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“So many folks said I was bad and naughty, and applied so many other no less approbrious epithets to me that, in time, I came to believe them, and tried somewhat diligently to live up to the reputation they gave me.”
“Sanjaya, all these words of an approbrious kind which were spoken at the time of the game of dice.”
“Coultam Street, a number of well-dressed young men overheard our conversation, and began to shout after us and call us approbrious names.”
“When this demand is not immediately complied with, they insult the unorganized workers by the use of approbrious names which have found a place in scientific terminology.”
“I was never persecuted, or abused, or called by approbrious epithets in my hearing after my first year.”
“The warriors from the housetops poured the most approbrious epithets on him as he passed, denouncing him as false-hearted traitor; false to his country and his blood, - reproaches not altogether unmerited, as his kinsman, who chronicles the circumstance, candidly confesses.”
“& approbrious epithets thrown out againt it, there are16 about fifteen or twenty students who are going to join, for how long a time it is to be established I do not know, but I suspect it will continue for one year or through Colledge course, & then it will be renewed again, upon the whole the students do not drink half so much as they formerly did, yet there are more squibs17”
“To those who came, the sullen and disappointed ones who were about to go uttered approbrious cries: "See the damn fools come!”
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