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a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

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Un primer aspecto a destacar es, particularmente, la variedad de accesos al objeto de estudio propuesto por el PRIG y abordados en la I Jornada.
And this book compellingly tells that story, painting a complex portrait of Webster (1758-1843), an individual who Kendall claims "housed a host of contradictory identities: revolutionary, reactionary, fighter, peacemaker, intellectual, commonsense philosopher, ladies' man, prig, slick networker and loner.
She has turned me into a model man but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress, she is shy and witty, she is nobody's fool.
He makes no secret of exuberance both for wine and parliamentary warfare and he much enjoyed his quixotic campaigns against the posturing piety' of a prig such as Blair.
It is testimony to Le Goff's art as both "historian as social scientist" and historian as storyteller that Louis emerges both as a bit of a prig as well as a charismatic, a man of sensibility.
Too much and the joker might be thought of lacking in substance, too little or none and he might be considered a pompous prig.
Lynch begins with a very thorough discussion of the vernacular tradition which continues into the generation of island writers after O Crohan and Prig Sayers, using Synge's travel writing and view of the people of the West as a pivot to connect these books with the Anglo-Irish tradition initiated by Yeats in "Reveries over Childhood and Youth," Gogarty's As I was Going Down Saekville Street, and George's Moore's notorious Hail and Farewell represent the next stage in the growing body of literary life writing which in turn penned secondary portraits of Yeats and his generation of writers with a high degree of brio.
English prig illustrates how a judgmental term may become 'upwardly mobile' and incrementally shift semantics so as to transform itself into a near antonym.
Without wishing to offend anyone or sound like a self-righteous prig, I still must say it's sad when science and research gives folks an excuse for doing what so many people do too much of already.
Thoreau took it on the chin from Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote of him, "So many negative superiorities begin to smack a little of the prig.
I'll wed Jesus, I'll let him suckle my tits, I'll grovel before his little manger as the worms grovel deep in their muddy realms; I'll polish the silver and stir the porridge and ply the needle (like the prig you wish me to be); I'll eat my pudding with a spoon and thank the Lord for it--although it is meat I want, raw and smoking, the taste of it purple on my tongue.
Robert Weimann (328-48) describes his input to a 1977 production of Hamlet in which the famous advice to the players was conveyed as an elitist prig lecturing to real actors about their craft.
There's nothing like being a sanctimonious prig for the holidays
In Eliot's version, Casaubon is Theseus and the Minotaur, and, according to Miller, "Like Theseus, Casaubon is self-righteous and cold, a prig.
He's a terrific hero, both as prig and as a love-struck drunk.