play upon

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One song's lyrics play upon my mind, Summing up what I feel right now I find.
Nowadays there is a certain amount of tantalising leakage, of varying accuracy, which the media play upon.
Something not done to the best of your ability may play upon your conscience.
Readings Clark University Professors Gino Dilorio, Jay Elliott and Jennifer Plante will offer readings of their favorite scary stories and explore the power of narratives that play upon our most basic fears, 7 p.
Delivered fully assembled, the palletizers are plug and play upon arrival.
When people ask for a 'dehaan' it generally means that they are looking for a 'tip' to play upon, however if one takes the literal meaning of market forecasting then it is extensive research and analysis conducted to project market trends, scrips momentum, companies earnings, distribution of profits etc.
Educators like Brown say toy manufacturers have a greater social responsibility not to reinforce preexisting sexual stereotypes or to play upon young female children's fixation with sexual attractiveness.
The spoofs play upon the incongruity between the Jersey Shore cast's reading-lite lifestyle and the image of erudition normally associated with authors.
the way gulls and hawks play upon the obliging breeze.
As this project was grounded in the interpretivist qualitative research paradigm, discursive interpretivist approach was employed to interrogate how parental and domestic agencies, can play upon the aspirations of young girls for higher education in both complex and subtle ways.
examine the popularity of the films Jaws, Field of Dreams, The Big Lebowski, and The Godfather, as well as the less popular film The Village, showing that they engage audiences because the play upon underlying tensions and problems in American culture.
The tone emerges from her deliberate play upon creole and pidgin English as well as her own background--she is an accomplished spoken-word artist.