It is not only bad, it is damaging, meretricious
, seedy and cynical Broadcaster John Humphrys
Secret meetings or nights clandestinely spent together, even if often repeated, do not constitute such kind of cohabitation; they are merely meretricious
Showing that a website operates through a meretricious
business model is not enough to strip away those protections.
She intelligently discusses deficiencies in meretricious
Brasidas' "crusade" for the freedom of Athens' allies, Nikias' stumblings as Athenian politician and expeditionary commander, and Alkibiades' hopscotching pursuit of power among Athenians, Peloponnesians, and Persians.
But, by that time, the damage had been done: the knowledgeable, experienced client had accepted three pieces of creative work, all of which turned out to be meretricious
If their staging of a meretricious
, administrated world writes alienation as large as does Warhol's 1962-65 "Death and Disaster" series, the catalogue is closer in spirit to Warhol's use of photography as a social tool to picture the interesting and the famous.
An encore of Pierne's virtuosic Etude de Concert, flashy but not meretricious
, was despatched with tremendous elan.
Secretly, I think both north and south would be satisfied at that -- refugees on both sides having suffered forty years of iniquitous mental cruelty at the hands of our meretricious
politicians, whose inventories are unlimited.
These days so many athletes in other sports--baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf--pursue with wrong-pointed passion the meretricious
rewards of money, glory and power.
It showed it as a meretricious
place, the home of the flash and the desperate.
Article-level metrics: an ill-conceived and meretricious
No child should be exposed to the shallow and meretricious
circle in which Mr Cowell delights.
He was a son of God-- a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that--and he must be about His Father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious
Last week Jackanory creator Joy Whitby argued that children under five should not be left alone in front of the television, and that there were a "glutting amount" of "noisy, meretricious
cartoons" that were of no benefit to children's development.
He is no more sparing of himself than of artists he considers meretricious