The lawyer had an incisive mind, able in a flash to dissect a hopelessly tangled issue and isolate the essential laws at play.
As a young girl she was diffident and reserved, but now as an adult, she is confident and assertive.
Walking into the cafe, I could hear happy, chortling people and smell the rich aroma of roasted coffee beans. (magoosh)
As all of the other campers cowered in their tents, Bill, armed only with a flashlight, audaciously tracked down the bear that had raided their food.
The querulous old woman was beginning to wear down even the happier members of the staff with her ceaseless complaining.
When asked about her father, Helen lost her outward enthusiasm and became rather reticent.
While Martha always swooned over the hunky, laconic types in romantic comedies, her boyfriends inevitably were very talkative—and not very hunky.
I found Ulysses recondite and never finished the book, waiting instead to read it with someone else so we could penetrate its meaning together.
The physics lecture became so involved that the undergraduate’s eyes glazed over.
The gossamer wings of a butterfly, which allow it to fly, are also a curse, so delicate that they are often damaged.
When Fritz, a Portland folksinger, finally shares her voice with the audience, it’s an ethereal sound, as if from the Muses themselves.
Sure, he was the best salesman in the company; but Michael had abused the trust of the firm, sharing product secrets with a competitor, and for such perfidy he was terminated.
The professor’s volubility knows no bounds; he could talk through a hurricane and elaborate a point from one St. Patrick’s Day to the next.
The film was incredibly mawkish, introducing highly likable characters only to have them succumb to a devastating illness by the end of the movie.
The rise of the computer was an inexorable shift in technology and culture.
Modi Administration is adamant to maintain subsidy for Indian farmers, as they are a key voting bloc.
Intransigence is shown by the CEO on being fired by board for refusing to take the chairman’s son as subordinate.
By the time we reach 60-years old, most of our habits are so entrenched that it is difficult for us to change.
Taxes are one of the immutable laws of the land, so there is no use arguing about paying them.
I can’t gainsay a single piece of evidence James has presented, but I still don’t trust his conclusion.
(adj.) The director, not known for his aesthetic sensibilities, decided not to use costumes at all, and put on the play in everyday clothing.
(n.) The artist operated according to a peculiar aesthetic, not considering any photograph to be worth publishing unless it contained a marine mammal.
Compared to Juliet’s passionate concern for human rights, Jake’s non-stop concern about football seems somewhat frivolous.
He’s not being flippant with his parents about staying out late, he knows it’s not going to work, especially for South Asian parents.
Rappers often give glib answers to questions thrown at them.
Your facile explanations are not going to solve the problem.
The notoriously romanticized accounts of Sherlock Holmes’s investigations — the work of the facile Dr. John H. Watson — scarcely mention the detective’s older brother, Mycroft.
Two-years in Manhattan had changed Jenna from an ingenuous girl from the suburbs to a jaded urbanite, unlikely to fall for any ruse, regardless of how elaborate.
If you ever have the chance to meet the president, stand up straight and be deferential.
The professor, despite his sleep-inducing lectures, was venerated among his colleagues, publishing more papers yearly than all of his peers combined.
Mr. MacArthur seems exasperated at times with the anger directed at him for his willingness to side with Mr. Trump.
Her sleeplessness exacerbated her cold–when she woke up the next day, her sinuses were completely blocked.
The acrimony between the president and vice-president sent a clear signal to voters: the health of the current administration was imperiled.
Dexter, distraught over losing his pet dachshund, Madeline, found the police officer’s questions impertinent—after all, he thought, did she have to pry into such details as to what Madeline’s favorite snack was?
In an impudent move, the defendant spoke out of order to say terribly insulting things to the judge.
The third paragraph in your essay is superfluous and can be deleted.
Most lottery winners go from being conservative, frugal types to outright profligates who blow millions on fast cars, lavish homes, and giant yachts.
Successful professional athletes who do not fall prey to prodigality seem to be the exception—most live decadent lives.
Monte was no miser, but was simply frugal, wisely spending the little that he earned.
Khalifa Omar rebuked everyone who disdained from the way of prophet (sm).
Bob took a risk walking into the “Students Barbershop”—in the end he had to upbraid the apparently drunk barber for giving him an uneven bowl cut.
Though chastised for eating the snacks for the party, Lawrence shrugged off his mother’s harsh words, and continued to plow through jars of cookies and boxes of donuts.
Showing no patience, the manager utterly lambasted the sales team that lost the big account.
Lady Gaga, in challenging what it means to be clothed, is an iconoclast for wearing a “meat dress” to a prominent awards show.
The professor used such banal expression that many students in the class either fell asleep from boredom or stayed awake to complete his sentences and humor friends.
The professor argued that many statements regarded as wise in previous times, such as the Golden Rule, are now regarded as mere platitudes.
Jasmine was sad to admit it, but her fledgling relationship with Jacob did not work out because his culinary tastes were simply too parochial; “After all,” she quipped on her blog, “he considered Chef Boyardee ethnic food.”
The vacation cabin had no electricity and no indoor plumbing, but despite these inconveniences, Nigel adored its rustic charm.
The smile on her face belies the pain she must feel after the death of her husband.
At first Manfred’s teachers intimated to his parents that he was not suited to skip a grade; when his parents protested, teachers explicitly told them that, notwithstanding the boy’s precocity, he was simply too immature to jump to the 6th grade.
Bella Thorne, who has four films coming out this fall, says that tabloid magazines insinuate she’s on drugs
Everyone found Nancy’s banter innocuous—except for Mike, who felt like she was intentionally picking on him.
