- n. Plural form of animadversion.
“Readers of my previous animadversions on electric cars will not be surprised to learn that I do not share Friedman's boosterism, which is based partly on interviews with two guys, Shai Agassi and Kevin Czinger, who are in the business of selling electric cars.”
“In his animadversions, Mr Fletcher suggests nothing so much as a man disposed to denounce alcohol while sipping sherry.”
“For the record, while reporting our editorial we spoke with "senior spokesperson" Jen Howard, who handed us off to senior adviser Dan Geldon, who declined to speak on the record but whose colorful animadversions we would not print in a family newspaper in any case.”
“Others, like those involved in setting up the Destroyers for Bases program, were bitterly opposed at the time (often in language strikingly similar to the animadversions of today's New York Times against Mr. Bush) but have been applauded in hindsight as crucial to the survival of Great Britain and the West.”
“Hell no, these screeches and animadversions by these half-witted loyalists to they-know-not-what beats Doonesbury by a mile.”
“The forty-seventh notebook is devoted almost entirely to a replanning of the subject of his early animadversions, the Ligurian coast.”
“Now Millborne was not so soundly asleep as to prevent his hearing these animadversions that were almost execrations, and many more of the same sort.”
“Mr. HAMILTON & several others expressed their apprehensions that however proper such a resolution might have been at the beginning of the convention, it might at this late day, bring on it some disagreeable animadversions & lead the public to believe that the embarrassments and dissensions within the Convention, had suggested this measure.”
“Alexander Hamilton and others expressed misgivings that the motion might bring on “some disagreeable animadversions” heated disputes and cause the public to believe that “embarrassments and dissension” within the Convention had brought on the motion.”
“In the meantime Wilhelmina was daily and hourly exposed to the mortifying animadversions of her mamma, who, with all the insolence of virtue, incessantly upbraided her with the backslidings of her vicious life, and exhorted her to reformation and repentance.”
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