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She is certainly a slattern and a gossip; but her character changes when she is with her own whanau, for only then is she truly happy.
might scruple to make use of the words, but she must and did feel that her mother was a partial, ill-judging parent, a dawdle, a slattern, who neither taught nor restrained her children, whose house was the scene of mismanagement and discomfort from beginning to end, and who had no talent, no conversation, no affection toward herself; no curiosity to know her better, no desire of her friendship, and no inclination for her company that could lessen her sense of such feelings.
The sentence that follows also speaks to the paradox of chance, using language that juxtaposes life and death: "The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung" (3).
After losing a sense of time on Ponte Vecchio and letting my eyes dreamily flow downstream with the slattern water of the Arno, after levitating on Piazza della Signoria and standing in front of and inside Santa Maria Novella and Santa Maria del Carmine, I felt pulsating joy at being a part of these miracles.
48) Explaining its elimination of this once "venerable" element of marriage, the Court wrote that "'[t]he gist of the matter is that in today's society the wife's position is analogous to that of a partner, neither kitchen slattern nor upstairs maid.
Modern viewers might suppose they are looking at a period slattern, but the original audience likely would have seen the image very differently: as an illustration of virtue.
SLATTERS (20): 1 BLATTERS CLATTERS FLATTERS PLATTERS, 2 SCATTERS SHATTERS SKATTERS SMATTERS SNATTERS SPATTERS SWATTERS, 3 SLITTERS SLOTTERS, 4 SLAHTERS SLAITERS SLAUTERS SLAWTERS, 5 SLATHERS, 8 SLATTERN SLATTERY (as before) is followed by: SHARLING (19), STARLING (18), NOTATION (16), BATTERED, PARTENER, SHEELING, SHIRLING, SWELLING (all 15)
Now the slattern's slattern behind the internet baby scandal is threatening to leave Britain unless she is offered a job as a chat show host.
Hayes, whose party then challenged the votes in Oregon, South Carolina, Louisiana and--yes, that slattern Florida.
Then there's white-trash wife Peg, the contemptuous sex-starved slattern, with imbecile-slut daughter Kelly and chronic-masturbator son Bud rounding out the domestic picture.
Price is "a dawdle" and "a slattern, who neither taught nor restrained her children, whose house was the scene of mismanagement and discomfort from beginning to end.
Innocence is horribly threatened because in the next room an untidy female family retainer (The Slattern Maid, according to the intertitle) has arranged for an old friend to blow up the safe in which the girls' slender inheritance from their recently dead father is stored.