trumpery


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As usual, a great proportion was trumpery which had begun to accumulate in his father's day.
I couldn't catch the name the first time, and the second time master knocked at the door, with his regular mouthful of questions, and another of his trumpery nosegays.
A truth which only glideth into fine ears, he calleth falsehood and trumpery. Verily, he believeth only in Gods that make a great noise in the world!
Not a single female was present but found some means of expressing her abhorrence of poor Jenny, who bore all very patiently, except the malice of one woman, who reflected upon her person, and tossing up her nose, said, "The man must have a good stomach who would give silk gowns for such sort of trumpery!" Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
In the very height of our prosperity my perverse pupil sticks to her trumpery family quarrel.
it would just kill by contrast all the trumpery which you have been so
During their correspondence, Ash writes to Christabel that, as "rational nineteenth-century beings," they "might leave the coup de foudre to the weavers of Romances" (211); years later, when they have come to grief, he says, "I feel I stand accused, also, by your actions, of having loved you at all, as though my love was an act of brutal forcing, as though I were a heartless ravisher out of some trumpery Romance" (495).
Excessive usage of social media on minor or trivial issues diminishes executive power and turns the president into trumpery. No matter our political alignment, we all should want our presidential administrations to be successful.
But we need to think about the challenges that Trumpery is keeping off the agenda, and taxes have to be part of that strategic effort.
Too much of it is simply a trumpery imitation of something not very good even in the original.
When O'Leary is ultimately informed that "Garrick" is Gingle, she cries that she has been "trapped into praising, admiring, a trumpery strolling player-a fellow without fame, figure, voice or any single recommendation for his profession" (81).
A permission to live on the coast from the Chief, a plot on which to build the store house or settlement, further territory acquired by Treaty in return for a few trumpery presents, interference with native rights and customs, consequent retaliation by the stoppage of trade roads, the fight, large or small, where the primitive arrow and spear were opposed to modern rifles, the natives trying to drive the intruders from their territories back into the sea, sometimes successfully for a time; but the end always the same - more rifles and guns come over the sea and the Chief's town is burnt.
Leddy Grippy's amusing Scotticisms add great spice to her disparagement of her lawyer, one "Jamphrey" (an unsubtle play on Jeffrey and "clamjamphrie," which currently meant "rabble," "trumpery," or "purse-proud vulgar").
The two scoundrels had taken their precautions, and prepared their way, but too well; they had the law on their side, and the mechanic and his family were ruined.--For a trumpery claim of damages was established, and not a single dollar did Covert pay for the work.
All these movements have taken great heart from the Brexit vote and from the astonishing march of Trumpery across the Atlantic.