But, from its origins until the present, Restoration and eighteenth-century satire, with its decidedly "unfeminine" tendencies towards aggression, cantankerousness
, lewdness, and political squabbling, has generally been considered a distinctively masculine domain.
They have a reputation for cantankerousness
that student Jerry Arvin says is overrated.
Lilburne's personal courage as well as his cantankerousness
and exhibitionism are not in themselves markers of radicalism; one hears nothing in this account of Lilburne's repeated and sustained rapprochements with royalism.
This is Farber on How I Won the War: "At its best, it has a crawling-along-the-earth cantankerousness
and cruddiness, as though the war against fascism were being glimpsed by a cartooned earthworm from an outhouse on a fake hillbilly spread somewhere in the Carolinas.
People tell me I'm lucky but I've yet to feel glee when it comes to sitting bug-eyed at my PC come midnight at weekends when my two tots have kept me frantic with croup and terminal cantankerousness
for days on end.
Figuratively, he is one of Borges's grandchildren, although Proust should also be considered a prominent source of inspiration: Marias's themes are circular and metaliterary, his style meditative to the point of cantankerousness
And money is the area in which Congress has had its greatest impact, at least until its recent cantankerousness
on nominations for foreign policy posts.
At first, I thought that what I had noticed was merely a sign of my increasing cantankerousness
The effect Detroit had on bargaining at other Guild-organized newspapers was quickly apparent from the low-key contract talks at units that had won reputations for cantankerousness
, such as The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and the Chicago Sun-Times.
The affection he showed for his characters in The Suburbanators here seems replaced by a cantankerousness
, the attitude of someone itching to make a big artistic statement.
But Merrill's self-mocking depiction of his own cantankerousness
at the story's outset distances his condition and prognosis from Scrooge's.
On top of his usual cantankerousness
and unpredictability he suffered from the effects of pain-killing drugs taken because of his injury from the assassination attempt.
The next proprietor was the egregious William Taylor, an ex-bank clerk who combined the slipperiness of an eel with the obstinacy of a mule, the cunning of a serpent and the cantankerousness
of a camel.
The positive aspect of the institutionalized cantankerousness
of Europe, which largely accounts for the creativity of the European mind over many centuries, lies in the unparalleled wealth of opportunities it provides for such processes to work upon individual minds.
Homsey found the sorrow, the pity, and the cantankerousness
of the human spirit.