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Judge Paul Thomas QC told the defendant she had groomed her victim, "calculatingly and methodically" deceiving the girl to get sympathy.
Salva Kiir likes to preach democracy to confuse people, looks for ways to legitimize his atrocious regime, uses deception to promote his despotism, and calculatingly waits for the right time to obliterate his political rivals.
In fact, if there's a weakness to the book, it's that Cesca is almost too good, and conversely that Ronald is almost too calculatingly bad.
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said Arshid "calculatingly took advantage" of the situation in order to kidnap both, making it look like they had run away.
Either he did not comprehend the gravity of the situation, or -- the more likely -- he calculatingly delayed so as to burden the new president who would be elected in 2013 with the problem.
Rene decides to make the Goldens the subject of a documentary and becomes dangerously close to Nero, his three sons--Petronius, Apuleius and Dionysus--and to Nero's second wife, Vasilisa, a young, calculatingly ambitious Russian emigre, whose entry into the household is a catalyst for the tragic events that ensue.
"So it was with a sickening sense of dAaAaAeA@jAaAaAeAaAaAeAeA vu that I watched the prosecution attempt the same tric Carter, whom they said coldly and calculatingly insinuated herself into Roy's vulnerable consciousness."
Thus, in the game of submission and power, which represents a certain cultural intransience and carries an unambiguous 'tribal' baggage, the coloniser is predisposed to calculatingly foisting on the colonised socio-cultural values, politico-economic rhetoric and medico-legal dogma, as Absolute Truth (see Figusch, 2006 and Nandy, 2014).
Nigel calculatingly married Philippa to advance his diplomatic career.
Zhang makes a convincing argument that Deng Xiaoping calculatingly used the Chinese military instrument to achieve strategic, domestic, and personal goals.
While the slur "anchor babies" generally references the belief that unauthorized immigrants calculatingly reproduce in the hopes of gaining citizenship through native-born children, Bachmann's argument frames them as taking this swindle a step farther: illegally entering the country and then having babies for the express purpose of exploiting US taxpayers.
The videos are calculatingly horrible: over images of prisoners in orange jumpsuits having their throats slashed, Cuspert sings of rolling heads and men with black masks, their "creed sharp as knives." Don't be sad my mother, he says in one song, "Fisabilillah." Your son is rushing to Allah.
Twinam shows how some avoided tribute payments, others served in royal militias, a few were able to bypass prohibitions to enter universities, and many, guided by a "Hispanic propensity to think generationally" (126), played "genealogical mathematics" by calculatingly marrying lighter-skinned partners in hope of whitening future generations.
These final images and music, quite calculatingly used by the filmmakers to evoke an emotional response, also reinforce an essential truth about September 11 specifically and history generally: Tragedy and horror are real, and human existence is fragile, easily extinguished for no rational purpose or reason.
Third, the narrator is factually somewhat unreliable in claiming that he is sane since he displays notable features of insanity, and meanwhile he is factually somewhat reliable in making this claim since he retains enough rationality in calculatingly executing the murder.