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  • v. Present participle of harumph.


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  • Wavering from loud allegations about the legitimacy of his birth, to giving him harumphing silent treatments, to breaking protocol and heckling him during a state of the union address, the Grand Old Party has pooped relentlessly its pants in public.

    Steven Weber: Headlines!

  • But after intermission Maazel and the Philharmonic turned to Sibelius, which predictably got a thorough workout -- what with all the huffing and puffing, harumphing and galumphing of its broadly built themes, its grandly simple, architectural layout.

    Donna Perlmutter: Maazel to the Podium -- Still Collecting Orchestras

  • Whenever it does reverse towards freedom from government intrusion, no matter how incremental the reversal, such movement is normally greeted with howls of protest and endless rounds of harumphing.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “It May Be Clever, but It Is Not Constitutional”

  • In short the 1.3% that has his panties in a bunch was clearly a typo, which has been corrected and Roger is misleading his readers, including Ian Castles who also has donned the harumphing regalia.

    The Honest Joker

  • The Bunnies have been following with interest the harumphing over at the new place [Roger Pielke Jr.s new blog just about any post] about where the decimal point is in determining whether there is a detectable trend yet in storm damage and flooding [caused by climate change].

    Eli Concern Trolls

  • There has been an intelligent response to the harumphing chorus.

    Rabett Run

  • He is sort of harumphing that blue jeans are our version of the Mao suits 800 million Chinese wore.

    George Will is still ranting a rant that has been ranted for 50 years.

  • Can't quite put a name to him at the moment but it was one of those harumphing old Tory grandees who greeted what they saw as the quite perverse election of Margaret Thatcher instead of Ted Heath back in 1975.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Is there any chance that all the harumphing and indignation you express in the hearing is going to carry over into a meaningful action of some sort once you leave the room?

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Bush Personally Blocked DOJ Investigation Of Wiretapping Program

  • The appointment of the social entrepreneur, pastor and ex-young offenders Governor Ray Lewis as "a Deputy Mayor" Telegraph, Pic Justin Sutcliffe has caused a great hurrahing in some quarters, and not a little harumphing in others.

    Deputy Mayors: Boris Johnson Will Have "Lots"


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