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  • Sure, the All Wales Accord isn't Toryish, but it is difficult to believe the Tories would have given their seal of approval to such an agreement without having some secret agenda under the surface.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • This sideshow was topped by the admission from The Spectator's then editor, Boris Johnson (who had first dismissed the rumors as "an inverted pyramid of piffle"), that he had had an extramarital thingie with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt, daughter of former Labour M.P. turned Toryish dandy Woodrow Wyatt, whose posthumous diaries helped earn him the designation of the last of the English eccentrics.

    James Wolcott: Why Are British Sex Scandals So Much Better than Ours?

  • "I should think thee 'd be glad," replied Tibbie; "for surely thou 'rt ashamed of having been so Toryish."

    Janice Meredith

  • Liberalism had the attraction for the orator of being the active force in politics, between two passive opposing bodies, the aspect of either of which it can assume for a menace to the other, Toryish as against Radicals; a trifle red in the eyes of the Tory.

    Beauchamp's Career — Complete

  • Toryish as against Radicals; a trifle red in the eyes of the Tory.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 2

  • Though many of his views were what would now be considered Toryish and out of date, they were then classed by the Compact and their adherents as ultra-Radical and revolutionary.

    The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion

  • Toryish in tendency in Revolutionary times, and barely escaping confiscation or worse; the Dunhams, a new family, dating its gentility only as far back as the Honorable Washington Dunham, M. C., but turning out a clever boy or two that went to college; and some showy girls with white necks and fat arms who had picked up professional husbands: these were the principal mansion-house people.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • To go to bed in such a hurly-burly, would be to make an Ultra-Toryish acknowledgment, not only of the divine right, but of the divine power of

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2


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  • as opposed to Whiggish

    July 12, 2012