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Rather, "Inevitably, because what the Anglo-Irishman chooses to celebrate - 'wildness,' 'savagery' - is so close to what the Englishman had for centuries chosen as the major denigratory feature in his image of the Irish .
People who sneer at fashion have learned, over the years, to avoid judgments that are overtly denigratory to women and gay men.
The meaning of femina (which derives from the same Latin root as fecundus) ranges from that of simple biological sex - in animals for example - to its common use as a denigratory reference to woman.
Teffi, and Bella Akhmadulina), and the relatively obscure (Elisaveta Kulman, Adelaida Gertsyk, and Vera Merkureva) are presented together to give the impression of literary strength and diversity not reflected in the numerous tomes in Russian and English which have paid polite lip service to the doyennes they could not avoid including (Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva), as they relegated a few to the denigratory class of "women's lyrics" or "women's writing" (by men), and ignored the rest, which are finally uncovered for the English speaker.
government meet in Brussels this week to review the workings of the agreement concluded last year on government support to the civil aircraft industry, Airbus Industrie Chief Executive Officer Jean Pierson today called upon Boeing to refrain from making denigratory statements on the European consortium.
Mr Stamatis Restis reserves all his rights against any denigratory statements that have been made or may in the future be made in the press and will vigorously pursue all necessary steps including legal redress.
Stella McCartney Ltd complained the ad was denigratory and took unfair advantage of the brand because it associated it with a personal hygiene product without permission.
In asking Vigne whether she could (as she did) dedicate A Question of Power to him, Head insists on its qualities of "freedom of thought and mental stability" (qualities she feels Vigne inspired) as if to counter the denigratory interpretations of her third novel that she must have partly foreseen (in view of its subject matter).
For the denigratory impersonator and his audience, the "wretch-ing" of the marginal black wretch is acceptably enjoyable, in other words, because it offers to culturally showcase him in return.