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  • noun Plural form of crudity.


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  • The men of fifty years hence may laugh at the circumscribed knowledge of the present and shake their wise heads in contemplation of what they will term our crudities, and which we now call _progress_.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • [The site] consists of 'crudities': pieces of raw experience, regularly uploaded ... it aims at developing an extended version of the conventional weblog, one that allows users to upload visual input such as (streaming -) video-files and pictures as easily as texts.

    Boing Boing: December 22, 2002 - December 28, 2002 Archives

  • Maduna said his department was beginning a process of addressing some of the apartheid-era "crudities" in legislation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Many people of my background grew up feeling defensive about the "crudities" of our dialect because of the manner in which they were run down or derided in the "popular culture" of Andhra Pradesh, defined by the more influential people from coastal districts.

    The Times of India

  • He noticed the bad grammar used by his shipmates, and made a point of mentally correcting and reconstructing their crudities of speech.

    Chapter 9

  • ‘Troll’ and crudities can be regarded as subtle compliments and I doubt any decent policeman would stoop to unjustifiable abuse.

    Police Need Intelligence Shock « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The enmity of states has given rise to the deployment of other counter-productive crudities, such as sanctions on Iran, trade barriers against the developing world and the exchange of rhetorical abuse, beloved of George Bush and his amanuensis, Tony Blair.

    Clegg told the truth on Iraq. It's for Cameron to end a decade of pretence

  • He was corpulent, hard-partying, and coarse—a dealer who moved casually through the post-Soviet underworld and all of its crudities, assessing weapons stocks and making useful friends.

    The Gun

  • Ethics/Religion: Medium (family-friendliness and positive themes clash with crudities in the dialogue)

    Movie Review: Speed Racer

  • Vaisse avoids the crudities of, say, Chris Matthews, who has used "neoconservative" as an all-purpose smear over the years, and eschews the conspiracy-mongering often so attractive to commentators on the subject.

    Rich Lowry's review of books on neocons and the conservative movement


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