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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of level.


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  • Among the criticisms that get levelled is that ultimately the imperial ‘West’ still holds the epistemic ‘power’ in defining and designating what it deems ‘good’ literature. ... dreamer idiot - am most touched to think that you've taken the time and trouble to fill in the (clearly considerable!) gaps in my knowledge of the subject.

    Dreamer Idiot Tackles Postcolonialism

  • Sir Anthony's glass was again levelled at the group.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • Mallinson's air of complacency vanished as he heard the offensive term levelled against himself.

    The Philanderers

  • Amersham levelled from a short corner and grabbed a winner as Rover tired.


  • And when they came to him, quoth they, “Thou dost but feign thyself dead, but we will make an end of thee,” and one of the Badawin levelled his javelin and would have plunged it into his breast when he cried out, “Save me, O my lord Abd al-Kadir, O Saint of Gilan!” and behold, he saw a hand turn the lance away from his breast to that of Kamal-al-Din the cameleer, so that it pierced him and spared himself. 49 Then the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The derogatory label levelled at him was that he was “a populist”, as if making complex ideas accessible to the general population is a bad thing.

    Pundits and why you can’t believe them — Fusion Despatches

  • For Gaheris, murderer of women, had leaped straight over Agravain's fallen body, past the whirling swords where Bedwyour fought, and was advancing, sword levelled, on the Queen.

    The Wicked Day

  • According to the conductor of the bus, 18-year-old Kester McKinnon, the Route 44 minibus was travelling to Victoria from Georgetown "levelled" with mostly students on the "line top" when the driver tried to avoid collision with another vehicle which was "coming out of Bakewell Road".

    Stabroek News

  • "Right now, it's kind of levelled off," Kinsey said Monday.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • Vajpayee said on December 5, one day before the demolition of the masjid, at Lucknow that the ground would be "levelled" and a yangya (religious celebration) held at that place.


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