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  • In a few years, I was not only penning columns, I was writing sports books, doing radio shows, and appearing regularly on TV, spouting my opinions on rich football players and hypocritical college sports programs.†   (source)
  • And being witness to the honesty and openness of the newbies, of this young man with his wild hair, made her feel hypocritical.†   (source)
  • So I found it sheer hypocrisy for him to label Old Freddy's DISGUSTING and DEGRADING.†   (source)
  • To do otherwise, to begin joking, would have been a hypocritical denial of what had happened, and Phineas was not capable of that.†   (source)
  • If this sham was conventional hypocrisy, she had to concede that it had its uses.†   (source)
  • A bit hypocritical, don't you think?†   (source)
  • It is another trait we inherited from them, and it has helped to discipline us as well as to breed hypocrisy among us.†   (source)
  • But I can see that a little hypocrisy gets me a lot further than my old method of saying exactly what I think (even though no one ever asks my opinion or cares one way or another).†   (source)
  • Simply to crow at the man, expose his hypocrisy?†   (source)
  • I just don't have the time," Gogol says, not telling his well-meaning cousin that he can think of no greater hypocrisy than joining an organization that willingly celebrates occasions his parents forced him, throughout his childhood and adolescence, to attend.†   (source)
  • And both sides of the river were, ultimately, hypocritical.†   (source)
  • "Watch over him, Lord," I said at last, disgusted at my own hypocrisy, sure in my heart that I was mouthing words only to myself.†   (source)
  • Most children recognize the hypocrisy of emphasizing a linear, clean and de-sexed past while they confront daily the muddy, uncertain and hybrid truths.†   (source)
  • The cave may bring on or point up a variety of inauthentic experience (another existential concept)—that is, Adela is confronted by the hypocrisy of her life and her reasons for coming to India or agreeing to marry Ronnie, her fiance, by her failure to take responsibility for her own existence.†   (source)
  • Even if we adopt the 'my country right or wrong' view and accept what we have done with equanimity, such hypocrisy is out of place and can only make us look ridiculous.†   (source)
  • He'd studied for the ministry, and while he left because of what he saw as hypocrisy among the seminary students, he was still very religious.†   (source)
  • Nor with wealth and rank—any Awer's moral outrage inevitably smelled slightly of hypocrisy, considering the comforts and privileges such an ancient house enjoyed, and while some injustices were unignorably obvious to them, some others they never saw.†   (source)
  • That's a little hypocritical," I said.†   (source)
  • It wouldn't help to try to defend Miss Edmunds against their unjust and hypocritical attacks.†   (source)
  • "Rather hypocritical," Annabeth said, "since the gods make fun of each other all the time.†   (source)
  • But I'm not about to be hypocritical about it.†   (source)
  • Javier's lectures grated on me because they felt so hypocritical.†   (source)
  • And I'm full of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • He left her room with a broad, hypocritical smile, and once he was out of his mother's field of vision he had to lean against a wall, because his legs were giving out.†   (source)
  • But after her quarrel with her daughter, embittered by the insults to her father, by her rancor toward her dead husband, by her anger at the hypocritical duplicities of Lucrecia del Real, whom she had considered her best friend for so many years, she felt herself superfluous in her own house.†   (source)
  • The great hypocrisy of these persons would be instantly obvious to you were you to see just a few of their own guest lists from those days; you would see then not only the extent to which Herr Ribbentrop dined at these same persons' tables, but that he often did so as guest of honour.†   (source)
  • She was lonely, surrounded by hypocritical Puritans, and married to a completely creepy, absentee English guy.†   (source)
  • True, some missionaries are hypocritical or sanctimonious—just like any group of people—but many others are like Harper McConnell at the hospital in Congo, struggling to act on a gospel of social justice as well as individual morality.†   (source)
  • Isn't that a bit hypocritical, brother?†   (source)
  • The picture was the climax of Perry's never very earnest spiritual quest, and, ironically, the termination of it; he adjudged his Jesus "a piece of hypocrisy," an attempt to "fool and betray" Willie-Jay, for he was as unconvinced of God as ever.†   (source)
  • This felt like hypocrisy to me.†   (source)
