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Her pluckiness also won attention from 'fairy godmother' Dale Winton on BBC1's Dear Father Christmas show when she was 11.
The scene from Sara Whale's Common Cause, performed last August in Cleveland, OH, illustrates Muns' poise and pluckiness as a dancer.
Before the concession Villa surprised a nervy United side with their pluckiness as Ashley Young, Nicky Shorey and Agbonlahor all whipped over threatening crosses, before Darren Fletcher's knee stopped a Carew header creeping inside Edwin Van Der Sar's right-hand post.
You've got to admire the company's pluckiness -- at the end of the annual meeting, Rick Surkamer, Sun-Time's chief operating officer asked, "Why are we all here and not out selling advertising?
In response to adversity, Government urges the 'business as usual' approach; pluckiness, though, will probably inflame rather than deter whoever the enemy might be.
On the other hand, the province also gained a measure of confidence in its ability to survive difficult times, and displayed a pluckiness epitomized by the popular bumper sticker, "Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark," and personified by then premier Peter Lougheed, who challenged Ottawa both in the courts and by reducing oil shipments to the East.
Nonetheless, Marakami is such a good story teller that despite the unbelievable aspects of the plot, the endearing qualities of Nakata and the pluckiness of Kafka will keep the reader going through this lengthy modern novel.