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Until Chike Uzuegbunam sued Georgia Gwinnett College, this public institution had performed the public service of instituting a speech code so restrictive that it exposed the entire idea of such codes to wholesome ridicule.
Two turning points were Spears’ breakdown in the late aughts and the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011, tragedies that revealed how much damage years of surveillance, objectification and ridicule could do to a young woman.
The decision left Joe Theismann speechless and brought ridicule upon Cousins, though Washington would go on to win the game and clinch the NFC East title, rendering the strange sequence a footnote.
They do it in a group to avoid as much discrimination and ridicule as possible.
Sony has pulled “Cyberpunk 2077,” one of the most anticipated games in recent years, from its PlayStation Store after a flood of complaints and ridicule over compatibility issues and bugs from customers.
He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.
A more potent and public method of ridicule would be difficult to devise.
I wish Vicky saw through her; she has so much influence over Jack, and such deadly powers of ridicule.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The attempt, however, subsequently exposed them to great ridicule from their democratic opponents.
Accordingly, the record of this hard-fighting soldier of the Empire has been cruelly buried in ridicule.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON

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