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.
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 two Daniels of Sturridge and Ings combined to impressive effect on their first outing together in Saturday's entertaining 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.
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.
Cream roses would fit the bill, nestled in a glass globe such as the Remi copper vase from Barker and Stonehouse, which has been hand-painted with metallic lustre to impressive effect.
This is also underscored to impressive effect by the positions achieved in the overall rankings comprising all categories: emerging as the overall winner was the C-Class, followed by the S-Class Coupe in second place and the S-Class in third place.
Gilchrist was the dominant force between 1999 and 2008, not only doing the glovework with aplomb but excelling as a lower middle-order strokeplayer, sometimes with impressive effect against attacks already demoralised by luminary batsmen higher up the Australian order.
ENDER'S GAME (12A) GAVIN HOOD'S adaptation of the bestselling tween novel brings together elements of Star Wars, Space Academy and The Karate Kid to impressive effect.
Utility forward Coombs, who burst on to the international scene to such impressive effect as Wales retained the Six Nations title this year, is adamant the Gwent region is on the up.
6 BIG PICTURE: Finding inspiration everywhere 11 READERS' LIVES: First-time crime writer Barbara Henderson shares a handful of reads which have inspired 12 CULTURE DAILY: A snapshot from another month of cultural doings in The Journal 29 MY IPOD: Choreographer Liv Lorent lets us put a glass up to her latest playlist 25 5 QUESTIONS FOR: Film producer and Riverside regular Hazel Plater 34 10 THINGS: A double handful of attractive dates for your diary 36 NEW MUSIC: Prepare to bask in the tuneful rays of Suntrapp 42 BOOKS: Alfie Crow's debut novel mashes crime with comedy to impressive effect 44 CLASSICAL: The Brinkburn baton is passed on 66 FINAL SAY: Actor George Irving closes up