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Project backwards.‘the rabbinic interpretation is retrojected into the biblical text’
- ‘In attempting to fill in the blanks, we risk retrojecting our own ideology, technology, cosmology, etc., onto a given metaphor.’
- ‘Postmodern readers may not be persuaded that the scientific categories constructed in one culture can so readily be retrojected onto another.’
- ‘First of all the definitions of these terms are anachronistic; they entail the retrojecting of many post-Enlightenment concerns into antiquity.’
- ‘First, reformations always retroject current concerns into their supposed archetypes.’
Mid 19th century: from retro- ‘backwards’, on the pattern of the verb project.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.