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Banality

 

in feudal Western Europe, the monopolistic right of a feudal lord to demand that his serfs mill grain, bake bread, press grapes, and perform other duties exclusively in the mill, oven, and winepress belonging to the lord. The feudal lord extracted requisitions in kind from the peasants—flour, wine, and so forth—or, later, money payments for the right to perform these economic operations on his manor.

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Before he could sign anything with the Beermen, Miranda was called up by Banal to join the coaching staff.
Law, 2001; Petersoo, 2007; Rosie, Petersoo, MacInnes, Condor, & Kennedy, 2006), however, question some aspects of Billig's theory in "stateless nations," especially the use of deixis as an indicator of banal nationalism.
We could not get our rhythm in the first half, but I'm happy that we stepped ip on the defensive end,' said coach Koy Banal.
Renzo Subido sizzled with 20 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds, while ex-pro Gab Banal dished out 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead the Skippers' attack.
But they were able to deliver and step up,' said Marinerong Pilipino coach Koy Banal.
I read other critics call the show (fronted by Matt Baker and Sophie Raworth) a patronising, shallow, drab, banal, boring, dumbed-down pointless waste of licence-payers' money aimed at simpletons.
Free-associating is an important form of labor: impossible to measure yet extremely productive--of dreams, brilliant or banal thoughts, and other things.
while equally compelling musically, with excellent production (and an unnoticeable guitar cameo from pop star John Mayer), suffers from banal, offensive lyrics about a fantasy sex encounter.
While this building is not one of Shuhei Endo's most rigorous, responding to a fairly limited brief, on a charmless site, it nevertheless brings a moment of interest to an otherwise banal strip of less convincing commercial shop fronts.
The wisdom can be trite and banal, such as "love is everywhere" and "don't hesitate," yet there are some lovely sayings such as "once you've said it, let it go," and the Dalai Lama telling you "through money or power you cannot solve all problems.
A sound track that is painfully over-wrought rides roughshod over our nerves, as does the banal psychological and religious content, at best, adolescent.
In spite of her efforts, however, the production does not go beyond the limits of the obvious, or even of the banal, to fully justify the connection to Beckett.