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Liberal rhetoric," Voegeli points out, "never engages in this issue: what would be the size and nature of the welfare state that was not contemptibly austere, that did not urgently need a larger budget and a broader agenda?
An "out-group" is a "group of people excluded from or not belonging to one's own group, especially when viewed as subordinate or contemptibly different.
I meane not into the Lords roome, (which is now but the Stages Suburbs) No, those boxes by the iniquity of custome, conspiracy of waiting-women and Gentlemen-Ushers, that there sweat together, and the couetousnes of Sharers, are contemptibly thrust into the reare, and much new Satten is there dambd by being smothred to death in darknesse.
I'll do a lot to be a great political officer but this guy is behaving contemptibly and I won't stand for it.
Funny, isn't it, that you want to believe in research that makes you feel good, while investigation showing you're at death's door is contemptibly unscientific?
In Rousseau's judgment, this dual citizenship contemptibly "destroy[ed] social unity.
Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
2) The natives of this dystopia are the contemptibly shallow, spiritually empty products of modernity.
Yet, the narrator criticizes the fact that Flavio embodies the same middle-class values that he contemptibly attributes to Maria Luiza.
And he is especially yellow, and quite disgustingly and contemptibly yellow, because his perversions are cunningly calculated to flatter the white man and provoke hatred and contempt for the Negro.
and after receiving their letter, (they are too contemptibly lazy to answer it.
If autonomy--or the lack of any cultural context continuous in quality and texture with the poem--and experiential richness and intensity were the primary qualities of a poem, then one might submit to the charge that there is something contemptibly superior about it, something aristocratic which is at best only an embarrassment to both its maker and its proponents in an age of plainness.
And suppose in turn that her skills are lamentably deficient because the segregated schools she attended--remember, Kerr unfolded before Brown and Runyon (208)--were contemptibly bad, better at warehousing than teaching, and in turn that the schools were so bad precisely because they were for black children.
It assumes it on behalf of its audience, and so it is easy for the satirist to practice his trade without authoritative comprehension of those unspoken truths in ignorance of which his victims contemptibly toil.