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Amass

To gather or to collect. The term is used in business especially in relation to a person or company that has gathered something needed or desired. For example, a person may amass wealth or inventory.
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Surely the constitutional problem, then, is the shopping center's amassment of private power and the impact of that power on public debate.
OPEC's ownership of a crucial raw material, could lead to nationalizations, the amassment of fantastic wealth by the wealthy of the LDCs and, potentially in certain cases, the road to independent industrialization, as indeed Marx and other 'classics' of Marxism foresaw, see Palma (1978).
In the genealogy of sculpture, Sze's work occupies a new position and expands those practices that took the cumulative structures of capitalist object amassment as a formative principle--from Arman's Le Plein and Claes Oldenburg's The Store in the early 1960s to Thomas Hirschhorn's work of the late '80s.
Accountability and EQ can suffer in such an amassment.
With his characteristic tongue-in-cheek amassment of particular, Garcia Marquez creates an idea of the excess that will characterize the anniversary party: "More than a thousand native and foreign guests, four hundred kilos of caviar, sixty artificial oxen imported from Japan, the entire national production of turkeys, and enough alcohol to solve the problem of the shortage of housing for the poor.
That is to say, Christmas was the promotion of the work ethic, but with as great a duty towards the expenditure of wealth as to its amassment.
Perhaps it's just that the amassment of Roth's things, all that stuff he's left behind, will never compensate for the absence of the subversive energy and grotesque comedy that gave the ongoing and open-ended process its magnetism, a kind of appeal that I still feel when reading the long and wildly entertaining interviews that Barbara Wien recently collected in the volume Gesammelte Interviews (Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 2002).