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"The new home secretary and the prime minister have got to drop their dangerous delusion that plunging police numbers have not made the blindest bit of difference to community safety."
given," he wrote; "prejudice and the blindest custom must be humored,
But just as Coleman had been at great pains to stress before the game and as well all knew anyway, formations do not make the blindest bit of difference if you cannot pass, tackle, control the ball or mark your man.
For other approaches to this imagery, see Lynette McGrath, "Metaphoric Subversions: Feasts and Mirrors in Amelia Lanier's 'Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum,'" LIT 3.2 (1991): 101-13; Catherine Keohane, '"That Blindest Weakness Be Not Over-Bold': Aemilia Lanyer's Radical Unfolding of the Passion," ELH 64.2 (1997): 359-89; Kari Boyd McBride, "Sacred Celebration: The Patronage Poems," in Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon, ed.
James is at his blindest in denying her true nature; in effect, he is drawn to the Duessa he projects onto her, and his deviance leads inevitably to his murderous assault on the emblem of his true allegiance--moral, political, and religious.
"I believe it may be said of an author's attachment to the creatures of his own imagination, that it is a perfect model of constancy and devotion, and is the blindest of all.[I have], an earnest and true desire to contribute, as far as in me lies, to the common stock of healthful cheerfulness and enjoyment....
Pennebaker's seminal 1967 cinema verite production, Don't Look Back (which is itself the main source of parody for I'm Not There), Dylan's conversations with representatives of the media establishment seem to me articulations of sincere prophecy, not juvenile sophomoric interventions, as the blindest of the critics have sometimes suggested.
Specific to Animal Farms reception in the United States was a series of events that disillusioned all but the blindest admirers of the Soviet Union.
(17.) And how not to think of Freud here and his description of the death drive in Civilization and Its Discontents: 'Even where it emerges without any sexual purpose, in the blindest fury of destructiveness, we cannot fail to recognize that the satisfaction of the drive is accompanied by an extraordinarily high degree of narcissistic enjoyment, owing to its presenting the ego with a fulfilment of the latter's old wish for omnipotence' (Standard Edition 21, p121, modified).
However, with two Exeter defenders closing fast, he disappeared down the blindest of alleys.
But only the blindest of his blind followers would like to see Manny win in both his fight with Bradley and the senatorial elections in May.
However, Turnbull dismissed the message, telling reporters that stopping coal mining in Australia "would make not the blindest bit of difference to global emissions."
Starsky hasn't got the blindest idea I'm on the tail of the Lovells, Clares or this 'Hideous' company again.
DISCUSSION: In the early 20th century, Mosher (13) stated that the intranasal ethmoidectomy is "the blindest and most dangerous in all surgery" He went on to write that "it has proved to be one of the easiest operations with which to kill a patient.
"What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain," quoth he; "'T is clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!" The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!" And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong ...