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  • I will not be party to such blatant disrespect.†   (source)
  • Instead, she slid her shades up onto her avatar's forehead—a blatant affectation, since sunglasses didn't actually affect a player's vision—and looked me up and down, making a show of sizing me up.†   (source)
  • It's not dying, and I'm sure everyone here would be more comfortable if you didn't suggest something so blatantly inflammatory.†   (source)
  • Custom would have dictated that she only pick at her food while in company: chewing and swallowing were such blatantly carnal activities.†   (source)
  • Because, you see, it would be too blatantly jerky of you to bring a girl to the table after you've only been broken up for, like, a minute.†   (source)
  • It wasn't so much what he said, the blatant lies, the contrived empathy, or even the fact that he had not raised a hand to her, Mariam, since he had dug the girl out from under those bricks.†   (source)
  • Langdon was having trouble buying Teabing's premise that the Church would blatantly murder people to obtain these documents.†   (source)
  • He sang a few songs, which was pleasant enough, but he then made a blatant pitch for Sweet Georgia Brown's, fliers for which lie in stacks on every table.†   (source)
  • They were brittle and peeling—smaller than I remembered, too—and looking at them now, as an almost adult, it struck me how blatant the fakery was.†   (source)
  • It was also blatantly and exceedingly powerful, stout and thick muscled, the chest broad, the quadriceps muscles of the thighs pronounced, and Horace Whaley could not help but observe that here was an extraordinary specimen of manhood, six foot three and two hundred thirty-five pounds, bearded, blond, and built in the solid manner of a piece of statuary, as though the parts were made of granite—though, too, there was something apelike, inelegant, and brutish in the alignment of the arms and shoulders.†   (source)
  • All their lip service to democracy, all their blatantly undemocratic behavior!†   (source)
  • From the way you two are blatantly ignoring me, I'd say she could pass for your sister!†   (source)
  • They return the gesture, blatantly favoring this Evangeline.†   (source)
  • When the mines reopen, wages are cut, hours extended, miners sent into blatantly dangerous work sites.†   (source)
  • You're so blatantly attracted to me, it's hard not to tease you.†   (source)
  • Lilly has decided to secretly videotape the Hos to gather evidence of their blatantly preferential treatment of Asian Americans.†   (source)
  • To keep from acknowledging that horrible—but oh, if it were true, so blatant so perfect so conclusive as evidence—thought, they remembered what I wore that day, remembered what I carried, the Frito Bandito eraser I prized, the David Cassidy button I'd pinned inside my bag, the David Bowie one I had pinned on the outside.†   (source)
  • I take the blatant disregard of such a statute quite seriously, Emperor Kaito.†   (source)
  • The glittering sea rose up, moved apart in planes of blatant impossibility; the coral reef and the few stunted palms that clung to the more elevated parts would float up into the sky, would quiver, be plucked apart, run like raindrops on a wire or be repeated as in an odd succession of mirrors.†   (source)
  • In Plaszow, I would have been shot or at least lashed for such a blatant infraction, for being "a lazy and irresponsible" Jew.†   (source)
  • The Criminal Element said that sometimes it was wise to put criminals on the defensive by making "slanderous or blatantly untrue comments.†   (source)
  • With her back to the camera, she felt perfectly comfortable blatantly glaring at me.†   (source)
  • This is blatant obstruction.†   (source)
  • He stopped, raising his eyebrows in blatant disbelief.†   (source)
  • So blatantly obvious, right in front of my face.†   (source)
  • Uncertainty filled me more strongly than before and I decided to press ahead with no more blatant risks.†   (source)
  • His eyes tried unsuccessfully to find some order in this blatant disregard for certainty.†   (source)
  • Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil that one could almost believe one's own secret sins didn't matter.†   (source)
  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOUGH TO GO AND JUST blatantly shoot people in Iraq.†   (source)
  • Third, at the same time they picked this man up their air and fleet units were harassing our fleet in the most blatant and aggressive manner.†   (source)
  • He was strong-willed and blatantly possessive, throwing back at me an image of that possessiveness which was flowering in me more fully every moment.†   (source)
  • This, Paul thought, was nothing more than blatant harassment.†   (source)
