A top pick for any who regularly give gifts and chafe at
traditional wrap limitations.
I, too, chafe at
restrictions that seem arbitrary, and I especially respect those who loved the sciences as much as the men of their times did.
Machinery exhibitors, who also chafe at
the cost of shows, may be learning to use them more efficiently.
Ordinary human beings often chafe at
the boundaries imposed on us.
It hardly helps when gay conservatives pillory organizations that strive for racial parity or chafe at
making alliances with other groups and their causes.
Despite his success, Fokine began to chafe at
the company's stifling artistic atmosphere.
Although those of us who advocate change in universities certainly chafe at
the slow pace of that change, and there is room for universities to move faster and be more responsive to community needs, there is little likelihood that those changes will bring universities to the quarter-to-quarter mentality of the business world.
Meanwhile, with every suburban gun tragedy, a few more William Satires chafe at
their flak jackets and look for help from the statehouse.
As her opening move, the editor reprints Gloria Wade-Gayles's 1996 personal-is-most-definitely-political essay "Who Says an Older Woman Can't/Shouldn't Dance?", which begins with the deceptively mild observation that, "when you are fifty and over, people seem to feel the need to tell you how well you are physically wearing/weathering your age." in her inspiring, delightful dance for/of words, Wade-Gayles joyfully dares to rethink ideology and its critique by claiming of her cherished maternal identity that "I chafe at
the very idea that anyone would attribute this joy to patriarchy, to sexism, to restrictions on my life." Less successful is Sue V.
They chafe at
being lectured by bankers at vestry meetings.
(The symbolism of this action is perplexing: why would women who chafe at
patriarchy voluntarily engage in such domesticity?)