  • The business was small change, and liable at any time to set off hypocritical screeds in the media and debates in that strange political entity called the Swedish parliament.†   (source)
  • Franz made no distinction between classical music and pop. He found the distinction old-fashioned and hypocritical.†   (source)
  • If the beats were receptive to Lenny's take on hypocrisy and related matters and if they regretted his drug busts and obscenity trials, they were probably unmoved by the Russian accents and other ethnic riffs and bits that came shpritzing out of him like seltzer from an old bottling plant in Canarsie.†   (source)
  • We were firmly joined in the hypocrisy to play out the scene.†   (source)
  • It felt hypocritical then.†   (source)
  • She could not let him add hypocrisy to it: "Atticus, if you believe all that, then why don't you do right?†   (source)
  • Such hypocrisy!†   (source)
  • Yet some great events, some cutting expres-sions, some mean scandals, hypocrisies, have at times thrown this assemblage of sloth, sleep, and littleness into a rage a little like a lion.†   (source)
  • History of Fashion SENIOR THESIS BY ELIZABETH NICHOLS Never to talk about ourselves is a very noble piece of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • The demonstrator was an argument that elimination of grades and degrees would destroy this hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • By next morning Grandpa had found a way to thumb his nose at the whole dang town, so pious and hypocritical: he started giving out invites to Sunday morning preachin' at his house.†   (source)
  • He felt a sudden loathing: not because the words were hypocrisy, but because they were true; Philip meant them.†   (source)
  • Hate to say it but what you just said sounds like hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • If there was hypocrisy in their postures, it did not show.†   (source)
  • I believe in hypocrisy, just a little.†   (source)
  • GEORGE (Calmly) I hate hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • In the dark, in the moonless jungle, the fissures are not so visible, the hypocrisies and lies less disturbing.†   (source)
  • Hypocritical, really, considering.†   (source)
  • "Mandatory community service" seemed like hypocrisy, but Benedetti cared more about attendance lists than philosophy.†   (source)
  • And it is too atrocious to be excused by hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • It just seems hypocritical to me:' Maynard grinned.†   (source)
  • This rumor came from a rather hypocritical liberal who graduated in the midfifties and is presently a bureaucrat in Washington.†   (source)
  • I wasn't so sure she was wrong, but the witch's hypocrisy was getting on my nerves.†   (source)
  • The chickenyard boiled with excitement over an egg, and a big lady Rhode Island Red, who weighed four pounds, hypocritically protested the horror of being lustfully pinned to the ground by a scrawny wreck of a rooster she could have blasted with one blow of her wing.†   (source)
  • Wolves are also strict monogamists, and although I do not necessarily consider this an admirable trait, it does make the reputation for unbridled promiscuity which we have bestowed on the wolf somewhat hypocritical.†   (source)
  • The grotesque hypocrisy slapped me as it does all Negroes.†   (source)
  • You are now dealing in the cheapest kind of New York-liberal, hypocritical horseshit!†   (source)
  • That is indeed hypocritical of you.†   (source)
  • His chief belief was that most people are not merely foolish or short-sighted or lacking in imagination but consciously and viciously hypocritical.†   (source)
  • The full-fed, hypocritical, "Princes of the Church"!†   (source)
  • He went to Moscow at the beginning of the NEP, the most ambiguous and hypocritical of all Soviet periods.†   (source)
  • He submitted so painfully conservative a choice, the first time, that she smelled the fear and hypocrisy behind it, and said carefully, "That is very nice, but suppose we look at some more, first.†   (source)
  • Juba lowered her lids hypocritically.†   (source)
  • Although they hurriedly called an official town meeting to pledge hypocritically their support to the President too, they stated publicly that John Quincy Adams, for his public association with Republican meetings and causes, should "have his head taken off for apostasy ....and should no longer be considered as having any communion with the party."†   (source)
  • He had been in the country long enough to be shocked; at the same time his "progressiveness" was deliciously flattered by this evidence of white ruling-class hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • I would rather see hypocrisy due to weakness than abdication of moral standards.
