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- n. servile imitation or repetition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Servile imitation or repetition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The habit or act of parroting; imitation, as by a parrot, of words; especially, servile imitation.
This entire media parrotry is repeating the bloodcurdling message morning, noon and night: Gaza is becoming a second South Lebanon!
The economic and political dependence of this African neo-colonial bourgeoisie is reflected in its culture of apemanship and parrotry enforced on a restive population through police boots, barbed wire, a gowned clergy and judiciary; their ideas are spread by a corpus of state intellectuals, the academic and journalistic laureates of the neo-colonial establishment.
It requires the negation of the situation according to which a "culture of apemanship and parrotry (is) enforced on a restive population through police boots, barbed wire, a gowned clergy and judiciary; the ideas (of repressive ruling groups) are spread by a corpus of state intellectuals, the academic and journalistic laureates of the neo-colonial establishment."
The man at Miss Hernshaw's left was still talking about the play, and he was at that moment getting off a piece of pure parrotry about it to the lady across the table: just what everybody had been saying about it from the first.
She was the first of her sort to confront me in England with the question whether her very intelligent comment was conscious knowledge, or mere parrotry.
What a pained admission from an acknowledge authority on the language -- particularly one who had earlier celebrated the revolutionary fervor in the United States that had led, at the end of the 18th century, to "forswearing ... supine parrotry."
The house was inhabited only by servants; and the housekeeper, whose charge it was to show it, waited till a sufficient number of tourists and sight-seers had collected, and then drove us all together from room to room of the house in a body, calling back those who outstripped her, and the laggers who would fain have fallen a few paces out of the sound of the dreary parrotry of her inventory of the contents of each apartment.
You will have the officialisation of puppetry or parrotry so that everybody sings one song and there will be only one choir master, "said Kagoro.
"By doing so, we believe we are not only contributing to the fight against foolish rightist extremists, but also against a culture of pernicious conformism and parrotry.