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Dick received this project in anything but a gracious manner, representing with as much warmth as he was then capable of showing, that they would find the old buck (meaning Sarah) more difficult to manage than Quilp himself--that, for any tampering, terrifying, or cajolery, she was a very unpromising and unyielding subject--that she was of a kind of brass not easily melted or moulded into shape-- in short, that they were no match for her, and would be signally defeated.
VVTHERE was a boilover in the opener at Pontefract when 50-1 outsider Heaven Scent came from an unpromising position to spring a surprise after more than PS87 had been matched at 1,000 in running on Betfair.
NNA - Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said on Tuesday that a state without a "head" is "feeble and unpromising," calling on deputies to swiftly elect a new president of the republic to revive the development cycle and thwart plots to diffuse the notion of vacuum.
It seems unpromising ground for such a crucial conversation.
They also said our appeals and questions that we raise are often not thorough or unpromising, many agreements are delayed, making it difficult for Germany to provide financial assistance to Kyrgyzstan," he noted.
Broad also produced an athletic catch to see off danger man Colin Munro as England unexpectedly narrowed the margins and, from an unpromising position, took the outcome to the last ball before their hosts overhauled 170 for five with three wickets in hand.
The big attraction must be seeing Matt LeBlanc playing a crasser version of himself, because if you thought series got off to an unpromising start, series two gets under way with even less verve.
But as soon as they arrive at the new empty house, Jane's father tells her that 'sometimes good things happen in the most unpromising situations.
The weather was good after an unpromising morning, so we were able to watch stilt walkers, jugglers, tightrope walkers and a strong lady able to support two men on her shoulders
05), who caught the eye when staying on late from an unpromising position on his seasonal return at Sandown last time, is fancied to get off the mark in the 1m2f classified stakes.
Having his first start for Roger Varian, the son of Iffraaj came from an unpromising position - despite encountering trouble along the way - to take fourth place behind Seal Rock.