Pecksniffian


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Yet aren't MPs the people who voted the cash for protection - the same Pecksniffian, unctuous Johnny-come-latelies who brought Britain to its parlous state?
And unlike the Pecksniffian chirping of Lincoln's Left-annexationists, Burlingame's Lincoln is self-consciously "a champion of freedom, democracy, and national unity .
The physicist Cleaver questions Ramon's privilege when he wonders why "the voice of a man whose head is filled with Pecksniffian, irrelevant moral distinctions and three-thousand-yearold metaphysics carries the same weight as the voice of a scientist" (59).
It is a wind sweeping out the metaphoric Augean stables of Pecksniffian hypocrisy and anticipating that justice will be done at the end of the narrative.
The lycanthropic Miss Widdecombe, the Pecksniffian Mr Maude, the Uriah Heepish Mr Fox, the deeply sinister Mr Mackay and the Walter Mitty-like Mr Hague himself.
He found them "devious, hypocritical, disingenuous, deceitful, pharisaical, pecksniffian, fraudulent, knavish, slippery, unscrupulous, perfidious, lewd and dishonest.
With Pecksniffian economies like these commonplace, it's no wonder someone would start taking a McDonald's-like approach to marketing and service.
If he did not dismiss that world with a Pecksniffian wave of his arm, he considered it from a satirist's distance, with wide-eyed amazement, offended dignity, and brilliant humor.