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He closed his eyes and smiled beatifically for about 30 seconds, apparently entering his state of communion with the higher power.
She has an effortless style, supple but poised and with enviable control as she beatifically creates one beautiful line after another with her long legs and arms - whether as swan Odette or Amy Winehouse-coiffured temptress Odile.
It opens with "Jesus to a Child," in which the lost lover is remem bered smiling beatifically, Christ-like.
Background and floor level are erased, leaving the couples dancing gleefully past and even through each other, until a faintly readable image of the film's star-struck central female figure emerges, smiling beatifically, as the implied winner of the dance contest.
In the crook of his left arm, Higgins balanced a small icon-in-progress, featuring a beardless, androgynous figure--an angel, he later explained-crowned with a golden halo, gazing beatifically upwards.
Before she did so, she stood there, beaming beatifically, while Martin introduced her.
However, Thompson, like Morley, indulges in a grisly depiction of human sacrifice at the hands of a nacom, with Bishop Landa again as the undoubted source, but Thompson tempers the horror of the scene by making it a fictional narrative in which some of the victims are purchased slaves and all but one die beatifically (1954, 189-97).
Mary beamed beatifically as befitted a girl who had viciously seen off all her rivals for the role.
After ten seconds, the assistant replaces the platform, and the Guru smiles beatifically.
Vonnegut shows how religions can breed violence and conflict when he describes the techniques Reverend Redwine has used to spread Rumfoord's new religion: "There crept into his voice a beatifically threatening tone that he had not used much since the earliest days of the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent, since the thrilling mass conversions that had followed the war with Mars.
Meantime, Thoreau would beatifically marvel over a striped snake, would transfixedly watch languidly circling hawks for the embodiment of his intimate thoughts amongst the clouds, could easily enter amiable, rewarding physical closeness with the sunfish or the bream (suffering them to nibble his fingers harmlessly), and would quite routinely invite a wild-mouse to run along his arm and sit in the palm of his hand.
Wells describes turncoat trade minister David Emerson as "one of the most beatifically gormless amateurs ever to stumble into electoral politics without pausing to consider how it works.