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However, the realization of the paltriness of the contemporary public stage did not result in an antitheatrical retreat to the closet by women writers; while male writers such as Charles Lamb championed the solitary reading of Shakespeare, female theorists used their knowledge of this "small experimental theater" to "formulate responses to the issue of theatrical reform" (12).
Here is greatness begotten of paltriness"(W 7.159).
This result reflects the ruling arbitrariness in labour relations and the paltriness of the unions as counterpart to the State as employer.
These tussles are often sorry enough to make one reel and clutch the brow (Washington National Airport was already named for a president before some bright sparks thought to dub it again, in honor of the nation's leading amnesiac), but even in their paltriness they disclose a readiness to take history seriously.
Here was the essence of the meanness and paltriness of the little Englander spirit: East Anglia's aquatic necropolis, a place where the waters are as broad as the minds are narrow.
But the paltriness of the nation's military did not worry most Americans.
The teacher who preferred to stare out the window has his revenge, by writing a play in which the paltriness of teaching and scholarship is at last exposed.
Throughout the text, as he attempts to render the sharecroppers' lives, he constantly deprecates his role of reporter and continually emphasizes the paltriness of language in conveying the sharecroppers' meager existence and emotions.
Second - America's hirelings, consisting of so-called guerrillas who are only awaiting America's return for their soldier's pay, people who sell their Country for paltriness!
Many would urge that the paltriness of our promises reflects a retreat from the robust truth claims of classical philosophy.
It doesn't even begin to compare with the lobbying of, say, Big Oil, or even the AMA or the NEA, if only by dint of the number of people it represents and the paltriness of their individual contributions.
That fashion has imposed upon and even replaced Nature becomes clear in the woman's defense: "That if she laid |the hoop~ aside, People would think that she was not made like other Women." Social practice has replaced woman as the least part of herself with something bigger, and has done this so effectively that the very paltriness of woman has been effaced by fashion's supplements.