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Some mimic traits that characterised previous governments and are thus wearingly familiar given the long history of poor or under-governance.
Scott seems to assume that Keats is comparing Rice to Severn: both are wearingly obtuse.
So our hero decides to put the Almighty on trial in a well-meaning comedy which doesn't fulfil its early promise as Connolly, with po-faced Judy Davis as the love interest, goes wearingly through his full range of verbal and visual slapstick.
But unlike an Evo or an Impreza STi, it doesn't constantly, wearingly remind you of the fact when you've had a long day, you just want to get home and the whole of the road network seems to be infested with infernal speed hu mps.
Monday morning reports of yet more Anfield frustration for Brendan Rodgers and his side will sound wearingly familiar.
A PAIR of pint-sized spooks take on a megalomaniac with great evil in a kids' flick that's big on eye candy but which has a plot even youngsters will find wearingly familiar.
The report was for the most part a pompous and wearingly repetitive rehearsal of what has long been known; but more destructively, it painted a picture of Darfur in which human suffering and destruction, as well as the crimes that produced them, are rhetorically diminished and factually understated (it is simply astonishing that a document of more than 125 pages has no references, no footnotes, no citations--even when treating controversial subjects such as human mortality in Darfur).