  • Well, put it this way: why would he risk his own and his company's good name on such a blatant swindle?†   (source)
  • Once upon a time fairly recently, in fact—Molly would've gagged over these words, both because they're blatantly sycophantic and cringingly sentimental.†   (source)
  • Well, not guilty of murder, just guilty of having poor judgment and a blatant disregard for the loose curfew rules.†   (source)
  • Leaving camp just after Fischer's team, Makalu Gau started up with two Sherpas-blatantly ignoring his promise that no Taiwanese would make a summit attempt the same day we did.†   (source)
  • At least he's embarrassed to be caught out with Anna so blatantly.†   (source)
  • How can I explain purposely setting foot on a path so blatantly' treacherous?†   (source)
  • Blatantly.†   (source)
  • It was blatantly obvious they were there for only one reason.†   (source)
  • It's not the first time a guy has checked me out, it's just that I never had a guy like Alex do it so blatantly ....and so up-close.†   (source)
  • Official racism was blatant in Canada.†   (source)
  • One pistol shot by John Wilkes Booth blatantly disproved that theory.†   (source)
  • He had meant it as blatant irony, since of course feather beds were exactly Jake's style, but the discussion was so solemn that his flourish went unnoticed.†   (source)
  • On May 10, the same day the New Yorker magazine reported "numerous instances of 'sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses— in its cover story, "Torture at Abu Ghraib," Adam sat down on his bunk at the end of a fifteen-hour workday in Mosul.†   (source)
  • Then, when the evidence became too blatant, he argued that his polygamous way of life did not in the least run counter to his love for her.†   (source)
  • It only seemed to make her own child's disability more blatant.†   (source)
  • One still young enough to believe such blatant lies.†   (source)
  • To do so would have forced people to look elsewhere for a culprit — a search that would have invited questions about the city's blatant lack of emergency planning.†   (source)
  • And if that were not sufficient, there was the outright bribery that had become standard in a blatantly mercenary system not of his making, but that he readily employed to get his way.†   (source)
  • I can't tell if he's trying to give the appearance of patience and failing miserably or is blatantly trying to make me leave.†   (source)
  • But we—the blatantly greedybalanced the needs of the other seven guys and in that instant found them just as worthy as our own.†   (source)
  • Poised on his tongue was a blatant lie.†   (source)
  • He's so blatantly obvious, it's almost inspired.†   (source)
  • "Why did you come here?" he asks, blatantly changing the subject.†   (source)
  • There was also blatant discrimination against Hutus in all aspects of education, even in the grading of the national tests.†   (source)
  • Worse, you might even be proud of yourself for not succumbing to my blatant attempts to affect your emotions.†   (source)
  • The action was unprecedented; no one had ever seen stewards treat a trainer with such blatant distrust.†   (source)
  • As to what you know, you've recounted blatant weaknesses and subsequent injustices in our departmental systems, but they are rampant throughout the ministries.†   (source)
  • You honestly think she's using illegals that blatantly?†   (source)
  • Tribal rivalries that had been buried under the iron-fisted domination of Akar Kessell resurfaced in the form of blatant mistrust.†   (source)
  • The red zone is considered just to be a blatant sexual remark, like Check him or her out, or Ij)ok what they have there, or / want to get some of that.†   (source)
  • At least I never get caught blatantly doing it," he said.†   (source)
  • This blatant but accurate reference to the way fire insurance was used to compensate for sagging trade was not appreciated and he was sued.†   (source)
  • Her first, blatantly martyred chore was to turn on the cold-water tap.†   (source)
  • Leaning against the tree, he reads parts of the letter aloud, commenting, sarcastic, on what is blatantly a pack of lies devised to soothe Gennaro until Angelo can muster his own army of Squamuglians to invade Faggio.†   (source)
  • hangity hangity hangity Harangity The music consumed in its blatant rhythm all other rhythms, even that of the heartbeat.†   (source)
  • , because of its rather blatant suggestiveness.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Freeman would take on strange resentments and for days together she would be sullen but the source of her displeasure was always obscure; a direct attack, a positive leer, blatant ugliness to her face-these never touched her.†   (source)
