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  • n. Plural form of laxity.


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  • "Such kind of laxities are also causing a lot of wastage of judicial time and almost every day, board (listed matters) of this court gets spilled over much beyond even the court working hours, '' the court said, while hearing a bail application in a matter.

    The Times of India

  • A school, writes Oakeshott, “is ‘monastic’ in respect of being a place part where excellences may be heard because the din of worldly laxities and partialities is silenced or abated.”

    Creatures of the interlude

  • Well, one of the many official reactions of the Rome-based church was something called the Council of Trent, which was a task force that met for 20 years in the city of Trent, to try to figure out where we went wrong and to expose the laxities and abuses that led to the reformation.

    Composing for the Pope: A Church Music Primer

  • Even amongst his fellow Dominicans, as yet untainted by modernism and its laxities, Father McNabb was considered to be an ascetic.

    Fr. Vincent McNabb: A Voice of Contradiction

  • Sadly, the truth is that his castle is built on a foundation of, to put it mildly, “moral laxities,” and the sooner the American people figure that out, the better of we (and the world) will be.

    Think Progress » Two Percent

  • And you know, sometimes there ` ll be certain laxities with respect to that, by the way, and that ` s when people say, Oh, preferential treatment, when they say, You can do the processing later, we don ` t have to do it today.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2006

  • Ashbee, who wrote under the name of Pisanus Fraxi (Bee of an ash), was a curiously matter-of-fact, stoutish, stolid, affable man, with a Maupassantian taste for low life, its humours and laxities.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Ibn Abd al-Wahhab criticized the laxities of Muslim observance.

    d. Arabia

  • How can a girl expect such laxities to go unnoticed or unpunished?

    Rogue Of Gor

  • When Milton composed Comus in 1634 it was natural for him to model his blank verse on the best of Shakespeare's and Ben Jonson's, rather than on that of the contemporary playwrights; for his finer taste, his more delicate ear, and his classical training and tendencies would at once lead him to reject the metrical laxities of Ford, Shirley, Davenant, and the other writers of 'broken down' blank verse.

    The Principles of English Versification


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