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There are religious traditions that wisely tell us that this sense of moral cocksureness stands on the edge of the moral abyss.
In the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass we receive a poetic vision so propulsive and strained that we must labor to integrate its cocksureness and appetitiveness with its desolate stretches of spiritual loneliness.
Sly walks into the concert hall with a girl on one arm, strutting and emitting a glow of cocksureness while jauntily smoking a cigarette.
Always at ease with language and the fluctuations of dialogue, she demonstrates here a lexical flourish that is well adapted to the readers she intends to reach and proves altogether charming in recording the candid parlance of her rural-reared youngsters, who, owing to Aunt Genia's tutoring, exhibit more than a smattering of worldly cocksureness.
On his professional side, we watch him bustling to energize the Buffalo Express into both a prominent newspaper and a cash-machine before quickly giving up while solidifying his cocksureness about his viability as a free-lancer, fitfully psyching himself up to produce another hefty subscription book while learning to live gleefully with the fact that The Innocents Abroad had earned him nationwide fame certified by a flow of royalties; and swearing off the career of lecturer before, in the fall of 1871, going back on the circuit with a self-assurance that let him read the mixed reviews more analytically than resentfully while experimenting for more fetching subjects.
Bora Altas, Yusuf, exudes none of the annoying cocksureness that can destroy the performances of child actors, while Yakup, Erdal BesikE*ioglu (who last year starred in Ecagatay Tosun's patriotic-populist action thriller "Vali"), hovers over the proceedings like a benevolent spirit.