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  • Stripped of its rhetorical decoration, however, The Moral Landscape gussies up old-fashioned utilitarianism, whose motto is "the greatest good for the greatest number."

    Deepak Chopra: Beyond Belief: Sam Harris Imagines a "Moral Landscape"

  • There's fan fiction and now "pal poetry": study my latest poem (on the previous page) ... and see how Newforest gussies it up here, below, finding just the right French words and making it even more meaningful:

    Savoir Vivre

  • At 85, baseball's grand old dame gussies up one more time when Yankee Stadium hosts Major League Baseball's 79th All-Star Game.

    A tribute to the 'House that Ruth Built'

  • There's fan fiction and now "pal poetry": study my latest poemon the previous page... and see how Newforest gussies it up here, below, finding just the right French words and making it even more meaningful: "Le Point du Jour"

    Savoir Vivre

  • His goal is for us to accept any view of governance other than the truth that's finally been laid bare these last eight years; 'conservative' is an empty catchphrase that takes a corporatist/super-rich vision of America and gussies it up to sound like aw-shucks populist common sense.

    Tom Gilroy: Babbling Brooks

  • It takes all the decadence and treachery of an ancient dynasty and gussies it up with pretty people wearing gorgeous costumes that simply refuse to stay on.

    One King. Six Wives. Many, Many Beds.

  • She duties but there -- gussies up for McDonald's every day.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2007

  • While Newsweek gussies it up, Bush is intemperate, or more bluntly, a hothead.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • Whitty himself cares little about the moral issues involved; he quite cheerfully gussies up scandalous narratives for profit and sees no particular problem with Chokee Bill's quasi-fictionalized status.

    The Fiend in Human

  • Details are all important - Claridge's offers a seasonal "jam list", while Gleneagles in Scotland gussies up its porridge with Drambuie-soaked raspberries.

    The Guardian World News

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