I invite the gainsayers
to come and see how effective they are; I think they will be surprised.
I'll admit to being one of the gainsayers
. Looking for adamantine rules in the study of history has rarely been a good idea, but Morris has made a valiant attempt.
Now there will be gainsayers
who assert that young people would be much better off investing in courses in useful things.
Its cosmological potency, firmly anchored in an immanent physical reality, vanquished all gainsayers
. If there was any question as to this location's true glory, Cyril dispelled it: As the apostle says, He who "is the image of the invisible God," and a little after that, and "He is the head of the body the church." (102) And again, "The head of every man is Christ," (103) and again, "Who is the head of all principality and power." (104) The head suffered in "the place of the skull." O great prophetic appellation!
The congenital gainsayers
havenOt had their go yet, but to my untrained eye, this was something out of the top drawer, like a favourite pair of socks you can turn to for warmth and comfort on those cold days after the season has finished.
So when news arrived that they'd parted company with Island Records following the relatively underperforming success of Me-chanical Wonder and Crazy Lowdown Ways, the gainsayers
were rubbing their hands with glee and pronouncing the end of the band.
An array of gainsayers
' borders but with some Yemenite stability.
In du Maurier's drawing (Punch, 17 July 1880), Jellaby Postlethwaite, gazing with intense satisfaction at the "freshly-cut Lily" on the table, oblivious of observers who think him strange because he sees what they don't see, is Ian Small, confidently British, seeing historical movements with some assumption of objectivity, and, indeed, writing a significant book of literary history without even acknowledging the gainsayers
. As Aurora Leigh says, "By speaking [of what or whether we can do] we prove only we can speak....
Researchers who had striven to make the case for man-made global warming were heartily tired of the gainsayers
and, beyond doubt, their response was not always edifying.
To start with, I regarded these people as superficial gainsayers
, seeking dubious credibility by shooting down perfectly sound ideas that had served us well for decades - like the folk who took it upon themselves to decide that Abba were suddenly good after years of being rubbish, thereby condemning us to years of easy-listening hell.
are likely to take little solace from this report.
It set specific limits on carbon emissions within the industrialised world and (aside from some high-profile gainsayers
) it secured broad acceptance.