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copying another in an inferior or obsequious way

Synonyms for apish

being or given to servile imitation


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Commenting on Vernon Lee's "Impersonality and Evolution in Music," a review of Edmund Gurney's The Power of Sound (1880), Hopkins dismisses the notion of an evolved aesthetic sense, mocking the thought "that we enjoy music because our apish ancestors serenaded their Juliet-apes of the period in rudimentary recitatives and our emotions are a AtheA survival--that sexual business will Ain shortA be found by roking [sic] the pot." Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges, January 4-5, 1883, in Correspondence, 2: 561.
Who knoweth not, that Apes men Martins call; Which beast this baggage seemes as t'were himselfe: So as both nature, nurture, name and all, Of that's expressed in this apish elfe.
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He now claims that the decisions made while investing money, the risks we take in the market, are a behavior hard-wired from our apish experiences.
Duck thee i'the Towne-ditch, like a Water-Rat, Make Iigges and Ballads of thy apish Toyes, For to be sung by thred-bare Fidlers Boyes.
As a physiological chimera, the cynocephalus embodied both dog and human in one apish animal.
At his 1722 execution, the Irish highwayman James Carrick was reported to have made "apish Motions to divert himself and the Mob," "Giggling, taking Snuff' and "giving himself some pretty and genteel Airs (as he seem'd to think 'em) in Adjusting the Halter about his Neck." (136) Interestingly, the famous late eighteenth-century highwayman John ("Jack") Rann boasted not only of his gallant exploits on the road, but also of his own genteel complaisance and refinement, even docility.
but they did so in no small part because they were apish admirers of European intellectual fads.
But back to Updike--I'm interested in his idea of an apish Adam because it posits sin and the fruits of it--self-consciousness borne of the knowledge of good and evil--as that which makes us human.
(not) so apish." In other words, I will do the job in a way that best reflects my own particular background, interests and professional preoccupations.
grieve, be effeminate, changeable, longing and liking, proud, fantastical, apish, shallow, inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles, for every passion something and for no passion truly anything." Ifeachor's was a brilliantly protean performance, never merely twee or comic but intelligent, motivated and calculating.
In apes-both modern apes and, presumably, the ancient ancestors of Ardipithecus-males find mates the good old-fashioned apish way: by fighting with other males for access to fertile females.
However, instead of acting as a pre-Broadway try-out, this production showcases Philadelphia's growing local talent, including Walnut regulars Jeffrey Coon as the apish Stanley and director Malcom Black.