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harsh criticism or disapproval

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The Animadversions is often dismissed as the work of a hack jealous for his father's reputation.
(13) Like the Animadversions, these were papers prepared for an audience of peers by professionals working within a commonly understood framework of scholarly practice.
Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations:
AS IF TO UNDERSCORE THE POINT, LINDA Bridges and Roger Kimball proffer in thwart History a splendid collection of Buckley's finest "polemics, animadversions, and illuminations," including many reprinted for the first time.
Diversions and animadversions; essays from The New Criterion.
(I select these items from dozens of comparable insults.) Liberalism, Santorum instructs us, is an "ideology" while conservatism is "common sense." These sorts of animadversions are rooted in the conservative echo chamber that is an increasingly prominent part of Beltway political culture, and they do not contribute to a productive discussion.
He said: 'Mr Andrew Gilligan has written articles in the Spec-tator and Mail on Sunday which are bellicose, contentious, controversial articles, with personal animadversions on individuals.
Temporarily dismissing Browne's imitators, Havenstein then takes on Stanley Fish, not only defending Browne against Fish's animadversions (which are generally apolitical, it must be said), but also "resurrecting" -- her term -- both the stylistic criticism of Morris Croll and quantitative stylometrics, neither of which seemed useful to Fish.
I have nonetheless some animadversions concerning the inclusion of some "responses" in Professor Butler's collection and the omission of others.
His animadversions on Irish policy were linked first with his experiences in the southerly province of Munster in the wake of rebellion.
Though much of this book consists of summary reporting of the views of Hellenistic philosophers, the lectures are punctuated by frequent animadversions on the regrettable overemphasis on the philosophers of the fourth century B.C.
It is unfortunate, therefore, that Stephen Holmes mars his otherwise helpful Anatomy of Antiliberalism with a few stray animadversions on libertarianism.
He said, ``Mr Andrew Gilligan has written articles in the Spectator and Mail on Sunday which are bellicose, contentious, controversial articles, with personal animadversions on individuals.
Finding his own path between the accolades and animadversions bestowed on Edward by historians from Walsingham to Stubbs (and modern historians, too), he rejects the often-touted portrait of Edward III as a king concerned more with martial enterprise than management of the kingdom, and shows a more complex (and consequently more credible) monarch.
"A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities" (1990) neatly details the steady retreat of Quine's objections - concerning use and mention, substitutivity, essentialism, and ontological commitment - in the face of replies and elaborations by Marcus and others.