Misanthrope

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Misanthrope

exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
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Involuntarily making a pass with his wooden leg to guard himself as Mr Venus springs up in the emphasis of this unsociable declaration, Mr Wegg tilts over on his back, chair and all, and is rescued by that harmless misanthrope, in a disjointed state and ruefully rubbing his head.
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.
* To show the tenor of thought, the following definition is quoted from "The Cynic's Word Book" (1906 A.D.), 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. In the confidence that our fellow-townsmen have not lost that high appreciation of public utility and private worth, for which they have long been so pre-eminently distinguished, we predict that this charming actress will be greeted with a bumper.' 'To Correspondents.--J.S.
But his bitter virtue took the turn of the misanthrope; he moped over the dishonesty of his ancestors, from which, somehow, he generalised a dishonesty of all men.
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.
The fifteen contemporary fables of underdogs, oddballs, and misanthropes in Kellie Wells's Richard Sullivan Prize-winning God, the Moon, and other Megafauna belong to a weirdly familiar yet decidedly tilted universe.
Many of these songs show Newman's particular gift for writing in different voices, from misanthropes ("Suzanne") to the tenderhearted ("Feels Like Home").
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.
"What," we asked ourselves, "is the common ground that we might all share?" 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.