A century ago, the books which formed the intellectual food of the great bulk of Englishmen, betray, at once, the feebleness of their appetites, and the corruptness
of their tastes.
To demonstrate the inhumanity of man to man, and therefore the corruptness
of any human institution, I could cite data drawn from every column of the encyclopedia, but my evidence would not support the necessity of our malfeasances, just their prevalence.
In my once-held view, those who had tried to expose the corruptness
and oppressive condition of pre-socialist Western life were exaggerating middle-class, capitalist malevolence because of the circumstances of their youth and because of their perpetual search for a "fascist" enemy after their experience with the Nazis.
Later in the century, portraiture often became a marker of artistic failure or corruptness
, as with Henry Gowan in Little Dorrit.
And in the thesis of this book, informed by psychoanalytic and feminist theory, there is no doubt about the corruptness
of the conservative (= patriarchal) social organization which the melancholic can survey from the certainty of his own uncontaminated loss-bearing loftiness, from the distinction of his role as mourner.
Indonesia tripled per capita incomes in thirty years, despite being run by a regime of almost unbelievable greed and corruptness
While the Enron, Tyco and WorldCom cases might support the corruptness
theory, in reality, the increase in lawsuits goes back to 1999, beginning with the dot-com collapse.
The anonymous author of Lazarillo makes his narrator (who entertains readers while infecting them with his diseased opinions and values) the most persuasive evidence of the corruptness
of the world, while also contradicting his character by exemplifying in his art positive valuesuincluding courage and disinterested critical analysis--that are incompatible with his creature's bottomless cynicism.
A similar rhetoric was used by European colonizers of Native American soil, who evoked the corruptness
of Indian languages to justify the displacement and eventual destruction of native lives:
It is the morally based subcategory of the third category, which in general terms might be presented as the poet's criticism of imperial materialism and corruptness
, that is at present of the greatest interest to me.
Chulalongkorn's perception of the corruptness
of Lao religion is in "Phraratchadamrat kae Phrasong nai kan thi cha truat sorp Phratraipitok, pi chuat, 2431" [Royal speech to the Sangha on the recension of the Tripitaka, Year of the Rat, 1888] in Prayut, Maharatchakawi, p.
65) In part, the Seneca Revolution occurred in response to the corruptness
of the chiefs in selling all of the remaining Seneca lands in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek in 1838.