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puh le muh kuhl

  • s  of or involving dispute or controversy

  • If the "Fagin" book is successful I think there's more to do in that polemical direction.
  • But instead of sounding desperate or polemical, the best of these quiet, well-observed songs do something far toughercreate a mood.
  • Leaving aside the fact that Bush never fails to insist that the terror threat is as great today as it was on 911, these passages reveal the polemical, partisan mean-spiritedness .
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  • From the Source’s Mouth: Still in Hiding, Snowden Does a Q&A Online
    It makes sense that a leaker whose stated cause is transparency and openness would open himself up to questioning. Today, in a 90-minute session on the Guardian website, NSA-surveillance leaker Edward Snowden did that, taking questions from readers about his data-mining revelations, why he did it, and how he felt about the aftermath. (Read the full Q&A here.) His answers–in turns polemical ...
    June 17, 2013 - Tuned In

  • Samuel Alito in Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
    King George III's attempt to disarm the colonists in the 1760s and 1770s provoked polemical reactions by Americans invoking their rights as Englishmen to keep arms,Alito said, adding that for the authors of the Bill of Rights, "the right...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Times Online
    But for the careful reader of my text it is clear that I in no way wanted to make mine the negative words pronounced by the medieval emperor and their polemical content does not reflect my personal conviction,the Pope said. "My intention...
  • Billy Bragg in Reuters Canada
    The album came after 3 years of sort of polemical focus of writing that book,Bragg said. "When I stepped back and the songs that came through were predominately love songs, I just felt that that was the thing reasserting itself, and...

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