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  • And the Baron thought; Let us see now how the Emperors errand boy gets across whatever message he carries without ever being so crass as to speak it right out.†   (source)
  • Imagine being such a brilliant philosopher and yet such a crass idiot!†   (source)
  • I could see that the Chairman was amused—because a geisha never spoke in front of a man about anything as crass as the cost of a kimono.†   (source)
  • In Blomkvist's eyes, Borg had been a third-rate reporter and a troublesome person who annoyed everyone around him with crass jokes and made disparaging remarks about the more experienced, older reporters.†   (source)
  • I always found him crass and terribly nouveau dieu, personally.†   (source)
  • And then I saw her make the Sign of the Crass and walk back to her sisters within.†   (source)
  • I know it's really cheesy—crass even—to compare my being dumped to the accident that killed Mia's family, but I can't help it.†   (source)
  • Crude, crass, loud, and looking for trouble.†   (source)
  • Only the crassest ignoramus can still hold to the old-fashioned notion that seeing is believing.†   (source)
  • There Kerouac joined the poet Allen Ginsberg and others in the Beat Movement, in alcohol-and-drug-fueled protest against the conformity and crass consumerism of 1950s America, which made them feel beaten, longing for the beatitude, or blessedness, of the natural world.†   (source)
  • If you were crass, lowborn, or socially offensive, it would have made no difference to the proud inhabitants South of Broad that you owned France; they would not invite you to their homes.†   (source)
  • It seems an odd and crass way to treat your saviors, Your Honor.†   (source)
  • Too much color and it begins looking crass.†   (source)
  • I have come to think of marriage as dishonorable, a crass trade-off rather than a free gift.†   (source)
  • I mean, it seems so crass to address envelopes simply to 'Janine' and 'Claude.'†   (source)
  • He'd never been so crass as to directly ask her late husband how he managed to accumulate such large amounts of cash, but it didn't take a Rhodes scholar to deduce that Barlowe must have been doing something at least marginally illegal.†   (source)
  • To put it crassly.†   (source)
  • To one crass man he said, "What you are failing to understand is that this parody of Christianity you talk so warmly about can only make sense to people who are Christians.†   (source)
  • But the Depression came along, and Bel Air decided to take even the money of the vulgar and crass.†   (source)
  • She considers most people to be too crass to appreciate her art.
  • All I'm saying is that it's crass to plaster your good deeds up on a billboard.†   (source)
  • I leave that crass behavior to my gusty brethren in the north.†   (source)
  • Aren't you being rather crass?†   (source)
  • "That's a crass lie," Martin said.†   (source)
  • "Crass," Park said.†   (source)
  • I know you know what that means: you believe in God but I believe in 'Crass Casualty'—in chance, in luck.†   (source)
  • And even Dan was appalled at the crassness with which Dudley Wiggin directed the Christmas Pageant—and Dan was more tolerant of amateur theatrical performances than the average Gravesend citizen.†   (source)
  • Then, as though he had suddenly become exhausted—or, rather, depleted by the demands made on him by a world greedy for the fruit of his intellect—he began to massage the side of his face with the flat of his hand, removing, with unconscious crassness, a bit of sleep from one eye.†   (source)
  • Mr. Holabird's statement is not only crass and derogatory, it is totally without merit and slanders my clients.†   (source)
  • The burn-scarred, crassly bearded face was the wreck of the eldest brother's life, and the gentle eyes looking out through that monstrous corruption of flesh were to Hodge like tokens brought back from the dead as a sign.†   (source)
  • Nobody down here ever wants to be rich-rich, for that, of course, would be crass and vulgar.†   (source)
  • Thus it is only the crass layman who thinks that we put up stone walls.†   (source)
  • But what remained intolerable, she thought, sitting upright, and watching Macalister's boy tug the hook out of the gills of another fish, was that crass blindness and tyranny of his which had poisoned her childhood and raised bitter storms, so that even now she woke in the night trembling with rage and remembered some command of his; some insolence: "Do this," "Do that," his dominance: his "Submit to me."†   (source)
  • He did not even have to be told in words that he had surely found the lost Lucas Burch; it seemed to him now that only crassest fatuousness and imbecility should have kept unaware.†   (source)
  • When he was on his feet with the flowered cloth of her beach dress on his shoulders, it made something crass but brave, his standing up raw and sunburned, by the pure streak of the water, as if he were being playful about the wearing of this girl's favor.†   (source)
  • …arrogating to herself, because it fills her veins also, nourishment from the old blood that crossed uncharted seas and continents and battled wilderness hardships and lurking circumstances and fatalities, with tranquil disregard of whatever onerous carks to leisure and even peace which the preservation of it incurs upon what might be called the contemporary transmutable fountainhead who contrives to keep the crass foodbearing corpuscles sufficiently numerous and healthy in the stream.†   (source)
