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  • n. Plural form of euphemist.

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Examples

  • So much backlash from the poltically "correct", euphemists and apologists, like all the Palin-fawning guests featured yesterday on the supposedly unbiased Diane Rehm Show on NPR.

    What Does a Tough Progressive Media Site Look Like?

  • Love, if not blind, was often vision-impaired, as the euphemists called it.

    Autumn Maze

  • He was quite in the prime of life, and so agreeable and unassuming that nothing could be urged against him save his patronymic, which, being Boggs, did not commend itself to the euphemists.

    The Shape of Fear, and other ghostly tales

  • In literature, we have the versifiers, epigrammatists, and rhetors of the Latin decadence; the sensual and declamatory dramatists who represent the last stages of old English comedy; and the makers of sonnets and madrigals, or conceited euphemists of the Gongora school, in the decline of Italian and Spanish poetry.

    The Unseen World, and Other Essays

  • Should you believe the euphemists who say the jobs report is not so bad?

    J.M. Smucker: A food stock with lots of upside. - Barrons.com

  • It is that yearly ritual, as Christopher Hitchens points out in Slate, when "the deniers and euphemists set to work again" gathering "enough military-industrial votes to tip the scale in favor of our Turkish client."

    Reason Magazine - Hit & Run

  • Is it clear, for example, that it is less evilly inciting to young minds to refer to a prostitute as a 'daughter of joy,' as delicate euphemists refer to her, than to speak of her as a 'whore,' as Shakespeare speaks of her?

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