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  • Dawg is not blessed with social grace and is scarred with approbrium.

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  • He heard Latin words, which he did not understand, pass over him, so slowly that he was able to catch them one by one: — “Qui dormiunt in terrae pulvere, evigilabunt; alii in vitam aeternam, et alii in approbrium, ut videant semper.”

    Les Miserables

  • I don't recall any that were heaping approbrium on it, at

    Oral History Interview with Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, August 4, 1974. Interview G-0034. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • True, those neighbors might be, the majority of them, what Mr. Cahoon called them -- which was whatever term of approbrium he happened to think of at the moment, "pack of old hens" being the mildest -- but the captain knew that one, at least, was not an "old hen."

    Fair Harbor

  • "Qui dormiunt in terrae pulvere, evigilabunt; alii in vitam aeternam, et alii in approbrium, ut videant semper."

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette

  • Lynch has been spared approbrium over this mainly because it is him, David Lynch, an artist almost beyond reproof.

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  • Again, we'll wait till we get one in before we pour too much approbrium on it.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • I had thought you were criticising the recent thread on here, and thought it was a bit weird to single out people who happen to like Marillion for special approbrium; now it's clear that wasn't your point, so I'll wind me neck in.

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  • In that case, the commentator who deserves the approbrium for "tabloid" journalism is Henderson himself, and not the ABC nor the

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  • The word is often used as term of approbrium, as one might say "Pig!").

    Carson of Venus

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