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The baseness of confirming him in this suspicion or pretence of one (for he could not have really entertained it), was a line's breadth beyond the mark the schoolmaster had reached.
Mr Parker said: "Numerous people told me that the baseness of the smear, and the way in which it was handled, actually made them decide to vote for me, but doubtless it put many others off.
Like Edmund, he is a cynical and self-serving worshipper of Nature, and his lascivious appetite also exposes him to charges of baseness.
The baseness of Russia's rulers lies in the way they have always taken advantage of this remarkable human emotion: the love of homeland and the willingness to sacrifice everything for it.
And progressivism has become code for the baseness that has always inhabited the bottom rung of American thought, dressed up as Puritanism, Know-Nothings, McCarthyism and political correctness.
They either don't want to know or have no idea of the sordid baseness of the asphalt jungle in town or city life.
His binary misreading reasserts itself: tares should no more grow alongside grain than husbandmen should have to do with beggars, industry with idleness, or virtue and power with baseness and impotence.
Provocative and difficult to read, this book like no other reveals the nature of human baseness and forces us to take a fresh look at ourselves.
All the laws and customs of civilized warfare may not be applicable to an armed conflict with the Indian tribes upon our western frontier and the Indians concerned in it fully understood the baseness and treachery of their act.
An approach of 'Employees pacificmanagement' will be adopted where there will be no dissemination or baseness
Another baseness attack carried out against the sacred of Muslims in Athens on Friday morning.
Indeed, affinities between Jamie's work and the qualities of baseness and horizontality associated with formlessness are the very subject of his Xerox book Bunka, 2012, which juxtaposes images of unfinished ceramic sculptures, overprinted word lists, and iPhone snapshots of stains left by urine and other fluids on Parisian sidewalks.