The piece opened with ebullient bursts of energy and color that scampered over harmonica drones played by one or more members.New York Times (May 10, 2010)
A former student of fine art, Mr Scruff’s eclectic selections are accompanied by animations of the trademark “potato people” who humorously narrate his musical journey.
Nevertheless, hunger increased so much that many ventured out into woods along the river seeking edible roots, and with some success.Spears, John R.
Then Miss Fairbairn held one of her little discourses, with which now and then she endeavoured to edify her pupils.Warner, Susan
Her rich beauty was wiped out as an acid-soaked sponge might efface a portrait.Terhune, Albert Payson
When he ran for president, Barack Obama’s effervescent campaign was about hope, optimism, national unity, and, above all, the future.Newsweek (May 17, 2010)
Ere another year be passed, we hope to see its effulgent rays light up all the dark corners of our land.Cutter, Orlando P.
“We are living in an egalitarian society where everyone is equal,” he said.
I have lived an entirely egotistical life, for myself alone.
“His comments were so egregious, naturally advertisers will have doubts about being associated with Limbaugh’s brand of hate,” Mr. Boehlert said in an e-mail message.New York Times (Mar 5, 2012)
Young Barry returned from his parting walk with his brother in high spirits, elated with hope, and better both in mind and body.Cobbold, Richard
But, so far as the best selection of words, the clearest style, the most coherent and convincing argument can constitute eloquence, Mill’s speeches are eloquent.McCarthy, Justin
Improving the understanding of why tissues in bar-headed geese are so adept at taking up oxygen might elucidate human respiration as well.Scientific American (Nov 5, 2011)
Gregory Standifer was arrested at the scene after allegedly attempting to elude police by jumping out of a window, police said.
They are an elusive lot and Don Ramon would soon wear out his troops hunting them in the bush.Bindloss, Harold
The Civil War came to an end, leaving the slave not only emancipated but endowed with the full dignity of citizenship.Elliott, Maud Howe
At Saks, reedy shapes and flared minis, and more vanguard looks like Marc Jacobs’s sports-inspired skirts embellished with a racing stripe, are projected best sellers.New York Times (Mar 21, 2012)
He was a can-do optimist who, despite many years in the environs of Hollywood, identified with and embodied American values.New York Times (Jan 29, 2012)
Human embryonic stem cells typically come from fertilized eggs.Scientific American (Nov 4, 2011)
The daring aviator was heartily congratulated again by the President and other eminent men who thronged about him.Galbreath, C. B. (Charles Burleigh)
Miss Penny repeated my question in her loud, emphatic voice.Huxley, Aldous
“So far, no one has reported empirical evidence from real city-traffic data that the transition Kerner predicted actually occurs,” Davis pointed out.
People in the technology field described Mr. Jobs as someone they could only look up to — and try to emulate.New York Times (Oct 6, 2011)
Not long ago I fell in love, But unreturned is my affection— The girl that I’m enamored of Pays little heed in my direction.Morley, Christopher
Two others were making slower progress for the reason that each was encumbered by supporting a disabled man.Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis)
“They have goofy and lovable personalities that are incredibly endearing,” she said.New York Times (Nov 23, 2011)
A few men endeavored to win popularity by pursuing a few others, and thus far they have been conspicuous failures.Ingersoll, Robert Green
An endemic disease, due to local causes and spreading by intercommunication.Various
Tails are often an enigma; many creatures have them, but scientists know little about their function, particularly for extinct species.
He looked at the young man with enmity, while his face every day grew harder, more angry, and stern, like iron.Lathrop, George Parsons
“You are in the Land of Pleasure, and in yonder castle lives a horrid Giant called Ennui, who bores everybody he catches to death.”Taylor, Bert Leston
But despite the bottomless spate of new “Housewives” series that Bravo keeps trotting out, the “Real Housewives” franchise still fascinates and enthralls me.
