Revolting sentence example

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  • Virtue is often held up for admiration, and vice painted in revolting colours or derided.
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  • The wounded soldier was so dirty, coarse, and revolting that his proximity to the Emperor shocked Rostov.
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  • Fear of the advent of a Radical administration under Rattazzi alone prevented the Minghettian Right from revolting against the government.
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  • We were faced with probably the most revolting meal I 've ever seen.
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  • Your version sounds pretty revolting to me, I say.
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  • I found that an utterly revolting way of thinking.
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  • Arbitration under such conditions was contemptuously rejected, and after the king had ordered the sheriffs to seize the lands and goods of the revolting nobles, London opened its gates and peacefully welcomed the baronial army.
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  • Calah became the favourite residence of a monarch who was distinguished even among Assyrian conquerors for his revolting cruelties.
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  • The period of Vansittart's government has been truly described as "the most revolting page of our Indian history."
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  • They have a green slime on top of the fruiting body which smells revolting to us, but which flies think is delightful!
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  • It is therefore particularly revolting for anyone to try to exploit these attacks for the purpose of racism.
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  • Will you manage to find Scamper before it all gets too revolting?
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  • These, together with Benedict's revolting cardinals, summoned a general council at Pisa.
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  • In 478 or 477 Aristides was in command of the Athenian squadron off Byzantium, and so far won the confidence of the Ionian allies that, after revolting from the Spartan admiral Pausanias, they offered him the chief command and left him with absolute discretion in fixing the contributions of the newly formed confederacy (see DELIAN LEAGUE).
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  • With Benjamin Franklin and Charles Carroll he was sent by Congress in 1776 to win over the Canadians to the side of the revolting colonies, and after his return did much to persuade Maryland to advocate a formal separation of the thirteen colonies from Great Britain, he himself being one of those who signed the Declaration of Independence on the 2nd of August 1776.
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  • But the most revolting methods of self-torture and self-destruction are also practised as a means of rising in sanctity.
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  • The local community accepted traditional farmyard smells but we've never suffered anything like the revolting reek we regularly suffer now.
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  • I don't care what cultural justification there might be, it is absolutely revolting.
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  • Jarman is really quite revolting with his mincing queens.
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  • I am currently drinking some rather revolting protein drinks twice a day to help build me up.
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  • A truly revolting man, CAL JEPPY, is driving.
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  • At some point you must revolt or become revolting.
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  • On the 30th of March a proclamation establishing martial law and authorizing the military to act without orders from the civil magistrate, which was acted upon with revolting cruelty in several parts of the country, precipitated the crisis.
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  • Indeed, according to a recent account by a close observer of the religious practices prevalent in southern India, fully four-fifths of the people of the Dravidian race, whilst nominally acknowledging the spiritual guidance of the Brahmans, are to this day practically given over to the worship of their nondescript local village deities (grama-devata), usually attended by animal sacrifices frequently involving the slaughter, under revolting circumstances, of thousands of victims. Curiously enough these local deities are nearly all of the female, not the male sex.
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  • Churches were burned; bishops and priests were forced by cruel and revolting tortures to reveal the hiding-places of the sacred vessels; the rich provincials who were employed about the court, and who still adhered to the Catholic faith, were racked and beaten, and put to death.
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  • It maintained the simplicity of Apostolic Christianity against the elaborate system of a corrupt Philp t hierarchy, the teaching of Scripture alone against the commentaries of the fathers and the traditions of the church, the right of private judgment against the dictation of ecclesiastical authority, the individual responsibility of every human soul before God in opposition to the papal control over purgatorial punishments, which had led to the revolting degradation of venal indulgences.
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  • Cynics view this as the rich paying off the poor to keep them from revolting.
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  • They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
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  • Not in his public life, not until those revolting people in Downing Street got their claws into him.
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  • Have you ever tried writing a nursery grime, a revolting rhyme or a bedtime ode?
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  • I do n't care what cultural justification there might be, it is absolutely revolting.
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  • They have a green slime on top of the fruiting body which smells revolting to us, but which flies think is delightful !
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  • He was publicly executed amid scenes of drunkenness and disorder which contributed to the ultimate abolition of these revolting exhibitions.
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  • How far removed must one be from a revolutionary position to allow even for a moment the existence of such revolting duplicity among revolutionists.
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  • The revolting smell of people, just about to die.
