She is not abased or dejected, but exalted, rather.
100 SAT Words Beginning with "A"
April 2, 2012
While Tampa Bay has taken a huge nosedive a year after going 10-6, maybe that 2010 success was an aberration.
—Seattle Times (Dec 26, 2011)
There are sane readers who abhor gratuitous violence but love Reacher’s menacing wisecracks.
—New York Times (Sep 20, 2011)
Mr. Jobling stood wringing his hands helplessly, his flaccid features expressive of abject despair.
“He has always been focused, driven, demanding and, as a result, very difficult and abrasive,” Mr. Norman said.
—New York Times (Oct 7, 2011)
Griffin felt that he had better abstain from questioning, and let his host run on.
Presenting an abstract concept, waving our arms trying to describe it, we will lose our audience right away.
—Inc (Feb 20, 2012)
Fringing and barrier reefs are abundant throughout the archipelago, surrounding nearly every island.
—Gabel, Norman E.
It was a carefully studied costume; and he accentuated its eccentricity by adopting theatrical attitudes and an air of satisfied negligence.
The Jets will leave Friday for Denver, the better to acclimate to the altitude and change in time zone.
—New York Times (Oct 14, 2010)
Friday's accord removes one of two main sticking points that have been holding up a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries.
—Wall Street Journal (Mar 9, 2012)
They were complaining, sometimes yelling, and maybe a bit acerbic.
—New York Times (Mar 29, 2012)
I favored building a fire and staying there till morning, but Frank preferred pushing on to camp, so I acquiesced.
—Shields, George O.
He said that in the absence of other evidence, “the accused is acquitted and discharged.”
—New York Times (Jan 9, 2012)
At times, the two groups squabble like schoolchildren, and the exchange gets acrimonious.
—BBC (Feb 9, 2010)
Labor shortages are already so acute in many Chinese industrial zones that factories struggle to find enough people to operate their assembly lines.
—New York Times (Mar 31, 2012)
But high profile or no, Mr. Kors is adamant about keeping his personal life under wraps — even as his wedding day approaches.
—New York Times (Aug 5, 2011)
He proved an adept playmaker, however, making several nice passes and finishing with 7 assists.
—New York Times (Jan 7, 2012)
Adhering to strict safety standards has kept me alive in some very dangerous situations.
—Time (Mar 18, 2012)
"Children, children, stop quarrelling, right here in public!" admonished Mrs. Dering, in a low, shocked tone.
Old master reproductions adorn chianti-colored walls; tapestries hang in the restrooms.
—Seattle Times (Feb 9, 2012)
Neither is he adroit in the exercise of his duty; instead performs it bunglingly; his thoughts preoccupied, and eyes wandering about.
Taylor, a demagogue of the Democratic party, was hypocritically appealing to his "horny handed neighbors" in language of feigned adulation.
—Levy, T. Aaron
Forty years in the wilderness, meeting adversities together, fighting enemies, marching as one host, made them a nation.
—Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman
That sentiment faded after the 1930s, he said, as consumer advocacy focused more on protecting shoppers.
—New York Times (Nov 11, 2011)
In old-fashioned, aesthetic terms, his glossy, color pictures of modern housing projects in Turkish cities under moody, gray skies are beautiful.
—New York Times (Oct 14, 2011)
She is restless, irritable, out of sorts, censorious, complaining at home; animated, gracious, affable, complaisant abroad.
—Hyde, William De Witt
Malaysia has a close affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion.
—Reuters (Feb 12, 2012)
Firm and exceptional natures are thus moulded out of miseries, misfortunes and afflictions.
—Leonard, Arthur Glyn
Affluent families can afford guns, which are more efficient for bagging some elusive animals than a poorer household’s typical snare trap.
—New York Times (Dec 27, 2011)
Louis XIV. was growing increasingly ambitious of enlarging his domains and aggrandizing his power.
—Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot)
We’re not an agrarian society any longer, where more hands help farm the land.
—New York Times (Jun 20, 2011)
The men obeyed with alacrity, as all were glad to go, lying in camp so long.
—Terrill, J. Newton
Keeping schools closed and blocking certain public services is not a strategy we support and could alienate public opinion and play into the governor’s hand.
—New York Times (Feb 18, 2011)
David is alleged to have written several Psalms, but of this there is little evidence beyond pious assertion.
Notwithstanding this good fortune, Pontiac daily saw his followers dropping off from their allegiance; for even the boldest had lost heart.
Achingly beautiful, quiet and graceful, his award-winning novel Waiting is a love story superimposed on a political allegory.
—The Guardian (Feb 16, 2011)
Lewis said he got a Synvisc shot – an injection commonly used to alleviate arthritic symptoms – in his left knee on Monday.
—Washington Post (Mar 7, 2012)
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Mr. Obama turned up the heat, alluding to the plan without fleshing out details.
—New York Times (Jan 27, 2012)
Too much focus on official duties can make an incumbent look isolated and aloof.
—New York Times (Mar 12, 2012)
The gesture was not necessarily altruistic; he was hoping for a donation in return.
—New York Times (Jan 24, 2011)
"The election law in New York is written in an ill-defined, ambiguous way," Goldfeder said, adding that he did not believe any laws were broken.
—Reuters (Sep 16, 2011)
"If managers are ambivalent, or wavering, then investor uncertainty increases and the stocks become more volatile."
—Reuters (Oct 26, 2011)
Possessed of broadly humanitarian sympathies, he became interested in ameliorating the conditions of imprisoned debtors.
—Bolton, Herbert Eugene
Thus, by kindness, the natives of this region were won to friendship, and amicable relations were established.
—Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot)
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