scurrility


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That relationship was once more a subject of scurrility and discussion following the recent visit by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, emir of Qatar to Gaza, which has been under an Israeli siege soon following Hamas' victory in the general elections in 2006.
Mr Hogg told the court, "In the present instance, the scurrility of the card, coupled with the extent of the circulation and threatened circulation, left him no alternative but to assert his legal rights and thereby to make plain his determination to establish the complete falsity of these rumours.
Prowse thought "it was the most stubbornly-contested party fight in our annals," "marked by a remarkable outburst of personal abuse; both political parties vied with each other in keeping up this indecent carnival of scurrility.
You just got to maintain your scurrility and drop all the satanic symbolism.
1) "These plays," they contend, "are not merely older than but significantly different from Caroline plays, and while they may fall short of contemporary drama in the nicety of form and language (together with the scurrility and ribaldry) favored by a 'witty age' of 'greater curiosity,' they surpass them in a direct and unrefined style appreciated by numerous playgoers and readers" ("Canons" 34-5).
Many interesting points emerge from Moran's account: just how prolific that valor was--Libavius was able to respond to critics in a matter of months in tomes usually weighing in at not less than 900 pages; the remarkable polemic and scurrility of the scholarly world of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; and the trouble Libavius had in making clear to friends and enemies alike just where he stood on alchemy.
Yet these slurs are also lent a typically Baleian scurrility in the depiction of papists as 'sodomytes' as well as 'hypocrytes' and 'parasytes', whilst Smyth's 'peruart[ing]' Scripture is presented not only as the act of 'treacherous trollars' (sig.
Pride, ribaldry, scurrility, lying, picking, swearing, blaspheming and such other vices shall be sharply punished, and .
They observe the close links between improvised and scripted drama, and the ambitions of the snobbier sections of the profession--their pretence that they no longer had anything to do with street theatre or scurrility.
And this is mild stuff compared to The Punishment Inflicted on Lemuel Gulliver, an exercise in pure scurrility where the target is the corrupt government of Robert Walpole.
Yet their occasional beauty remains, for many readers, marred by scurrility and name-calling.
Trelawny, in which "even a 'sense of duty towards her father' could not compel her 'to become the object of scurrility and attacks' and 'to meet the misery that must be hers' were she to resurrect her father's life and place William Godwin once again on public display" (510).