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  • r  in a sanctimonious manner
    she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody

  • She manages to convince you (never sanctimoniously, never from a soapbox) that killing animals is needless and cruel and bad for the environment.
  • While both parties are sanctimoniously mouthing the language of reform, their real objective is to undercut their opponent's fund-raising advantages while protecting their own.
  • The flaccid minister took her in; his wife sanctimoniously bullied her; his old mother defended her in malicious warfare with the wife.
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  • Old times in South not forgotten: vote suppression jump-started by Supreme Court
    When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts sanctimoniously and dishonestly assured the country that the bad old days were behind us. Already, Doonesbury cartoon strips on the return of Jim Crow, such as one excerpted here, have done a masterful job of illustrating in just a few words the emptiness of that sentiment in real life, with vote purges and ...
    July 6, 2013 - Arkansas Times

  • Whoopi Goldberg in Washington Post
    In Thursday's episode of "Sanctimoniously Dumping Adam Lambert," "The View's" Whoopi Goldberg said the daytime talk show's chat with, and performance by, Bad Boy Lambert had been pre-taped at the direction of ABC because the network is "still...
  • James Whitaker in Times Online
    The English photographers would sanctimoniously say, We will leave them alone,Mr Whitaker recalled. "But it was only because they couldn't bloody ski."
  • Ted Strickland in NPR
    He talked sanctimoniously about his love for our troops and at the very same time, he was selling out the troops in order to enrich himself,Strickland says. "I hope he gets the maximum sentence. In fact, if it was possible, I'd like him to...

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