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the property of being both obvious and offensive

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Given its blatancy, it seems clear that a proper understanding of the role of fictionalisation in the texts is necessary to provide an accurate reading of them.
The blatancy of her letters suing (with financial inducements) for St Helens, in one of which she begs Cromwells favor "that all men may see that I am your prioress" (162,8), is astonishing but probably not untypical (Katherine Bulkeley thanks Cromwell who has brought her "of nothing ...
There is serious concern about the blatancy with which the authorities violate the basic rights of those considered politically undesirable or socio-economically powerless.
Since character creation is not what Coover concerns himself with, I cannot claim that Philip Noir will start learning who and what he is, but the blatancy of his hunting for a criminal and dramatically finding himself points us, at the symbolic level, in that direction.
Following his Cannes-preemed "PVC-1," Greek-Colombian helmer Spiros Stathoulopoulos addresses his Hellenic side with a monastic drama unsteadily perched between dreamy symbolism and subtlety-killing blatancy. "Meteora" has much to commend it: stunning locations among otherworldly mountaintop retreats, attractive icon-inspired animation and an impossible love that's generally focused on the conflict between desire and religious calling.
As James Pattison argues, the use of private military companies allows "a government to deploy military force without the blatancy of state action--for instance by enabling foreign policy by proxy." He goes on to say that these personnel "operate largely outside the effective jurisdiction of national and international law," and concludes that "there is currently no effective system of accountability to govern the conduct of [private military company personnel], and this can lead to cases where the horrors of war--most notably civilian casualties--can go unchecked." (54)
One of the remarkable paradoxes of our time is the blatancy of those who profess a politics of compassion while shaping their own lives and aspirations according to the canons of self-indulgence--or their "personal legends." Before demanding a polity of general benevolence for humanity, it is wise to become acquainted with the human nature of actual individuals, above all the nature of oneself.
It is a source of frustration for many complainants who have to wait in line irrespective of the scale or blatancy of the lawyers' wrongdoing, especially since the alternative - to sue lawyers directly in court -- is all but impossible due to the hefty costs and general reluctance among lawyers to go against their colleagues in court.
The blatancy of the plaintiffs allegations may be used against him as the very facts which alerted him to the fraud."); cf.
Eustathius is accusing the poet of blatancy, straightforwardness, and a serious want of imagination, serious Odyssean sins.
The frequency and blatancy with which these laws have been abused are justification enough for their repeal.
The frequency and blatancy with which these laws are abused are justification enough for their repeal.
While the OC's irregularities such as the exaggerated prices of items like treadmills and toilet rolls have come to light due to their sheer blatancy, the construction works across the city have also been questionable.
Many of Ziolkowski's paintings have a posterlike blatancy; one four-part suite, Galoty (Posters # 1-4), comprises explicit poster paintings.