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While many in the theatre world have branded John's role in Pride And Prejudice as opportunism, Paul has told the backbiters to leave him alone.
There has also been talk this week that Green has decided against moving to Brunton Park from Hull City at the end of the season, but both he and Collins angrily dismissed the backbiters last night.
There was Falshode, Favell and Sotylte, Ye, theves and hores, with other good company, Lyers, backbiters, and flatterers the whyle.
Tea Cake had more good nature under his toe-nails than they had in their so-called Christian hearts, She better not hear none of them old backbiters talking about her husband
68; and the backbiters hanging by their tongues in oct Patrick's Purgatory, Owayne Miles (OM1), line 81.
Needless to say, he was a controversial figure: Jean Bodin attacked him in 1581 as "the greatest sorcerer of his age,"(51) and four years later Andre Thevet lamented that "had it pleased God that Agrippa should have drowned only himself in that abyss of impiety, we would not today be faced with such a heap of atheists, backbiters and lampooners as this century has produced .
Speaking of administration nicknames, we hear that backbiters around Foggy Bottom have taken to calling U.
The 20-year-old says the industry is full of backbiters who "mess with your head", adding: "I wouldn't suggest this as a career for anyone.
And he warned he would deal ruthlessly with backbiters who harmed the SNP cause.
Compare his assertion that he has "many a fere" (1745) to the advice he offers for the improvement of would-be backbiters at lines 1780-88, and finally to the sinful yet accurate acknowledgment of his power in the following lines: "I Bakbyter, wyth fals fame/Do brekyn and brestyn hodys of stele" (1829-30).
KEVIN Fennelly walked - he wasn't pushed - but the backbiters surely had an impact on the Kilkenny coach's decision to quit.
She said: "The problem would be that band of backbiters that surrounds him.
But forget the backbiters and clergy-style charlatans who claim South Park is bad.