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2005-07-01 17:31:31

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A woman was seriously injured on Fridaywhen an explosion ripped through her car at a beach resortsouth of Beirut, security sources said. They said the woman, Abeer Harb, had no politicalaffiliations and the attack appeared to be motivated bypersonal and family problems. The bomb exploded when Harb tried to get into the car inthe parking lot of the Lebanon Beach resort on the Khaldecoastal strip. She was taken to hospital in a seriouscondition. "We were on the beach. We...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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