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He "kowtowed" some more, and at the answer of the chattering savage we looked at Annie.
Pardners Rex Ellingwood Beach 1913
Trollope returned to England from Australia in 1872 and, disgusted by the unscrupulousness and greed he found one of whose features was easily secured mortgages, he wrote a satire attacking the shady financiers and those who kowtowed to them.
My point was that someone will find fault and offense in any choice and that we should be mindful and do our best to be gracious humans to one another (which goes both ways), we cannot avoid an opposing opinion and we should not be kowtowed into behavior simply to placate.
I love your cojones in not being kowtowed into NOT meeting with this group of businessmen.
Rep Ross has relinquished any semblance of leadership, and has kowtowed to lobbyists and misinformation.
I am tired of military leaders being kowtowed to as if they were gods.
Too bad CBS kowtowed to the so called “savior with a smile” in Tim Tebow.
AND MORE RESISTANCE: Even Obama, who has kowtowed to Netanyahu for years, struck back against being insulted and demeaned -- and more important, thousands of Americans made clear they too believe in a peace settlement based on the 1967 boundaries with mutually agreed land swaps.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow: The Worst And Best Of Times: Arrogance And Resistance Rabbi Arthur Waskow 2011
Half the problems we have today are caused by an excess of attention to the opinions and carryings-on of people who have in no way earned the right by achievement or election or any other criteria to be heard on any subject at any time, let alone kowtowed to.
When Putin expressed support for Total's investments in Russia, De Margerie kowtowed before the tape recorders.
In Oil Quest, Total Makes High Friends In Low Places Christopher Helman 2011