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This confession, though delivered rather in terms of contrition, as it appeared, did not at all mollify Mrs Deborah, who now pronounced a second judgment against her, in more opprobrious language than before; nor had it any better success with the bystanders, who were now grown very numerous.
Whenever they mentioned Makola's name they always added to it an opprobrious epithet.
On no fewer than four occasions the police were called in to receive denunciations of Mr Meagles as a Knight of Industry, a good-for- nothing, and a thief, all of which opprobrious language he bore with the best temper (having no idea what it meant), and was in the most ignominious manner escorted to steam-boats and public carriages, to be got rid of, talking all the while, like a cheerful and fluent Briton as he was, with Mother under his arm.
There was nobody there to speak to HIM; but, as he passed, the prisoners fell back to render him more visible to the people who were clinging to the bars: and they assailed him with opprobrious names, and screeched and hissed.
Indeed, "no pronouncement of a legislature can forestall attack upon the constitutionality of the prohibition which it enacts by applying opprobrious epithets to the prohibited act .
Activity is "protected" if it is neither violent nor sufficiently opprobrious.
s infamously opprobrious National Lampoon gazetteer from 1976 about Australia: "The local dialect has over 400 words for 'vomit
He asked her if she remembered being at Warren Station when a gentleman called her by an opprobrious name for talking to Germans.
24) Athena's virginity and martial interests contribute to her positive androgyny; the Watchman describes Clytemnestra's "man-counseling heart" (n) as an opprobrious phenomenon.
33) This Note argues this standard provides a strong framework for analyzing when employees' otherwise protected concerted activity on social media should lose its protection because the speech is impermissibly opprobrious, and argues that with certain modifications, this standard should be adopted by the NLRB and subsequently by courts.
2) Yet, while James was right to suggest that labelling the killing of political leaders as "assassinations" made them particularly opprobrious, he erred in suggesting that this had long been the case.