to the other gossipers
and finally, toward the ideal, the gossiper
Indeed in the most dramatic case examined, which involves sorcery accusations leveled at a man with a prestigious job overseas, a public attempt at denying the gossip and confronting the gossipers
, ends in further social sanctions for the accused, which are justified by the fact that he angrily denied the initial accusations of his misdeeds.
Some are jealous or insecure and want to take down peers in order to feel better about themselves; others like to inspire fear in people who know that a gossiper
can ruin reputations in a heartbeat; and others simply like to be the center of attention.
Even before his father charged him with keeping rude society, Hal dashed behind an arras at the back to discover and throw out a spying gossiper
who was hiding there.
It can amplify friendship between gossiper
By beginning your exchange in a diplomatic, nonjudgmental way, the gossiper
is less likely to get defensive or sabotage the conversation.
Tylus examines permutations of Fama, the monstrous gossiper
of Vergil's Aeneid in two Renaissance plays, Jacopo Nardi's carnival play, Due felici rivali (1513) and Guarini's Il pastorfido (1590).
Jorge Rial, host and producer of America's popular gossiper
"Intrusos en el espectaculo" (Intruders in the Show) even threatened to take the viewers on Ibope's panel to court for fudging ratings.
Everyone accepts his contention that he is no idle gossiper
, instead minding his own business, talking infrequently to anyone, and keeping the surrounding woods free of strangers.
in South Pike really liked Humphrey because he prized truth over embellishment.
Turning around to find the ex-fiance, the malicious gossiper
, or the perpetually combative coworker with hand extended can be very challenging.
Or you are a great gossiper
, or somebody who is empathetic to what others are thinking and feeling, but none of that gets written.
With tongue wildly wagging, the gossiper
takes them past some of the buildings in the center of the village and tells what really goes on inside them.
Gossip can benefit the gossiper
in the same relative way that other means of "putting down" others can benefit an individual.
It is unlikely that the gossiper
could will to be so treated, and it is also unlikely that the subject of gossip could be said to be treated as an end.