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But Minerva would not let the suitors for one moment cease their insolence, for she wanted Ulysses to become even more bitter against them; she therefore set Eurymachus son of Polybus on to gibe at him, which made the others laugh.
If, again, war were to break out this day, give me a shield, a couple of spears and a helmet fitting well upon my temples--you would find me foremost in the fray, and would cease your gibes about my belly.
They looked dark, wild, and smoky, with a singular resemblance, indeed, to the native inhabitants, like whom, also, they had a disagreeable propensity to ill-natured gibes and sneers, the habit of which had wrought a settled contortion of their visages.
They were the same whom Apollyon and ourselves had persecuted with taunts, and gibes, and scalding steam, at the commencement of our journey--the same whose unworldly aspect and impressive words had stirred my conscience amid the wild revellers of Vanity Fair.
You may or may not have just cause for arresting me," said he, "but at least there can be no reason why I should submit to the gibes of this person.
The jokes and gibes of the awakened crew sounded anything but sweet in our ears, and even the two Italians climbed up on the rail and laughed down at us long and maliciously.
His driver sat, whip in hand, magnificently impenetrable to the gibes and jests that were flying around her.
If your lot makes you cry and be wretched, get rid of it and take another; strike out for yourself; don't listen to the shrieks of your relations, to their gibes or their entreaties; don't let your own microscopic set prescribe your goings-out and comings-in; don't be afraid of public opinion in the shape of the neighbour in the next house, when all the world is before you new and shining, and everything is possible, if you will only be energetic and independent and seize opportunity by the scruff of the neck.
Later, unable to resist a cheap gibe in the baking heat, he told the respected BBC journalist: "You'd better cover up your bald head, it's getting hot out.
But then he made up for the gibe, saying: "The job Barry (below) took over is the most difficult in the country by far.
This gibe subtly acknowledged the garrison state conditions in which the Salt Lake City Olympics were held.
The plant Gilgel Gibe 3 would likely help the county in resolving its perennial energy issue and sustain its rapidly growing economy, expanding at around 9 percent per year.