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causing abrasion

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sharply disagreeable

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The obituary opened with a harsh statement about the legacy of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick: "On behalf of her children who she abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty and shame that she delivered on her children."
The obituary opened with a harsh statement about the legacy of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick: ''On behalf of her children who she abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty and shame that she delivered on her children.''
Mabor Achol likes to be acting abrasively which is abusive behaviour, insensitive to the needs of others, distant, aloof and arrogant.
(9) So his present volume represents an implicit attempt to provide an ex post facto justification for the more moderate course he advocated under President Bush, as well as a clear suggestion that voices like his won the war even if they lost the internecine bureaucratic battles: counterterrorism law and policy not only positively evolved in the direction sought by moderate conservatives like Goldsmith who were abrasively pushed aside by their rivals, but President Obama has relied heavily on the Bush Administration's approach between 2006 and January 2009: "The bottom line is that it copied most of the Bush counterterrorism program as it stood in January 2009, expanded some of it, and narrowed a bit" (p.
"Galaxy of the Lost," the lead single, combined a fantasia of baroque guitar, spiraling violin and sighing country slide with an almost abrasively up-close confessional on the perils of going out every night and drinking.
Metal substrate coupons of dimensions 50 mm x 50 mm x 2 mm were firstly abrasively polished using 1200 grit silicon carbide paper (unless specified otherwise as in the case of aluminium), washed in water and mild detergent, and then rinsed with ethanol.
their own skin abrasively to get rid of dead skin cells, increase
Chapter six completes this section by considering Margaret Cavendish's determination to control the threshold space of her extensive paratext, in which she too employs conversation aggressively, even abrasively, and yet paradoxically as a force meant to civilize her readers.
Kallay was probably alluding here to Beust's instructions to him of April 1868, which certainly state that "it is not advisable to oppose cherished dreams too abrasively"; Beust to Kallay, 5 Apr.
If that seems an admission of bias or a line drawn in the sand, stop reading here and just see the movie: today's rhetoric on the subject doesn't seem half as bad when you can watch conservatives ranging from Jesse Helms to Ed Koch all insisting, some more abrasively than others, that H.I.V.-AIDS was, while unfortunate, the consequence of some voluntary lifestyle choice.
(27) Given that, as Sir John Davies abrasively observed, a significant proportion of spectators in the indoor theaters could be identified as "the clamorous frie of Innes of court"--and we should recall that Marston himself resided in the Middle Temple--this is perhaps not surprising.
It is used to modify the mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of the bulk medium, enabling such materials to be used in widespread industrial applications, such as mechanically reinforced plastic (1), abrasively improved rubber, conductive composites (2-6), pigmented inks, and other coating formulations (7-10).