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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Writing of the behavior of royal courtiers described by Raphael Hythloday in Book I of More’s Utopia, a student of mine referred to the “greed, bribery and kniving behavior in order to become powerful . . .” I am certain he meant “conniving.” But the image of “kniving” is too perfect.