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  • He hoped that after this case they would hear no more of such shocking and revolting acts done to the dead.
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  • After revolting against his father Jahangir, as the latter had revolted against Akbar, he succeeded to the throne on his father's death in 1627.
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  • Wearied of their importunities, yet revolting at the idea of submission to any member of the opposite sex, Christina settled the difficulty by appointing Charles her successor, and at the Riksdag of 1650 the Swedish crown was declared hereditary in Charles and his heirs male.
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  • None the less, when the massacre was carried out with circumstances of revolting barbarity, William behaved as he had done after the murder of De Witt.
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  • The persecutions, sometimes revolting in their cruelty, to which (on account of their pro-Ally sympathies) the Czechs were subjected during the first two years of the war, had the effect of uniting all the different political parties into one single national block; and when the Austrian Parliament was at length convoked in May 1917 the Czech parties made a unanimous declaration that it was their aim to work for the union of Czechs and Slovaks as one people in an independent state.
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  • This was caused primarily by Conrads avowed desire to acquire the kingdom of Burgundy, but other reasons for dissatisfaction existed, and the revolting duke found it easy to gather around him the scattered forces of discontent.
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  • On Egypt Rome depended for its supplies of corn; entrenched there, a revolting general would be difficult to attack, and by simply holding back the grain ships could threaten.
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  • In 1568 a marriage was arranged between John Casimir, son of the elector palatine, Frederick III., and Elizabeth, a daughter of Augustus, and for a time it seemed possible that the Saxon elector would support his son-in-law in his attempts to aid the revolting inhabitants of the Netherlands.
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  • On the other hand, if those in authority perpetrate in the name of what their society holds sacred, and therefore with its full approval, acts that to the modern mind are cruel, silly or revolting, it is bad science and bad ethics to speak of vice and degradation, unless it can be shown that the community in which these things occur is thereby brought nearer to elimination in the struggle for existence.
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  • Albert, however, supported by the towns, was victorious; and the revolting electors soon made their peace.
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  • His intentions, as exhibited to his famous Landelove (National Code), were progressive and enlightened to an eminent degree; so much so, indeed, that they mystified the people as much as they alienated the patricians; but his actions were often of revolting brutality, and his whole career was vitiated by an incurable double-mindedness which provoked general distrust.
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  • The people also saw his position and rallied round him; and the Humanists discerned in him a champion against the old intolerance against which they had been revolting in vain.
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  • During these constant wars the Greek cities had been steadily decaying; and in the second Punic war, when most of them seized the opportunity of revolting from Rome, their very existence was in some cases annihilated.
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  • Gilles de Laval, sire de Retz (1404-1440), the comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc and marshal of France, gave himself over to the most revolting debauchery, and was strangled and burned at Nantes.
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  • Cannibalism, human sacrifices and other revolting practices common to the tribes, are being gradually stamped out under British control.
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  • Like this tragedy, The Broken Heart was probably founded upon some Italian or other novel of the day; but since in the latter instance there is nothing revolting in the main idea of the subject, the play commends itself as the most enjoyable, while, in respect of many excellences, an unsurpassed specimen of Ford's dramatic genius.
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  • In January 1380 Sudbury became chancellor of England, and the revolting peasants regarded him as one of the principal authors of their woes.
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  • The latter supplied only the rough materials; the Gotz von Berlichingen whom Goethe drew, with his lofty ideals of right and wrong, and his enthusiasm for freedom, is a very different personage from the unscrupulous robber-knight of the 16th century, the rough friend of Franz von Sickingen and of the revolting peasants.
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  • In France it was necessary for a Rabelais to hide his free-thinking under a disguise of revolting and unintelligible jargon.
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  • Revolting, in the height of his success, against the current creed, he began to examine the foundations of knowledge.
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  • In the great campaign of 701 Sennacherib came down upon the revolting provinces; he forced Lull., king of Sidon, to fly, for refuge to Cyprus, took his chief cities, and set up Tuba'lu (Ethbaal) as king, imposing a yearly tribute ii.
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  • Only eight months before, Catherine had haughtily declared that "the odious and revolting aggression" of the king of Sweden would be "forgiven" only if he "testified his repentance" by agreeing to a peace granting a general and unlimited amnesty to all his rebels, and consenting to a guarantee by the Swedish diet ("as it would be imprudent to confide in his good faith alone") for the observance of peace in the future.
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