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Justin Kirk brings the requisite roguishness to his central role--the kind of veterinarian who leverages his knowledge of dogs to seduce their female owners--but this is one of those tired-old-mutt sitcoms that could benefit from a few new tricks.
And Tueni was a man of genuine integrity, but also someone drawn to the roguishness and hardness of politics and politicians -- to that other side of himself that proved so essential in preparing for the political, professional and personal trials that he faced for decades on end.
After the interval, Herring's style was slightly more subdued, as he spoke at length about his grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's, although he still injected his trademark roguishness.
One cannot help but compare this exhibition of roguishness to the
For example, while female rogue attitudes were outlined by Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Arachne, with her assertive sexual roguishness, comes close to finding her nomadic consciousness as she flees from her sexual mishaps into the North.
This enthusiasm may seem excessive, but the character traits Owen identified in his short meeting with Riccardo seem to have been accurate: shyness, warmth, humour and roguishness.
Addressing the occasion, the British legal counsel Clive Stafford Smith expressed his deep and heartfelt embarrassment, shame, and resentment for being a citizen of Britain/America, as both western countries were deeply and unashamedly involved in shameful acts of roguishness under the garb of war against terrorism.
I ask, striking a rather dashing pose of outdoorsy roguishness.
Exploding with energy and lovable roguishness, the quirky rockers performed a 20-piece set that turned into one long, loud, bawdy singalong.
It is really astonishing how, to a much greater extent than Sao Paulo, Rio conserves within its vibrant roguishness as an international city a sort of ruralism and a static traditional character.
The Spencer Tracey vehicle is loosely based on James Michael Curley, who parlayed his man-of-the-people roguishness into a near-lifetime tenure as mayor of Boston, defying the decades of institutional prejudice against the Irish.
Fortier puts much emphasis throughout on the pliability of equity, or what John Selden referred to as its roguishness.