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1. "...he was one of the great intellectuals of the 1940s who completedtheir higher studies in the West and returned to their country toapply what they had learned there—lock, stock, and barrel—withinEgyptian academia. For people like them, "progress" and "the West"were virtually synonymous, with all that that entailed by way of positiveand negative behavior. They all had the same reverence for thegreat Western values—democracy, freedom, justice, hard work, andequality. At the same time, they had the same ignorance of the nation'sheritage and contempt for its customs and traditions, which they consideredshackles pulling us toward Backwardness from which it wasour duty to free ourselves so that the Renaissance could be achieved."
Author: Alaa Al Aswany
2. "In fact, among the people I met, the term soviet served essentially as a synonym for 'fucked up'. I'd been in the country about three days when a car that was sent to take me to an interview failed to start. After several attempts to get it going, the driver turned to me, smiled wearily and explained: 'Soviet car'. By that time, that was all the explanation I needed."
Author: Anthony DeCurtis
3. "A synonym for ‘insane' is ‘bananas"
Author: Brandon Scott Gorrell
4. "Satori - in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one's own being - these are synonymous."
Author: Bruce Lee
5. "Ironically, although the Y-chromosome has become synonymous with male aggression, it is intrinsically unstable. Adam is as much cursed as cursing."
Author: Bryan Sykes
6. "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
Author: Burt Bacharach
7. "Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves."
Author: Charles Stanley
8. "Poverty, for me, is synonymous with degradation."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
9. "Google' is not a synonym for 'research'."
Author: Dan Brown
10. "The feeling that the world is full of people who think different is synonymous with wrong."
Author: David Levithan
11. "When men in power decide that things need to be rebalanced at any cost, the violence is never brief and never really directed solely at the imbalance that supposedly inspired it. The rule of law becomes the rule of violence. Revenge becomes a synonym for justice. No city is safe from such horror, no nation, no time in all of history. Be ready to recognize the moment. Be always ready."
Author: Dean Koontz
12. "The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and to be loved. Indeed, if partial emancipation is to become a complete and true emancipation of woman, it will have to do away with the ridiculous notion that to be loved, to be sweetheart and mother, is synonymous with being slave or subordinate. It will have to do away with the absurd notion of the dualism of the sexes, or that man and woman represent two antagonistic worlds."
Author: Emma Goldman
13. "Lights," I said softly. This had become my favorite word over the past week. In my mind, it had become synonymous with freedom."
Author: Ernest Cline
14. "Porn is now so deeply embedded in our culture that it has become synonymous with sex to such a point that to criticize porn is to get slapped with the label anti-sex.…But what if you are a feminist who is pro-sex in the real sense of the word, pro that wonderful, fun, and deliciously creative force that bathes the body in delight and pleasure, and what you are actually against is porn sex? A kind of sex that is debased, dehumanized, formulaic, and generic, a kind of sex not based on individual fantasy, play, or imagination, but one that is the result of an industrial product created by those who get excited not by bodily contact but by market penetration and profits? Where, then, do you fit in the pro-sex, anti-sex dichotomy when pro-porn equals pro-sex?"
Author: Gail Dines
15. "Christians know that joy is more than a feeling or an on-again, off-again sentiment that changes according to the circumstances they face. Followers of Jesus Christ distinguish between lasting joy and situational happiness. Fun and joy are not necessarily synonymous. We believe we can experience inner joy with no special external stimulus to make us happy."
Author: George Foster
16. "Street culture is a culture of containment. Most young people do not realize that it all too often leads to a "dead end". "Street culture," as I am using the term, is a counterforce to movement culture. Street culture in contemporary urban reality is synonymous with survival at all costs. This world view is mostly negative, because it demands constant adjustment to circumstances that are often far beyond young people's control or understanding, such as economics, education, housing, employment, nutrition, law, and so forth."
Author: Haki R. Madhubuti
17. "I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist."
Author: Henry Adams
18. "Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom."
Author: Isabelle Adjani
19. "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us."
Author: Jane Austen
20. "You think me foolish to call instruction a torment, but if you had been as much used as myself to hear poor little children first learning their letters and then learning to spell, if you had ever seen how stupid they can be for a whole morning together, and how tired my poor mother is at the end of it, as I am in the habit of seeing almost every day of my life at home, you would allow that to torment and to instruct might sometimes be used as synonymous words."
Author: Jane Austen
21. "I'll have you know Southern isn't a synonym for stupid."
Author: Janice Lane Palko
22. "Only a retard tries to cut something with the handle of a pair of scissors. Well, only a retard or a politician, but the two are synonymous."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "At four Bela was developing a memory. The word yesterday entered her vocabulary, though its meaning was elastic, synonymous with whatever was no longer the case. The past collapsed, in no particular order, contained by a single word."
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
24. "I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom."
Author: John Barrymore
25. "Jeder weiß, dass "Liebe" nur ein Synonym für die Verträglichkeit bestimmter Immunsysteme darstellt. Jede andere Verbindung ist krank."
Author: Juli Zeh
26. "Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous."
Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
27. "But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous."
Author: Koren Zailckas
28. "We'd been assured it wouldn't be painful, though she might experience 'discomfort,' a term beloved of the medical profession that seems to be a synonym for agony that isn't yours."
Author: Lionel Shriver
29. "Fear is synonymous with the future, and the future consists of forked roads, I should say forking roads, because the roads are forking all the time, like slow lightning."
