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  • n. Plural form of venality.

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Examples

  • "I'm not going to speculate who knew about the hacking, even though I probably should ask Scotland Yard if Conrad's name is on the hackers' list," says his loyal wife, Barbara Amiel, in a broadside against the venalities of the British tabloids in the Canadian publication Maclean's.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Taken together such minor venalities by ambitious blacks made them ripe for manipulation: initially being co-opted and finally, being replaced and disregarded.

    Michael Henry Adams: The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

  • The easy to believe venalities of political access and power displayed with such style and fun are but part of the masterful plot and screenplay.

    Michael Jones: In the Loop a Must-See Movie

  • Again & again you are faced with the reality that governments, being composed of people with all their venalities & foibles, act not for the common good, but for personal & & short-term advancement. & decade after decade, century upon century, we the people end up picking up the tab for these policies.

    Archive 2009-04-12

  • Of both these sins I have been guilty and I was inclined to him a pass on such venalities.

    "Palin is now where she is ... not because she has fought her way to the top of the national greasy pole."

  • We see great men and women, the figures of history, and MacDonald Fraser uses Flashman to show us their venalities, alowin hius viewpoint character to view them through his soiled eyes...

    My fax to my MP.

  • Priests of various rites had begun whittling away at rivals by betraying their venalities, corruptions, and sins.

    Cold Copper Tears

  • We shall not go into the details of the venalities charged against

    Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15) The Romance of Reality, German

  • It is interesting for its triumphs of genius, its dispersion of the shadows of the Middle Ages, the commencement of great enterprises and of a marked refinement of manners and tastes; it is hideous for its venalities, its murders, its debaucheries, its unblushing wickedness, and its disgraceful levities, when God and duty and self-restraint were alike ignored.

    Beacon Lights of History

  • In the bigger picture, could it be possible that God also sometimes forgets the serious situation for our people, considering the venalities, the deterioration of morals and values of our leaders and the ills in governance causing untold difficulties on our hapless people?

    ellen tordesillas

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