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The censorious City Fathers in Cardiff had deemed the film too shocking for the good people of that city to view and had banned it from cinemas in the capital.
He insisted that the Samaritans should not be a religious organisation because "Church people were all too often narrow-minded, censorious, judgemental, intolerant, conventional.
Many sports fans probably feel the censorious cleric could have written those lines yesterday.
Scandalized and censorious, heads shaking, tut-tutting,
European scholars tend to be more balanced and less censorious.
Steve Mentz concludes his engaging new study of Elizabethan fiction with the lament and promise that "prose fiction has long been the ignored little sibling of drama and verse in [English] Renaissance studies," but that the time has come to "rescue Greene from his deathbed and transform him into a wandering spirit of prose fiction" because of his seminal role in the rise of "middlebrow" writing in the 1580s and 90s--a print-culture phenomenon that simultaneously aligned itself with the ethos of the age and, for the censorious, threatened to destabilize both tastes and morals.
I am inclined to agree with Virginia Woolf, who remarked in 1925 that she suspected that the royalist virtuoso was rather humourless, censorious and patronising.
The citation for the award states that the book about "Reid's spiritual and intellectual journey gives a balanced in-depth critique of the man and his times, never fawning or censorious.
This mass murder and deception over two millennia is ultimately rooted in the Catholic Church's hostility to women and its censorious attitude about sex, which is why goddess worship (feminism) and orgies are the liberating routes to true spirituality.
When the women is drunk, her female colleagues are even more censorious than the men.
The announcement to drop Bud Pong came just two days after the censorious front-page article in Times had described college students playing beer pong, and using actual beer to do it.
John Avey's Gorgio Germont was very competently sung, managing to traverse the pompous and censorious as required while showing some glimmers of sympathy as the drama unfolded.