But what was overwhelmingly obvious about the coverage was that a terrible family tragedy was being exploited, without a scintilla of compassion for communal loss, for the sole purpose of newspaper sales.
Maybe for a scintilla of time that is correct, but there is no reason to suppose in theory that the common law did not impose itself immediately in place of the system of enforcement which was theretofore available.
Regarding your high class comment about me in your May 19, 2004 posting, why don't you have a scintilla of honesty and print the attached story from the Boston Globe which sets the record straight.
Had there been even the slightest scintilla of evidence then she would have been charged.
a scintilla of doubt
If he and his handlers had a scintilla of good judgment, they would give up the fight and embrace her as a worthy member of the Western canon - which she is, despite what they say.
While it was perfectly legitimate for the society to criticise the treatment choice there was not a scintilla of evidence to support their claim.
My understanding from his interview was that he did show a scintilla of self-doubt, which is very helpful for the commission, because after all, they need to make recommendations.
Apart from squandering the resources of a prodigiously gifted cast, the film's greatest shortcoming must be its inability to generate the merest scintilla of dramatic tension around its central narrative thread.
None of them showed a scintilla of professional rivalry.