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  • "The fact remains," says Evelyn, almost sweetly, "that you have committed egregious crimes against this city.†   (source)
  • This is a conservative estimate, since the algorithm was able to identify only the most egregious form of cheating—in which teachers systematically changed students' answers—and not the many subtler ways a teacher might cheat.†   (source)
  • In that context, then, Coca-Cola's error with New Coke becomes all the more egregious.†   (source)
  • "No matter how egregiously," the second inserted.†   (source)
  • It was a most egregious lie and one that hid the dreadful purpose of our hearts.†   (source)
  • What Washington said at the meeting is not known, as no record survived, though it appears he thought the directive from Congress was an egregious mistake and that Nathanael Greene had the right idea.†   (source)
  • In perhaps his most egregious episode, eleven days after overthrowing Batista's government in 1959, seventy-five political prisoners were marched in the dead of night toward an open field outside the city of Santiago, hands tied behind their backs.†   (source)
  • Calling 2003 the "Four-Letter Summer," the New York Observer said: "Once the English language's most shocking, egregious, off limits word, it has become just another cultural noise, thrown around with the casualness of a summer Softball, appearing on your TV, on your answering machine, at a newsstand near you, from the mouth of your son, your mom, your Congressman, your philosophy professor, your dentist, your waiter, your innocent virgin on the street."†   (source)
  • I had made my first egregious error of judgment as a plebe, and I would pay dearly for that error.†   (source)
  • As Leslie continues I can only reflect despairingly on the obvious irony: that if through those frigid little harpies in Virginia I had been betrayed chiefly by Jesus, I have been just as cruelly swindled at Leslie's hands by the egregious Doktor Freud.†   (source)
  • The sages believed that there are seven types of thieves and, of these, the most egregious is the one who “steals the minds” of people.   (source)
  • How had I made such an egregious mistake?†   (source)
  • Predetermined turnaround times were egregiously ignored.†   (source)
  • We had reached a critical juncturewhere not the wildest, most egregious falsehood could help Pig.†   (source)
  • State and federal courts have persistently insulated prosecutors from accountability for egregious misconduct that results in innocent people being sent to death row.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately for Walter, the Supreme Court ruled that county sheriffs in Alabama are state officers, again in a close 5-4 decision, which limited our ability to recover damages for the most egregious misconduct in Walter's case.†   (source)
  • And if this hope was most egregiously naive and sentimental, which it no doubt was, I only wished for myself that I could bear whatever burdens might fall to me, that I might remain steadfast in my duty and uphold my responsibilities and not waver under any circumstance, and by whatever measure.†   (source)
  • Not satisfied that the old charges of monarchist and warmonger were sufficient, Callender called Adams a "repulsive pedant," a "gross hypocrite," and "in his private life, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent."†   (source)
  • If this is a repeat of my egregious lapse in foresight yesterday, then it's most likely Jacob Black or one of his… friends.†   (source)
  • I wondered, too, if the commander knew of this arrangement, or whether he would find it (as I or anyone would) to be an egregious mark on the captain's self-respect, at least in the Japanese sense of the term, which has little to do with pride or one's rights but with the efforts a person should make to be viewed well by his comrades.†   (source)
  • --PROFESSOR HAROLD LASKI (Essay in FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION) (2) Above all, we cannot play ducks and drakes with a native battery of idioms which prescribes such egregious collocations of vocables as the Basic PUT UP WITH for TOLERATE or PUT AT A LOSS for BEWILDER.†   (source)
  • Professor Hogben (2) plays ducks and drakes with a battery which is able to write prescriptions, and, while disapproving of the everyday phrase PUT UP WITH, is unwilling to look EGREGIOUS up in the dictionary and see what it means.†   (source)
  • "You are mistaken in thinking so," returned Franz calmly; "but you merely fall into the same error which leads so many of our countrymen to commit the most egregious blunders,—I mean that of judging the habits and customs of Italy and Spain by our Parisian notions; believe me, nothing is more fallacious than to form any estimate of the degree of intimacy you may suppose existing among persons by the familiar terms they seem upon; there is a similarity of feeling at this instant between…†   (source)
  • And he is so condescending to the son he so egregiously deludes that you might suppose him the most virtuous of parents.†   (source)
  • The egregious errors that existed in the maps of the day, all of which were made in Europe, were, moreover, a standing topic of ridicule among them; for, if they had not science enough to make any better themselves, they had sufficient local information to detect the gross blunders contained in those that existed.†   (source)
  • She was almost as far from believing as from wishing it to be sincere; for she had not forgotten that he could mistake, and his assertion of the offer and of her encouragement convinced her that his mistakes could sometimes be very egregious.†   (source)
  • My lord, you give me most egregious indignity.   (source)
  • From inside information extending over a series of years Mr Bloom was rather inclined to poohpooh the suggestion as egregious balderdash for, pending that consummation devoutly to be or not to be wished for, he was fully cognisant of the fact that their neighbours across the channel, unless they were much bigger fools than he took them for, rather concealed their strength than the opposite.†   (source)
  • It must be an egregious defect indeed, which could make me backward on this occasion.†   (source)
  • The common sort of men seldome speak Insignificantly, and are therefore, by those other Egregious persons counted Idiots.†   (source)
  • Indeed, it was an egregious piece of folly in me to return to the boat with but one attendant; and I had very near paid for it, having narrowly escaped forty armed Indians, who had been alarmed by the conflagration; but having passed the place where they stood, I got to the boat accompanied with the supercargo, and so went on board, sending the pinnace back again, to assist the men in what might happen.†   (source)
  • However, her extreme poverty, and chiefly her egregious vanity (somewhat of which hath been already hinted to the reader), gave him some little hope, that, notwithstanding all her avowed tenderness, she might in time be brought to content herself with a fortune superior to her expectation, and which might indulge her vanity, by setting her above all her equals.†   (source)
  • To which I know not what they can answer, unlesse they will say, they walke Definitive, not Circumscriptive, or Spiritually, not Temporally: for such egregious distinctions are equally applicable to any difficulty whatsoever.†   (source)
  • These, it is true, played the fool, like my friend Garrick, in jest only; but several eminent characters have, in numberless instances of their lives, played the fool egregiously in earnest; so far as to render it a matter of some doubt whether their wisdom or folly was predominant; or whether they were better intitled to the applause or censure, the admiration or contempt, the love or hatred, of mankind.†   (source)
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