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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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More strident is Hop Scotch, 1970 France, a large silk-screened banner based on an updated design for the traditional children's game.
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And the girls' harmonizing is perfect; just strident enough to drive your parents up the wall but sweet enough to make you wish you knew 'em better (think Brentwoods or Supercharger or even the earliest Donnas stuff).
Two weeks later I had written my first Lorde-inspired essay, a strident piece called "On the Detriments of Educating Our Oppressors and Not Ourselves," which summed up my experiences on campus as a tireless explainer of all things racist and sexist to people who may or may not have given a damn.
They are certainly not an approval of the more strident, intolerant, and evangelical forms of organized religion.
The Terror continued this pattern of beliefs except that this strident minority found increasing numbers of adherents, including most notably the turncoat Jean-Francois La Harpe, former organizer extraordinaire of the philosophes.
One economist suggested, before we put it in, we should test it out someplace--like Albania." To an incredulous Goldberg, this was "junk journalism." He writes that "Engberg's piece--its strident mocking tone, its lack of objectivity, its purposeful omission of anyone who supported the flat tax--was like a TV campaign commercial paid for by Opponen ts of the Steve Forbes Flat Tax."
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What is important here, though, is that, as with all of Carb's writings regardless of the subject matter or the density of the prose, readers sense that they are involved in a pleasant intellectual conversa tion rather than a strident polemic.