One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a people, an idea, or a culture) not absorbed or integrated into a wider society or culture.
- ‘Instead, we are treated to a catch-all of unassimilated third-century Christian heresies, with John Milton, Ralph Ellison, Anthrophagy, the synoptic Gospels, and Road Runner cartoons thrown in for our pleasure and instruction.’
- ‘On the one hand, the orthographical apparatus supports the supposed inferiority of black dialect as ‘broken’ English; on the other hand, italicizing Yiddish words underlines their unassimilated foreignness.’
- ‘Future generations will inherit a tangle of rancorous, unassimilated, squabbling cultures with no common bond to hold them together, and a certain guarantee of the death of this nation as a harmonious ‘melting pot.’’
- ‘All the embarrassing baggage of ethnicity - unassimilated habits, Yiddish accent, incomplete understanding of American mores - was projected onto the mother, a representative of outmoded values.’
- ‘As a former professor, Nazerman would not have been representative of German Jewry had he been depicted as unassimilated.’
- ‘The persecution of European Jews impacted on Jews not simply as men and women, but also as religious and irreligious, assimilated and unassimilated, Zionist and non-Zionist, rich and poor, urban and rural, young and old.’
- ‘The mystery left unanswered is why Germany doesn't take the simpler, more obvious step - allowing immigration, but denying immigrants the welfare benefits that support an unassimilated opposition culture.’
- ‘Were immigrants arriving in such numbers that they might remain unassimilated in cultural ghettoes, eventually undermining social or national cohesion?’
- ‘The failure of assimilation created the current question that is subtly asked through racist journalism: can an unassimilated population still maintain human rights once they have been removed?’
- ‘But the broader culture of ‘intolerance’ in certain unassimilated communities is a potentially much bigger problem.’
- ‘The first level consists of tales that circulated primarily in unassimilated band and tribal societies, though the tales may have only been written down after assimilation.’
- ‘The analysis also includes coding for assimilated or unassimilated names, helping us to determine the voters' first language - English or the language of their country of origin.’
- ‘Not only does it put unassimilated persons and groups at a severe disadvantage in the competition for scarce positions and resources, but it requires that persons transform their sense of identity in order to assimilate.’
- ‘In this instance, what is internalized also persists unassimilated; Keats is absorbed in material he claims to have incorporated, relying on the tale of a Fall precisely when he attempts to displace it.’
- ‘Both assimilated and unassimilated Jews, both religious and secular Jews, were equally victimized by pogroms, persecutions and genocide.’
- ‘More importantly, she attributes much of this newness or thirdness to the process of acquiring a second language, primarily because this achievement distinguishes her from her unassimilated ethnic peers and from ‘normal Americans.’’
- ‘The Roma, who are scattered throughout the country, mostly in small camps on the outskirts of towns and cities, are in many ways culturally unassimilated.’
- ‘As we saw in Chapter 2, a fear of divided loyalties and identities - supposedly the result of unassimilated ethnic groups - has underlain the formation of most nation-states.’
- ‘I know that many countries in Europe already have major problems with large unassimilated minorities.’
- ‘There is no such thing as a specifically Hungarian American holiday, perhaps because the attention of most unassimilated Hungarian Americans is focused on the mother country.’
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