  • He decided to see this, for he felt identified with the blond young man, the fool of his family, and he wished to know more about his so blatantly unkind fate.†   (source)
  • Easy money, sudden fortunes, increasingly powerful political machines and blatant corruption transformed much of the nation; and the Senate, as befits a democratic legislative body, accurately represented the nation.†   (source)
  • The phrase not only clearly states the Illuminati objective, but it also blatantly contradicts the phrase beside it.   (source)
    blatantly = in an obvious manner
  • Liesel was exercising the blatant right of every person who's ever belonged to a family. It's all very well for such a person to whine and moan and criticize other family members, but they won't let anyone else do it.   (source)
    blatant = obvious and without apology
  • It was so childishly blatant, thought Rearden, so helplessly crude: the hint and the insult, offered together.   (source)
    blatant = obvious
  • "My dear, I'm at your disposal, I'd do anything to help you," he answered, the rules of their language requiring that any open statement be answered by a blatant lie.   (source)
  • The story on the front page announced that upon taking over the San Sebastian Mines, the government of the People's State of Mexico had discovered that they were worthless-blatantly, totally, hopelessly worthless.   (source)
    blatantly = obviously
  • There's a special kind of subtlety in being as blatant as he's been.   (source)
    blatant = obvious
  • They were strident and blatant—and, in essence, lifelessly mild.   (source)
  • "I don't know what's a more conspicuous form of bad discipline," said Wynand, throwing his hat down on a table by the door, "to blurt things right out or to ignore them blatantly."   (source)
    blatantly = obviously (without any attempt to pretend otherwise)
  • A few words to say informally in a little after-dinner speech—you know, nothing blatant, no vulgar sales talk—only a few well-chosen thoughts on the responsibility of realtors to society, on the importance of selecting architects who are competent, respected and well established.   (source)
    blatant = obvious
  • He saw the familiar "One Small Voice" by Ellsworth M. Toohey, and under it a single word as subtitle, in large, spaced letters, a single word, blatant in its singleness, a salute by dint of omission: # "KEATING" # He dropped the paper strip and seized it again and read, choking upon great unchewed hunks of sentences, the paper trembling in his hand, the skin on his forehead drawing into tight pink spots.   (source)
  • I realize what he's done and that the flirtation on his end is blatantly obvious.†   (source)
  • Charlie's blatant preference for my Quileute friends was so unfair.†   (source)
  • Vernet had remembered the name Lieutenant Collet—the officer he blatantly lied to earlier tonight.†   (source)
  • The guy behind the wheel was blatantly staring at us.†   (source)
  • He pretended not to notice her blatant advances, but that only induced her to redouble her efforts.†   (source)
  • He could not be that blatant, but perhaps some were clever enough to take the lesson.†   (source)
  • I find that, in spite of his blatant man-whorishness and put-on cocky smolder, I like him.†   (source)
  • 'Blatant corruption!' roared the portrait of the corpulent, red-nosed wizard on the wall behind Dumbledore's desk.†   (source)
  • It might have been the blatant wizardishness of his appearance, but it might, too, have been that even Uncle Vernon could sense that here was a man whom it would be very difficult to bully.†   (source)
  • They say there is no fool like an old fool, but I say there is no fool like a young one; and I am astonished that anyone with a medical degree would allow himself to be imposed upon by such a blatant piece of charlatanism and preposterous tomfoolery as a "Neuro-hypnotic trance," which is second in imbecility only to Spiritism, Universal Suffrage, and similar drivel.†   (source)
  • There is a shifting in the room, a murmur, an escape of breath; despite ourselves we turn our heads, blatantly, to see better; our fingers itch to touch her.†   (source)
  • Great histrionics and blatant coercion.†   (source)
  • The skirts reach just below the knee and the legs come out from beneath them, nearly naked in their thin stockings, blatant, the high-heeled shoes with their straps attached to the feet like delicate instruments of torture.†   (source)
  • Finally, in a blatant attempt to dispel my foul mood they invited me to go see Three Pennies for Wishing across the river tomorrow evening.†   (source)
  • They've been messing with Dahlman's head so blatantly that I can't understand how he can miss seeing that it's all a put-up job.†   (source)
