We are currently witnessing the unraveling of the Roman Catholic church as we know it, particularly as regards its secrecy and male-dominated clubbiness
With the growing clubbiness
of the Permanent Five, the value of a nonpermanent seat can perhaps be measured in terms of a single, symbolic payoff for the state: international recognition.
With his keen eye for affect, Brown pounces on all the Etonians' plummy little mannerisms: their clubbiness
, mutual flattery, pedantic allusions, gratuitous Gallicisms, and Latin tags flaunted like designer labels.
as Many of the leading postwar economists have combined a criticism of technical clubbiness
with a deep appreciation of the basics and a will to illuminate for the Everyman the comparative virtue of the free enterprise system--an appreciation and a will that make the great tradition of economics.
Perhaps it is the awful, cosy clubbiness
of the BBC's Paris studio that has mellowed him.
What set me on edge was the clubbiness
of the scene, the bitchiness, particularly in the position I was in, because I was a newcomer.
protected Ames who, as the son of a C.
They exude a clubbiness
, an "inthe-knowness," that I abhor in everyday life.
Plus a certain clubbiness
with other believers, a rather smug "We're in on the truth" attitude.
Few doubt that the male clubbiness
of the House of Commons will change.
No, they don't get to experience the horrid status-conscious clubbiness
of private education but they do get a rounded education in real-life, which is far more valuable.
If the Washington anti-nuclear groups seem to all know each other, and appear a little clubby, the clubbiness
goes two ways.
Given the inherent clubbiness
of the Senate, members' zeal to jump on scraps of evidence leads one to conclude that Tower was a supremely unpopular fellow.