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Among the implications Gewirth draws from his position is one that is potentially troubling for liberals: namely, that we have rights against others that they not express denigratory opinions about the icons of our culture, including "art products" that we find personally meaningful (132).
Further, white mission accounts could portray Islander pastors in denigratory and irritable fashion, not for their lack of dedication, but for pursuing methods of relating to and teaching their proteges that deviated from the mainstream hierarchy's policies.
Tibi clearly uses fundamentalist in a denigratory sense to impugn those whose views he is at odds with, while reserving "enlightened Muslim" for those he approves of.
Like Fiske (1996: 277), I capitalize the term Black "to distinguish its enhanced value (the result of hard struggle) from the denigratory black.
She does not write or speak in a denigratory way about Aborigines and is clearly sympathetic to convicts and critical of the penal system which meted out such harsh treatment to them.
These include confession ('rownyng is the word, always denigratory, most frequently used for contemporary oral confession' (45)), absolution, and indulgences (apart from their simony, they imply a knowledge of the date of the day of judgement (48)), the eucharist ('Christ's body in his kynde is not etun bodily' (55)), predestination and free will, saints ('almost all .
Rather, "Inevitably, because what the Anglo-Irishman chooses to celebrate - 'wildness,' 'savagery' - is so close to what the Englishman had for centuries chosen as the major denigratory feature in his image of the Irish .
People who sneer at fashion have learned, over the years, to avoid judgments that are overtly denigratory to women and gay men.
The meaning of femina (which derives from the same Latin root as fecundus) ranges from that of simple biological sex - in animals for example - to its common use as a denigratory reference to woman.
Teffi, and Bella Akhmadulina), and the relatively obscure (Elisaveta Kulman, Adelaida Gertsyk, and Vera Merkureva) are presented together to give the impression of literary strength and diversity not reflected in the numerous tomes in Russian and English which have paid polite lip service to the doyennes they could not avoid including (Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva), as they relegated a few to the denigratory class of "women's lyrics" or "women's writing" (by men), and ignored the rest, which are finally uncovered for the English speaker.
19) Certainly, the brief reports of Thibron's period of command contained in the Hellenica are distinctly denigratory.
The comedy inspired by the gigantic passage is of course only part of the dynamic of "Cyclops": the chapter's energy depends on the oscillation between these passages and the deliberately demeaning and denigratory language of the unnamed barfly who also narrates its events.