give sense to

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The stance of the project is not only descriptive and pragmatic, which allows understanding the way mentally diseased/distressed people get through and give sense to their problems by resorting to cultural resources; it is also critical and reflexive, so as to enlighten the normative and evaluative dimension of the collective representations around autonomy .
We appreciate what [the] international communities are doing; they must give sense to the people of South Sudan if they want genuine peace in South Sudan.
And all the problems that are prevalent in the world like disturbances and violence, may the goddess stop all this and give sense to all men," said Ritu Bannerjee, a devotee at one of the pandals.
This is the way I give sense to my work," said the stylist.
Weekends were only invented to give sense to the 'Friday feeling' tagline, which also pre-dates TV and chocolate itself.
The sound of silence marks the beginning and guides the rhythm of the steps in our physical and spiritual route in tireless search of answers that give sense to our existence.
Human beings should determine and should themselves give sense to their lives.
However, it is not that these illusions do no work: "these simulated stabilities thus give sense to our selves and our world, but they remain inadequate to the ungrounded structure and the dynamics from which they arise" (p.
He continued to the end to write, searching for that something more, that could give sense to everything - and to himself.
How can an analysis of narrative interviews shed light on different attempts to make sense of and give sense to critical events and actions?
Inevitably it will become a staple, the book to read in order to give sense to the seeming disorder of an all too infrequently studied collection of poems.
24 For a superb discussion of the whole question of non finito, see Vasari-Barocchi, 4:1645ff, where a gallant attempt is made to give sense to Condivi's passage by citing the high finish that Michelangelo gave to some of his early sculptures.