(redirected from intermixtures)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
References in classic literature ?
It is the lurid intermixture of the two that produces the illuminating blaze of the infernal regions.
Moreover, "[s]light, intermixtures of white blood diminish the
The Faun's "wild blood" is shown to have been "attempered with constant intermixtures from the more ordinary streams of human life" (4:234).
I now know that's the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils .
This was crystallized in the myth of 'lusotropicalism', the idea first mooted by the Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre in 1940, which held that Portugal's long history of intermixtures with Islamic populations, and the length of its colonial endeavours, had produced a different and milder variant of colonialism to that of other European countries.
Even now many talk of Spenser's "well of pure English undefiled," as if the language ever sprang from a well or fountain-head, and was not rather a mere confluence of various tongues, perpetually subject to changes and intermixtures.
Some of the impetus for this has come from the work of Nicholas Thomas, who coined the phrase 'colonial entanglements' to capture the complex interactions, exchanges and intermixtures that occur in the contexts of colonial encounters (Thomas 1991).
7) Just as Brazil's robust society disproves the claim that "racial intermixtures bring into existence a hybrid both mentally and physically inferior to either of the parent stock" (41), so Merguson's hybrid text itself refutes this "specious" argument against mixing.