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Gossip

See also Slander.
Gourmandism (See EPICUREANISM, GLUTTONY.)
Graciousness (See COURTESY, HOSPITALITY.)
assembly of women
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Blondie and Tootsie
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Duchess of Berwick
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Norris, Mrs.
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
Peyton Place
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
Sneerwell, Lady
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
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to the other gossipers and finally, toward the ideal, the gossiper who
The zoom-in device thus functions as a virtual gossiper's zoom gaze, hereby efficiently--and literally--immersing the user in the story and co-constructing her/him as gossiper.
On the other hand, if conflict resolution meetings are nothing more than fodder for drama-loving gossipers, a simple, private discussion with each of the rivaling employees would be a better way to go.
In the second stanza, the darting peacock is the hero, the hill men bearing firebrands are the gossipers, and she refers to herself as the trampled sparrow" (p.
The gossipers had a field day and soon spread the news about the "benefit swindler", and it reached the ears of Alison's eccentric old Aunt Oonagh, who then turned up at Alison's house, not long afterwards one blustery October evening.
The surprising wild card in this group of seasoned gossipers and Southern belles is Kenneway, who convincingly transforms Annelle from a shy, insecure girl into a confident, Bible-thumping woman, trying, with great amusement, to pass her religious fervor along to an eye-rolling Ouiser.
Art imparts meaning to the mundane by transforming simple street-scenes into eternal works of art: seemingly anodyne occurrences--spilt milk, frolicking children, gossipers, haggling vendors--were transfigured into brilliant visual fabliaux by Bruegel hundreds of years ago, and can still be seen by viewers today.
Soon a bell was rung and the chattering crowd of gossipers made their way inside the cinema.
Is she in denial, lying about it all, or do the gossipers just have it all wrong?
Capitol gossipers had been whispering that the governor might try to find a way to shove state Sen.
He describes seven difficult types; a brief guide to conflict and how to handle it; and dealing with bosses, colleagues, staff, egoists, aggressive or lazy people, bullies, perfectionists, manipulators, stubborn people, those with poor morale, fault-finders and nit-pickers, gossipers, customers, complaints, office jokers, and moaners, groaners, and critics.
Labour gossipers are now trying to find out what the man who would be king was promised to make him turn down one of the UK's safest seats.