  • Yeah, no hypocrisy there, Leah, I thought back.†   (source)
  • Like I was this hypocritical fake or something?†   (source)
  • I thought about what Jacob had said early this morning, about hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • When their friends arrived at our house to play, I scanned their faces for signs of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • There is considerable hypocrisy in conventionalism.†   (source)
  • Is it necessary for me to point out that in your case it's nothing but hypocrisy?†   (source)
  • In all this Chautauqua talk there's been more than a touch of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • But he's not tamed by it because he also smells in it a faint odor of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • And so now the great hater of hypocrisy had fallen into a life of gloomy hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • He spoke sincerely and without hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • It is hypocritical, and distasteful.†   (source)
  • societies and for those that follow them, the stuff of not especially edifying legend and the occasion for a good deal of hypocritical self-congratulation.†   (source)
  • Predictably, she found her own hypocrisy (inherent in the wave and the nod) incomprehensible and sickening.†   (source)
  • In such a cause, hypocrisy is surely justified: one must present what ought to be true as if it really is.†   (source)
  • Mr. Fish gave no indication that he was even slightly troubled by his hypocrisy on this issue—for surely old Sagamore would roll over in his grave to hear his former master espousing canine restraints of any kind; Sagamore had run free, to the end.†   (source)
  • In the years of the Cold War Austria and East Germany were linked by a common piece of hypocrisy: both pretended to have been forcibly occupied by Hitler's Germany in the Second World War.†   (source)
  • Over the trenches God had burst like a balloon, and there was nothing left of him but grubby little scraps of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • Even the laxity of divorce regulations in the early years of the revolution was undoubtedly a revulsion from the nineteenth-century Victorian immobility of marriage and the consequent hypocrisy that developed from it.†   (source)
  • Oh, there's big bucks in interpreting the gospel for idiots—or in having idiots interpret the gospel for you—and some of these evangelists are even hypocritical enough to indulge in sexual activity that would embarrass former senator Hart.†   (source)
  • You hypocritical swine!†   (source)
  • While it was true that he'd tried twice to kill me and had very nearly succeeded both times, I couldn't help thinking that he'd been a victim himself, a victim of a volatile mixture of fundamentalist extremism and parental hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • Here's where the hypocrisy comes in.†   (source)
  • The bathroom in the old working-class flat on the outskirts of Prague was less hypocritical: the floor was covered with gray tile and the toilet rising up from it was broad, squat, and pitiful.†   (source)
  • And it feels hypocritical now.†   (source)
  • I tried not to think about lying as I faced the blameless countenance of Gauldin Grace; I tried not to think about hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • Considering all that Adams had suffered at the hand of Callender, it would have been quite understandable had he lashed out at Jefferson for his hypocrisy and immorality.†   (source)
  • On a blank page beside the contents, he wrote, in part: If [the] empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be for the world; but if all religion and all morality should be over-thrown with it, what advantage will be gained?†   (source)
  • They're the ones who talked the district attorney into making this offer:' "They're hypocritical fools?'†   (source)
  • He not infrequently groups all people together as being hypocritical, hostile, and deserving of whatever he is able to do to them.†   (source)
  • Sure, I knew there was a lot of cowardice there, and envy and hypocrisy, but I thought that that was only the surface-now, when I've proved my case, when I've proved it so loudly!†   (source)
  • He had experienced that "joy," and for him to deny it or try to conceal it would be rank hypocrisy: If at times I have betrayed in word or writing such a sentiment, I have only to say in excuse for it that I am not a hypocrite, nor a cunning man, nor at all times wise, and that although I may be more cautious for the future, I will never be so merely to obtain the reputation of a cunning politician, a character I neither admire nor esteem.†   (source)
  • You're the man who would know that just as an idea unexpressed in physical action is contemptible hypocrisy, so is platonic love-and just as physical action unguided by an idea is a fool's self-fraud, so is sex when cut off from one's code of values.†   (source)
  • The idea that the majority of students attend a university for an education independent of the degree and grades is a little hypocrisy everyone is happier not to expose.†   (source)
  • Adams's pride in his brilliant son could not have been greater, as he let him know when at times John Quincy grew discouraged with the pettiness and hypocrisies of politics.†   (source)
  • You blank it out and cling to your hypocrisy of 'faith' in order to blank out the knowledge that the looters have a stranglehold upon you, which consists of your moral code-that the looters are the final and consistent practitioners of the morality you're half-obeying, half-evadingthat they practice it the only way it can be practiced: by turning the earth into a sacrificial furnace-tha†   (source)
