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sangktuhmoh nee uhs

  • s  excessively or hypocritically pious
    a sickening sanctimonious smile

  • The sanctimonious letter so angered the legislator that he vowed to press defamation charges against the writer and have him incarcerated.
  • The sanctimonious economists who preached the third world in the eighties and nineties about correct banking systems had no face saving device when one Western bank after another bit the dust.
  • All too often the sanctimonious drivel of the religious heads promotes more anger than piety.
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  • Throughline's The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
    Thoreau is laughably sanctimonious, more treatise than drama. by Robert Isenberg On the bright side, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is another solid show by Throughline Theatre, and if you have an unconditional love for Henry David Thoreau, this little pageant should satisfy your transcendental needs. Joseph Ryan Yow directs a breezy production on a simple set (co-designed with Jesse Poole-Van ...
    June 14, 2013 - Pittsburgh City Paper

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