Misanthrope

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Misanthrope

exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
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There is a subtle something, a sort of nebulous charm, as it were, about young men who will be millionaires on the death of their Uncle Andrew which softens the ruggedest misanthrope.
written by one Ambrose Bierce, an avowed and confirmed misanthrope of the period: "Grapeshot, n.
Besides this effusion, there were innumerable complimentary allusions, also extracted from newspapers, such as--'We observe from an advertisement in another part of our paper of today, that the charming and highly-talented Miss Snevellicci takes her benefit on Wednesday, for which occasion she has put forth a bill of fare that might kindle exhilaration in the breast of a misanthrope.
Films are organized into categories by types of characters, movie archetypes, the portrayal of the human condition, or common messages and themes, including heroes and villains, men on a mission, romantic comedy characters, misfits and misanthropes, characters with mental illness, and detectives and criminals.
If you want a reminder of what this country stood for before Fishface Farage and his barmy army of misfits and misanthropes turned "asylum" and "refugee" into dirty words, watch Sir Nicholas's appearance on That's Life in 1988 on YouTube.
Liner notes: "Discovery, made in the men's room of a truck stop/ Interrupted by a beat cop," mournfully croons Daniel Knox, one of many awkward moments depicted on this haunting debut, which brings misanthropes and misfits to life with dry wit and offbeat details.
Our love of tweed and port seemed too thin in itself, but, I believe, was a clue towards a SOON, DOUBT, MISANTHROPES CLUB GATHERING ROUND PUB TELLY WATCH CELEBRITY', ,,,, THAT PEERLESS SHOWCASE ALL FAILINGS personal world view that has its origins in an antipathy for the conventions and mores of recent times that is seen as perverse by some (if not many) and has led to accusations of being a certain type of individual; a carper, caviller, egoist, pessimist, flouter, misogamist, mocker.
His powers of perception can't be denied: We are all betimes misanthropes, in a world that's Tartuffified.
To classify citizens who voice these concerns, middle-class whingers and misanthropes is insulting and unbecoming of a city councillor.
Central to this project is a recognition of the productive potential of misanthropes as' truculent idealists' (p.
How satisfying it would be if this could be put into practice, if only for a couple of hours per offence, then the ignorant, unimaginative misanthropes such as Graham Lister might realise the pain and inconvenience they inflict on others less fortunate than themselves by their deliberate lack of consideration.
Dowdy misanthropes torturing each other, alcoholism, life painted in the limited color palette of British Leyland Motors: If J.