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107) Yet while "the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive"
Superman Comes to the Supermarket" reminds us that in those years "politics in America [was] still different from politics anywhere else," that its energy derived from the viscera of the people rather than "the chill punctilio of aristocratic negotiation" (52).
I find all that strict punctilio and God-fearing solemnity of the Spanish a very dignified kind of humanity.
Black subordination was reinforced by a racist punctilio dictating separate seating on public accommodations, separate water fountains and restrooms, separate seats in courthouses, and separate Bibles to swear in black witnesses about to give testimony before law.
involve "not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most
1928) (holding that partners owe a duty of "[n]ot honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive").
Like the serpent in Genesis, his is a "lurking Treachery that's hid / In humble fawnings, and in fierce pretence / To each punctilio of obedience" (1.
The more so, since with an untimely caprice of punctilio, rendered distressing by his cadaverous aspect, Don Benito, with Castilian bows, solemnly insisted upon his guest's preceding him up the ladder leading to the elevation; where, one on each side of the last step, sat for armorial supporters and sentries two of the ominous file.
We shall, I feel confident, conduct our operations as belligerents without passion and ourselves observe with proud punctilio the principles of right and of fair play we profess to be fighting for.
Perhaps it was a case of academic punctilio mixing with discreet self-censorship in the authorial unconscious to soften or circumvent the promptings of the authorial conscience.
But Spencer adheres to a code of personal honor that is sometimes interrogated as self-absorbed preoccupation with punctilio alone.
A few months later, she was happily settled in New York, attending film school and still managing to run Punctilio.
His death was not unconnected to human failing, the sadistic pleasure of the ambulance controller in his own punctilio.
Waiving genres like the song and sonnet, where punctilio came with the territory, one finds in extended stanzaic poems from "The Palace of Art" to The City of Dreadful Night an emphasis on wrought detail for its own sake.
The characters take their devotion to Propriety and punctilio to absurd lengths.