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  • But the fact that so many still appear to have trouble with woman-hatred -- trying to wish it away, reduce its significance, confine its existence to a "lone madman," blame it on a nonexistent Muslim bringing-up, or even, on the fringes, excuse it, tells me that we have much, much further to go.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Unlike in France or America, where children of divorced parents lost nothing and were at liberty to watch over their bringing-up, according to English law, a guilty mother was entirely deprived of their custody and even access (however, it was allowed for a faithless father).

    Le Divorce, Edwardian Style | Edwardian Promenade

  • I do work in partnerships and it often works - mainly around diverting young people away from the dead-end lives their bringing-up destined them for.

    Get In Line « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The Republicans that intented to vote for Obama will change their minds and the GOP spin machine will keep bringing-up Lewinsky and all the other scandals.

    New York newspaper endorses Clinton for VP

  • I wish people would stop bringing-up not-so-veiled references to Obama's past drug use.

    Study: Obama Dramatically Outspent Hillary On TV Ads During Campaign

  • I want you, dear Lady Evelyn, to promise me some money, a great deal of money, as much as would buy you a little mannish cloth frock – for the complete bringing-up, until years of discretion, of a young stranger whom the sea has laid upon our shore.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • For (he added), as regards control of appetite and self-indulgence,125 she had received the soundest education, and that I take to be the most important matter in the bringing-up of man or woman.

    Oeconomicus

  • [3] During these early days, it must be allowed, the boy was something too much of a talker, in part, may be, because of his bringing-up.

    Cyropaedia

  • As the saying is; when the parties are sufficiently known to each other, what needs such scrupulosity, so many circumstances? dost thou know her conditions, her bringing-up, like her person? let her means be what they will, take her without any more ado.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Liberty — their liberty; an earth-born creature, nursed in the black mud of the Bastile moats and dungeons, and necessarily betraying many evidences of its unwholesome bringing-up — but the Inquisition used it in the name of Heaven.

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