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As for Raffles, he appeared to me to feel far more compunction for the fable which he had been compelled to foist upon one of the old masters than for the immeasurably graver offence against society and another Old Boy.
We need to understand what is really happening and find the strength to stand against those who are trying to foist upon us and future generations a burden that we cannot possibly carry.
Benjamin has tried his hand at writing, trotting out a turgid work of fiction called Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years, which he hopes to foist upon his idol at a forthcoming author event.
Now you want to take a retrograde step and foist upon this "communities-first area" a school clearly not fit for purpose, split over two sites (incidentally, isn't that the reason you built a new school for Mary Immaculate?
That may allay some concerns but the suspicion in the minds of many will remain that it is another attempt to foist upon us rules and regulations drawn up by Brussels bureaucrats and erode further independence of a sovereign state.
This seeing involves illusory notions I have of other persons, limited understandings of a situation, and unreal expectations that I foist upon others.
I am not interested in the fancy buildings and other monstrosities they plan to foist upon us, but for goodness' sake show our chairman the respect he deserves.
Think: A wedding planner (Denise Richards) does her utmost to avoid love, but the screenwriters foist upon her a happily-ever-after anyway (with Dean Cain).