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His Cairo speech to the Muslim world in June 2009 spoke to Muslims in the words of the Qur'an, judiciously chosen not to lecture Muslims patronizingly as Bush had done, but to engage them constructively across the divide of faith while at the same time honestly facing up to the past errors of the West.
I knew nothing about it at first, being in politics rather than literature or history, and being at UNSW, 'Kensington Kindy' as it was patronizingly dubbed by Gwyn Jones at Sydney.
Looking patronizingly at his former self, the narrator's irony borders on the sarcasm as he lists seventy-two superstitious interdictions he nonetheless dutifully followed at that time.
The scene wasn't exactly like the one in the movie "Dumb and Dumber" when Lloyd, offered help by a woman on a motorized cart, says, patronizingly, "They're right: Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.
This relationship was mainly comic: not only did they patronizingly translate the Latin phrases for us, but when Faustus said, "Che sera sera," they promptly sang, "Whatever will be, will be.
Their portrayal certainly lacks subtlety, as they patronizingly speak of "American justice.
When I approached the professor with a question about the course one day, she did not answer my question, but patted me on the back, and said patronizingly, "That's okay, it's not your fault
With our modern understanding of disease, we may look patronizingly on earlier practices of locating latrines next to wells or of blood letting, but before the era of the germ theory these seemed entirely reasonable in their respective societies.
It was through his ability to use this "gentle, honor-based rule," as Kurtz patronizingly calls it, that he was able to control the situation and ultimately be successful.
We Americans snicker patronizingly as "democratic" India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, and Argentina hand over power to a wife or child of a former leader.
In the same attitude of pseudo-military precision that we see when he is introduced, he pompously and patronizingly sermonizes here on the safety required when handling plastic explosives: "This is for your protection, so pay close attention.
While one could dismiss all this, patronizingly, as simply yet another instance of innocent locals being duped by imperialist bluff and propaganda, would such an interpretation justify neglecting the implications of ideology entirely?