Thank you Palestinian leaders, you the old guard, who set out, after the Battle of Karameh in March 1968, like knights in shining armour imbued with lofty claims, to liberate your people, only to end up exchanging revolutionary elan for the ever increasing tawdriness
prescient in its prediction of a spiraling descent into tawdriness
. It's hardly original to suggest that a change in our inner
In the tawdriness
and ridiculousness and whining that politics here has been reduced to and reduced itself to, we may well be stumbling towards finding out what happens when no one can form a government.
, bombast, and imbecility" and condemned Spasmodic poetry for its defiance of form and tasteless content.
* popor de Impopotonari, coloane oficiale, opulism [of tawdriness
, official convoys, opulence] (5 occurrences)
Media attention has been so intense not only because of the tawdriness
of the campaign but because the stakes were so high.
of the scene seems to sum up the fate of this European import, originally intended as a method of bodily and mental healing, in the United States.
" This sublime retrospect draws its power from its coming at the book's end, after Fitzgerald has exposed the tawdriness
and tragedy of even the most poetical American hopes.
The artificial flowers signal a tawdriness
to the scene but perhaps also Quentin's recognition of his own artificial conjuring.
Neighbour and poor relation, it is nothing but asphalt, tawdriness
Blackmur, the American autodidact and critic, called the "new illiteracy," performed acts of ever increasing tawdriness
If one thinks of the outer circumference of our terribly overgrown towns where the jerry-builder holds sway; where one sees all around the tawdriness
of sham jewellery and shoddy clothes, pawnshops and flaming gin-palaces; where stale fish and the Covent Garden refuse which pass for vegetables are offered for food - all such things suggest to one's mind the boundless regions of sham.