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Instead of a barb, the ticket would be the pettiest of revenges, the empty and impotent rage of a beaten man.
As Alexandra Natapoff has observed, an additional factor contributing to high incarceration rates is that "due process and rule-of-law wane at the bottom of the penal pyramid where offenses are pettiest and defendants are poorest" and misdemeanants are "routinely incarcerated--despite the absence of a prison sentence--as they wait in jail for their cases to be adjudicated." Alexandra Natapoff, Misdemeanors, 85 S.
When two of the Sangtin Writers, Richa Singh and Surbala, joined me for five weeks in the United States to discuss Playing with Fire in various academic and activist forums in 2007--at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, at Syracuse University, and in dialogues with labor organizations and with chapters of the Association for India's Development in Minnesota and California--our joint encounters with others in those locations gave birth to sophisticated insights about the pettiest, as well as the most generative, things that we observed in the spaces we traversed together.
The Shire has known no war, no politics, and only the pettiest of jealousies.
His [Jean Paul's] imagination, if it must be so called, is at all events of the pettiest kind--it is an imaginunculation.
So while in the past I'd felt that Rowland was carrying on an antiaesthetic tradition, and that I should not spend too much time lingering over a nicked wooden tabletop (49-51 Chambers Street--Basement, New York, NY 10007, 2014, which had resided in a New York City government building that was sold off to a private developer, the expulsion of objects from the public to private realm, i.e., neoliberalism, being another of the artist's key themes) or gazing at a squeegee in a bucket (the work Zero Tolerance, 2015, which commemorates New York City's ruthless enforcement of laws regarding even the pettiest crimes), at Artists Space I was deeply struck by Rowland's command of volume, material, and space.
A recent incident involving the lynching of a teenage boy highlights their remorseless ruthlessness as they go about inflicting severe punishments on the pettiest of thieves.
Because the truth is, people don't like it when their friends change, and since Drake is intent on evolving, it's inevitable that some fans will start identifying less with him and more with the spurned allies and ex-girlfriends whom he describes in his pettiest songs--the people in his life who resent him for drifting away from them or getting so big for his britches.
Convinced of the NCAA's and his moral superiority, he rejected any suggestion that it played favourites, conducted vendettas and meted out punishment for the pettiest of violations, although it plainly did.
In fact, we might ask, who really are the pettiest producers in the larger, extended, imperial Utopian landscape?
Yet, as long as the truth remains upheld, it is upheld in the same way as the pettiest particular interest.
But this is typically the pettiest form of scholarly criticism, for it is always possible to ask one to do more.