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  • In all of this it varies from the American meritricious ideal.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Getting it Right

  • Michael B:In all of this it varies from the American meritricious ideal.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Getting it Right

  • There might also, to be fair, be questions to ask oneself about why you consider it meritricious tripe, if you yourself are not, perhaps, maybe, possibly, reacting to that hype, no?

    Hype Hype Hoorah!

  • When faced with a book hyped to the rafters, one which on closer examination, you consider meritricious tripe, there are questions that might well be asked about why this piece of garbage is being lauded.

    Hype Hype Hoorah!

  • Define meritricious; prognathic; banal; vulpine; camaraderie; vilification; ennui; quixotic; naïve; pharisaism.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • And that counsel devised in heaven to deceive and mislead Achab [133]; and those mundane and meritricious passions of the

    Dionysius the Areopagite, Works (1897)

  • In passing it may be remarked that neither corridors nor rooms evinced any of that cleanliness and purity which marked the exterior of the building, for such attributes were not troubled about within, and anything that was dirty remained so, and donned no meritricious, purely external, disguise.

    Dead Souls

  • If I have been so unfortunate as to win what your lovely sister might more justly claim, it has been by the exercise of no base allurement or meritricious attractions.

    Ernest Linwood or, The Inner Life of the Author

  • Throughout, it was apparent to me, Lucy, in order to amuse Grace, was giving a full scope to a natural talent -- one that far surpassed the same capacity in her brother, being as true as his was meritricious and jesuitical -- which she had hitherto concealed from us all, merely because she had not seen an occasion fit for its use.

    Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale

  • Meritricious: flashy, tawdry Her jewels were inexpensive but not meritricious.

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