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  • n. Plural form of hell-hole.

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Examples

  • Correct me if I am wrong – and if you have access to the records of any of the major online bookmakers, you will know I frequently am – but is boot camp not one of those hell-holes where a bull‑necked chap with a shaved head and a taste for sadism spews abuse at callow youths while they try to skewer stuffed dummies with bayonets?

    Ian Botham and David Gower put boot into cricket's happy campers

  • You can find plenty of government sanctioned atheist states that are hell-holes, just as you can find many nations that are of a variety of faiths that are doing quite well.

    Can a Godless Society be a

  • I just want to say that when I think of totalitarian hell-holes the first countries that come to mind are Canada, France & Germany.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Lawyers, Treason, and Deception: A Response to Andrew McCarthy

  • The UK, well before this, has been implicated in extraordinary rendition to hell-holes like Uzbekistan, where prisoners are boiled alive.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • It is far easier to run a school with an active PTA and well-prepared students than it is to turn a "hell-hole" full of "sweat-hogs" around; yet some of the smartest young people in New York City are "sweat-hogs" in DOE "hell-holes!"

    Michele Somerville: Why 8,000 Eighth-Grade NYC Students Don't Have High School Placements Yet

  • At dinner parties during the rest of the year, they vie to one-up each other with stories of malaria, harrowing airplane flights and close calls with venomous snakes in what most of their compatriots would regard as Third World hell-holes.

    For Italians, Summer Starts at the Beach

  • Those occupying these hell-holes include thousands of legitimate refugees and asylum seekers -- who pose no danger to the United States and who have committed no acts of wrongdoing.

    Immigration: Emma Lazarus Redux

  • People who live in such hell-holes can hardly be expected to make long term economic plans.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Those occupying these hell-holes include thousands of legitimate refugees and asylum seekers - who pose no danger to the United States and who have committed no acts of wrongdoing.

    Emma Lazarus Redux

  • More and more innocent people were killed, or arrested and stuffed into a concentration camp and torture hell-hole at Bagram Airbase outside Kabul, or shipped off to the other hell-holes in Guantanamo Bay or other CIA secret sites.

    Country Joe, Kenny Rogers and Obama

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