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You write a lot about how you were a jerk or a snob when it came to comedy or film.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Emetophobia tends to compromise my relationships, turning me into a selfish jerk.
What they found was that most people preferred to work with the lovable fool rather than the competent jerk.
“Either this or stay home and jerk off,” said one guy when I asked why he came tonight.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you think of power suits for men and knee-covering skirts for women?Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That his friend had withdrawn, was a pledge of his pacific wishes; and, with a lightened countenance, Louis rose from his knee.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
To drop on one knee and level his piece was the work of an instant, but unfortunately he snapped a dry twig in doing so.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Her left knee was supported on pillows, and the bed-clothes were raised away from it, for it could tolerate no weight whatever.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
With a low moan her head sunk upon the old man's knee, and she shook and trembled with violent emotion.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
As the expression, "every knee shall bow to me," cannot be confined to that alone, so neither can that which immediately follows.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham