Example sentences for: americanism

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  • Prodi said U.S. aid for the victims would come from Aviano, the U.S. air base out of which an American plane recently sliced a ski-lift cable, killing 20 people and starting a wave of anti-Americanism in Italy.

  • The paper also foresees a rise in Russian anti-Americanism.

  • Invented by a Frenchman, the neon sign quickly became an Americanism.

  • Thus, kick the bucket is listed in the category E29e Pork (because of its presumed etymology, Slaughtered pigs are hung by the heels from the bucket or beam) while go west appears under G12e Sunset, bite the dust (questionably defined as brought low) appears at C10f Winning and losing the battle, buy the farm (which I cannot find in the OED ) is listed under E7a Land (where it is labeled as an Americanism, confuting my understanding that it originated with the R.A.F., early in WWII), and cash in your chips/ checks goes under K77c Roulette (which might be all right for a British English classification, but I think that Americans would expect to find it at K81 Poker ).

  • At the moment, Washington and Beijing are pummeling each other over: the Chinese Embassy bombing, the Chinese espionage detailed in the Cox report, American technology export policies, the renewal of China's normal trade (formerly most favored nation) status, China's application to join the World Trade Organization, American support for Taiwanese democracy, American sympathy for the Dalai Lama, the burgeoning military alliance between the United States and Japan, China's friendship with North Korea, China's wavering endorsement of nuclear nonproliferation, China's persecution of democrats, China's persecution of Christians, and China's surging anti-Americanism.


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