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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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17) The image of a cat would later be employed in The Women (1939) to condemn gossipers who threaten the marriage of the "good woman," but in the case of The Women there is a clear distinction between the meddling women (who also get their comeuppance) and the good woman, who gets her husband back.
She may be a bit creaky these days and scurrilous gossipers have allegedly nicknamed her Oldfrapp, but she can still teach these youngsters a thing or two.
The various gossipers had given her untold grief, since she discovered that they were "playing cards with their own stories that they said were us.
Perhaps high gossipers are individuals who we welcome into our social networks for fear of losing the opportunity to learn information, but we tend to keep them at arm's length," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
Towards the end of last week, the gossipers were quietly predicting the return of the deal, a hark-back to the heady days of just two years ago when mergers and acquisitions was the only way to go.
Lado puts it exactly right when he says that the "minister should understand that his actions would only encourage newspapers to speculate or depend on gossipers for news from the government.
Danielle Regnier-Bohler studies the dialectic of women and language from every perspective (women as poets, gossipers, blasphemers, translators of spiritual vision into words).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Corporate media gossipers in the West are desperate to frame Iran and Russia as an alliance that has somehow hijacked the proceedings in Syria.
The official synopsis of the next episode titled "Old Dog, New Tricks", which airs on May 6, reads: "Rachel attempts to salvage her reputation among Broadway gossipers by hiring Santana as her publicist and creating a charity for rescue animals.
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.
Celebrity gossipers have accused Maya of posing for the photos as part of a desperate attempt to prove that she's hotter than fellow Lebanese sexpot, Haifa Wehbe.
Stop inviting your manager to these events to silence the gossipers.