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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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What is striking, however, about most attempts to discredit Said for portraying the Palestinians as victims of Zionism is their stridency, the sense of desperation that they convey.
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Music by John Califra artfully covers a wide range of tones, but, like pic's Sister subject, without fanfare or stridency.
There's also a stridency to the reproduction of the soloists that might arguably benefit the effectiveness of Anton Grigoriev as the Fool but undermines everybody else.
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I'm no big fan of the Communist Youth Brigade, primarily because of their stridency, and because the members I knew were all-theory, no-action wannabes.
The hard-edged partisan bite that worked for Gingrich in the minority came across as stridency in power, Republicans said.
It has in the past been so difficult for such historians as Gerda Lerner, Brown's original inspiration and mentor, and Brown herself, to gain a hearing for such readings of a sometimes painfully clear historical record, that those who write this kind of history can easily fall into a self-defeating stridency.
Appropriately, in the final analysis they resort to typographic stridency as a form of argument: 'Wittgenstein, we repeat, stresses the primacy of language-games' (p.
Here again, left meets right as postmodern stridency shuts off debate.
Getting away from stridency about rights and bias about differences is a good thing, but Minow's approach simply amounts to overcoming exclusion by overemphasizing inclusion.
Be careful about the tone and stridency of communications or advertisements regarding your company's efforts to support the relief efforts.