My new acquisition, “Boy,” insisted on being petted, and his winning and enticing ways are irresistible.Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
From the department of entomology you expect to learn something about the troublesome insects, which are so universal an annoyance.Latham, A. W.
“Let me go now, please,” she entreated, her eyes unable to meet his any longer.Hope, Anthony
Mr. Boehner said it would be “good news for entrepreneurs and aspiring small businesspeople struggling to overcome government barriers to job creation.”New York Times (Apr 6, 2012)
The houses in this street are not enumerated beyond forty-five, all told. Allbut, Robert
On the second floor, kindergarten children stand together in a circle, clapping while learning how to enunciate different words.New York Times (Dec 31, 2011)
Such larger political structures as the tyrants of Syracuse built up by the subjugation of other cities were purely ephemeral, barely outliving their founders.Boak, Arthur Edward Romilly
But at least he’s acting as the father of his child, and that, rather than any epiphany or miraculous transformation, is the point.
Ms. Netrebko, in particular, riveted all eyes and ears, the epitome of star-crossed glamour in her black bob and sick-rose-red cocktail dress.New York Times (Dec 26, 2010)
The best authorities put the climax of the last glacial epoch between twenty-five and thirty thousand years ago.Huntington, Ellsworth
While some racehorses peak in their younger years and move on to breeding, equestrian horses tend to be older and require complex training.Seattle Times (Jan 20, 2012)
I suggested, as a more equitable adjustment, an equal division of profits; and to that Mr. Gye at last agreed.Mapleson, James H.
Beaten in the open field, the church began to equivocate, to evade, and to give new meanings to inspired words.Ingersoll, Robert Green
Some people are misusing poisonous chemicals in a desperate bid to eradicate the pests, federal officials said Thursday.New York Times (Sep 23, 2011)
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his absolute majority in the Italian parliament in a vote today on last year’s budget, further eroding his authority.
The U.S. officials stressed that North Korea’s past behavior has been notoriously erratic, making predictions about its intentions difficult.Washington Post (Dec 19, 2011)
In countless deft, darting, erudite essays, it has enabled him to explain the unexpected continuities and awkward breaks of literary history.
Vegans eschew all animal products, including dairy and eggs, so their iodine sources may be few.
But researchers can get lost in their genius, drilling into ever more esoteric questions.Scientific American (Feb 7, 2012)
Its “suggested” etymology or word origin is Latin serpens meaning “a snake” and French sortir meaning “come out of, to leave.”New York Times (May 17, 2010)
It is an oddly polite term—a euphemism—that conceals varying degrees of fear, loathing, and admiration.New York Times (Mar 30, 2010)
Popular euphoria and joy at their leaders’ departure has given way to frustration, grievance and fear.
Time seems stopped but it is moving on, and every glimmer of light is evanescent, flitting.
I anticipated finding them deceitful and evasive: furtive people, wandering in devious ways and disappearing into mysterious houses, at dead of night.Street, Julian
Together, the performers evince an easy, humorous energy, like affectionate but mischievous siblings.New York Times (Mar 16, 2012)
Tropical fish tanks in restaurants, hospitals and homes evoke feelings of tranquility and beauty.Scientific American (Apr 6, 2012)
In its 166+ year history, Scientific American has changed and evolved in different directions many times.Scientific American (Apr 2, 2012)
Politicians have argued that further austerity will only exacerbate the country’s economic death spiral by deepening its worse than expected recession.
But this woman’s beauty was glorified by eyes that spoke of exalted thoughts, passionate longings, lofty emotions.Hocking, Joseph
With many of Caligula’s monuments destroyed after he was killed by his Praetorian guard at 28, archaeologists are eager to excavate for his remains.
