After so long on the road, beaches and ruins might have left me jaded, and breathtaking views might no longer take my breath away.New York Times (Jul 26, 2011)
He has complained that officials’ speeches and writings were clogged with Party jargon and demanded more plain speaking.
He got the idea during afternoon jaunts around the neighborhood with his daughter, Iris, then 9, who rode her bicycle while Mr. Cronin jogged.New York Times (Jun 2, 2010)
Yet his mood was jaunty and he cheerfully claimed to have achieved his ambition, thus far, of getting through February without touching alcohol.
The mob jeered, and derided, and insulted her in every conceivable way.Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot)
The works called good are dry and jejune, soon consummated, often of questionable value, and leaving behind them when finished a sense of vacuity.Jefferies, Richard
Furthermore, Facebook could jeopardize Google’s online dominance by developing its own search capabilities. Forbes (Dec 30, 2011)
Everybody was in the highest spirits; every jest or bit of fun was caught, bandied back and forth, and passed on with new trimmings.Kelly, Florence Finch
In the editing room, they jettisoned material they had once deemed essential but came to view as extraneous.Seattle Times (Feb 20, 2012)
We would jibe one another, laugh at a fellow to his chagrin, and when we were angry bawl each other out unmercifully.Davis, James J. (James John)
And, hell, I’m no jingoist, but surely we can do better in this country than importing our drugs from Mexico, right?
Maria saw every thing, and marked well the expression of Mr. Stokes’s face, so serious, so unlike his usual jocular tone.Newby, Emma
Smiling faces, mirth, and jollity abound everywhere, and good feeling unites all men as brethren on this most popular of all the Dutch festivals.Hough, P. M.
“This morning there was a lot of people trying to jostle and barge into the queue, but fortunately everyone had a number,” he said.
He looked a gentleman all over, and his merry laugh and jovial manner made one certain at once that he was a general favourite.Brereton, F. S. (Frederick Sadleir)
As the results poured in, a jubilant, well-heeled crowd thronged the street outside the party’s headquarters, dancing and cheering.
It is judicious to consult a physician immediately, in punctured or lacerated wounds, because they often induce the most dangerous diseases.Cutter, Calvin
Welch transformed GE into a sleek juggernaut that dominated market segments from jet engines and locomotives to finance.Washington Post (Aug 1, 2010)
At critical junctures throughout the crisis, Mrs. Merkel has resisted appeals to appease the financial markets by lowering borrowing costs.New York Times (Dec 7, 2011)
Mr. Abramoff arranged for junkets, including foreign golfing destinations, for the members of Congress he was trying to influence.New York Times (Feb 27, 2010)
The stock soared 10.2% in London after Mali’s military junta agreed to reinstate the country’s constitution following last month’s coup.Wall Street Journal (Apr 10, 2012)
Governments are exercising power over people outside their jurisdictions through global Internet companies.Slate (Jan 30, 2012)
And American jurisprudence is supposed to be guided by lofty ideals, not the bottom line; our laws should be moral, not mercenary.New York Times (Apr 17, 2010)
“He still relies on his dead father’s authority to justify his rule.”New York Times (Apr 15, 2012)
In other words, black and white, when juxtaposed, mutually reinforce each other.Luckiesh, Matthew
His keen eyes had detected a small, swiftly moving object on the horizon–the expected patrol boat.Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis)
Ah, but the Eyes Divine look long and see far; things beyond the human ken are all revealed.Brady, Cyrus Townsend
At a little distance a fire had been quickly kindled and cooking was already going on.Stoddard, William O.
But when the can is opened, the potential energy quickly converts to kinetic energy as the fake snake jumps out.Scientific American (Apr 5, 2012)
Alexander the Great extended his conquests as far eastward as India, whose native inhabitants claim kinship with European peoples through a common Aryan ancestry.Whitney, Orson F.
The merchant subsequently turned out a very great knave, cheating Tom on various occasions, and finally broke, very much in his debt. Borrow, George Henry
He did not look at her as he spoke, but kept on diligently smoothing and kneading the soft clay.Heyse, Paul
“If she dies,” he had said, and the words rang in my ears like a funeral knell.Boothby, Guy
Poor farming families took up extra work in the villages such as making gloves, knitting stockings, or spinning yarn.Reilly, S. A.
