impressive effect

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And Tom rose from the sofa with an air of indignant resolution, the impressive effect of which was somewhat damaged by a tousled head, and the hunched appearance of his garments generally.
Gloucester back Owen Williams, who filled the inside-centre role to impressive effect against Australia and New Zealand, and Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts, have both returned to their clubs as Saturday's clash falls outside World Rugby's autumn international window.
Earlier, an unbeaten century from Mark Pettini, his first for Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground, had enabled Eckersely to declare after Glamorgan's seamers initially controlled the scoring rate to impressive effect.
The morning had seen Leicestershire's tail throw the bat to impressive effect after Glamorgan's seamers had made three early strikes.
Years ago, she was just one of local show biz's madding crowd of teen comers, appearing in movies like Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (1996) and TV series like Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (2001), to no particular impressive effect.
Martinez denied that he has a tough decision in selecting his goalkeeper for Wednesday, hinting that Tim Howard will go back into the team after Joel Robles deputised to impressive effect in the last two cup games.
With her debut album on the One Little Indian label, Delorme splices and dices to impressive effect, chewing up chart convention and delivering an enriching, arresting sound, still packed with hooks, but emboldened by heavy bursts of bass, stealthy sampling, synths that fizz and practically sing melody.
The geometric pattern is fun to knit and creates an impressive effect - but no one has to know how simple it was to stitch up
The trip had an impressive effect on Thatcher, now 18, and Isabella, who's 17.
With Chris Baird pulling out of Wednesday night's Capital One Cup win due to illness, the Cambridgeborn youngster filled in on the right side of Alan Irvine's midfield diamond to impressive effect.
well, countless writers, John Scalzi's latest novel, Lock In, interweaves the threads of a number of familiar genre conventions to impressive effect.