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Lady Bountiful

An exceptionally wealthy and generous woman, especially one whose generosity is (or is seen to be) a way of showing off her wealth in a patronizing manner. You've gotta love Lady Bountiful over there, coming down to the homeless shelter every month in her stretch limo and smiling for the cameras as she ladles out soup to the poor.
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Lady Bountiful

a woman who engages in ostentatious acts of charity to impress others.
Lady Bountiful is the name of a character in The Beaux' Stratagem ( 1707 ), a play by the Irish Restoration dramatist George Farquhar .
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Furthermore, their topics of conversation, which include the cycle of the land in Bountiful (birth, death, rebirth) and their own future deaths ("in ten or twenty years," as Mother Watts says, "when [all of them] will be gone"), further demonstrate how this film is formed by the figure of impending death.
Those supporting the Bountiful boys talk about having freedom from the constraints of marriage that is steeped in patriarchal privilege from a historical perspective.
With reports of FLDS children receiving substandard education and underage girls being married off to male church elders twice or even three times their age, the observation that is begging to be made is that notwithstanding an assertion of a right to freely practise one's religion, the equality rights of children and women within the FLDS community of Bountiful are not being respected under Charter sections 15 and 28.
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Bountiful portions of all three are served up in her restaurant, a sleek, red-banqueted storefront in an unglamorous corner of the West Village.
CHRIS SESSIONS TAKES THE HIGH ROAD ABOVE THE SLOP and glare of fish-eye and fill-flash and wrestles his herd of ornery medium, large, and other format cameras around San Diego and God's green earth, honing his craft on the outskirts of the skateboard adventure experience (and professionally--as a photo assistant--for the bountiful spread which is the catered shoot).
Wealth dictates whether you can afford to buy that dream home for your teeming brood, or send Junior and his siblings to the best schools; it is knowing you can retire peacefully and still have a bountiful legacy to pass on in the end.
officials dedicated Bountiful Valley Farm at Disney's California Adventure Park, which opened to the public early last month at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
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Mr Bountiful looks interesting in the Tote Trifecta Nursery (1.
Clearly, they were not bountiful in the seventeenth century France or in its distant North American colony whose settlers came in such traditional roles as soldiers, indentured servants, orphans, and prisoners.
Interflora has four fragrant arrangements this year - the Bountiful Basket, Generosity Bouquet, Loving Hand-Tied and Sweet Thoughts Planted Basket.
For the digital future is one of bountiful information; more data and entertainment will be at the tip of our ears than we could process in a lifetime.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has published a report on the city of Bountiful, Utah's 2010 electric revenue bonds (federally taxable-issuer subsidy-recovery zone bonds).
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has been selected to participate in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Rural Council initiative, America the Bountiful.