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tending to find and call attention to faults

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Both Moebius and Lange-Eichbaum, according to the worst psychobiographical literary tradition, would end up associating the philosopher's life and work, pathologizing his writings in a captious and caricatured way.
Of course, this will not appease captious and interested political and media critics who will never be satisfied, certainly not before the general election towards which the wounded reactionary conservative Theresa May's regime is lurching apace.
Secondly, this false but believable news is captious, inasmuch as it grasps people's attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices, and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger, and frustration.
"To my mind, a frankly discriminatory, biased and unjustifiably captious approach can be seen behind these US actions," the Russian foreign minister added.
Secondly, this false but believable news is 'captious,' inasmuch as it grasps people's attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices, and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration.
"This false but believable news is 'captious', inasmuch as it grasps people's attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices and exploiting instantaneous
While some have questioned the practical relevance of personality variables for human resource selection decisions (Joyce & Slocum, 2012; Murphy & Dzieweczynski, 2005), the results imply, when there is reason to believe that the trait is relevant to the job context, that validities cannot be characterized as "disappointingly low" (Schmitt, 2004) to any but the most captious observer.
And one flashy little debutante that never outgrew the profound conviction that her sole mission in life was to point butterflies, which she did with her nicety of technique that would have disarmed the most captious critic." Any dog-lover can understand totally!
Still, President Donald Trump's captious take on everything from NATO agreements to the Paris climate accords invites us to ask: has the aesthetic and political potential of transnationalism already passed us by?
Lately, however, this "dark humor" has become even more ill-tempered, captious, and--to put it lightly--ungallant.
He extracted a captious tooth for me the other day first rate.
During the ensuing decades, however, it increasingly appeared as gratuitous scandal-mongering, snide and captious television punditry, or overblown feeding frenzies over small-bore pseudo-scandals.
Affluent Jews are flat-out contemptuous of the president, although they have unduly burdened his son-in-law with the chore of keeping him "reasonable" and "sane." Watch out, Jared, this constituency is both captious and crabby.
This mood has grown upon me, until now Any design my captious fancy makes The picture of its wish ...
In 1934 he graduated from the energy department of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and after examination of interview on the knowledge of physics and mathematics at the captious L.D.