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14) The attitudes faced by these women could be summed up by the South Australian Attorney-General W J Denny, when he 'observed fatuously that it could be fairly stated that women were not the same as men'.
Must impunity continue to reign, at terrible human cost, so that Gration's fatuously hopeful diplomacy may proceed?
When Charles learns that he is back at Brideshead, he feels "as though someone had switched off the wireless, and a voice that had been bawling in my ears, incessantly, fatuously, for days beyond number, had been suddenly cut short" (15).
El Martin Fierro" demolishes the most fatuously extrinsic ways of understanding that celebrated national poem, in order to propose instead a reading of it as a novel based upon another variety of "postulation.
university degrees is fatuously exaggerated by ignoring the simple
Oh yes, he was applauded by the bird brains in the crowd, just as they so fatuously booed Croatia's Eduardo, "guilty" of diving for Arsenal against Celtic
It is, however, pitiful to see the party which claims to be the greenest fatuously joining in the negativity at this basic level, and if this is to be its future, it will split into an even greater ineffectuality.
Since the ordure struck the fan, however, fatuously fastidious tie-knotting of this kind has fallen almost into desuetude.
Hillary Clinton fatuously claimed that "it takes a village" to raise a child; in Canada it takes a Court to tell us who the child's parents are.
The difference between these two, however, is that while Lizzy wishes to conquer one man, Emma, fatuously convinced that her male prey is secure, is bent upon conquering her audience.