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[es-thet-uh-siz-uh m] /ɛsˈθɛt əˌsɪz əm/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I desire to be understood by the great majority, and I leave scholarly words and unusual phrasing to specialists in estheticism.

  • Thirty years ago, when Oscar Wilde was regarded seriously by some people, there were many who made a cult of estheticism.

  • Polly was a temperate dancer, all gaiety, estheticism plus athleticism.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • Idealism and estheticism have always had much to say in praise of the "beauty of toil."

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst

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