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self-justifying

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  • As long as Russia is run as a one-man show, the frustration expressed this weekend will only build, and some day it will explode on Mr. Putin's self-justifying claims that Russia needs his strong hand to ensure "stability."

    A Putin Reality Check

  • Skeptics also say some of these smaller departments tend to wield their powers indiscriminately, even for seemingly minor infractions, in ways that seem self-justifying.

    Federal Police Ranks Swell to Enforce a Widening Array of Criminal Laws

  • Christopher Gair asserts that "Although Buck's liberation appeals to the sentimentality of the popular reading public-seducing them into a belief in the 'natural' rightness ... of their culture's moral crusade and generosity to others-the text's displacement of that public's appetite for violence and superstition onto other cultures simultaneously reminds us of the self-justifying nature of American imperialistic discourse."

    America's Greatest World Novel

  • Still Washington kept up his drumbeat of self-justifying letters.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Still Washington kept up his drumbeat of self-justifying letters.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Still Washington kept up his drumbeat of self-justifying letters.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Of course, the “need” to manage wolves is both a self-created and self-justifying excuse to kill animals that most hunters wish would just go away or at least believe should be kept at much lower numbers ....

    On Wolves And The Future Of Hunting

  • There were none of the self-justifying excuses that are often employed by someone intent on doing something stupid.

    Fatal Error

  • In Lolita, the narrator, Humbert Humbert recounts in a manner that is both self-castigating and self-justifying his hopeless passion for the 12-year-old American girl Dolores Haze.

    Father Ralph and Humbert Humbert « Tales from the Reading Room

  • She fixed Lena with a self-justifying smile that was the purview of politicians and maiden aunts.

    Three Stages of Amazement

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