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stri·dent

(strī'dĕnt),
Creaking; grating; harsh-sounding; denoting an auscultatory sound or rale.
[L. stridens, pres. p. of strideo, to creak]

stri·dent

(strī'dĕnt)
Creaking; grating; harsh-sounding; denoting an auscultatory sound or rale.
[L. stridens, pres. p. of strideo, to creak]
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Other stridency, she says, comes from those outside government who want an open border.
The Railway Budget episode highlights the extreme stridency of Mamata Banerjee and the extreme patience of the Prime Minister.
The political tight rope balancing being done by the current administration will be undermined and they will not be able to prevent a resurgence of Sinhala nationalism, even possibly in starker stridency than before considering that the administration is regarded even now as more Sinhala nationalistic than the Opposition UNP.
These colors reappeared with still greater stridency in Les Halles (Tricolorej, one of the show's two sculptures, in which Fassler's miniaturized replica of parts of this run-down housing, shopping, and transit complex crowned two fictitious monumental towers painted in the national colors.
Recalling that long-ago meeting of our reading group, I recognized with dismay the same sort of behaviour when it reared its head here--snide putdowns of bishops and clergy and other lay figures (none of them present, of course) who do not share Voris' (and their) stridency of conviction and willingness to speak up.
Instead, they have followed the path of expedience, their positions depending on the relative clout and stridency of their societies' Jewish or Arab communities, and on urging from Washington or from the so-called ALBA bloc of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
Thus the arc of the study runs from the brutalizing stridency of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which figured the invading Ottomans as the Habsburgs' mortal enemy and the scourge of Christianity, to the caricaturing of "the Turk" during the eighteenth century into a derogatory figure of fun, and thence to the construction of a more completely orientalized "other" of the nineteenth century.
A Mirror on Which to Dwell" was commissioned for the American Bicentennial in 1976 and reflects Carter's "late period" explorations of stridency and atonality.
I know he feels a need to avoid stridency when speaking to Rome's misdeeds, but this piece is whitewashing.
Such stridency has only served to deepen the partisan divide.
This goal is backed by many French, but Sarkozy has become so unpopular due to his very un-French style and stridency that many moderates have turned against him.
Kirk Eichelberger (Emperor/Second Shadow) lent a well-focused bass and, some stridency aside, mezzo Nancy Maultsby (First Shadow/ Tea Ritualist/Lu) made a sound OCP debut.