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1. "Any woman who has devoted herself to raising children has experienced the hollow praise that only thinly conceals smug dismissal. In a culture that measures worth and achievement almost solely in terms of money, the intensive work of rearing responsible adults counts for little. One of the most intriguing questions in economic history is how this came to be; how mothers came to be excluded from the ranks of productive citizens. How did the demanding job of rearing a modern child come to be termed baby-sitting? When did caring for children become a 'labor of love,;' smothered under a blanket of sentimentality that hides its economic importance?"
Author: Ann Crittenden
2. "Lovers are like lawyers: each manipulates the evidence as much as possible to outwit their opponent in the eyes of all. When the woman or defense attorney gets the upper hand, the result is dismissal."
Author: Bauvard
3. "Their backs were to me, and the vampire hadn't seen me yet I loosened the coiled chain so a good three feet of it swung free. Who to attack first? They were both small and vicious.I remembered Mack's contemptuous dismissal and the fact that he never left me a tip. Mack first."
Author: Charlaine Harris
4. "Did you see what happened?""Hard to miss," he said dryly. "Your boat went kaplooie."Tally blinked at his easy dismissal of two lives and a million-dollar boat. "Is that the technical term for it?"
Author: Cherry Adair
5. "I was not depressed when they got me out. I have always taken my dismissals as part of the game."
Author: Frank Woolley
6. "You, my child, will marry well. More than once." (...) The lady retrieved the cards and shuffled them back together into one stack in an attitude of dismissal.Taking this as a sign her fortune was complete, Preshea stood. Looking particularly pleased with life, she passed over a few coins and gave Madame Spetuna a nice curtsy.Mademoiselle Geraldine was fanning herself. "Oh, dear, oh, dear, Miss Buss. Let us hope it is widowhood and not" - she whispered the next word - "divorce that leads to your multiple marriages."Preshea sat and sipped from a china cup. "I shouldn't worry, Headmistress. I am tolerably certain it will be widowhood."
Author: Gail Carriger
7. "And as for the Ellison Fellow's feelings towards Katherine Potter--to be honest, they involve a good deal of confusion. He reacts before Katherine Potter, in fact, as he has reacted before all new, strange (attractive) women who happen, since a certain event, to have crossed his path. He does not know how to deal with them. He is filled with dismay, a giddy sense of arbitrariness, an apprehension that the universe holds nothing sacred; all of which is only to be stilled by the imperative of loyal resistance.He is not immune to the prickle of passing lust. But he deals defensively with it. He reacts either with disdainful dismissal (Not your type, definitely not your type) or with a rampant if covert seizure of lecherousness (Christ, what tits! What legs! What an arse!), which serves the same forestalling function by reducing its object to meat and its subject (he is past fifty, after all) to a pother of shame."
Author: Graham Swift
8. "With its continued dismissal of the law of God in ethics, Fundamentalism expressed both a "spiritualized" form of situational ethics and a "Christianly submissive" statism."
Author: Greg L. Bahnsen
9. "Patton would have said a warmer goodbye to his horse, The author writes on Eisenhower's cold dismissal of his wartime lover."
Author: Jean Edward Smith
10. "The sixties began what many admirers of Eliot would consider a bleak period. The anxiety of influence of the profession at large seemed to inspire quick and increasingly uninformed dismissals of Eliot, and these repeated denigrations produced, predictably, a generation of students with vague and inaccurate impressions about his poetry and ideas. But there is a bright side to Eliot studies of the last quarter century. The general retreat from Eliot coincided with the beginning of basic and important work on his ideas, especially on his early philosophical writings."
Author: Jewel Spears Brooker
11. "Mattie sticks out her tongue, and I take that as my dismissal."
Author: Jill Hathaway
12. "My first bit of advice is to not personalize a job loss. The cause for the dismissal was a business calculation. This is difficult for many to grasp; it's difficult to accept that events just occur. Come to see this as an experience. Obviously not the most pleasant experience, but it is one that you'll overcome."
Author: John Talmage Mathis
13. "Don't be sorry," he said, smirking slightly. "I'd bet that's the first time in your life you've ever been impulsive. Don't apologize for it.""Nah" I said, waving my hand in dismissal. "I hauled off and punched a girl a few weeks ago when I caught her kissing my boyfriend. That was the most impulsive I've ever been."
Author: Monica Alexander
14. "Euphemism in the workplace does not end with job descriptions. It reaches a pusillanimous peak at the other end of the work process - in dismissal."
Author: Nigel Rees
15. "You asked what you'd done to displease me and I told you: you're breathing. And in much too close a proximity to me. That displeases me. It'stime you depart my bed." Neferet sighed and flicked her fingers at him in dismissal. "Go. Now."
Author: P.C. Cast
16. "The lingerie department is the only one that she can reach in her wheelchair. Nevertheless, she is fired the next day because of complaints that a woman who is so obviously not sexually attractive selling alluring nightgowns makes customers uncomfortable. Daunted by her dismissal, she seeks consolation in the arms of the young manager and soon finds herself pregnant. Upon learningof this news, he leaves her for anondisabled woman with a fullerbustline and better homemaking skills in his inaccessible kitchen."
Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson
17. "Let's take the figure of the feminist killjoy seriously. One feminist project could be to give the killjoy back her voice. Whilst hearing feminists as killjoys might be a form of dismissal, there is an agency that this dismissal rather ironically reveals. We can respond to the accusation with a "yes."
Author: Sara Ahmed
18. "In this dismissal of origins we see the new pragmatism."
Author: Sherry Turkle
19. "The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist."
Author: Thomas Kinkade
20. "...Van tortured himself with thoughts of insufficient filial affection—a long story of unconcern, amused scorn, physical repulsion, and habitual dismissal. He looked around, making wild amends, willing her spirit to give him an unequivocal, and indeed all-deciding sign, of continued being behind the veil of time, beyond the flesh of space. But no response came, not a petal fell on his bench, not a gnat touched his hand."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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