  • It was discouraging to be employed by such blatant capitalists, said Callie, but the main thing was the message, and at least anyone going past the banks and so forth on the street would be able to see these bas-reliefs, free of charge.†   (source)
  • The most blatant M, of course, is emblazoned on the altar at Our Lady of Paris in London, which was designed by a former Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, Jean Cocteau.†   (source)
  • When Langdon had first seen The Little Mermaid, he had actually gasped aloud when he noticed that the painting in Ariel's underwater home was none other than seventeenth-century artist Georges de la Tour's The Penitent Magdalene—a famous homage to the banished Mary Magdalene—fitting decor considering the movie turned out to be a ninety-minute collage of blatant symbolic references to the lost sanctity of Isis, Eve, Pisces the fish goddess, and, repeatedly, Mary Magdalene.†   (source)
  • But given Maclay's contempt for Adams—a contempt so blatant that some in the Senate urged him to exercise some self-restraint—it is hard to imagine that what he wrote was not highly colored by bias.†   (source)
  • Too blatant a lie would betray him.†   (source)
  • There was one who was sweating so much I had to call over a butler to give me a towel for my hand once he left, and the one after him blatantly stared at my chest for the entirety of our meeting.†   (source)
  • 'I think,' said Catherine, 'that I've just heard what amounts to the most blatant misuse of office in thirty years of foreign service — on our side, of course.†   (source)
  • But not quite in such blatant terms.†   (source)
  • A week later three photographs appeared in the newspapers of this blatantly sexual act with Sir John also in the picture chatting casually to the woman whose face was in the throes of ecstasy.†   (source)
  • Just when I'm wondering if we should make a blatant run for it, the solution to our problem saunters toward us on long, shapely legs.†   (source)
  • The blatant stares from the Selected only confirmed I was particularly lovely tonight, and I was so bewildered, I had to turn my back on them to suppress my grin.†   (source)
  • As evidenced by the letter from the defendant's spiritual advisor, Father Michael Wright, execution by lethal injection will not only prevent the defendant from his intention of donating his heart to Claire Nealon—it also interferes with his practice of religion—a blatant violation of his First Amendment rights.†   (source)
  • And if the revelation was blatant enough, prosecutors and police would be forced to act—otherwise parliament really would wake up and pay attention.†   (source)
  • ...These blatant falsehoods I picked up in a matter of minutes, time being at a premium, but I'm sure there are dozens more.†   (source)
  • But in this Adams was both overstating his own part and being blatantly unfair to Franklin, who had supported the recognition of American independence since the beginning, before Adams ever arrived on the scene.†   (source)
  • He replied with a blatant lie, mostly so they could both go on pretending that he was a normal teenager.†   (source)
  • Long-standing rivalries between several of the towns, bitterness that a wise leader of an invading force would surely have twisted into an excellent advantage, have been mended by Kessell's blatant disregard of finesse and his displays of outrageous brutality.†   (source)
  • There was rampant and blatant corruption, and complete impunity for those who practiced it — and impunity also for the soldiers who killed and the officers who gave them their orders.†   (source)
  • He's leaning back casually with his legs spread farther apart than they need to be in a blatant display of wishful thinking.†   (source)
  • More than anything, it's the feeling of being watched myself that keeps me from blatantly watching him.†   (source)
  • Nathan had seemed so certain and knowledgeable about other matters that in this case, too, his augury might be correct, and in a sudden weird vision—all the more demeaning because of its blatant competitiveness—I saw myself running a pale tenth in a literary track race, coughing on the dust of a pounding fast-footed horde of Bellows and Schwartzes and Levys and Mandelbaums.†   (source)
  • It was so blatantly the type of thing that she would do herself, and I did not want him to bracket us together.†   (source)
  • I remembered that MacQueen had called attention, not once but twice (and the second time in a very blatant manner), to the fact that Ratchett could speak no French.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Ulgine Barrows stood charged with willful, blatant, and persistent attempts to destroy the efficiency and system of F & S. It was competent, material, and relevant to review her advent and rise to power.†   (source)
