One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a permanent record of (something) by or as if by creating a monument.‘a culture that too eagerly monumentalizes what it values’
- ‘What makes it worse is that in this later encounter, the short-story writer seems to have monumentalized the show.’
- ‘Officially recognized ‘national heroes’ from diverse regions are honored in school texts, and biographies and with statues for their struggles against the Dutch; some regions monumentalize local heroes of their own.’
- ‘In addition to ‘monumentalising’ his figures, Breker was also required to alter his style.’
- ‘It says something about our cultural scene that Welles after his death can be both monumentalized and trivialized.’
- ‘In the enlarged versions, one notices his eye for composition and design, as well as his uncanny ability to monumentalize his sitters.’
- ‘These and other inscriptions testify to the need visitors felt to document and monumentalise their visual and aural experiences upon the very statue which had engendered them.’
- ‘Museums have become lifeless structures that monumentalise and freeze history.’
- ‘At precisely the same time, the young artist Theodore Gericault was searching for a contentious contemporary subject to monumentalise on canvas.’
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