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But it's hard to be philosophical about a defiantly nuclear North Korea that has truculently repudiated its 1953 armistice with South Korea and proved its ballistics delivery capabilities by successfully putting a faulty satellite into orbit last December.
It is also a positive and optimistic, heartening story, as Demi, an intelligent and appealing heroine, progressively discovers that her problems--with her mother, her seemingly perfect older half-sister, her former best friend, her new boyfriend, and a truculently political new deaf classmate--are all more apparent than real.
In 1994, curator Kirk Varnedoe characterised Cy Twombly's work as having 'proved influential among artists, discomforting to many critics, and truculently difficult not just for a broad public, but for sophisticated initiates of postwar art as well'.
Berlusconi, mired in scandals and fading in approval ratings, responded truculently to public pressure from French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Merkel at an EU meeting on Sunday, saying that no one could teach Italy lessons.
This is the case, for example, of the inappropriate pressure for standardization of corporate processes applied by North American organizations in Japan, where processes and local dynamics are artificially and truculently despised in favor of Western standards that may not be superior and, in terms of the local context, are certainly not localized.
He prances or swims triumphantly back to the boss, head held high while truculently tossing the subdued goose this way and that.
It's what she's there for," he responds truculently pointing to Nic, having reached that difficult age when public displays of affection are unacceptable.
Belluschi, by contrast, confected a truculently windowless monolith that did daily battle with the urban logic of Upper Broadway.
From 1947 on, the poet was--against the odds seeking to affirm their "relationship" through epistles to Cassady that were, it seems (though we have none of the replies), truculently or abruptly answered.
13) In this reading, we go from the narrator seeing the many yellow stars/mulattos, which testify to centuries of white men forcing themselves upon black women, and bemoaning this history of mass rape, to the white father/rapist truculently asserting that it is his, and other white men's, prerogative to have non-consensual sex with black women: their bodies are merely objects/toys for white male sexual pleasure.
Though Cyril willingly and enthusiastically positions himself within broader historical narratives, the bulk of the film shows him for the most part truculently reluctant to engage with more local, intimate stories.
Like a herd, the whole hundred or more of us trudged truculently to the other carousel, which with a reassuring warning blare came suddenly to life.