The landlord had another excoriating remark, which he might have flung at the young man and finished him up, but he magnanimously forbore.Bouton, John Bell
Stepan did not try to exculpate himself, and bore patiently his sentence which was three days in the punishment-cell, and after that solitary confinement.Tolstoy, Leo, graf
Even the crimes of monsters, whom we execrate, are to be traced to madness and intoxication, more than to natural fierceness and wickedness.Lord, John
He brought up reality television — specifically, the garish sort of reality exemplified by Bravo’s “Real Housewives” steamroller.New York Times (Aug 27, 2011)
A proclamation was put up on shore, exhorting the people to keep quiet, attend to their avocations, and bring in presents as obedient subjects.Lindley, Augustus F.
Jindal, by contrast, has treated the spill as an existential threat, saying repeatedly that what’s at stake “is a way of life for us.”Washington Post (May 18, 2010)
It said the flight of Christians to other parts of Iraq and abroad has become “a slow but steady exodus”.
“He was, if not exonerated, never proven guilty,” Elizabeth Hecht said in an interview on Thursday.New York Times (Feb 10, 2012)
Rents are exorbitant; but ordinary living and bad liquors are cheap.Whymper, Frederick
He then expatiated on his own miseries, which he detailed at full length.Manzoni, Alessandro
She and Jack Hemingway, also known as Bumby, were toddlers at the time, living with their expatriate American parents in Paris.New York Times (Mar 31, 2012)
Every plan had proved abortive, every expectation been disappointed.Headley, Joel Tyler
No, they don’t care to go, expectorating the tobacco juice from their mouths into the fire at the same time.Various
In his youth he had apparently settled the problem once for all; but the solution then found was scarcely more than a temporary expedient.Chinard, Gilbert
First-class customers generally have access to priority check-in and boarding, expedited baggage service and faster security lines at some airports.
Unless income also rises — which isn’t happening for many people now — higher fuel costs will eventually displace other expenditures.New York Times (Mar 3, 2012)
Yes, I was so far guilty, and I make the confession in hopes that some portion of my errors may be expiated by repentance.Various
Just as medical researchers once uncovered the link between cigarettes and lung cancer, researchers are now making the explicit connection between air pollution and asthma.
But this profit rested on intensive exploitation and domination: whole families worked in the mills, including children.
“Several characters are required to make long expository speeches in which the play’s themes are clumsily disclosed.”
“She is very near expulsion, not suspension,” said the principal, gravely.Morrison, Gertrude W.
If he stays out of a trouble for a year the incident will be expunged from his record.Seattle Times (Aug 4, 2010)
Constance lifted up her exquisite voice untiringly, weaving her magic spell about her eager listeners.Lester, Pauline
She then wrote her last will, which is still extant, and consists of four pages, closely written, in a neat, firm hand.Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold)
His friends sometimes held an extemporaneous concert in his room, without preparation, programme, or audience.Various
One map showed a runway system extending across 140 square meters and including 12 underground burrows.Martin, Edwin P.
Chalk River’s license expired last year, but it was given a single five-year extension; the Dutch reactor’s lifetime is less certain but also limited.New York Times (Feb 7, 2012)
The last wolf was killed in Great Britain two hundred years ago, and the bear was extirpated from that island still earlier.Marsh, George P.
How I praised the duck at that first dinner, and extolled Madame’s skill in cookery!Warren, Arthur
An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.Webster, Noah
As a general rule, he explained, rulings other than the one being honored had been removed as extraneous.Slate (Feb 22, 2012)
Earlier studies, extrapolating from recessions in the 1970s and 1980s, found larger effects.
There was a prickly pear on top, the thorns of which caught him so that at first he could not extricate himself.Reed, Helen Leah
There are no external or extrinsic influences—resulting from weariness or interruption.Hamilton, Clayton Meeker
The extrovert is the typical active; always leaning out of the window and setting up contacts with the outside world.Underhill, Evelyn
All these prose works were marked by an exuberant, vivid, poetic, impassioned style.Lowell, James Russell
Rizzo said many prospects exude outward confidence but lack it inwardly.New York Times (Mar 3, 2012)
Like a soldier going into battle, exulted and fired by a high and lofty purpose, his heart sang within him.Standish, Burt L.