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  • Feted by the townsfolk, he boasts of his "huge balls" and his authorship of Madame Bovary and The Marriage of Figaro and at one point climbs on to the mantelpiece to pose alongside the portrait of Tsar Nicholas.

    Government Inspector – review

  • Feted by the townsfolk, he boasts of his "huge balls" and his authorship of Madame Bovary and The Marriage of Figaro and at one point climbs on to the mantelpiece to pose alongside the portrait of Tsar Nicholas.

    Government Inspector – review

  • Feted after last November's victory over Australia, he lasted 35 minutes on Saturday, replaced by Danny Care after serving 10 minutes in the sin-bin for preventing Ireland from taking a quick lineout by throwing the ball into the crowd.

    Six Nations 2011: The great orator Paul O'Connell leads Ireland to win

  • Feted, beloved, and at times “progressive” as it may be, Pixar is not immune to similarly “bloggy” issues regarding political correctness; a debate over the absence of female lead characters in their films began earlier this year and remains a valid and popular talking point.

    Essay: Is Kevin, the Tropical Bird in Pixar’s UP, a Nod to the LGBT Movement? | /Film

  • The Times phrases its headline (“Official Cited for Violation to Be Feted”) as if there is some contradiction here.

    Balloon Juice » 2007 » June

  • Feted at first as one of the “decadents”, his employability and commissions stopped as a result of the hostile moralistic outcry that followed the arrest and trial of Oscar Wilde in early 1895.

    St Rose of Lima and the Queenship of Mary

  • Feted for its shrewd handling of the money-market crisis that engulfed the euro zone in the summer of 2007, the European Central Bank is in danger of damaging that hard-won credibility by wrecking the region's growth prospects.

    The ECB on the Hop

  • Feted by Cameron as the first project he visited as leader - closely followed by United Estates of Wythenshawe - and employed by Boris Johnson on the say so of Nick Boles.

    It's Official: Iain Dale Doesn't Know His Onions

  • Feted as a celebrity, she regaled students with jaw-dropping tales of galactic adventure.

    Rapid Descent

  • MORE CLUES: Feted in certain East End circles, hence this booking perhaps, but famous under a "professional name" and virtually unknown by this one.

    Archive 2007-08-26

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