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maw ruh lahy zing

  • n  indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code
    his constant moralizing drove me mad
  • v  interpret the moral meaning of
  • v  speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
  • v  improve the morals of

  • But if anything, the GOP platform has grown more committed to foreign military intervention and domestic moralizing.
  • Actually, moralizing often makes decadence more alluring.
  • So far it looks like Hume was onto something; though reason can shape moral judgment, emotion is often decisive, and that explains some strange quirks in our moralizing.
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  • Theater review: Shakespeare fest's 'Measure' is surprisingly charming
    Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure'' can wear you down with its moralizing and philosophizing about virtue and sin. And even though its clowns and other period lowlife interject some ribald jokes about the characters' licentious behavior, the play is not one of the Bard's most memorable.        
    July 24, 2013 - The Morning Call

  • Rafael Correa in Tehran Times
    It annoys us a bit, all this moralizing 'don't cut down your trees' from the first world, when they've already done it," Correa said. "If Europe wants to breathe pure air from Amazon countries then the Amazon countries shouldn't have to pay...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney in USA Today
    He derided "contrived indignation and phony moralizing" about what Cheney said were harsh techniques that saved many lives.
  • Friedrich Engels in American Muslim
    Friedrich Engels asked the British to give up "moralizing on the horrible atrocities of the Chinese."

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