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Indeed, Waugh also maintained an ironic stance toward ideology in his novels, directing his satire at representatives of empire as caustically as he does toward agents of modernist chaos.
In a letter to the New York Review of Books on December 4, 1969, Nabokov caustically condemned Lowell's translation of a poem by his greatly admired countryman Osip Mandelstam.
When Ferguson gets round to checking the DVD he'll see that, as Thorn caustically complained, Craig Alcock "pulled off a great save" from Richard Keogh's firm header - firm, notice, rather than ferocious, leaving the home defender plenty of time to withdraw the offending limb and thus making a nonsense of Mark Brown's explanation that it was a point-blank ball-to-hand blast.
When America is the culprit, I vent my anger caustically.
Marine Federal's Marty Goldman caustically grumbled, "The [industry] trade organizations leaped on the NCUA ruling as a money maker, rushing to offer classes to directors.
The Jordanian writer Ihsan al-Faqih responded caustically to a Kuwaiti journalist who wrote a racist article about Jordan's accession to the GCC, followed by Dr.
Finally, he caustically noted that General Lavelle had been continually certified by flight surgeons as being fit to fly and was now all of a sudden disabled.
I know Frankie can be caustically witty, but Tramadol Nights was almost a laughter-free zone.
The party elders caustically noted that the premier's remarks were kept out of domestic media: ''Even the premier of our country does not have freedom of speech or of the press,'' they said.
But JFK thought he knew better, caustically answering, "George, you're crazier than hell.
But Goldstein is a brilliant exponent of her subject, and she has crafted a story that is caustically irreverent, yet provocative and informative without being completely didactic.