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And how can our heroine, now so chaste and docile, have only two hours ago been writhing meretriciously across the screen in song?
As the Telegraph explains, critics universally enjoy rubbishing his work - just poster art, says the Guardian, meretricious rubbish, says the Times.
‘A mendacious, monkey-brained leader with a meretricious , money-grabbing wife’, he says, just to give you a little more context.
‘Glossy, meretricious crap,’ is his damning verdict.
But anniversaries do provide an excuse to look beyond the meretricious present and pepper the pages of our pallid and alliteration-strewn papers with remembrances of times past.
But if millions of people can choose the meretricious rather than the meritorious in so simple a thing as coffee and cafés, is it sensible to give them the vote when much more complex issues are at stake?
But that's meretricious , in every sense of the term.
But then to place it on a disc and ask people to pay money for it just bursts the bounds of meretriciousness .
By the time I exited grad school, the feeling of an era being over - however meretricious in some of its particulars the era might have been - was unmistakable.
For this, surely, is an age of celebrity, of style over substance, meretriciousness over content, mediocrity over intellectualism.
Hathaway is suitably perky for her role, but there's no real humor here, the political edge is simply meretricious , and even the special effects stink.
His pictures are neither symbolic nor meretriciously anecdotal, but his colour and the rhythms and forms he paints are highly suggestive.
If it is seduced consent, created by the meretricious fabrications of spin doctors, then democracy itself is at risk of degenerating.
In stark contrast to the Dome, which symbolises all that is trashy and meretricious in contemporary Britain, the Great Exhibition was the wonder of its age, a living expression of the country's growing majesty.
In the take-over of Labour by meretriciousness , its nonconformist traditions, rooted in the world of work, in mutual aid and self-improvement have largely gone.
It meretriciously urges all parties to exercise restraint, as it, itself, exercises restraint in the field of morality.
Its walls were festooned with the products of meretriciousness , pseudo-intellectuality and fraud.
Most elections, like this one, are full of languor and anxious imitation, where any semblance of vision is replaced by meretricious showboating, of the kind for which Jospin had no talent.
Not the old, proud, quietly beautiful gold that was cherished to them, but the meretricious , cheap, glaring bright gold that seemed to try too hard at being beautiful.
Now some meretricious construct called Big Brother - without value, meaning or even entertainment-value - seems to captivate the luckless viewer.
Slim people can put on weight again, but meretriciousness cannot be rooted out.
Somehow Fish continues to be given platforms to argue ( meretriciously , I believe) for one thing or another.
Stars no longer have the guts to protest such meretricious displays of ego and decadence with their absence, or to inappropriately hijack award shows for their own political purposes.
There's something cheap about this sort of fake wisdom, something tawdry, meretricious , something… what's the word I'm looking for?
They were attacked as meretricious and manipulative, but what is film-making anyway but that?
They were very cheap of course and attractively presented - they looked neither meretriciously glossy nor ponderously dull.
This dopey, loopy novel not only fails as literature but can't even deliver the cheap, meretricious thrills that make so many popular novels popular.
This movie is quite a box of tricks, and director Alan Parker has turned the handle at the side and cranked out two hours' worth of flashy, meretricious and deeply silly nonsense.
Too often, it seemed to me, he was determined to discover in a literary work what was phony or meretricious rather than what was admirable.
We are so accustomed to meretricious cultural studies that when the real thing comes along, generous and suggestive, we may fail to see how many windows and veins it opens.