- n. Plural form of bug-bear.
“One of my bug-bears is, as most will know, the Independent, which regularly blurs the line between reporting news and reporting opinion masquerading as news.”
“Examinations had ceased to be bug-bears and kill joys to the young idea of”
“We know that large appropriations made by the Legislature, for whatever purpose, are often used by political demagogues as bug-bears by which they hope to frighten the people so as to secure their own election.”
“War and actresses are, in fact, the two bug-bears of her existence, and whenever she has a disquieting dream she asks the priest to offer up a moleben for the safety of her absent ones.”
“He did not speak contemptuously of the anticipated perils, as many boys would have done, because he knew that his mother would not make bug-bears out of things which she knew had no real existence.”
“It was a profession of their faith in the truth of them, that these and the like curses were not bug-bears to frighten children and fools, but the real declarations of the wrath of God against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, not one iota of which shall fall to the ground.”
“That thought removed optimism over global recovery from center stage and invited all of the other little bug-bears to come back out on parade.”
“As families get ready for the Easter escape, lengthy airport delays, long waits at the baggage carousel and rude passengers top the list of parents 'biggest bug-bears when travelling abroad with kids, new research reveals today.”
“I'd like to get one of my biggest bug-bears out of the way now about Forza 3.”
“As families get ready for the Easter escape, lengthy airport delays, long waits at the baggage carousel and rude passengers top the list of parents "biggest bug-bears when travelling abroad with kids, new research reveals today.”
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