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It is a day for rattling swords, a day of zinc coffins, a day of aggression, a day of great hypocrisy and great baseness.
Indeed, she singles out artisanship as a defining characteristic of the plebs' baseness when she curses them for banishing Coriolanus: "Now the red pestilence strike all trades in Rome, / And occupations perish
However it is the baseness of the tale with its sleazy lines that makes it so real.
That they at least do not contribute to the baseness and demoralization of society.
Alternatively, they offer an experience that elevates instinct and baseness, flaunting Hobbesian boorishness.
It is also dangerous to allow him too clear a vision of his greatness without his baseness.
Now I know why - so that we understand and see Modi in his full baseness and come to terms with the fact that such unrefinement can also be part of a party which prides itself on Indian, nay, Hindu culture and tradition.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks m accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
Note that gay "marriage" significantly lacks a name of its own to connote its unique unspeakable baseness.
Was it a statement of the fundamental baseness of man?
It is as if this man gave us at once the lewd and revolting spectacle of his baseness, exorcising at a single stroke that baseness common to all of us, and, at the very core of this proclaimed disgrace, the upsurging of an irreducible and 'in spite of everything' faith.
Thus in Book 3 Socrates puts emphasis on the fact that the young guardians must be raised and educated in an environment devoid of "images of baseness and injustice".