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    Lightbulb Usage of as+adjective

    Here's a sentence from a GRE reading comprehension passage:

    But the play's complex view of Blackself-esteem and human solidarity as compatible is no more"contradictory" than Du Bois' famous, well-consideredideal of ethnic self-awareness coexisting with human unity,or Fanon's emphasis on an ideal internationalism that alsoaccommodates national identities and roles.

    What is the base of using as + adjective? What does it mean, in this case particularly. As nothing shown on Cambridge Dictionary's grammar's web:

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    Re: Usage of as+adjective

    • as

      5. used for saying that someone or something is considered or described in a particular way

    • Van Dyck was regarded as the greatest painter of his time.

      The result of the vote is being seen as a personal victory for the Prime Minister.

      In your sentence, black self-esteem and human solidarity are viewed/considered to be compatible.

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    Re: Usage of as+adjective


    Hello, ZYuan:

    Here is some information that may interest you.


    1. "We regarded him as entirely trustworthy."

    a. My source explains that an adjective​ used as an objective complement "may be introduced by as."

    i . Cf. "We considered him trustworthy."

    Source: Walter Kay Smart, English Review Grammar (Fourth edition, 1940), pages 156 and 226.

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