from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of resorting to or depending on money-lenders.


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  • And while FF were busy buying off the public services over the years our export and manufacturing output was shot to hell for their short term gombeenism and buying votes. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • There is an alternative to the gombeenism that has wrought so much pain on hard-working families.

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  • It shows that there is at least some appetite out there to challenge the culture of gombeenism, cute-hoorism, corruption and clientism that is such a major part of Irish life.

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  • What Fianna Fail love about Lenihan (and apparently swathes of media commentators as well) is the more articulate, legalistic manner in which he sells stereotypical FF gombeenism as measured, responsible policy.

  • I think this has more to do with local gombeenism than the propagation of anti-scientific theory.

  • These people have to know that FF gombeenism in all its forms will no longer be tolerated.

  • This miscreant was returned to the Dail by the people of N Tipperary in what can only be described as the greatest display in gombeenism seen in Irish politics in quite some time.

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  • Now is the time for the people of Ireland to break the circle of gombeenism and corruption, which has dominated Irish politics since the bankers and bureaucrats sank their claws into the country in 1922.

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  • I have a visceral hatred of Fianna Fail and their gombeenism. - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • We decided to join the EMS even though gombeenism was always a feature of our politics.

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