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Will the beggarly savages believe they have enough, when they find themselves master of all the stock?
If this wasn't Moss's fallow, it might have been; Basset was all alike; it was a beggarly parish, in Mr.
The resulting little bag with the pleats at the top looked like a purse, but there was nothing beggarly about its contents.
LaMamo's practical revolutionary leadership is so engaging and salutary that the devilish and corrupt Waziri is made to get his comeuppance, and the Great Mai is made to eat the humble pie by his cowardly and beggarly response to the people's raging ire after they have wasted the wily Waziri.
Without this awareness, the beggar analogy can only serve the purpose of merely reacting to perceived guilt and sensationalizing humility and beggarly conditions for no productive purpose.
That gave the audience a far better sightline, but supersized the supposedly beggarly garret.
Moreover, she reveals that her earlier fear of conflict between duty to father and duty to husband was baseless; "great France" has been won over through compassion, not justice, by the tale of Lear's beggarly need, and love, dear love, does not acknowledge territorial boundaries.
The husband's new habiliment or rather dis-investiture is a beggarly Odyssean disguise procured from a used clothes peddler, topped with a burlesque wig of reddish hair, a fool's cap of sorts.
He portrays them as a beggarly, thieving, adulterous riff-raff, who, if they could be taught that their bastard offspring were a cashable asset, might take better care to preserve and nourish them in infancy, and also refrain from beating their wives when they are pregnant for fear of a miscarriage (A Modest Proposal, The Prose Writings Vol.
There were one or two beggarly men moving amongst the tables trying to sell trumpery souvenirs.
For as Cedric Whitman argues, at the time of Oedipus the King's circa 429 BCE performance "Athens was far too full of fraudulent, beggarly oracle-mongers for any educated man to be utterly naive in the matter" (1951, 133).
For instance, of the novels of anarchist philosopher William Godwin, Hazlitt writes approvingly that "there is no look of patch-work and plagiarism, the beggarly copiousness of borrowed wealth" (289).