The little book ensured Machiavelli an afterlife in which author and reputation blurred into a single object of obloquy
or celebration, depending on where you stood.
Apart from the grumpy parties, such as Hamma Hammami, who is known for his opposition to all, almost the entire political scene soon sided with the one who was, a few weeks ago, held to public obloquy
and whose departure was openly called by more than an opposition party.
No great work of Scottish poetry, perhaps, has received such widespread critical obloquy
It's the named, identified, pilloried global marketing director who's held personally and publicly responsible in front of an audience that may amount to millions; and who, on pain of further obloquy
, is expected personally and publicly to respond.
Dhillon further claims that Leno's joke "clearly exposes plaintiff, other Sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy
because it falsely portrays the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh" (Acharya, accessed on 30-9-2015).
Shall we hold up to world obloquy
the country whose legions liberated us for freedom?
He aims to reconcile the obloquy
de Valera incurred for dividing Ireland over the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, which won self-government, with his claim to recognition as his country's greatest modern statesman.
I endured the obloquy
, and hints becoming outspoken from relatives, stayed up, and produced a First in Finals in 1915.
So Russian actions in relation to Crimea, as former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has said, should have been understandable and are not deserving of the intemperate obloquy
that they have attracted from Western commentators.
Conservative students and the remaining conservative faculty keep their silence on these matters to protect their grades or to avoid the obloquy
of their colleagues.
Lord Justice Leveson dismissed my point with the words: "I don't actually think that anyone was thinking of stifling the Press or the public in relation to disclosing acts of moral obloquy
But those illusions have long since been stripped away, and long before he left Number 10 in the summer of 2007, the man once dubbed "the new bloody JFK" had begun a long descent into obloquy
Under pretence that atheists must be liars, [this rule] admits the testimony of all atheists who are willing to lie, and rejects only those who brave the obloquy
of publicly confessing a detested creed rather than affirm a falsehood.
Hundreds of years after Shakespeare and Dickens poked fun at our learned friends it would appear the world is finally beginning to catch up with these targets of obloquy
, at least at certain levels of the profession.
Although Adams later said that his role in the soldiers' defense "procured [him] anxiety and obloquy
enough," he called it "one of the most gallant, generous, manly and disinterested actions of my whole life, and one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country.