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eclectic

(in art, philosophy, etc.) selecting what seems best from various styles, doctrines, ideas, methods, etc.
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The Safras bought well, and eclectically, and high prices were found not only for Faberge and French furniture but also Anglo-Indian pieces.
The primary group, both chronologically and numerically, consists of retelling of stories about Arthur and his knights, eclectically put together from Thomas Malory's fifteenth-century Morte Darthur (itself in part a compilation) and various other medieval sources.
He eclectically mixed the mainstream paradigm Keynesianism, Institutionalism and work from other social sciences.
It is a quick read, well illustrated, but not written for a general audience, containing complicated arguments and a range of references which might be described as eclectically Post-Modernist.
In her slightly overtheorized essay on Barbara Kingsolver's novel Animal Dreams Lee Ann De Reus eclectically combines the FST approach with the psychological theories of Erik Erikson and James Marcia to describe the identity-formation process in the young female protagonist's search for meaning in life.
So, while social constructivist tenets guide my understanding of literacy development, inform my literacy assessments, and help me sort acceptable from unacceptable literacy practices, I invoke them eclectically.
His major study, Fascination: Faulkner's Fiction, 1919-1936 (Duke UP, 1989), brilliantly and eclectically using the tools of contemporary criticism, philosophy, and psychoanalysis (Bergson, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Starobinski, Barthes, Lacan), as well as the examples of poets (Mallarme), traced the recurring themes of Faulkner's fiction to some focal scenes of possession and frustrated desire (as the opening of Sanctuary) and to hitherto often overlooked early texts (as "The Hill" and "Nympholepsy").
The scrumptious Southern dinner is served on informal floral-patterned plates, which are paired with formal silver flatware for an eclectically elegant look.
The ability of contemporaries to blend eclectically with any furniture style, or to infuse a room with color as an anchor feature, places the more geometric patterns and bolder hues of these rugs in demand.
While she also took on new challenges in opera--creating the role of Josephine in Tapestry New Opera Works' premiere of Facing South by Linda Caitlin Smith and Don Hannah, for example--she has also followed eclectically non-operatic roads.
Other universities and colleges will need to experiment with applying TTM more systematically versus eclectically.
I'm also a good Eugenean: a new-age, Buddhist, pantheist, eclectically spiritual Jew.