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Like the Lord High Executioner in Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado, I too have a "little list" of self important individuals who have besmeared our city.
And across the parapet, I see the vision of African unity and independence, her body besmeared with the blood of her sons and daughters, in their struggle to set her free from the shackles of imperialism.
In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy (1585), Hieronimo decides to keep a "handkercher besmeared with blood" to remember his son (2.
Later, though, Kastan offers an astute annotation of another passage that conveys Milton's republican convictions, this time on the modest majesty of Adam: 'in himself was all his state, More solemn than the tedious pomp that waits On princes when their rich retinue long Of horses led and grooms besmeared with gold Dazzles the crowd and sets them all agape' (ll.
face is to be foully besmeared with spit, and he is to be bound
It is a short return to Falstaff's blood besmeared doublet of the Gad's Hill prank where we may surmise a link between Falstaff's fraudulently bloodied doublet and the bloodied armor Hal wears on the battlefield.
When his hair has been shorn, his face is to be foully besmeared with spit and he is to be bound in iron chains.
be delivered from vile paper, so basely besmeared by hired hands
She emanated exceptional chilliness--her own unique chilly emanation; at night she besmeared herself from an assortment of individual jars, and these very jars themselves seemed to be cold: they chilled her face, benumbed her movements, glaciated the air around her.
It had resounded with a fake "pop" from the graffiti besmeared walls of the A-Train, traveling uptown.
Byron's desire to be Byron is a mad desire, a desire that drives one mad, since to incarnate (I use this word to call attention to the Christology underwriting both European theories of kingship and the proper logic of the name) Lord Byron is to do so all-too-literally, to be besmeared with "blood's unbleaching stain," or, if choice were involved here, an Imperialistic slaughter of the innocents (Childe Harold I.
They overturned gravestones in night-time actions and besmeared synagogues with images of crucifixes.

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