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It is widely held (by me, anyway) that whoever invented this bedevilment must have been the same sadist who developed mustard gas for World War I.
The threat of the banal excuses for novels today, for which I have a constitutional disinclination, forces me into an anti-world with a fantasy and bedevilment all its own.
Whatever its limitations (and these, we have indicated, were substantial), the 'Tovetura' standard by which politicians were found so frequently wanting was the primary one through which local interests could be asserted (sometimes to the bedevilment of multi-national corporations who thought 'the deal was done').
Measuring the product of banking has been a continuing source of bedevilment to economic accountants.
Nevertheless, as he freely avails himself to that constellation of otherness -- audience, wife, spirit, animal, vegetation, the earth itself -- he recoils in uncertainty and distrust, as if always fearing bedevilment by the forces that originally succored him.
The other great bedevilment lurking among those who attempt the thankless task of trying to aid children in feral households, is that they are ordered "not to be judgmental".