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But if the RUK, the EU, and NATO respond vindictively to a Yes vote -- whether to teach Scotland a lesson or to deter others (such as Catalonia) -- matters could become very ugly and very costly.
Ferriter presents O'Brien as a visionary but also as someone who in "the manner in which he espoused his views and castigated those who differed in their assessment sometimes bordered on the destructively and vindictively hysterical" (99).
Some of its clansman have even been very vindictively critical of the military in their public discourse.
The Government vindictively proceeded to destroy the British mining industry, thereby devastating those communities and industries that had worked in and served coal mining.
Paul Flynn writes: "That this House notes that the ludicrously mistitled Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill was conceived in fear, drafted in haste and malice and presented with incompetence; observes the bill's failure to reform 95 per cent of lobbying excesses while gratuitously and vindictively imposing unnecessary bureaucratic costs on charities and trade unions; and believes that this bill will be recognised as the signature policy of the ineptocracy created by the coalition government.
Whereas each of these persons had at first vindictively desired to keep it [the child] from the other, so at present the re-married relative sought now rather to be rid of it--that is to leave it as much as possible .
The story begins with the tale of a man, Valjean, being vindictively pursued.
Then we had a call for a change in law to protect men accused of rape, already a seriously underreported crime, perpetuating the myth that many allegations are vindictively fabricated - in the wake of a victim who ended her life after being branded a 'fantasist' by the media.
Small wonder, that Islam in Turkey7 (or in Kirgizstan and in Indonesia) is broad, liberal and tolerant while the one in Northern Europe is a brutally dismissive, narrow and vindictively assertive.
The character of Abigail Williams, who accuses Salem residents of witchcraft and vindictively seeks to destroy John Proctor's marriage, intrigued him.
11) Small wonder, that Islam in Turkey (12) (or in Kirgizstan and in Indonesia) is broad, liberal and tolerant while the one in Northern Europe is a brutally dismissive, narrow and vindictively assertive.
Although the silly chickens use their wishes in vindictively ruining each other's looks, the outcome is a fortunate one, proving that to be plain is not such a bad thing and a harmonious friendship is what matters most.