We had left both law and equity on the other side of the Cape; and unfortunately, with a very few exceptions, our crew was composed of a parcel of dastardly and meanspirited
wretches, divided among themselves, and only united in enduring without resistance the unmitigated tyranny of the captain.
He then quotes a letter the elder Bush sent a friend: "Now my own son is under this kind of blistering, meanspirited
In keeping with the true spirit of Christmas - cynical consumerism, stress and heavy boozing - Billy Bob Thornton stars in possible the most meanspirited
Yuletide comedy of all time.
To penalise them yet further is meanspirited
in the extreme.
Let me start by saying that I don't need lessons in patriotism from a government that is destroying the internationally revered BBC or shaming us before world opinion in its meanspirited
attitude towards desperate refugees.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a meanspirited
and woefully misguided sequel that repeatedly begs and pleads for us to laugh at the unsympathetic, overweight hero.
It is really meanspirited
to charge PS1 for spending a penny.
A ROGUE roofer jailed for conning a 94-yearold woman in a meanspirited
gutter-clearing scam richly deserved his tough 27-month sentence, top judges have ruled.
Sadly, it seems that Britain (with the exception of you know who) is a country full of selfish and meanspirited
His fledgling company, Apex Select, has two employees: Mike Pancake (Dave Franco), the butt of many of the film's meanspirited
jibes, and Timothy McWinters (Tom Wilkinson), who is trapped in a loveless marriage and craves sexual thrills from other women: "I would settle for one shade of grey," he laments.
If conservatives ever had come up with a devastating, or even effective, rebuttal to the accusation that they are heartless and meanspirited
, anyone could recite it by now and, more importantly, liberals long ago would have stopped using rhetoric about liberal kindness versus conservative cruelty for fear that the political risks of such language far outweighed any potential benefits.
It comes off less as a strategy and more as a confession of profound insecurity and the fact is that most people who behave high-handedly do it because they are meanspirited
and need to compensate for their limited intelligence.