She is not abased or dejected, but exalted, rather.
— Sinclair, May
— Sinclair, May
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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.
— Douglas, Hudson
“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.
— Marsh, Richard
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.
— Leblanc, Maurice
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.
— Perry, Nora
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.
— Reid, Mayne
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.
— Bradlaugh, Charles
Notwithstanding this good fortune, Pontiac daily saw his followers dropping off from their allegiance; for even the boldest had lost heart.
— Parkman, Francis
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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