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  • KING: "Fairly rudimentary" was the term Vice President Cheney used in an interview I had with him a little more than a week ago when he was discussing this technology.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2006

  • In 2000, he assumed the title Vice President of Leasing and he was named Senior Vice President, Director of

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  • She comes to PBS from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting where she rose to finally hold the title Vice President,

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  • He had come face to face with what he called Vice for the first time, and found it not at all what he had supposed it to be.

    The Irrational Knot Being the Second Novel of His Nonage

  • This is a reissue of their 2007 album on their new label Vice (it originally came out on the Hazelwood label) and like last year's excellent, career-spanning compilation

    The Big Takeover

  • Fitting punishment for a man who had once been so immersed in a world of sin that he’d earned the nickname Vice from his comrades-in-debauchery.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • Vice is an inferior choice for young women, and when it is offered, they should choose the superior things that improve their character and increase their learning.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The touchstone for Inherent Vice is prettyclearly the fiction of Raymond Chandler in novels such as The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely, and it could equally be said that Chandler's own work evinces a good deal of epistemological skepticism itself, and Philip Marlowe is frequently portrayed as attempting to hack his way through "thickets" of misdirection.

    What's Going On?

  • If finally Inherent Vice is somewhat less satisfying than Pynchon's other two California novels, Vineland and The Crying of Lot 49, not to mention V and Gravity's Rainbow, I would identify its most serious flaw as a kind of sentimentality about the vanished hippie world it evokes.

    What's Going On?

  • Inherent Vice is at least as much a homage to the radicalism of writers like Chandler and Ross McDonald, a testament to theadaptability of the detective novel to various settings, styles, and concerns, especially in contexts in which the very possibility of uncovering "truth" is or ought to be a lingering question.

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  • "8. capitalized The stock buffoon in the old English moralities, or moral plays, sometimes having the name of one specific vice, as Fraud, Envy, Covetousness, sometimes of Vice in general. See iniquity'>iniquity, 4."

    -- from the Cent. Dict. definition for vice

    June 29, 2011