At the very base of the hill or knoll alluded to, they halted.Ellis, Edward Sylvester
I am, at this present writing, perplexed and plagued with two knotty problems in politics.Adams, Abigail
We are rather like the labile chemical compounds: our molecules readily rearrange themselves.Ellis, Havelock
She had got rid of her tears before she came down to dinner, but still she was melancholy and almost lachrymose.Trollope, Anthony
She was rather listless and lackadaisical, but seemed to be well content so that she could lie within sight of the Master and dream.Buxton, Robert Hugh
But his momentum dwindled just as quickly after a pair of lackluster debate performances.Chicago Tribune (Feb 1, 2012)
I thought the circumstances warranted conciseness, and my being laconic, if necessary.Waller, Mary E. (Mary Ella)
They went through the passages weeping and lamenting.Colum, Padraic
Granted, all are outrageously exaggerated, but a discerning eye can detect the truth that lurks behind any satire, parody, or lampoon.Anonymous
Nothing of the sacred edifice remained, however, but the Gothic front, with its deep portal and grand lancet window, already described.Irving, Washington
I felt languid, disinclined for all that was serious,—in fact, lazy.Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
He would have found production suspended, or languishing.Knight, Charles
Now, on that evening an inexplicable languor made him dreamy; his eyes followed in vain the text; his rebellious thoughts were scattered.Unknown
He told by her very attitude that now there was lassitude, even weariness in her.Blackwood, Algernon
But the whole future man is already hidden, not yet declared, but latent all the same in the child’s heart.Adler, Felix
More missiles were fired carefully—not to do damage, but to discourage the intruders; the latter were held at bay for another twelve hours.Gallun, Raymond Z.
In newspaper obituaries, it was long customary to lavish praise on the subjects, noting laudable traits of character.New York Times (Oct 25, 2010)
In Colorado, Blagojevich — whose penchant for expensive suits and lavish spending were outlined at his first trial — will have no luxuries.
People in China wounded by gunshots are often leery of going to hospitals, fearing that they will face questioning and possibly retaliation by the authorities.New York Times (Jan 23, 2012)
Like other heirs to civil rights legacies, Mr. Boykin finds himself facing expectations he did not seek.New York Times (Feb 11, 2012)
Everything short of this is trick, legerdemain, sleight of hand.Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
“We will dispense with the conventional wisdom that bigger bills are always better,” he said, “that fast legislating is good legislating.”Slate (Feb 4, 2011)
The Fathers of the Church never called in question the validity or the legitimacy of such Baptisms.Gibbons, James
To make them seem legitimate, grant applications included the names of real scientists, established research institutes and existing companies, he says.Nature (Jun 15, 2011)
He says that young Lincoln often called at his office and borrowed books to read at home during leisure hours.Herndon, William H.
There is no more room for leniency or tolerance in enforcing law …
He was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994.
Then, stolidly, with set mouth, she went on with her work, movements a little slower, perhaps, a bit lethargic, surely, bungling now and then.Titus, Harold
Then he, as it were, awoke, and got up on his legs, but again felt the same lethargy, and fell.Jefferies, Richard
In some cases, levees would be set back farther from rivers, creating flood buffers and shallow flood-plain-style habitat.New York Times (Mar 2, 2012)
Also, the over 80% participation level Sunday means there are few idle voters to mobilize.
If things continue to improve faster than expected, Obama could have some leverage in future decisions on budget cutting or further stimulus.BusinessWeek (Feb 14, 2012)
Tearing along at well over her contract speed, the 27,500-ton leviathan meant business.Westerman, Percy F. (Percy Francis)
At the same time, avoid jesting, merriment, or undue levity, as it will be out of place, and appear heartless.Hartley, Cecil B.
A grim new noun has entered the lexicon—”99ers,” people whose 99 weeks of extended jobless benefits have all run dry.BusinessWeek (Aug 12, 2010)
“There’s a PR liability, if not a real liability, if some guy’s stoned and messes up on a rig,” he said.
