Definition of Exceptionalism

1. Noun. the state of being special, exceptional or unique ¹



2. Noun. the belief that a particular nation does not conform to an established norm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exceptionalism

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exceptionalism

exceptio beneficium ordinis seu excussionis
exceptio metus
exceptio non numeratae pecuniae
exceptio quod metus causa
exception
exception that proves the rule
exceptionable
exceptionableness
exceptionably
exceptional
exceptional(a)
exceptional case-marking
exceptional case-markings
exceptional space
exceptional spaces
exceptionalism (current term)
exceptionalisms
exceptionalist
exceptionalistic
exceptionalists
exceptionalities
exceptionality
exceptionally
exceptionalness
exceptioner
exceptioners
exceptionless
exceptions
exceptious
exceptive

Literary usage of Exceptionalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. One America Indivisible: A National Conversation on American Pluralism and by Sheldon Hackney (1999)
"This is the beginning of the notion of American "exceptionalism," a term he used. He meant that the United States was different from other countries, ..."

2. Shifting African Identities by S. B. Bekker, Martine Dodds, Meshack M. Khosa (2001)
"... This is particularly so also because of the intersection between the historical and socio-economic exceptionalism of Southern Africa on the one hand, ..."

3. Disabled Soldiers and Sailors Pensions and Training by Edward Thomas Devine, Lilian Brandt (1919)
"... qualifications of public service, and the physical suffering entailed by it, would purge the class of invalids of the worst features of exceptionalism. ..."

4. Useful Knowledge: The American Philosophical Society Millennium Program by Alexander G. Bearn, American Philosophical Society (1999)
"Seymour Martin Lipset in his book, American exceptionalism, reminds us that the ... Seymour Martin Lipset, American exceptionalism: A Two-edged Sword (New ..."

5. The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective by Angus Maddison (2001)
"Concentration on Western exceptionalism may be considered Eurocentric, but Western countries were the most successful and their experience is the best basis ..."

6. Creation and Governance of Human Genetic Research Databases by Christina Sampogna (2006)
"The proponents of the "genetic exceptionalism" perspective argue that genetic information is uniquely powerful and uniquely personal and thus merits unique ..."

7. Report to the U.S. Sanitary Commission: On a System for the Economical by John Ordronaux (1864)
"... qualifications of public service, and the physical suffering entailed by it, would purge the class of invalids of the worst features of exceptionalism. ..."

8. Trade Unions and Democracy: Cosatu Workers' Political Attitudes in South Africa by Sakhela Buhlungu (2006)
"This notion of South African exceptionalism has led to an intellectual and political parochialism that restricts both our understanding of the specificity ..."

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