of course there is a small but stubborn counter-tradition to suburb-phobia, most famously in the stories and novels of John Updike and John Cheever.
  • Benjamin develops this ideal of exact, imaginative, in-motion form largely through his formidable engagements with the formidable artists of the Baudelairean lyric...
  • 6 For sustained treatment of Frankfurt-School analyses of the Baudelairean counter-tradition in modern lyric, and for Benjamin’s, Brecht’s, and Adorno’s surprising later... for more
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