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Though it may end up as a mere novelty, it's a peculiarly modern wonder.
Robopets are a peculiarly Japanese phenomenon for now, but manufacturers are releasing cuter and more user-friendly models in the hope of reaching a worldwide market.
But what about the attitudes exhibited by the French toward grand-mere et grand-pere this August--are they somehow peculiarly French?
Four years later the Armenian genocide and the outbreak of the First World War initiated the series of political upheavals that would mark the twentieth century as peculiarly destructive to optimism.
Herrero had a peculiarly childlike quality, managing to appear both frightened and resilient as she worked through her isolation.
Certainly rankism is, to some degree, a peculiarly Western institution: A Zen master might well worry about a student's inner state if the student became preoccupied by rank, either high or low.
Darkness and horror inspired deeply personal, highly expressive art in a variety of styles, all of which fit under the umbrella of symbolism, as long as they embodied its peculiarly gloomy state of mind (2).
Their perfectly restored apartments using techniques and materials peculiarly suited to the age and character of the house - plus communal use of a shady back garden - are intended to be models of public housing: exemplary alternatives to casual demolition and wholesale rehousing.
A gay, revisionist update of Imitation of Life with some peculiarly French twists, The Closet drolly reveals how passing for gay can save lives.
Deeply influenced by the leftist ambience of the South Side Writers Group to which Wright only briefly belonged, Brooks is not the peculiarly wry but narrowly "urban" writer found in conventiona l literary-historical narratives, but instead the practitioner of a "radical irony" inseparable from the leftist critique of capitalism--as the site of both racist oppression and reified consciousness--formulated in Brooks's circle.
But then, we must remember that the United Church -- in the words of one essayist in Fire and Grace -- is "a peculiarly Canadian invention: the open and inviting company of Jesus that holds its faith lightly, believes in ecumenical inclusivity almost as much as it believes in God .