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The old man looked, irresolutely and helplessly, first at her, then to the right and left, then at her again, and shook his head.
In short, if specificity exists we may be able to draw conclusions without hesitation; if it is not apparent, we are not thereby necessarily left sitting irresolutely on the fence.
Schott has a knack for coming up with genuinely useful coinages--who among us has not experienced Mahlneid (coveting your dining partner's restaurant order), Traumneustartversuch (attempting to resume a dream after being roused), Vernissageversuchung (the urge to (dis)prove a "wet paint" sign), or Kuhlschrankblockade (staring hungrily but irresolutely at your open refrigerator)?
It's noteworthy that the PPP-led alliance acted irresolutely to legislate both on fighting corruption and terrorism.
29-30), formulate the key question, according to Bazin, that is writ large and irresolutely in the ostensibly non-fiction work: 'Is there any possible reconciliation between the individual's desires and the demands of society?
Often he stood between them, turning irresolutely from one
A nation that responded enthusiastically but irresolutely to the excellence commission's thoughtful yet modest recommendations in 1983 must now find the resolve to carry out a bottom-to-top reconstruction of its system of schooling.
As historian Alan Beyerchen observes, "But when a pendulum is released over three equidistant and equally powerful magnets, it moves irresolutely to and fro as it darts among the competing points of attraction, sometimes kicking Out high to acquire added momentum that allows it to keep gyrating in a startlingly long and intricate pattern.
If Hartigan's work from the Fifties played variations on her New York School colleagues, the three canvases on view from the first half of the Sixties showed her moving more deeply, though still irresolutely, into abstraction.
Waver can cross-dress -- "to vacillate irresolutely between choices: fluctuate in opinion, allegiance, or direction.