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  • adj. Alternative form of put upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of persons; taken advantage of


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  • Reilly is her working man husband though they certainly have a very nice apartment and Winslet is Waltz's put-upon wife with her own successful career that makes Foster and Reilly either green with jealousy or suspicious over privilege.

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  • PopCULT! by David Barnett Pendragon Press, £9.99The genre favours supermen over the ordinary man in the street, proactive heroes over lonely, socially awkward souls, but one of the many delights of Barnett's fourth novel is its put-upon hero, Stuart Balfour.

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  • Pike doing a great job of portraying a swaggering, cock-sure Kirk and Urban doing a fine job playing the older, put-upon Bones.

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  • Woods, 33, effusively praised put-upon mother Elin Nordegren for putting up with all the mud.

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  • His put-upon geekdom as Peter Parker and his abjection by Flash Thompson kind of opened up a queering of the text for me, with Flash as the closeted jock going out of his way to prove his heteronormativity by wailing on the closeted geek.

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  • Clearly this honest, put-upon white man, well-off enough to fly back and forth to Canada, who says he never told the police of his alleged problems because he didn't trust them, is a victim of racial persecution.

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  • With TNT's Southland and USA's White Collar having wrapped a week ago, your best bet for cable drama Tuesday night is a new and pivotal episode of FX's compelling Lights Out, which picks up in the aftermath of its put-upon hero's latest setback.

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  • Airplane Ethics and Etiquette Illustrations by Jonathan Carlson "You're being put-upon in a way you shouldn't be in the first place," says Anna Post , etiquette expert at the Emily Post Institute and a frequent traveler herself.

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  • From executive producer Steven Spielberg, Smash follows a group of people, including Debra Messing as a put-upon lyricist and Katharine McPhee as a spirited ingénue, as they come together to put on a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe.

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  • Somehow, the much put-upon and aggrieved white people of America will struggle through the horrors of discrimination and survive.

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