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False values and fatuous words: these are the worst monsters for mortals-- long slumbereth and waiteth the fate that is in them.
But I know that there are often in men's affairs unexpectedly--even irration ally--illuminating moments when an otherwise in significant sound, perhaps only some perfectly com monplace gesture, suffices to reveal to us all the unreason, all the fatuous unreason, of our compla cency.
And I was about to turn away, withdrawing my privacy from his fatuous, objectless attempts to test what sort of stuff it was made of, when he laid down his pipe in an extremely significant manner, you know, as if a critical moment had come, and leaned sideways over the table be- tween us.
Catching sight of the three spires has been under analysis' is councillor-speak at its most fatuous when one looks at IKEA and the student 'village.
His biased political offerings interspersed with rather fatuous accounts of his daily routine makes the column pretty banal.
Maureens words were so fatuous WHAT a fatuous piece by Maureen Messent comparing the cross-channel transportation of an Olympic medal-winning show-jumping horse with the plight of a would-be illegal immigrant attempting to make the same journey.
However in a fatuous statement, Norwich has claimed that the board had taken the decision in order to provide the club with the maximum chance to secure the points required to stave off relegation from the Premier League, the report added.
Naturally, this bias towards the metropolis is as fatuous as his other recent rant when he said economic equality will never be possible because some people are too stupid to get ahead.
LATHA MANGIPUDI: The Nashua Dem wins big (19 points) in her House race over former House Majority Leader Peter Silva, the man made those whose ridiculously fatuous remarks about "New Delhi" just a few weeks earlier.
I've heard some fatuous excuses for piling the pounds on but that one takes the biscuit.
Their chairman in Wales' ' response (Letters, June 12) to Jonathan Edwards' ' outlining of the huge potential losses that the people of Wales would suffer consequent upon a English Home Counties led withdrawal from the EU is at best fatuous and at worst an insult to the intelligence and nous of the people of Wales.
She is proof that fat also figures in posh people's lives, as in FATuous, a label often attributed to most of her statements, but never more so than Wednesday's gem which suggested that the NHS's problems were down to female doctors having children.