Invidious sentence example

invidious
  • All invidious class distinctions were done away with.

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  • Here are no reproaches, no base and sly insinuations, none of those invidious reflections with which controversies are usually managed.

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  • It is perhaps invidious to criticize such an ambitious and fundamentally valuable undertaking as this on these grounds.

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  • It is however invidious to have different funding mechanisms applying to young people's learning opportunities.

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  • Naming names within a short exercise in reminiscence like this is always invidious, but there are two names which must not go unrecorded.

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  • Henry himself felt so much the invidious position.

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  • What often happens in such cases can be very invidious for all concerned.

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  • Q If ITV merges, is it not invidious that two sales houses will report to one Plc?

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  • So it seems particularly invidious to encourage the use of other smokable drugs, such as cannabis.

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  • He had received from his father the smatterings of a liberal education, but until the outbreak of the Revolution he was a domestic servant, and from 1785 occupied the invidious office of cornmissaire a terrier, his function being to assist the nobles and priests in the assertion of their feudal rights as against the unfortunate peasants.

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  • He conceived it as " a religious monopoly " to which " the nation at large contributes," while " Presbyterians alone receive," and which placed him in " a relation to the state " so " seriously objectionable " as to be " impossible to hold."5 The invidious distinction it drew between Presbyterians on the one hand, and Catholics, Friends, freethinking Christians, unbelievers and Jews on the other, who were compelled to support a ministry they " conscientiously disapproved," offended his always delicate conscience; while possibly the intellectual and ecclesiastical atmosphere of the city proved uncongenial to his liberal magnanimity.

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  • But the rich man--not to make any invidious comparison--is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.

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  • The power of Zavis at last became invidious to the king, by whose order he was beheaded in 1290.

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