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  • n. Plural form of bugaboo.

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Examples

  • Burchard was summarizing three "bugaboos" that got the Republican "base vote" riled about the Democrats:

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • If you have, I may venture to leave it to you to inspect it closely, and see whether it contains any of those "bugaboos" which frighten Judge Douglas.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Abraham Lincoln Writings

  • Back in September 2008, David Bookbinder, chief climate council for the Sierra Club, derided as "bugaboos," a "red herring," and a "pure scare tactic" (see segments 1: 47: 10-1: 48: 22 and

    Planet Gore

  • Anglo-Indian cooperation, however, only opened up well-established American bugaboos about the violence of an Indian war; even Thomas Jefferson linked the war to those emotions, arguing in June 1812, “[To take] possession of that country [Canada] secures our women & children for ever from the tomahawk & scalping knife, by removing those who excite them.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Seconded, so long as the Right gets equal tar for supressing their particular bugaboos.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Life Speech “Upsetting” and “Not OK” for the Duke University Women’s Center

  • OrenWithAnE: Seconded, so long as the Right gets equal tar for supressing their particular bugaboos.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Life Speech “Upsetting” and “Not OK” for the Duke University Women’s Center

  • The former -- when we're talking about homosexuality, rather than your bugaboos of incest, etc. -- is a variant behaviour which is used to mark out another group as deviants to be abjected by the unethical who justify their prejudice as morality.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Please forget bugaboos about how scientific history must be like ballistics or it's not scientific.

    More on Critique

  • The power dynamics involved in the bugaboos of sexual perversion you associate with homosexuality render them a quite different matter when their quite different effects are considered in the same light.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Ogres and bugaboos and I had been happy bed-fellows, compared with these terrors that made their bed with me throughout my childhood, and that still bed with me, now, as I write this, full of years.

    CHAPTER I

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