As Garrick, whom I regard in tragedy to be the greatest genius the world hath ever produced, sometimes condescends to play the fool; so did Scipio the Great, and Laelius the Wise, according to Horace, many years ago; nay, Cicero reports them to have been “incredibly childish.” These, it is true, played the fool, like my friend Garrick, in jest only; but several eminent characters have, in numberless instances of their lives, played the fool egregiously in earnest; so far as to render it a matter of some doubt whether their wisdom or folly was predominant; or whether they were better intitled to the applause or censure, the admiration or contempt, the love or hatred, of mankind.
“‘Sir,’ said he to the Scotchman, ‘in doubting my statements, you have grossly affronted me; in believing the thing to be impossible, you have been egregiously mistaken; and, in proof thereof, you will now eat this beef-steak raw, or you will give me instant satisfaction!’ The Scotchman had a wholesome dread of the brawny traveller, and DID eat the steak, although not without a good many wry faces.
To me your uncle seems merely quixotic and egregiously selfish.
And he is so condescending to the son he so egregiously deludes that you might suppose him the most virtuous of parents.
The hedge fund has accused the company of “egregiously misrepresenting” its returns.
“Even more egregiously, Facebook took steps to protect its own employees from the security risk, but not the vast majority of its users.” Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What to do with your egregiously neon tank top and your redder-than-red A-line skirt?
PTA needs a change in direction, the government does not need to keep citizens under constant watch; if anything, it is the public that needs to ensure that the government and its institutions do not use their powers egregiously, which seems to be the case on this occasion.
Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, sued her father and his business partner, Moses Perkins, for an invasion of privacy and “egregiously and fraudulently” misrepresenting their company, Fenty Entertainment.
Most egregiously, viewers come away with the following false conclusions about Taiwan: Taiwan is part of China, Taiwan is part of the BRI.
For too long, their wealth has been subsidized by an egregiously regressive set of taxation measures that punish middle class and working class Pakistanis who have to pay GSTs and withholding taxes on all kinds of basic necessities.