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beyond the pale(Adjective)
Describing behaviour that is considered to be outside the bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgement in civilised company.
Origin: From pale, a jurisdiction under a given authority; often held by one nation in another country, hence suggesting that anything outside their control was uncivilised. It was in use by the mid-17th century. The phrase may be a reference to the general sense of boundary, but is often understood to refer to the English Pale in Ireland. In the nominally English territory of Ireland, only the pale fell genuinely under the authority of English law, hence the terms within the pale and beyond the pale.
Beyond the Pale Publications
Beyond the Pale was a publication company based in Northern Ireland which operated from 1988 to 2009. Their publications usually focused on controversial issues such as the troubles. The name refers to the idiom "beyond the pale".
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This is really beyond the pale in terms of its aggressive marketing to kids.
In my view, the CIA analysts and the CIA targeters are incredible, to do this, to besmirch them, I think, is beyond the pale.
This is way beyond the pale, this is basically a call to persecute a religious minority based on nothing other than their faith.
There are certain crimes that are so beyond the pale that I understand society's need to express its outrage, so I have not traditionally been opposed to the death penalty in theory. But in practice it's deeply troubling.
I describe myself as a scholar and public intellectual interested in going more deeply into controversial public events, although some may see [my theories] as beyond the pale, I am doing what we should be doing as academics.
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