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  • Bravo is preparing to share unaired footage of Michaele and Tareq Salahi -- best known as the coulpe that crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November -- with members of the Homeland Security Committee, the

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  • With my youngest also starting nursery a coulpe of times a week, I'm just an emotional mess!

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The coulpe is entirely spontaneous; it is the culpable person herself (the word is etymologically in its place here) who judges herself and inflicts it on herself.

    Les Miserables

  • Besides this confession in a loud tone, for which all faults in the least serious are reserved, they have for their venial offences what they call the coulpe.

    Les Miserables

  • The coulpe or peccavi, is made for a very small matter — a broken glass, a torn veil, an involuntary delay of a few seconds at an office, a false note in church, etc.; this suffices, and the coulpe is made.

    Les Miserables

  • One day one of the mother precentors intoned a psalm beginning with Ecce, and instead of Ecce she uttered aloud the three notes do si sol; for this piece of absent-mindedness she underwent a coulpe which lasted during the whole service: what rendered the fault enormous was the fact that the chapter had laughed.

    Les Miserables

  • I saw him completely discombobulate while interviewing Cynthia McKinney a coulpe months back.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Sen. Levin and Fox Anchor in On-Air Scuffle Over Iraq Plan

  • A coulpe of weeks ago, a young woman, Brittany McComb, the valedictorian of Foothill High School near Las Vegas, had her microphone turned off mid-speech because she planned to mention Jesus Christ as the most important person in her life.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Qu'il les conduit et gouverne toutes par sa Providence, ordonnant et adressant tout se qui arrive au monde, sans qu'il soit pourtant ni autheur, ni cause du mal que les creatures font, ou que la coulpe luy en puisse, ou doive en aucune fac, on estre imputee.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

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