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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.
Our not approaching the Global South because of guilt politics--feeling as though we were "lords and ladies bountiful" patronizingly bestowing largesse (via belief systems, money, or both) on the faceless masses--isn't in any way productive.
Alvarez makes the intriguing suggestion that bear culture, with its disregard for body ideals, could bring a healthy balance to the gay gym ethos; but he calls the idea "a concept worthy of a big-bear-hug" and refers to bears patronizingly as "our furry friends.
Senator Rosalie Abrams and a few others, through dint of hard work and superior ability, had established themselves as persons of consequence, not only as to what were then termed somewhat patronizingly "womens' issues," but more-and-more the "important" ones that had been formerly left to the men alone.
Frankly, my daughter got tired of being dragged around schools and having teachers look patronizingly at her schoolbooks and say, "Oh, we do that two grades younger.
Long after Tommy's demise, here in the summer of 2007 was this Buddy Morrow, himself anything but in youth's primavera, himself a throwback, heading what is patronizingly called a 'ghost band' version of the TD organization; but much better than that appellation implies.
Brooks adds authoritatively, even patronizingly, "And yes, zombies and zombification are integral parts of the Afro-Caribbean religion known as voodoo.
We spoke last issue about the seemingly clinical narcissism of many members of the stare Republican Party in patronizingly assuming that they will once again be in the majority in 2008.
At Proust's obsequies, from which only Gide was conspicuously absent, the rabidly right-wing novelist Maurice Barres patronizingly observed, "I always thought him Jewish, little Marcel, but what a beautiful funeral.
Burgauer was only 25 years of age at the time of his appointment, and was patronizingly called the "pfaffelin," or "wee pastor.
Indeed, if pressed, he would mount the high horse and talk patronizingly of the other Mr.