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litany

li tuh nee

  • n  any long and tedious address or recital
    the patient recited a litany of complaints
    a litany of failures
  • n  a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation

  • James is found guilty of a litany of horrific crimes.
  • The litany of crises would give an army of economists the shakes, but it doesn't seem to faze Ronald.
  • As the true analysis unfolds, Sarah issued a litany of accusations.
News & Articles

  • Facebook CEO faces ire over slumping stock at shareholder meeting
    Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's strategic direction as he fields a litany of angry comments from investors. SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, grilled by shareholders unhappy about the slumping stock price, took pains to defend the company he founded.        
    June 12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Davenport City Council search for options to sewer backups
    Davenport aldermen asked staff for a list of options to deal with residents' complaints of sewer backups across the city from recent floods after hearing a litany of complaints from residents Monday about unreturned phone calls, a lack of information and a slow response to their problems.
    June 11, 2013 - Quad-City Times
  • Iraqi environmentalists learn from Arundel counterpart
    South Riverkeeper trains Upper Tigris Riverkeeper in water quality testing Thousands of miles away in Northern Iraq, the Upper Tigris River is fouled by a litany of problems: trash dumped in the river, raw sewage flowing into the water, streams diverted by gravel mining, dams that block fish passage.        
    June 10, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Quotes

  • Dianne Feinstein in New York Times
    To me it was just a litany of complaints that you are all just hapless victims of a system, you blame one thing or another, which most people would say is just simply the cost of doing business,Ms. Feinstein said. "Yet you rack up record...
  • Eric Douglas in American Chronicle
    In a five-page, hand-written letter made public yesterday, Michael Douglas wrote: "Dear Judge Berman, I don't want to burden you with a litany of my son, Cameron's rehab history, beginning at 13. He's an adult and responsible for his own life. We do...
  • George Miller in Washington Post
    You've suggested because of logistics, because of the time frame, because you might get 50 applications all at the same time, you have a whole litany of reasons why you didn't have to abide by the law,Miller said.

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