half-acknowledged love



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  • That failure is half-acknowledged in the setting up of a sweeping policy review.

    100 days in, Mr Miliband, you need a plan | Observer editorial

  • More than 30 years later, being the half-acknowledged son of a Roman Catholic priest has cast an enduring shadow over his life.

    Should the Catholic church scrap its celibacy rule?

  • The half-acknowledged thought flashed away and anger took its place.

    Dearly Beloved

  • This scandal was half-acknowledged last week by our Secretary of State for Defence, Des Browne, when he admitted to the Commons Defence Committee that there was a "capability gap" in the way our troops are equipped.

    "Limousines" but no armoured cars

  • Guillory shifts attention to the theory itself, arguing that "the equation of literature with rhetoric" constitutes an ideology that has as its rationale an institutional defense of literature: "Literary theory as a version of rhetoricism defends literature from its half-perceived and half-acknowledged social marginality" (180).

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • Now, as I look back over my shoulder at the path that I have taken, I can see that it has become tangled and obscured by undergrowth, where the seeds of past actions and half-acknowledged sins have taken root.

    The Black Angel

  • Besides, he was too glad to be back — result of long, half-acknowledged homesickness.

    Swan Song

  • There was a quiet earnestness about Mr. Arabin, as he half-acknowledged and half-defended himself from the charge brought against him, which surprised Eleanor.

    Barchester Towers

  • This quiet assimilation of Williams's material into Medwin's oriental poetry is later half-acknowledged, when the "Sketches in Hindoostan" are reworked into Medwin's "biographical" travel memoir, The Angler in Wales (1834).


  • Jeanne DuVal makes her home in Paris of the 1840s, where she is the half-acknowledged mistress of the poet Charles Baudelaire.

    Asimov's Science Fiction


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