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Even his ironic style of discourse (the "archness and pleasantry" of his manner), which Catherine does not fully understand, "interested" her as an indication of his intelligence and sophistication with language.
And second, "A Brief Chronicle of Jeff and his Role in What is Colloquially Known as The End of Civilization,"' a story that deploys its intricate intelligence with such ingenuity that it transcends its archness and lurches into the realm of the disquieting.
The eternal patter-songs, though generally rendered with tongue-twisting dexterity, become tedious when pointed like machine-guns at the audience, the English dialogue has its moments of archness (the nadir came when we were told we'd have to wait for Mozart to tell us what happens next - not fair to set conveyor-belt Rossini against such a genius), and staging is sometimes slapstick.
They told me that archness in a 10-year-old was not welcome.
Compared to pastoral cantatas of earlier generations, however, Pasquini's music is remarkably well balanced and without the anguished contortions and exclamations of the 1640s or the cynical archness of the 1650s and 1660s and, of course, none of the big-chested heroics of a later age.
(47) The strand's disparate identity was manifested in its presenters, who came from media and modelling backgrounds and often became pin-ups and the target of tabloid gossip, yet their glamour was undercut by their performance of cheeky archness. Andrew Goodwin describes how MTV VJs--who served a similar role of linking fragments within a larger flow--'represent the ordinary, and the rock stars in the video clips represent the glamorous'.
According to the paper, when asked if Huawei can really join Samsung and Apple in such a short time, Biao's archness is apparent, as he said he 'can't predict who the other two will be.'
Austen ensures that readers feel affection for her "delightful" heroine by interjecting narrative commentary that directs our thinking: "there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody" (52).
To liberals she's a saint, and they just might have a point: her TV guest spots have established her as Joan of Fallen Archness. Editor-at-Large of Salon, she regularly turns up on the People's Republic of MSNBC, wearing her trademark simper and oozing coyness, and obsequiously recites, "Yes, Reverend Al" to the honkyphobic views of Al Sharpton.
He's lost his archness, his petulant wickedness and sorry, I just don't love him any more.
He didn't let you see it that often, but underneath his academic archness, Dieter had a thug thing going.
The archness of their music, though, doesn't extend much to the stage.