tautology

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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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The problem with deciding in some general sense that it is impermissible to account for "soft" trait judgments (like attractiveness) only when "groups" are adversely affected by these judgments is that the soft traits the putative defendant devalues tautologically frame groups.
The only way "out," not of the paradox but of the immobility to which the identity tautologically forces the arrow, would be to claim that the arrow does not have to be thought of as occupying a space always equal to itself, but that we should, in a Hegelian manner, rise above the "thinking that belongs to the understanding alone"(33) and have an intuition of the arrow as never occupying a space equal to itself.
The penetration measures, as they represent differences in the degree to which multihospital (MHS) versus nonsystem hospitals are located in given markets, could be tautologically related to any system characteristics that might be used as control variables.
It also seems clear that ascertaining the existence of privileges and immunities whose existence is all but tautologically accepted throughout the United States requires extensive reference to actual practices throughout the several states.
For his second solo show in New York, however, the artist expanded on his installation at the 2006 Whitney Biennial by again working in three dimensions, at room size, tautologically (and somewhat humorously) filling the space with sculptures of bound pages alongside diminutive drawings of them.
By implicating himself in the pyramidal scheme, Lipomi, tautologically, adopted the persona of the artist and positioned artmaking as self-aware performance.
Another mode of such "writing" was later effected by way of the artist's signature dots, which seemed to serve as effusive punctuation marks (sometimes rather tautologically effacing faces).
It is a world where shit is tautologically shit, before being a metaphorical image, and where this pertains not to the individual or social sphere--understood as criticism, struggle, or denunciation--but to a much more primal, peasant, collective ritual, as primordial as manure on the fields, as vital as the stink of shit.
Sometimes I have heard pretty art tautologically damned as "too aesthetic.
Landers' texts repeatedly reference themselves, self-consciously and tautologically.
Tautologically true, perhaps, but laughable as serious threat assessment (one recalls the 1984 movie Red Dawn).
Powerful monetary bureaucrats and their market watchers often seem to believe without question that when they are raising the peg, the tautologically monetary disequilibrium (in an inflationary direction) is decreasing.