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- n. Plural form of euphemist.
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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.
Love, if not blind, was often vision-impaired, as the euphemists called it.
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.
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.
Should you believe the euphemists who say the jobs report is not so bad?
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."
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?