On George's intercourse with Amelia he put an instant veto--menacing the youth with maledictions if he broke his commands, and vilipending the poor innocent girl as the basest
and most artful of vixens.
Now, my dear Mrs Veneering,' quoth Lady Tippins, I appeal to you whether this is not the basest
conduct ever known in this world?
Your excellency,' I said, 'protect the orphans, for you knew my late husband, Semyon Zaharovitch, and on the very day of his death the basest
of scoundrels slandered his only daughter.
Abu Ghraib illustrates our government's ability to emancipate the basest
impulses of its agents, as well as its singular gift for creating foreign enemies.
As the trappings changed around them, people would either reach for nobility or retreat into their basest
They can be as healthy as you like, with some pesto, chicken, salad or tuna, or as greasily indulgent as one's basest
desires allow, dripping with bacon, eggs, meatballs or six types of cheese.
He is a creepy, shameless, bandwagon-hopping opportunist who thinks nothing of picking on society's most vulnerable people, and appealing to society's basest
instincts, to gain votes.
Who wouldn't rush to the polls to cast a ballot against a man who was ``the basest
, meanest scoundrel that ever disgraced the image of God,'' which is how Andrew Jackson described Henry Clay?
And it will be politics in its basest
form, as spokesmen, spinners and 'friends' of BBC top brass, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon and Tony Blair do the rounds, interpreting the report's meanings and explaining that, if you read it carefully, you'll see that it clears their man, exonerates them completely, and lays all the blame on someone else.
And almost every taboo about sex, that most basic and basest
of human instincts, now seems to have been broken.
Only by appealing to our basest
instincts can the moneymen raise the obscene amounts of cash that wash around in this cesspool of a sport.
The use of torture releases the basest
of human instincts.