knavish


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marked by skill in deception

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The coatings industry in Asia is currently experiencing a dramatic tightening of commodity supply, stemming from increased environmental regulations and controls, supplier capacity constraints, and regional availability of feedstocks," said Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings.
Hanging, drawing and quartering and burning at the stake for treason/heresy etc are a bit outmoded, and it's fair to say that the verse of God Save the Queen 'Confound their (Catholics or Protestants depending on which side your were on) politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks' is not taken literally today.
It had passed without the votes of women: "Every normal woman believes, and quite accurately, that the average man is very much like her husband, John, and she knows very well that John is a weak, silly, and knavish fellow, and that any effort to convert him into an archangel overnight is bound to come to grief.
This is that dominant part of man, the mistress of error and falsehood, the more knavish for she is not always so, for she would be an infallible rule of truth, if she were an infallible rule of lying.
Furthermore, these knavish coffee house philosophers and suave prodigies of subversive criticality and analytic subterfuge equipped with air conditioned imperatives to discredit all enlightenment metanarratives such as Marxism and to demarcate critical introspection as a prison house of language games fail to identify as self-deception their own participation in language games.
Shakespeare implies that the fault lies not in Henry's character or leadership, but in the less-than-harmonious working of his captains and in the cowardly, knavish behavior of a segment of his army.
The acquisition of CSI enhances our ability to supply customers throughout Central America and meet growing demand for our protective and marine products in this growth market, said Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings.
Tim Knavish, PPG vice president of protective and marine coatings, commented that the purchase would enhance PPG's ability to provide protective and marine products to customers throughout Central America.
But top bosses and politicians have created a cowardly, knavish, no blame, no sacking, no loss of accumulated assets culture.
Confound their politics, / Frustrate their knavish tricks.
Underscoring his belief in the ability of the audience to feel emotionally invested in a performance that mirrors their lives, he attests that neither he nor his mother should be disturbed by the play: "'Tis a knavish piece of work; but what o' that?
Due to all these facts, Pakistan has faced sarcastic and knavish behavior from the international community as well as its arch-rival India.
Tim Knavish, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, said the US Navy contract extends PPG's commitment to serving the US Navy and other military services.
In addition, in France and Germany and Holland, a rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric has brought knavish right-wing parties to the fore.
However, most often than not, knavish political parties use children as political bargaining chips and propaganda tools.