bogeyman

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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.
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 FBI and the CIA, omnipotent bogeymen of my radical youth, turn out to possess archaic software and a system of information flow designed by Franz Kafka.
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.
Koop deplored what he called the "scientific deception" and "highly inflammatory scare campaign" conducted against DEHP and DINP by "activist groups" and "incendiary press coverage." He criticized "this ceaseless obsession" with "nonexistent bogeymen" as "an incredible waste of time." He said there are much more real and urgent public-health problems for concerned citizens to address.
AFEW years ago I wrote a book called Beasts, Banshees And Bogeymen, which I had naively envisaged as being the last word on Liverpool bogeymen, but now I have gathered enough material to fill three such books, such is the rich folklore of this truly multicultural city.
It treats people like mere children, capable of being frightened into obedience by conjuring up new bogeymen every night" Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a prominent Brexit campaigner
I'm 54 and the evil twin bogeymen of IS and Ebola are giving me nightmares.
Last week's G8 Summit at Enniskillen outlined measures to tackle the problem of tax avoidance by the "bogeymen" of multi-nationals such as Google, Amazon and Apple.
Paul Jewell's Suffolk side, who have lost six Championship games on the bounce, will today be visited by their bogeymen. side, i x n e Town are without a win against the Hornets s in 13 matches.
The place is now called Shadows which is, of course, where the bogeymen lurk.
The adopted granddaughter of Death, Susan (Michelle Dockery, below) walked through walls, stopped time and shooed away bogeymen from under the beds of children.
The under-12 group had the most with the Bogeymen and Team Wolves reaching the final.
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. While I share the frustration of customers charged $74 for Cheez Whiz and a Slim Jim by a zombie-like supermarket cashier, I don't think it's fair to blame the current state of numeracy on methods designed to engage children in the understanding of mathematics.