Despite many bookstores closing, experts predict that some form of book dealing will still be extant generations from now.
Sam was ambivalent about studying for the exam because doing so ate up a lot of his time, yet he was able to improve his analytical skills.
The coach told his team, “Move towards that side of the field”; because he did not point, his directions were ambiguous, and the team had no idea to which side he was referring.
The findings of the study were equivocal—the two researchers had different opinions on what the results signified.
With the presidential primaries well under way, the air is thick with calumny, and the mud already waist-high.
According to those who do not believe in climate change, the extreme weather over the last five years is simply anomalous—daily temperatures should return to their old averages, they believe.
Aberrations in climate have become the norm: rarely a week goes by without some meteorological phenomenon making headlines.
With the gold medal at stake, the gymnast awaited his turn, his quivering lip betraying his intense emotions.
While we elect our leaders in the hope that every word they speak will be veracious, history has shown that such a hope is naive.
The dictator’s abuse of human rights was so egregious that many world leaders demanded that he be tried in an international court for genocide.
Chris qualified his love for San Francisco, adding he didn’t like the weather there as much as he liked the weather in Los Angeles.
Often we think that great leaders are those who are gregarious, always in the middle of a large group of people; yet, as Mahatma Gandhi and many others have shown us, leaders can also be introverted.
Despite an auspicious beginning, Mike’s road trip became a series of mishaps, and he was soon stranded and penniless, leaning against his wrecked automobile.
His study plan for the GRE was at best amorphous; he would do questions from random pages in any one of seven test prep books.
The student undermined the teacher’s authority by questioning the teacher’s judgment on numerous occasions.
The convicted felon’s life sentence was commensurate with the heinousness of his crime.
Even seven Tour de France wins cannot vindicate Lance Armstrong in the eyes of the public–that the athlete used performance enhancing drugs invalidates all those wins.
The potential juror knew the defendant, and therefore could not serve on the jury, which must consist only of disinterested members.
Mr. Thompson was so talented at teaching math that even normally apathetic students took interest.
After work, I was expecting my colleagues to be enthusiastic about the outing, but I found them in a state of complete torpor.
Dinner at Billy’s was more a punishment than a reward, since anyone who sat at the dinner table would have to listen to Billy’s father’s interminable harangues against the government.
Tired of his parents haranguing him about his laziness and lack of initiative, Tyler finally moved out of home at the age of thirty-five.
At mile 23 of his first marathon, Kyle had all but given up, until he noticed his friends and family holding a banner that read, “Go Kyle”; galvanized, he broke into a gallop, finishing the last three miles in less than 20 minutes.
The fact that Ella’s moods were as mercurial as the weather was problematic for her relationships—it didn’t help that she lived in Chicago.
Trump’s offenses are always minor or nonexistent, and defending him involves little more than highlighting the venality of those opposing him.
She did not think her vocabulary was wanting, yet there were so many words that inevitably she found a few she didn’t know.
The crowd grew restive as the comedian’s opening jokes fell flat.
John preferred to avoid equatorial countries; the intense sun would always leave him enervated after he’d spent the day sightseeing.
The placid surface of the lake.
The widespread belief that Eskimos have forty different words for snow is fallacious, based on one false report.
Joey was known for his eclectic tastes in music, one moment dancing to disco the next “air conducting” along to Beethoven’s 9th symphony.
One way of circumventing the GRE is to apply to a grad school that does not require GRE scores.
The restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles were so severe that they engendered deep hatred and resentment in the German people.
The haughty manager didn’t believe that any of his subordinates could ever have an insight as brilliant as his own.
Even if the text is not visible, the red octagon denotes “stop” to all motorists in America.
Youtube is great place to learn just about anything–an expert elucidates finer points so that even a complete novice can learn.
Todd was noble after the divorce, choosing to say only complimentary things about Barbara, but Barbara did not hesitate to vilify Todd
“Three Cups of Tea” tells the story of western man who hopes to ameliorate poverty and the lack of education in Afghanistan.
My hard work paid off, and I was jubilant to receive a perfect score in GRE.
Doctors used to be itinerant, traveling between patients’ homes.
The vast economic inequality of modern society is incongruous with America’s ideals.
Considered a health nut, Jessica abstained from anything containing sugar–even chocolate.
Phil gets so involved thinking about Aristotle’s arguments that he totally forgets quotidian concerns, such as exercising and eating regularly.
The appeal of her paintings comes form classical style which is juxtaposed with modern themes
Tom said that he was arguing for purely philosophical reasons, but his belligerent tone indicated an underlying anger on the issue.
Mashrafee is a great sportsman: in defeat he is complimentary and in victory he is magnanimous.
In many situations, remaining silent is tantamount to admitting guilt, so speak to prove your innocence.
For many, a cellphone has supplanted a traditional phone; in-fact, most 20-something don’t even have a cell phone anymore.
When listening to a politician speak, it is hard to distinguish the spurious claims from the authentic ones.
After watching his superior take rations from the soldiers, he quickly became disaffected and rebelled.
I would love to be able to present a fully polished proposal to the board, but right now, our plans for the product are still in the most rudimentary stages.
The President’s first statement on the subject was vague and open to competing interpretations, so when he spoke to Congress about the same subject later, he was careful to make his position completely unequivocal.
After her third pet dog died, Marcia was simply forlorn: this time even the possibility of buying a new dog no longer held any joy.
At first I thought my niece was guileless, but I then found myself buying her ice cream every time we passed a shop.
During the temperance movement that began in the 1800s, many women pushed for bans on alcohol as a response to husbands who spent too much money on liquor and were violent while drunk.