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  • n. Plural form of effrontery.


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  • Even amid the terrible dangers and urgencies of World War II, no imposter was able to invoke special knowledge and dire emergency to bring off such effronteries in Washington.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • The spit list compiled by Bush, the aficionado of effronteries, goes on and on.

    This Time It's Bush Spitting on the Soldiers

  • His advisers report that President George Bush's response to General Manuel Antonio Noriega's successive effronteries has been to examine his options.

    Why Noriega Wins

  • One of the most dismaying effronteries of the Swaggart films is the casting up on the screen of the suffering faces of the starving children of Africa, with the implication that the Bluebonnet Road folk can accomplish what the efforts of the Red Cross, Oxfam, and the power of governments have failed to achieve.

    Church Going

  • I gasped aloud; this passed all other effronteries.

    The Persian Boy

  • I have taken this opportunity to touch on this subject before it becomes stale, although there will always be new things and effronteries, because now the imperialists are racking their brains, making plans with their


  • They made no account of by-gones in their talk, but she had never been so brilliant, or prompted him to so many of the effronteries which were the spirit of his humor.

    The Landlord at Lion's Head — Volume 2

  • Bs have also been hit by a flood of new regulations - mostly imposed by the European Union - which, among other effronteries, ban owners 'dogs and cats from kitchens, and require expensive anti-fire measures. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • A history of hostility between the two is one explanation for the social effronteries.

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