  • The things being done on the stage were merely trite and crass; but the undercurrent made them frightening.†   (source)
  • …the marriage settlement which he had entered in good faith, with no reservations as to his obscure origin and material equipment, while there had been not only reservation but actual misrepresentation on their part and misrepresentation of such a crass nature as to have not only voided and frustrated without his knowing it the central motivation of his entire design, but would have made an ironic delusion of all that he had suffered and endured in the past and all that he could ever…†   (source)
  • Now as he walked he was cursing himself in all the mixed terror and rage of any actual young father for what he now believed to have been crass and criminal negligence.†   (source)
  • It was born (if from any source) of that incorrigible unsentimental sentimentality of the young which takes the form of hard and often crass levity—to which, by the way, Quentin paid no attention whatever, resuming as if he had never been interrupted, his face still lowered, still brooding apparently on the open letter upon the open book between his hands.†   (source)
  • …and thinking and remembering and hopes and desires, was ravished by violence, and the cold known land to which it was doomed, the civilised land and people which had expelled some of its own blood and thinking and desires that had become too crass to be faced and borne longer, and set it homeless and desperate on the lonely ocean—a little lost island in a latitude which would require ten thousand years of equatorial heritage to bear its climate, a soil manured with black blood from two…†   (source)
  • He would have coveted the rifle, but he would himself have supported and confirmed the owner's pride and pleasure in its ownership because he could not have conceived of the owner taking such crass advantage of the luck which gave the rifle to him rather than to another as to say to other men: Because I own this rifle, my arms and legs and blood and bones are superior to yours except as the victorious outcome of a fight with rifles: and how in the world could a man fight another man…†   (source)
  • Does the fact look crass[698] and material, threatening to degrade thy theory of spirit?†   (source)
  • But when one is deeply moved, one has the courage to say things that may sound crass and irreverent, but are more solemn than authorized words of piety.†   (source)
  • And why, anyhow, and except for her crass determination to force him in this way, should he be compelled to track here and there with her—every hour—every minute of which was torture—an unending mental crucifixion really, when, if he were but rid of her!†   (source)
  • If she had occasion to find fault, she did it coolly and with perfect politeness, which the defaulter felt to be a bigger insult than crassness.†   (source)
  • Enough that in the present case, as in millions, it was not the two halves of a perfect whole that confronted each other at the perfect moment; a missing counterpart wandered independently about the earth waiting in crass obtuseness till the late time came.†   (source)
  • The glare from the many windows, and the rather crass interest of several men, drove her back to her own section.†   (source)
  • They breathlessly reported this case of crass abnormality: an omniscient girl had appeared on the scene, a maiden who heard voices.†   (source)
  • THE "death house" in this particular prison was one of those crass erections and maintenances of human insensitiveness and stupidity principally for which no one primarily was really responsible.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp pricked up his ears at this and took pains to understand it, because he had reason to hope that he would now be able to grasp the nature of Magnus the brewer's crass ignorance and learn in what way literature was something totally different from "beautiful characters.†   (source)
  • There were many crass minds in Middlemarch whose reflective scales could only weigh things in the lump; and they had a strong suspicion that since Mr. Bulstrode could not enjoy life in their fashion, eating and drinking so little as he did, and worreting himself about everything, he must have a sort of vampire's feast in the sense of mastery.†   (source)
  • "As if ghos'es 'ud want to be believed in by anybody so ignirant!" said Mr. Macey, in deep disgust at the farrier's crass incompetence to apprehend the conditions of ghostly phenomena.†   (source)
  • It is our duty to shield her from the crass material world as much as possible. ur affectionate Uncle, 'Maury L. Bascom "What do you want to do aboutit?†   (source)
  • …smell the honeysuckle on the water gap the air seemed to drizzle with honeysuckle and with the rasping of crickets a substance you could feel on the flesh is Benjy still cryingI dont know yes I dontknowpoor BenjyI sat down on the bank the crass was damn a little then Ifound my shoes wetget out of that water are you crazybut she didnt move her face was awhite blur framed out of the blur of the sandby her hair get out nowshe sat up then she rose her skirt flopped againsther draining…†   (source)
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