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Almost every approbatory estimation of Rivers takes note of his countercultural assiduity--all the painters and poets, the women, the men, the saxes, the syringes--and the Corcoran has made a particularly heavy investment in the myth.
The title poem, which had already been printed the previous year in the Dublin University Magazine, where it had attracted satisfactorily approbatory attention, was a defence from the female point of view of Socrates' much-maligned wife.
Since Donald Rumsfeld's appointment as secretary of defense was announced on December 28, approbatory phrases have been the order of the day.
A somewhat critical report, it reproves the Council for having so little recourse to the political instruments provided by the Maastricht Treaty - common action and positions - and for continuing to prefer declarations which are of no real interest since a majority are sadly mere rhetoric, translating approbatory or disapprobatory opinions.
It may be objected that the novel's approbatory attitude towards evil
Nevertheless, a clear pattern of proscriptive responses ("thou shalt not"), rather than approbatory responses ("thou shalt"), has been heard from newspaper executives (and, to a lesser extent, broadcasters) whose staffs use written codes.
The highest approbatory term liberals (a category that nowadays includes most Republicans) can bestow is moderate--as in "moderate Republican.
In his Foreword, Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's only grandson, enthusiastically scribes his approbatory endorsement of this massive, totally swamping successor to Stuart Mason's more slenderly fact-decorated magnum opus, describing his contributed pages as 'an expression of delight that a scholar of Karl Beckson's stature should share a lifetime's study of Wilde and his circle and in a form which will make it the most useful reference work to appear on Wilde since Christopher Millard's Bibliography over eighty years ago.