After his parents divorced — an amicable parting — Trayvon served as a liaison between them, “sending little messages back and forth between us,” says Martin.
By his Falstaffian girth, he appeared a man not averse to good living, nor one to deny himself plentiful libations of American home-brewed ale.Fisher, Harrison
Libel and slander like “racist,” “fascist,” “bigot,” etc. color every news report of every counter-jihad action.
Despite its Brobdingnagian length, the quartet consists of Lilliputian parcels: succinct gestures, tiny shudders, rising and falling melodic cells.New York Times (Apr 13, 2010)
To stay healthy and limber, the players twist their bodies into a series of poses like pigeon, downward dog and eagle.New York Times (May 1, 2010)
However clear and limpid the stream may look, I never forget that its source was in foulness!Lever, Charles James
He has long suspected his Jewish lineage – Judaism is passed down through the mother’s side.Washington Post (Jul 30, 2010)
The virus spreads easily through the air, and in closed rooms, infected droplets can linger for up to two hours after the sick person leaves.
Basque separatists have been murdering Spaniards in the name of political, linguistic and cultural independence, just as Franco imprisoned anyone who spoke Basque or Catalan.New York Times (Apr 22, 2010)
In 2004, when Mr. Foster raised questions about cost estimates by the Bush administration, Democrats lionized him as a paragon of integrity.New York Times (Apr 24, 2010)
Eurex Clearing began liquidating, or selling off, positions after MF Global defaulted, a process it had completed by the following day, November 2.
In this garden the musicians played, and the tawny dancers writhed and curved their lissome bodies, in dramatic Eastern dances.Hartley, C. Gasquoine (Catherine Gasquoine)
Always an athletic, outgoing man, he became listless and quiet, sleeping much of the day and avoiding his friends.New York Times (Oct 11, 2010)
The problem is that, so far, it is quite literal with its translations and lacks the nuance of someone who speaks the language.BBC (Oct 29, 2010)
She put both feet, visible beneath her short skirt, suddenly very close together, and curved her lithe body in an abrupt burlesque bow.Fawcett, Edgar
On Thursday, after years of litigation, a frustrated judge decided Moroun had obstructed the law once too often, and threw him in jail for contempt.
He stopped, strangled with passion, his tall figure towering above her, his face livid, his hands clutched in rage.Dixon, Thomas
It was, as is usual with trading posts, surrounded by a number of Indian wigwams, the denizens of which were lazily lolling in the sun.Seville, William P.
There, on the hill, gazing seaward, where fishing smacks moved, I rubbed the horny bark, envying the tree’s longevity and its years ahead.Bartlett, Paul Alexander
A loquacious fellow, who nevertheless finds time to eat and sleep, is continually talking; but a great river flows continuously.Bierce, Ambrose
It is an argument — a sustained, lucid case in which points are made logically and backed by evidence and reason.New York Times (Mar 29, 2012)
As a professional, Tanner earned more than $2 million and signed lucrative endorsement deals.New York Times (Feb 13, 2012)
At the first blush it had appeared ludicrous—incredible; but, on reflection, there was, he found, nothing so extravagant in it.Trollope, Frances Eleanor
In the gay capital of France he led a wretched life, in constant dread of future disaster, and ceaselessly uttering lugubrious prognostications.Baird, Henry Martyn
Terence, lulled by tears, had fallen asleep long since upon the floor.Wingfield, Lewis
Founded in 1947, the group’s members have included such luminaries as Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy and another American president, Ronald Reagan.Seattle Times (Apr 11, 2011)
But when the Moon shrinks to a crescent – as it has this week – lunar light pollution is less of an issue.
The Ukrainian press, not surprisingly, had a field day with the story, writing thinly sourced exposés filled with lurid details.New York Times (Nov 18, 2011)
The Cape Mounted Rifles went out in skirmishing order, ahead of the infantry, keeping a vigilant look-out for lurking foes.Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)
For instance, in chemical composition the lustrous diamond is nothing but crystallized carbon.Various