Parkside was nothing more than an innocent battleground for disreputable elements of our society, at war with one another.
When James came to the throne the term suburbs had a bad name, as all those disreputable persons who could find no shelter in the city itself settled in these outlying districts.
These orders are of very ancient date, owing their establishment to the ancient Hindu rule, followed by the Buddhists, that each "twice-born" man should lead in the woods the life of an ascetic. The second class of Fakirs are simply disreputable beggars who wander round extorting, under the guise of religion, alms from the charitable and practising on the superstitions of the villagers.
The class of traders who made a living by disreputable means and attempted to keep a monopoly of the island on which they settled, became notorious under the name of " beachcombers," and for each of the many dark chapters in Polynesian history there must have been many more unwritten.
At one time a well-known theatre, it had degenerated into a disreputable haunt where nothing but the lowest melodramas were played.
In Egypt, Amasis had the occupation of each individual annually registered, nominally to aid the official supervision of morals by discouraging disreputable means of subsistence; and this ordinance, according to Herodotus, was introduced by Solon into the Athenian scheme of administration, where it developed later into an electoral record.
His mother's attempt to wean her prodigal son from his dangerous and mostly disreputable pastimes, by forcing him to marry the beautiful but stupid Eudoxia Lopukhina (Jan.
The coronation of a woman was in the eyes of the Russian people a scandalous innovation, and the proposed coronation was doubly scandalous in view of the base and disreputable origin of Catherine herself.
He had a thorough acquaintance with the gayest and most disreputable sides of Parisian life, and left a number of more or less witty stories dealing with it.
The decennium extending from 1550 to 1560 was the good period of Ivan IV.'s reign, when he deliberately broke away from his disreputable past and surrounded himself with good men of lowly origin.
Here he lived with his mistress and his daughters - he had repudiated his wife - in disreputable peace until 1789, when he was condemned to a year's imprisonment for a lampoon on the Prussian religious edict of 1788.
It is recorded in 1298 as " an immemorial custom " in Provence that rich burghers enjoyed the honour of knighthood; and less than a century later we find Sacchetti complaining that the dignity is open to any rich upstart, however disreputable his antecedents.
It is deemed disreputable for a young man not to marry when he has attained a sufficient age; there are, therefore, few unmarried men.
Unfortunately, however, he was discredited by a disreputable past, and yet more by the equivocal attitude he had to assume in order to maintain his authority.
It was, however, the disreputable Lefort who, for the sake of his own interests, diverted the young tsar from mere pleasure to serious enterprises, by persuading him first to undertake the Azov expedition, and then to go abroad to complete his education.
The regent's disreputable minister, Cardinal Dubois, patched up an abortive truce in 1720, but the appellants promptly "re-appealed" against it.
disreputable way to undertake an election.
He was very quarrelsome and lived on the worst possible terms with his children, who, however, were all of them more or less disreputable.
disreputable companies charge high monthly fees - which lead to even greater debt.
Carlton's half of the story was that he did not accept Mark Twain's book because the author looked so disreputable.
The result was to render such ideas academically and intellectually disreputable.
One can be jailed for bringing the president into disrepute in any way, even tho his behavior may be thoroughly disreputable.
He then instructed the Sheikh's servant to bring in his own, somewhat disreputable, camel.
BATH FRINGE -- The posh Bath Festival's mildly disreputable younger sibling brings its own brand of mayhem to the Georgian city.
I am pretty sure I'm a drink-soaked popinjay myself, and formerly many things of a disreputable nature.
The pioneer of this kind of literature is considered to have been Saikaku (1641I693), who wrote sketches of every-day life as he saw it, short tales of some merit and novels which deal with the most disreputable phases of human existence.
At one time a wellknown theatre, it had degenerated into a disreputable haunt where nothing but the lowest melodramas were played.
The coronation of a woman was in the eyes of the Russian people a scandalous innovation in any case, and the proposed coronation was doubly scandalous in view of the base and disreputable origin of Catherine herself (see Catherine I.).
This is because if you do buy a fake or from a disreputable dealer, then you have someone willing to fight for your money.
Avoid Puppy Mills - disreputable breeding farms that mistreat animals by confining them in inadequate kennels, under poor conditions just to create additional litters.
Discount handbags are an affordable option for savvy shoppers who recognize the differences between a good deal and a disreputable bargain.
Customers should be wary when purchasing Chanel wallets from disreputable street vendors or from Internet companies.
Eventually, Maria falls in love with the disreputable son Luis, but after they are married he sees her embracing his brother.
The downside, however is that many times the companies offering the samples are disreputable.
Thus media lost its disreputable air and to some extent defanged the debate.
(5) Aghora Panthis, a vile and disreputable class of mendicants, now rarely met with.
The packed emergency area waiting room held a disreputable collection of weeping women, stoned teenagers and dirty derelicts, all talking at the same time over the background music of a near-constant scream of sirens hauling in more Saturday night victims.
disreputable landlords from the market.
disreputable character, a disgrace to our family!
disreputable friend, Charles Augustus Howell, the painter had Lizzie's body exhumed to recover his poems.
disreputable practices of the populist astrologers.
54, "tacitas preces in templo dis allegasti: igitur magus es"), a notion that suffers easy translation into the view that there are more or less disreputable gods with whom private trafficking may be done on the sly (cf.
Start your job search by going directly to the cruise lines human resources departments, and you'll be protected from falling for empty promises and false claims from disreputable organizations.
A stigma attaches itself still to bookmaking, and for many people bookmakers remain a faintly disreputable and slightly shady lot.
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