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an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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I hope it can survive and I hope bogeymen will not reach this newspaper for a long time.
In the final, Alex Bailey (9), Dan Brown (9) and Lauren Bewick (7) led the Bogeymen to victory, beating Team Wolves 7-2.
They are actively engaged in robbing tills of receipts which may be obtained if the insidious preachments of these bogeymen are ignored and sound reason accepted.
You don't have to be a John Wayne Gacy completist, a POW/MIA stalwart, a cult deprogrammer, or a child suffering from recovered memories of Satanic rape at the hands of your day care center trusties (to name just a few of the real and unreal bogeymen Jenkins drags out of history's dustbin) to appreciate Decade of Nightmares' argument that politics is often mass psychology by another name.
Japan is one of the favorite pedagogical bogeymen, but on a trip to Tokyo I witnessed four people employed to complete every retail transaction and two women required to operate an automatic elevator.
The cult book by Raymond Briggs tells the story of what happens when a family of humans meet the Bogeymen and their dank, foul underworld.
Thanks in large measure to a majority of sensible judges on the supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, lesbians and gay men have now displaced African-Americans as the favorite bogeymen (and -women) of the Republican Party.
The film moves beyond its initial scenario to touch upon some pretty interesting ideas, some borrowed from Romero (military bogeymen and how one's hold on humanity can be rather tenuous in the face of inhumane conditions) and some original, such as when sweet-natured Jim's territorial breeding instincts come rather violently into play.
This results in a nuanced account of what it was to be a child before the 18th century: too much playing was considered potentially harmful, bogeymen were commonly used to warn children not to go too far, corporal punishments were widespread practice, one was sent to work or boarding school at an early age, and fathers always had to be obeyed.
because we're shut out from social institutions like marriage; and because political and religious leaders cynically launch campaigns to demonize us, replacing the Communists as the currently favored bogeymen, thus painting targets around our heads, at least in the minds of our least stable and most violent citizens.
Paul Jewell's Suffolk side, who have lost six Championship games on the bounce, will today be visited by their bogeymen.
JUST how many bogeymen does the world need now the Cold War's ended?
Adapted from the cult children's book by Raymond Briggs, it tells the tale of what happens when a family of Drycleaners (that's humans to you and me) get entangled with Bogeymen and their dank, distasteful, fetid and foul underworld, building an excting adventure on to Briggs' grime loving creations.
Our former bogeymen Jose Quitongo and Brian McPhee were both anonymous.
The best I can tell, this battle is between Concerned Citizens for Long Division and an unidentified band of progressive education bogeymen.