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Irwin Botts would look at him askance.

In 1612 John Cotton became the Vicar of St Botolph's and, although viewed askance by the Church of England for his non-conformist preaching, became responsible for a large increase in Church attendance.

The Slavophiles viewed Slavic philosophy as a
Even the prosecutor called the incident a "senseless, asinine shooting".

"I mean that is just so asinine it's unbelievable." "I mean that is just so asinine it's unbelievable.” In real time, the penalty was decried as asinine.

Intense indictment: Joe Deters didn't mince words -- "This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make" -- when he announced the murder indictment of University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing.

In the first act especially, Edlow provides a steady barrage of very funny fast-paced dialogue, delivered with perfect timing and deft characterization by everyone in the cast, displaying the family in all its asinine, highly dysfunctional glory.

One of the funniest items to come out of Romney's announcement is how Donald Trump claimed he was the reason the 2012 GOP nominee decided not to run - funny in terms of being asinine.

That is bad news for everyone who bought $90 tickets for this asinine boat cruise viewing party, which has now expanded to two boats due to popular demand.

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