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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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The gossipy narrative style draws the reader into his world, making you a part of it.
Most of the new tabloids, though by no means all, print Monday through Friday, run short and gossipy stories from wire services, fill about 40 pages, and are distributed along public transportation routes.
In her first solo museum project in the United States, Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker traded her usually sweet and optimistic written commentaries for playful, gossipy complaints about real and fictional family and friends.
Although both romance and mainstream titles show how conflicts can be overcome, mainstream titles are often funny, gossipy, dramatic, weepy or scandalous.
Not only are they more fun than those nagging, complaining, gossipy buds you used to hang out with, but you'll find their optimistic attitude contagious.
To be charitable, maybe the book-plugging gossipy former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, who started the whole thing off, didn't realise the effect his words would have when he branded Diana 'a cunning Jekyll and Hyde char-acter' and advised Charles to make 'an honest woman of Camilla'.
The end product is a fascinating, gossipy book and theatre-lovers will not be disappointed, but there are flaws.
They are in fact, elegant, entertaining, gossipy and full of memorable anecdotes.
They've had their personal lives exposed by gossipy, revisionist biographies that, while often providing illuminating and important information, also traffic in accusations that might or might not be true but become fixed in the public's mind.
By allowing us confederacy to the gossipy confessional disclosures, we are made complicit in the fictional deceit.
The device is responsible for the book's realism but is overdone in some places, approaching a gossipy tone worthy of People magazine.
According to Mayer's uneven account, which vacillates between gossipy insider stories and dry detail, the Fed is the "umbrella supervisor" for everything financial, but knows and cares little about insurance, securities and, especially, derivatives.