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BEGGAR. One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence.

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Finn's conduct beggars description. That a bishop in 2010 would, first, ignore the mandates of the 2002 Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth and his own diocesan directives, and then presume that a priest with a potential problem would simply obey a bishop's order to take up residence in a convent and stay out of trouble, is incomprehensible.
Khcheich's vocal technique is that of the eastern classical tradition -- albeit one marked by a timbre and precision so fine that it beggars description -- yet for nearly a decade her work has not been classical.
David Cameron seems to be an honest enough bloke, a Tory doing what we expect of Tories, but the dumb stupidity of many of the things he says beggars description.