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We wanted something that would bring a balance of exciting widescreen drama without losing any of the petty peevishness that's made Alan who he is," says the one time Merchant Navy seaman who, during the 1990s, found fame in a Pot Noodle ad campaign courtesy of his catchphrase 'They're too gorgeous'.
We wanted something that would bring a balance of exciting widescreen drama without losing any of the petty peevishness that's made Alan who he is," said the former Merchant Navy seaman-turned-scribe who, during the '90s, found fame in Pot Noodle ad campaign courtesy of his catchphrase, 'They're too gorgeous'.
Going well beyond his documentation of failing flesh and faltering minds, Miller attributes a host of pejorative attitudes and habits to old age: "meanness, avarice, cowardice, peevishness, irascibility, moroseness, whining, .
From initial peevishness at lights having gone (yet again), whenever they would return, and amid joyful exclamations alongside candles being snuffed out, there would arise, along with the dispersed smoke from candles, a sense of brief melancholy with the reality that fun hour
In his description of jealousy, Richard Burton writes that " 'Tis full of fear, anxiety, doubt, care, peevishness, suspicion, it turns a man into a woman.
Given my growing peevishness over the mandala-like form, Takenaga's exhibition was a discovery.
One such instance is when he acknowledges his peevishness about not being invited to meet Marilyn as he was sure that "no one was so well suited to bring out the best in her" (Marilyn 20).
Apparently, it was mainly the heavy verbal character and the outstanding staging that appeared to raise peevishness and commotion (84).
POLITICIANS who mount high horses risk heavy tumbles, even broken bones, when they fall prey to their own pique, peevishness and the sort of footstamping associated with brats.
Preparing for our chat, I sharpened my pencil of peevishness and stirred a pint of acid wit in a black cauldron of bile.
His desire for Christine Callaghan is registered by Jim Dixon in a complex physiological experience: 'He wanted to implode his features, to crush air from his mouth, in a way and to a degree that might be set against the mess of feelings she aroused in him: indignation, grief, resentment, peevishness, spite, and sterile anger, all the allotropes of pain.