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This problem underlies classic fundamental models of biblical composition, since both the Fragmentary and Documentary hypotheses, as Van Seters presents them, require the presence of active editors who work heavy-handedly with their source texts.
I'm not even sure this cover is 'almost funny' -- because it deals so heavy-handedly with such a sensitive topic.
Asked to shoulder much of the play's narrative and conscience -- a bit too heavy-handedly at times -- Rauch is consistently strong.
Conti's moralizing on mythology is less digestible, as he often heavy-handedly interprets many details and meanings via a thinly veiled ethical purview.
At a time when news media, managed by the entertainment divisions of multinational corporations, had failed us, a theatre company could have staged a Richard III that really mattered--not by laboring heavy-handedly to establish parallels with the misdeeds of the current administration, but simply by letting the scrivener's words--Shakespeare's words--be spoken freely on a public stage.
The Bush administration is banking on it as it heavy-handedly attempts to scale back the AIDS infrastructure created through the Ryan White CARE Act.
Some moderators look at themselves as lords of mini fiefdoms, abusing the power that moderation gives them, heavy-handedly ordering people around, or warning participants not to do anything to anger them.
It was then intimated - somewhat heavy-handedly - that we should admit to our own flaws as well as criticising those of others.
Arcand used HIV/AIDS pretty heavy-handedly in the first film.
The Administration has a choice of repeating the mistakes of 1953 and heavy-handedly intervening in Iran's complex political evolution, or of replicating the achievement of Nixon in opening up China.
It also suggested that peacekeeping officials should limit the role of more powerful countries who often heavy-handedly impose their will unfairly on daily decisionmaking.
His recognition of his secret knowledge is pieced together by the reader through memories of his childhood which Russo presents fairly obviously and a bit heavy-handedly in italicized sections throughout the novel.