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1(person) criticóna captious remark — una crítica
- These are not merely captious theoretical objections.
- Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.
- To say that a man has adopted a vulgar prejudice, is calculated to give offence to no one but an illiterate booby, who does not know the meaning of the words, or a captious, inflated self-sufficient pedant.
- Now the objector to all of this is charged with being captious, with seeking to impose restraints on activities which lie at the heart of democratic processes.
- He has sworn there is only $1,000 of other debt out there apart from other sundry creditors, so for them to raise really, with respect, captious points about fairness and the like is interesting.
- The story is autobiographical, and the tyrannical, captious, arbitrary, and selfish landowner is the author's mother, Varvara Petrovna Turgeneva.
- In his letters, as in conversation, he offers himself no sanctuary, and the picture we are left to gather is an exaggeration of the facts: cold, hard, captious, rarely affectionate, often gloomy.
- Probably those who engage in such histrionics and captious sophistry, do so because of some driven obsession with the desire to be eternally ‘original’.
- With program rivalries, people are said to be more captious and aware of the shows they are watching.
- It must be said it is difficult for any club to have one of these in the captious world of football.
- The McIlhennys bump along the well-trodden tourist path, she captious, he grouchy.
- A rather more captious way of putting your submission seems to be that, and are searching for identity and you do not demonstrate identity by ignoring change.
- At the risk of sounding captious, one must observe that a 4,000-year-old drawing or painting of a cat that resembles a cat living today does not prove paternity or direct descent.
- I should withdraw my captious comments.
- Crosby was particularly captious of Waters, arguing that she was, after all, a highly regarded actress and celebrated role model for the African American community.
- Is it simply captious to ask, if I had suggested 14 June, whether then it would have been brought back to 31 May?
- The book exhibits some of the more unpleasant characteristics of the forensic approach: captious logic-chopping and a tone of arrogant pomposity.
- A critic, and not necessarily a captious one, might argue that this title is in that no-man's-land in which paradox verges on contradiction.
- If it is not wide-ranging and erratic, captious and unpredictable, it is not taste but snobbery.
- I do not want to sound captious, but what was happening is essentially my question.