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  • Also, in pursuit of the same cause he fired off a cannonade of letters to such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Kansas State Bar Association-letters attacking his trial as a "travesty of due process," and urging the recipients to aid him in his quest for a new trial.†   (source)
  • He was the central clown in an unconscious travesty of that famous oil painting, 'The Spirit of '76.'†   (source)
  • Something very wrong when it's the twenty-first century and this type of elitist travesty is still being perpetuated.†   (source)
  • Helene's face is white as bone, her mind, like mine, unable to take in the travesty occurring in front of our eyes.†   (source)
  • "What a travesty," Nix sighed, shaking his head.†   (source)
  • How to explain this travesty of accuracy?†   (source)
  • This travesty must not stand!†   (source)
  • Accursed is the mutant... The mutant, the enemy, not only of the human race, but of all the species God had decreed; the seed of the Devil within, trying unflaggingly, eternally to come to fruition in order that it might destroy the divine order and turn our land, the stronghold of God's will upon Earth, into a lewd chaos like the Fringes; trying to make it a place without the law, like the lands in the South that Uncle Axel had spoken of, where the plants and the animals and the almost-human beings, too, brought forth travesties; where true stock had given place to unnameable creatures, abominable growths flourished, and the spirits of evil mocked the Lord with obscene fantasies.†   (source)
  • The nurse placed in my hand a shiny blade, and I realized then that it was a travesty and I was not a surgeon, that I had never cut into living flesh.†   (source)
  • Many had grabbed the lighted candles from the mess tables, and we moved by the candlelight toward the mansion where the General, an inhuman figure to most of us, a man we thought of as immune from the travesties of history, sat with his wife and the now eternal absence of a son who had died in Asia.†   (source)
  • Cyrus unlaced the leather sheath that held it on his stump and stood the travesty-on-flesh beside his chair.†   (source)
  • Witnesses parade in, there is the travesty of a trial, and Ercole meets his end in a refreshingly simple mass stabbing.†   (source)
  • In a large measure, however, his fertile and inventive ideas were successsful enough that it may be said that Hoss—in consummate travesty of the way that Koch and Ehrlich and Roentgen and others altered the face of medical science during the great German efflorescence of the last half of the previous century—worked upon the entire concept of mass murder a lasting metamorphosis.†   (source)
  • You forced me into this travesty of a wedding, my lord, and I shall not soon forget it.†   (source)
  • He is much more accomplished at Occlumency than poor Morfin Gaunt, and I would be astonished if he has not carried an antidote to Veritaserum with him ever since I coerced him into giving me this travesty of a recollection.†   (source)
  • That I remain here despite these travesties of the culinary art, I trust you will recognize as a measure of my true devotion to the cause of science.†   (source)
  • I cannot go on with this travesty.†   (source)
  • I cannot go on with this travesty.†   (source)
  • Lord Bolton had accoutred him as a knight, preferring to ignore the missing hand that made such warlike garb a travesty.†   (source)
  • By far the greatest travesty was the public library established on the island by a concerned group of citizens who thought it deplorable that the island did not have a library of its own.†   (source)
  • Illness and debilitation would account for this state, of course—especially during the unspeakable months at Birkenau—but she was certain it was also psychological: the pervasive smell and presence of death caused any generative urge to seem literally obscene, a travesty, and thus—as in the depths of illness—to remain at so low an ebb as to be virtually snuffed out.†   (source)
  • None but church-goers seemed abroad that morning; undergraduates and graduates and wives and tradespeople, walking with that unmistakable English church-going pace which eschewed equally both haste and idle sauntering; holding, bound in black lamb-skin and white celluloid, the liturgies of half a dozen conflicting sects; on their way to St. Barnabas, St. Columba, St. Aloysius, St. Mary's, Pusey House, Blackfriars, and heaven knows where besides; to restored Norman and revived Gothic, to travesties of Venice and Athens; all in the summer sunshine going to the temples of their race.†   (source)
  • What a travesty!†   (source)
  • I saw Grandma's satire in him, across the plaited white bread and the sprigged fish and candles—yes, the old woman's hardness of invention and travestying savagery, even certain Russian screams.†   (source)
  • A travesty on Nature!†   (source)
  • A travesty on Nature!†   (source)
  • What a travesty!†   (source)
  • If he were executed for this alleged crime it would be a travesty on justice.†   (source)
  • There is a kind of travesty of humanity over there.†   (source)
  • It was revolting to hear his mother travestied into Esmiss Esmoor, a Hindu goddess.†   (source)
  • Even a sceptic, who can see nothing but a travesty of bitter truth in anything holy or emotional, would have been melted to the heart had he seen that little group of loving and devoted friends kneeling round that stricken and sorrowing lady; or heard the tender passion of her husband's voice, as in tones so broken and emotional that often he had to pause, he read the simple and beautiful service from the Burial of the Dead.†   (source)
  • He withdrew after a short travesty of a French bow; Abe pulled himself to his feet with the deliberation of a locomotive.†   (source)
  • That these man-like creatures were in truth only bestial monsters, mere grotesque travesties of men, filled me with a vague uncertainty of their possibilities which was far worse than any definite fear.†   (source)
  • It even prevailed over the miserable travesty of the song of David which the singer had selected from a volume of similar effusions, and caused the sense to be forgotten in the insinuating harmony of the sounds.†   (source)
  • Liddy, elevating her feelings to the occasion from a sense of grandeur, floated off behind Bathsheba with a milder dignity not entirely free from travesty, and the door was closed.†   (source)
  • To see a woman made for him and for motherhood to his children juggled away in this tragic travesty—it was a thing to rub one's eyes over, a nightmare, an illusion, a hoax.†   (source)
  • That word quoted from Mrs. Cadwallader seemed like a mocking travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger.†   (source)
  • We are not in a beargarden nor at an Oxford rag nor is this a travesty of justice.†   (source)
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