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  • The story that Earl Godwine himself was of churlish birth, whether true or false, marks the possibility of such a rise.
  • Johnson, of whose various and often merely churlish remarks on Garrick and his doings many are scattered through the pages of Boswell, spoke warmly of the elegance and sprightliness of his friend's conversation, as well as of his liberality and kindness of heart; while to the great actor's art he paid the exquisite tribute of describing Garrick's sudden death as having " eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure."
  • The French deemed the Scots shabby, poor and avaricious: their grooms werekilled by the peasantry when they went foraging: the nobles were churlish and inhospitable.
  • A small, churlish voice to suit a small, churlish man.
  • Considering it was probably the last time we will ever get to hear him play, perhaps it seems a little churlish to complain.

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