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blank slate

noun
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Examples from the web for blank slate
  • These neurons become a kind of blank slate, where a particularly strong imprint can be made of a fearful memory.
  • Infants are a blank slate with little genetic influence on their temperament.
  • For a start-up with a legacy, there is no blank slate.
  • The side that is intrigued by the creative possibilities of a blank slate, even on a low budget.
  • The trouble of course is that things are never a blank slate, a tabular rasa.
  • You'll see the equation editor pop up, giving you a blank slate in which to add your equations.
  • Blogging provides a fresh blank slate every day, too, which is pretty exhilarating.
  • It is easier at this point to start with a blank slate.
  • We do not write on a blank slate when it comes to polygamy.
  • Vague things are a blank slate upon which you can project your wishes.

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