Author: Margaret Atwood
30. "Because the enormous narcissism of their parents deprived Will and Tom of suitable role models, both brothers learned to identify with absence. Consequently, even if something beneficial fortuitously entered their lives they immediately treated it as temporary. By the time they were teenagers they were already accustomed to a discontinuous lifestyle marked by constant threats of abandonment and the lack of any emotional stability. Unfortunately, "accustomed to" here is really synonymous with "damaged by."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
31. "The Masters is one of golf's greatest traditions and Augusta is one of the best courses in the world. They are synonymous. It's an event that every golfer, and golf fan, looks forward to."
Author: Mike Weir
32. "When someone uses the phrase ‘the prick one', and you know immediately that this is a synonym for the word ‘metaphorically', you are entitled to wonder whether you know the speaker too well. You are even entitled to wonder whether you should know her at all."
Author: Nick Hornby
33. "I am not averse to generalizing the notion of "modern" to designate a certain way of life, rather than making it purely a synonym of 'contemporary'. There are moments and places in history to which 'we moderns' could return without too greatly disturbing the harmony of those times, without seeming objects infinitely curious and conspicuous... creatures shocking, dissonant, and unassailable."
Author: Paul Valéry
34. "We're sick of hearing people say, "That band is so gay," or "Those guys are fags." Gay is not a synonym for shitty. If you wanna say something's shitty, say it's shitty. Stop being such homophobic assholes."
Author: Pete Wentz
35. "Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name is synonymous with bad acting, she's had it."
Author: Piper Laurie
36. "Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym."
Author: Stephen King
37. "But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct."
Author: Suzanne Collins
38. "We are synonyms but not the same."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
39. "E dois donc toujours me rappeler que Warner et moi sommes 2 noms différents.Nous sommes synonymes, mais différents.Les synonymes se connaissent comme de vieux collègues, comme des amis qui ont voyagé ensemble. Ils échangent des anecdotes, évoquent leurs origines et oublient que, bien qu'étant semblables, ils sont totalement différents ; et que même s'ils partagent certains attributs, l'un ne pourra jamais être l'autre. Parce qu'une nuit paisible n'est pas la même qu'une nuit silencieuse, un homme solide n'est pas le même qu'un homme stable, et une lumière vive n'est pas la même qu'une lumière éclatante, parce que la manière dont ces mots s'insèrent dans une phrase change tout.Ils ne sont pas identiques."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
40. "Vengence, betrayal, and love they all are synonyms for the same word: fake."
Author: TBBishiXO
41. "When did speaking your beliefs become synonymous with forcing them upon others?"
Author: Ted Dekker
42. "Language, the unconscious, the parents, the symbolic order: these terms in Lacan are not exactly synonymous, but they are intimately allied. They are sometimes spoken of by him as the ‘Other' — as that which like language is always anterior to us and will always escape us, that which brought us into being as subjects in the first place but which always outruns our grasp. We have seen that for Lacan our unconscious desire is directed towards this Other, in the shape of some ultimately gratifying reality which we can never have; but it is also true for Lacan that our desire is in some way always received from the Other too. We desire what others — our parents, for instance — unconsciously desire for us; and desire can only happen because we are caught up in linguistic, sexual and social relations — the whole field of the ‘Other' — which generate it."
Author: Terry Eagleton
43. "The protagonist, Amanda, discusses her sex relationship with her husband, John Paul --As long as it's done with honesty and grace, John Paul doesn't mind if I go to bed with other men. Or with other girls, as is sometimes my fancy. What has marriage got to do with it? Marriage is not a synonym for monogamy any more than monogamy is a synonym for ideal love. To live lightly on the earth, lovers and families must be more flexible and relaxed. The ritual of sex releases its magic inside or outside the marital bond. I approach that ritual with as much humility as possible and perform it whenever it seems appropriate. As for John Paul and me, a strange spurt of semen is not going to wash our love away."
Author: Tom Robbins
44. "Yes: but aren't love and marriage notoriously synonymous in the minds of most women? Certainly very few men get the first without promising the second: love, that is--if it's just a matter of spreading her legs, almost any woman will do that for nothing."
Author: Truman Capote
45. "A people, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul."
Author: Victor Hugo
46. "Antisemitismus ist vom Anfang bis zum Ende das wirksamste Propagandamittel der Partei, ist die wirksamste und populärste Konkretisierung der Rassendoktrin, ja ist für die deutsche Masse mit der Rassenlehre identisch. Denn was weiß die deutsche Masse von den Gefahren der "Verniggerung", und wie weit reicht ihre persönliche Kenntnis von der behaupteten Minderwertigkeit der Ost- und Südostvölker? Aber einen Juden kennt jeder. Antisemitismus und Rassendoktrin sind für die deutsche Masse Synonyma."
Author: Victor Klemperer
47. "..."offensive" is frequently but a synonym for "unusual"..."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
48. "Playing the within the game to me is synonymous with playing old-school basketball. Many players today think the game back then has nothing to do with the way the game is played today."
Author: Walt Frazier
49. "To mention Boston we use 'Boston' or a synonym, and to mention 'Boston' we use ' 'Boston' ' or a synonym. ' 'Boston' ' contains six letters and just one pair of quotation marks; 'Boston' contains six letters and no quotation marks; and Boston contains some 800,000 people."
Author: Willard Van Orman Quine
50. "There had stood a great house in the centre of the gardens, where now was left only that fragment of ruin. This house had been empty for a great while; years before his—the ancient man's—birth. It was a place shunned by the people of the village, as it had been shunned by their fathers before them. There were many things said about it, and all were of evil. No one ever went near it, either by day or night. In the village it was a synonym of all that is unholy and dreadful."
Author: William Hope Hodgson

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