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Individualise   Listen
individualise  v. t.  Same as individualize. (chiefly Brit.)

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"Individualise" Quotes from Famous Books

... considering any complicated machine as a single thing; in truth it is a city or society, each member of which was bred truly after its kind. We see a machine as a whole, we call it by a name and individualise it; we look at our own limbs, and know that the combination forms an individual which springs from a single centre of reproductive action; we therefore assume that there can be no reproductive action which does not arise from a single centre; but this assumption ...
— Erewhon • Samuel Butler

... I had hit a child! I might have hit a child!" The hypothesis flashed into being with the thought, tried to escape and was caught. It was characteristic of Mr. Britling's nocturnal imagination that he should individualise this child quite sharply as rather plain and slender, with reddish hair, staring eyes, and its ribs crushed in a vivid and dreadful manner, pinned against the wall, mixed up with some bricks, only to be ...
— Mr. Britling Sees It Through • H. G. Wells

... destroy the individuality of the prisoner; his own personality is lost amid the hundreds who surround him; he sinks into the position of a mere unit, and is obliged to be treated as such by the officials in charge of him. Under such a system it becomes almost impossible to individualise prisoners; there is no time for it; as a result, the influence of reformative agencies descends to a minimum and only the punitive side of justice comes home to the offender. At one time the value of Reformatory Schools was seriously impaired by herding too many lads together under one roof; it ...
— Crime and Its Causes • William Douglas Morrison

Words linked to "Individualise" :   personalize, severalise, differentiate, secern, separate, tell apart, modify, distinguish, depersonalise, change, individualisation, severalize

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