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As the blade flipped up almost into the opener's helmet grille and then flopped limply loose from the handle just below the splice, it was impossible to avoid a train of thought which led directly back to England's haplessness in all they have tried to do here this winter.
Surely the Pakistani state was, and is, far from blameless; its incapacities and haplessness created the political space that the Taliban now easily fills.
In his nine months as secretary of state, Kerry, the man, has shown a genuine capacity for mediocrity and an almost tragicomic haplessness.
The question that lingers, as Schambra put it, is the IRS "devilishly clever at pursuing their political enemies," or was the listing of groups with Tea Party or Patriots in their name the result of haplessness by an overburdened and under-resourced agency?
This history shows Prescott at his most winning: he tells a ripping good yarn, aware of moral complication but not seduced into haplessness or incoherence.
With their willow wielding opponents ever eager to cart them to the fence, it can breed haplessness on most occasions.
It is not so much the poverty and depravation but the overwhelming disparity when one considers the size and commercial nature of the SE location, the symbolic lack of relevance of the church image captured in the SE Cathedral itself, and the haplessness of the marginal and alienated figure.
This endearing haplessness, combined with his gifts of comedy, charm, and disarming assertiveness, creates a formula by which he navigates a buffet of challenges, viewed as adventures, and comes out better for the experience.
There were echoes of previous haplessness against sub-Continental variations, on Asian pitches, as wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter's top score of 35 was almost three times as many as anyone else could muster in England's lowest ever Twenty20 total of 80 all out.
There were echoes of previous haplessness against sub-Continental variations, on Asian pitches, as wicketkSS eeperbatsman Craig Kieswetter's top score of 35 was almost three times as many as anyone else could muster in England's lowest ever Twenty20 total of 80 all out.
Hopelessness was measured with the Hopelessness subscale from Lester's (2001) Helplessness, Hopelessness, Haplessness Inventory.
This record of haplessness, along with rampant corruption, repression, and a revival of sectarianism can all be traced back to Iranian interference in Iraqi decisions.