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dis rep yuh tuh buhl

  • a  lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

  • The film's so-called animalsthe inhabitants of Faber's most disreputable fraternity houseare a filthy, outrageous lot.
  • Visually it has the supreme merit of beginning with a Q, which (with one august exception) has long seemed to the British mind to be a crooked, uncertain and slightly disreputable .
  • Most of Wang Dan's other cousins want nothing to do with such a disreputable character.
News & Articles

  • Brit Marling and Patricia Clarkson on “The East”
    In Zal Batmanglij’s political thriller, The East, the third and most commerical film he’s written with rising star Brit Marling, the young actress plays Sarah, the prize recruit for a security firm that protects major, often disreputable corporations. The first big assignment she’s given by her dynamic boss, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), is to infiltrate an [...]
    June 6, 2013 - The Sag Harbor Express
  • Reporter Travels to Portland, Panhandles Profitably
    Mayor Charlie Hales has pledged to tackle the aggressive panhandling downtown by street kids known as "summer travelers." But the Oregon Legislature did him no favors last week by blocking a bill that would have revived anti-loitering rules called "sit-lie laws." Now Hales faces a panhandling invasion from an even more disreputable demographic: the media. The beachhead was established in April ...
    June 6, 2013 - Willamette Week

  • Terence Cole in Times Online
    In his report, Mr Cole described Norman Davidson Kelly, the founder of Tigris Petroleum, BHP's joint venture partner, as a "thoroughly disreputable man with no commercial morality".
  • Helen Zille in Independent Online
    Even so, the fact that Madikizela-Mandela and Yengeni made it onto the ANC's nomination lists demonstrates an unacceptable level of tolerance for all that is dishonourable and disreputable in public life,Zille said. "In fact, their...
  • Jack Levin in Orlando Sentinel
    Many serial killers graduate from disreputable types like prostitutes . . . to victims who are middle class and more respectable in the community,Levin said.

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