  • With his morbid compulsion for honesty he was too modest to pose coarsely and blatantly as a Henry Clay or James G. Blaine might pose.†   (source)
  • The smile again—radiant, blatantly artificial—convincing.†   (source)
  • The blatant soldier often convulsed whole files by his biting sarcasms aimed at the tall one.†   (source)
  • Its voice was not the trumpeting of the disreputable goddess we all know—not blatant—not brazen.†   (source)
  • And these policemen were unprincipled riff-raff, they talked at me till I was sick of it, they wanted bribes, they wanted to trick me into giving them my clothes, they wanted money, supposedly so that they could bring me my breakfast after they had blatantly eaten my own breakfast in front of my eyes.†   (source)
  • You're going to marry me—" They said it with clasping hands, confessing eyes, in that blatant restaurant.†   (source)
  • They both had a vulgar facetiousness which tickled her simple sense of humour, and a certain coarseness of nature; but what took her perhaps was the blatant sexuality which was their most marked characteristic.†   (source)
  • For, of course, it would be possible, and that quite inconspicuously, to supply Clyde with a capable and yet thoroughly conservative trial lawyer—some one residing and practising in Bridgeburg possibly—whose duty it would be to see that all blatant and unjustified reference to the family on the part of the newspapers was minimized.†   (source)
  • I never would have thought that a freethinker like Settembrini could submit to such blatantly Spanish requirements and vows.†   (source)
  • Had he been a girl—my friend wrote—one could have said he was blooming—blooming modestly—like a violet, not like some of these blatant tropical flowers.†   (source)
  • Next was Campion, managing somehow to restrain his most blatant effeminacy, and even to visit upon those near him a certain disinterested motherliness.†   (source)
  • Well, in a way that is in the public interest; you will admit that yourself, and after all one cannot overlook a blatant fact.†   (source)
  • Then he quickly turned around and decided that the horrid sound must have been a joke, a prearranged prank—that much at least was clear now, because as they moved off he saw their shoulders jiggling with laughter, and one stocky lad with thick lips, his hands stuck in his pants pockets, hitching his jacket up in a rather unbecoming way, blatantly turned to look back— and laughed.†   (source)
  • He had been used to regarding his comrade as a blatant child with an audacity grown from his inexperience, thoughtless, headstrong, jealous, and filled with a tinsel courage.†   (source)
  • "Hey?" cried the blatant Stryver.†   (source)
  • Within the limits of his short tether he had tumbled about, annihilating the flowers of existence with greater singleness of purpose than many of the blatant personages whose company he kept.†   (source)
  • Scarcely less blatant are the dealers in birds—doves, ducks, and frequently the singing bulbul, or nightingale, most frequently pigeons; and buyers, receiving them from the nets, seldom fail to think of the perilous life of the catchers, bold climbers of the cliffs; now hanging with hand and foot to the face of the crag, now swinging in a basket far down the mountain fissure.†   (source)
  • He received Philip with a peculiar manner formed by the mingling of his natural blatancy with the subdued air proper to his calling.†   (source)
  • Actually, that's a blatant lie.†   (source)
  • On coming to Baltimore, I was shocked by the blatant racism candidly expressed daily in our new neighborhood.†   (source)
  • —Curse your bloody blatant soul, Mr Dedalus cried, turning on him.†   (source)
  • Salvation army blatant imitation.†   (source)
  • Thus all hesitations disappeared, and there arose a national consciousness so soaring and so blatant that it began to dismiss all British usage and opinion as puerile and idiotic.†   (source)
  • It was in these surroundings and at this time that the thorough-going American of tradition was born: blatant, illogical, elate, "greeting the embarrassed gods" uproariously and matching "with Destiny for beers."†   (source)
  • I teach the blatant Latin language.†   (source)
  • On the other hand what incensed him more inwardly was the blatant jokes of the cabman and so on who passed it all off as a jest, laughing 1530 immoderately, pretending to understand everything, the why and the wherefore, and in reality not knowing their own minds, it being a case for the two parties themselves unless it ensued that the legitimate husband happened to be a party to it owing to some anonymou†   (source)
  • A man pleased with a simple sanctity Needn't vaunt his name and his dignity, And the humility born of devotion Suffers beneath such blatant ambition.†   (source)
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