At the end of his lectures, he would look balefully
at his students and say, "You must be reborn, you rats.
Painfully thin adults in raggedy clothes, staring balefully
at the camera in a fetid refugee camp.
Avatar notwithstanding, pop energy swung decades ago to the side of dystopia, which, rather than asking us to explore political possibilities, urges us to revel in the thrills of oppression--the balefully
beautiful neon-lashed high-rises of Blade Runner, the sinister doppelgangers enforcing the illusions of The Matrix, teenagers fighting to the death in The Hunger Games.
The truth is that a number of papers occasionally drop the odd card, although the red tops hold the line, staring balefully
at each other and refusing to be the first to blink.
Geoff stares balefully
at Lucy, his eyebrows raised.
After flying into Harare, the capital of this formerly rich and now starving country, Godwin says that "[Mugabe's] portrait is everywhere still, staring balefully
down at us.
, they eyed a "good number of the low, mischievous, and disgusting publications now on the table.
He added balefully
that "the people that are taking the risks- or would be taking the risks- [now] start thinking twice about what it means to do this in the US.
That tall man is John Cleese, and the image of him staring balefully
out from the hood of his four-season sleeping bag rather sums up the reason we haven't seen him in the UK for so long.
Not even the RCMP has a count and, as the force balefully
wrote in its report Human Trafficking in Canada earlier this year, "the extent of human trafficking and the number of victims in Canada is still virtually unknown.
For the next hour, she would glare balefully
at the pale facade that enclosed our neighbourhood's bureaucracy, gently stroking the cloth in her lap.
He looked balefully
at the stopped cars, then at me.