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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of euphemise.

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Examples

  • This was an interesting poll result for Fox News to trumpet because, aside from it not helping their case a jot ( "Interesting!" euphemised the identikit blond presenter in charge of the poll numbers with palpably gritted teeth – one day, a machine will be discovered in the basement of Fox News HQ which churns out identical hairsprayed blonds to appear on screen), it didn't even add up.

    Election night 2010: Fox News strikes back!

  • Of course, the settler-enabling feature of the Clinton proposal is euphemised and obscured by its defenders, including Zasloff, whose recent post on samefacts. com said that settlements were not the problem because Because Bill Clinton offered to get rid of them in December 2000″ (URL below).

    Matthew Yglesias » Parallel

  • Davis: Your carefully euphemised racist sentiments are duly noted, my darling mother ...

    Treme weekly blog: season one, episode six

  • A couple I particularly like: I hate the way even problems are euphemised.

    Muphry's law, 'issue issues issue issues', and other problems

  • • At the risk of excommunication by my party, the Lib Dems, I welcome Len McCluskey's denunciation of what the government yes, our coalition is doing – "completing Thatcherism's unfinished business by strangling the welfare state" for ideological reasons, euphemised as cutting the deficit.

    Letters: I'm a Lib Dem, but I welcome McCluskey's call to action

  • It sounds to me like the original WSR attitude towards Taiwanese has become euphemised in that way.

    Kuo Kuan-ying goes international

  • I have about as much right to call this Dale friend a redneck as she has for recounting a tale of woe with all her own contribution to the escalation either euphemised or left out.

    Transport of Delight: Redneck Joining Rosa Parks?

  • I don't necessarily mind playing a game that relies on level grind, but somehow I do mind seeing it euphemised as so much more on the back of the box.

    You Can't Take It With You

  • Perhaps some politicians could learn a lesson from a young man in the eighteenth century who ingeniously euphemised the death by hanging of his father in order to collect insurance money.

    The Politics of Hope and Opportunity

  • But although Dulcie had been extremely well brought up, I regret to say that the only answer she chose to make to this appeal was that slight contortion of the features, which with a pretty girl is euphemised as a

    Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers

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