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maw ruh li zuhm

  • n  a moral maxim
  • n  judgments about another person's morality
    he could not stand her hectoring moralism

  • The President is proud of his Big Government moralism.
  • The fine off-Broadway production directed by Terry Kinney (moving to Broadway early next year) struck a nice balance between LaBute's truth-telling and his moralism.
  • But as Walter Isaacson's biography reveals, Kissinger's brush with evil lay at the heart of his "gnawing insecurity" as a man and his rejection of ideology and moralism as a .
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  • Michael Gerson: Pope intends to be disruptive force
    Pope Francis' blunt, conversational, subversive, disarming interview in the Jesuit publication America amounted to a sort of extemporaneous encyclical. He is clearly concerned the message of Christianity has become obscured by ecclesiastical moralism.
    Sept. 27, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal

  • Bill Henson in Sydney Morning Herald
    The greatness of art comes from the ambiguities, which is another way of saying it stops us from knowing what to think,Henson said. "It redeems us from a world of moralism and opinionation and claptrap."
  • George Will in Bangor Daily News
    As conservative columnist George Will wrote last month: "It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is...
  • Michael Gerson in
    I think there are two reinforcing trends here. One of them is the upside of foreign policy moralism,said Michael J. Gerson, a former Bush aide who was a persistent and persuasive advocate for Africa. "Another one is the growing strategic...

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