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  • n. Plural form of putdown.

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Examples

  • I suppose because its beyond the 17-page limit his party seems to favor: he won't read it until Rush puts out a dummy's version on the air, complete with sneers and putdowns.

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  • May these demon-hating, hell-seeking bloggers reap what they deserve in this life and the world to come for their callous shallow thoughts and their naive hateful malicious putdowns.

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  • When Elinor teases her hopelessly romantic sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) about her instant infatuation with the dashing Willoughby (Greg Wise), the effect is some distance the right side of overdone; likewise the despairing comedy of the putdowns delivered by Hugh Laurie as Mr Palmer.

    My favourite film: Sense and Sensibility

  • The truly unforgettable performance comes from Lisa Eichhorn as Cutter's abused and defeated, hollow-eyed alcoholic wife Mo, the soul of the movie, delivering, in her thin, cracked voice, such vicious putdowns as to feckless rent-boy Bone Home so early, Rich?

    Cutter's Way is a cinematic masterpiece

  • Ever onwards ploughs the report, more subtle putdowns: Ms Browne lived in a housing association flat.

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  • Until then the repetive putdowns are all your stale BS deserves.

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  • There have been violent putdowns of protests in Iran and elsewhere in recent days, but no government has forcibly swept out an established base of mass demonstrations.

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  • Yet even by the standards of the time, the Rolling Stones were foul to women, from the putdowns and power games of Under My Thumb and Stupid Girl (which Richards attributed to being surrounded by "too many dumb chicks") to the lurid fantasies of Midnight Rambler and Brown Sugar.

    Rock's fake rebels

  • By way of The Speculative Scotsman, I came across this most enjoyable collection of the 50 best putdowns of one author by another, collected in two parts here and here.

    The Snark of Our Elders

  • The 30 most biting filmmaker-on-filmmaker putdowns ever "Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung-fu film."

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