  • Unlike most women I have known, she placed no value on shallow pretensions or hypocritical displays of gentility.†   (source)
  • Every child in the room knew the legend of Oz by heart, the importance of the yellow-brick road, the incarnate evil of the wicked Witch of the West, and the ultimate hypocrisy of the great wizard himself.†   (source)
  • What's good for the gander is good for the goose, I say, and if there's one thing I hate, it's hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • Son, someday the North is going to sadly rue these hypocritical attempts at magnanimity, these clever and transparent gestures that go by the name of tolerance.†   (source)
  • Zeke knew the merchants, the cheaters, the lonely, the schizophrenic, the lusty, the insane, the religious, the hypocritical, the blacks, the rednecks, the generous.†   (source)
  • He discovered the doctrine of hypocrisy, and discovered, best of all, that if he was neurotic it was emphatically not his fault.†   (source)
  • As for this 'New York-liberal' evasion, this 'hypocritical horseshit'— I consider that a laughably feeble, insubstantial comeback to an honest accusation.†   (source)
  • Mike was a divinity student who had dropped out for a year to reflect upon his impending life of spirituality among the hypocritical flocks that would be assigned to him.†   (source)
  • —and if Miss Editha had been listening she would be laughing now with old-womanish disgust at the hypocrisy of it.†   (source)
  • Our business is to point the finger, so to speak, at pious hypocrisy—not simple hypocrisy of the usual sort but a psychological kind, a sort of lie in the soul.†   (source)
  • Calming down, he abandoned McGuire finally and let his animus spread out and embrace in a general way all the multifarious sins and failings of the North: its arrogance, its hypocritical claim to moral superiority.†   (source)
  • He liked all this, especially now, when he knew it was pure hypocrisy, and the more he growled and fretted and whined, the harder she struggled to please him.†   (source)
  • It's such a lot of witchcraft and hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • God, how you make me sick, all you hypocritical sentimentalists!†   (source)
  • It made one hypocritical and immeshed in the conventions of sorrow.†   (source)
  • Of course, all that was the sheerest hypocrisy!†   (source)
  • "He does his work very well," put in Henry, with hypocritical generosity.†   (source)
  • I couldn't say he was being hypocritical about George.†   (source)
  • Many common lies and hypocrisies are like that, just out of the harmony of the moment.†   (source)
  • Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle?†   (source)
  • But it hasn't been hypocrisy that's kept me quiet.†   (source)
  • You are not the King of England for all these years, without knowing how to use hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • And it isn't even hypocritical, it's deeper than that.†   (source)
  • You have always denounced the hypocrisy of the upper caste and preached the virtue of the masses.†   (source)
  • And if that was hypocrisy, let Atlanta make the most of it.†   (source)
  • Selfish, jealous, autocratic, carp-mouth, and hypocritical.†   (source)
  • There in that sordid hole in the clay, I thought, to the accompaniment of stupid and insincere ministrations and the no less stupid and insincere demeanor of the group of mourners, in the discomforting sight of all the metal crosses and marble slabs and artificial flowers of wire and glass, ended not only that unknown man, and, tomorrow or the day after, myself as well, buried in the soil with a hypocritical show of sorrow—no, there and so ended everything; all our striving, all our culture, all our beliefs, all our joy and pleasure in life—already sick and soon to be buried there too.†   (source)
  • Stella: Now, Blanche — Blanche: Oh, I'm not going to be hypocritical, I'm going to be honestly critical about it!†   (source)
  • For a matter of seconds he felt an immense satisfaction that he could talk of suffering to them now without hypocrisy — it is hard for the sleek and well-fed priest to praise poverty.†   (source)
  • He missed the prayers but he thought it would be unfair and hypocritical to say them and he did not wish to ask any favors or for any different treatment than all the men were receiving.†   (source)
  • In spite of this violent dislike for the Pentlands, both Helen and Luke had inherited all Gant's social hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty,—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • The slow discovery of the seventh sense, by which both men and women contrive to ride the waves of a world in which there is war, adultery, compromise, fear, stultification and hypocrisy—this discovery is not a matter for triumph.†   (source)
  • All you then have to do is to keep out of his mind the question "If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?"†   (source)
  • 'You must come up to the net more; you will never play a good game until you do,' she continued, and I agreed, flinching at my own hypocrisy, covering the Queen with the weak-chinned Knave of Hearts.†   (source)
  • With that forthright honesty that was part of him, so strangely wrought of innocence and brutality, of heroism, cruelty, and tenderness, he announced at once that he was going, and then waited impatiently, spitting briefly and contemptuously from time to time, while the others argued out their own hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.†   (source)
