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Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal to his knowledge of the heavy chest.
The rivalry between them was soon apparent; it was entirely good natured on Gilbert's side; but it is much to be feared that the same thing cannot be said of Anne, who had certainly an unpraiseworthy tenacity for holding grudges.
Go and be hanged somewhere else,' is a saying which seems to be dictated by an unpraiseworthy generosity of feeling; but at the bottom it is nothing but a hypocritical formula--a sort of veil which we throw over our own selfishness.
I have an utterly unpraiseworthy, antediluvian attitude to all these things.
If in the past, out of strong love, she had retrieved the brand and Meleager's life from the flames, she now perceives them as part of "some four-foot plague" with which the unpraiseworthy gods harry the land (l.
Purged of beauty, democracy then becomes an instrument of popular self-repression, the movement of a people towards the low and unpraiseworthy.
But then storm of the German calamity fell upon us, and disturbed all of these, in my opinion not at all unpraiseworthy, endeavors, and frustrated my whole Christianopolis.
Not the self-praise, but the blushing admission that self-praise is per se unpraiseworthy, makes, if not an honest woman of the poem, then at least a "half coquette-like / Maiden," flirting with the semi-detached disclosure of her fluttering gymnast's pulse.