  • He could no more resist pricking the conceits, the hypocrisies and the flamboyant patriotism of those about him than a small boy can resist putting a pin into a balloon.†   (source)
  • "At the p-p-p-present time in Norfolk at the Navy Base," Luke answered, "m-m-making the world safe for hypocrisy."†   (source)
  • "Too awful," Bernard hypocritically agreed, wishing, as he spoke the words, that he could have as many girls as Helmholtz did, and with as little trouble.†   (source)
  • Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can't exist.†   (source)
  • But when he reflected, he was a child—with all the hypocrisy, sentimentality and dishonest pretense of a child.†   (source)
  • As friends and acquaintances died he shook his head with the melancholy hypocrisy of old men, saying: "They're all going, one by one.†   (source)
  • "You are never so charming or so absurd as when you are airing some hypocrisy like that," he cried in frank enjoyment.†   (source)
  • Oh, that was too hard a penance, she thought in anguish, to have to live out her life remembering Melanie's face, knowing that Melanie knew all the pettiness, the meanness, the two-faced disloyalty and the hypocrisy that were in her.†   (source)
  • His quality was extraordinary; he had something that was a great deal better than most intelligence; he saw the world in burlesque, and his occasional answer to its sham, hypocrisy, and intrigue was the idiot devastation of "whah-whah!"†   (source)
  • But I explained, and felt as usual the creep over me of legalistic hypocrisy, that it was a case of dual unionism.†   (source)
  • He buttonholed people on the street and related details of his child's miraculous progress without even prefacing his remarks with the hypocritical but polite: "I know everyone thinks their own child is smart but—" He thought his daughter marvelous, not to be compared with lesser brats, and he did not care who knew it.†   (source)
  • She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.†   (source)
  • —it would have been hypocrisy of the basest kind!†   (source)
  • Her comments on people were saltily satiric and penetrative of accepted hypocrisies.†   (source)
  • Stupid, hypocritical, cruel—oh, contemptible!†   (source)
  • This was a first real break from the hypocrisy of school tradition.†   (source)
  • He thought the letter cowardly and hypocritical.†   (source)
  • Surely there should be some limit to hypocrisy and lying!†   (source)
  • I had always my hypocrisy of "work," behind which, now, I gained the sofa.†   (source)
  • When they make up their ledger, they balance stupidity by wealth, and vice by hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • It is his demon, as the Westerner's is hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • The widow-robbing deacon of fiction can't help being hypocritical.†   (source)
  • In hypocrisy he had worn the mask of goodness.†   (source)
  • Philip, with a faint smile at his own hypocrisy, cast down his eyes.†   (source)
  • In short, I can stand everything except her confounded hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • She kept it without hypocrisy in the morning, and broke it without reluctance in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • [in the toils] You scandalous woman, will you throw away even your hypocrisy   (source)
  • There are no limits to male hypocrisy in this matter.†   (source)
  • It laid bare the hypocritical apologies of economists.†   (source)
  • My grandmother saw through his hypocrisy; she understood very well that he was ashamed of the job.†   (source)
  • She is a selfish, hypocritical woman, and I have no opinion of her.†   (source)
  • The infamous dog has got every vice except hypocrisy, and that belongs to his brother.†   (source)
  • No, no. Hypocrisy seldom goes with wrinkled age like that.†   (source)
  • But all this caressing hypocrisy did not have its usual effect on the severe elder brother.†   (source)
  • What has it been but a system of hypocrisy and deceit,—espionage, and treachery?†   (source)
  • "I care not for your envy, or your hypocrisy, or even for your human natur'," returned Pathfinder.†   (source)
  • Oh, the hypocrisy of the world makes me sick!†   (source)
  • I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer!†   (source)
  • I place no confidence in their hypocritical faces.†   (source)
  • Yes, she HAD been hypocritical; she had liked him so much.†   (source)
  • What she had said about hoping that he would not come was all hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • The past has a visage, superstition, and a mask, hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • He showed her the letter in which his mother told the event without any sentimental hypocrisy.†   (source)
  • At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.†   (source)
  • This is the worst species; hypocrisy enters into it.†   (source)
  • that this was hypocritical baseness in the last degree!†   (source)
  • It is more hypocritical than irreproachable.†   (source)
  • They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.†   (source)
  • The cruelest things in the world, she thought, seeing them clumsy, hot, domineering, hypocritical, eavesdropping, jealous, infinitely cruel and unscrupulous, dressed in a mackintosh coat, on the landing; love and religion.†   (source)
  • Jurgis, who knew nothing about the agelong and everlasting hypocrisy of woman, would take the bait and grin with delight; and then he would hold his finger in front of little Antanas' eyes, and move it this way and that, and laugh with glee to see the baby follow it.†   (source)
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