impressive effect

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" And Tom rose from the sofa with an air of indignant resolution, the impressive effect of which was somewhat damaged by a tousled head, and the hunched appearance of his garments generally.
But, while there's hope he can live up to the expectation created by a [pounds sterling]20 million price tag, it's still a matter of some regret if Fletcher decides to call it a day nine months after he returned to the international arena with impressive effect under Alex McLeish to help Scotland secure top spot in their Nations League group.
Just like Lisbon itself, the hotel teams retro with modern to impressive effect.
The significance of observing Earth Hour, that has been demonstrated with impressive effect in the UAE in the last 12 years that it has been observed, along with 181 countries, need not be overstated if we look at the simple relationship between energy consumption and depletion of natural resources.
We've found options for a variety of budgets - some truly luxurious, others more realistic - but they all show off the beauty of the North East's coast and rivers to impressive effect.
It it presented a challenge for director Tim Albery it is one he rose to superbly, martialling his armies in front of, behind and amid the orchestra to logical and impressive effect. This was a mudless, bloodless picture of war in which the uniforms remained unsullied; it was left to projected moving images (by Matt and Rob Vale for Illuminos) to provide a reminder of the reality.
The Brisbane retrospective marked the first time that a large portion of Atlas was exhibited as framed photographic panels (now titled Atlas Overview), installed with impressive effect in a long corridor adjacent to the exhibition rooms, as if a physical footnote.
Earlier, an unbeaten century from Mark Pettini, his first for Leicestershire at the Fischer County Ground, had enabled Eckersely to declare after Glamorgan's seamers initially controlled the scoring rate to impressive effect.
The morning had seen Leicestershire's tail throw the bat to impressive effect after Glamorgan's seamers had made three early strikes.
Years ago, she was just one of local show biz's madding crowd of teen comers, appearing in movies like Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (1996) and TV series like Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (2001), to no particular impressive effect.
With her debut album on the One Little Indian label, Delorme splices and dices to impressive effect, chewing up chart convention and delivering an enriching, arresting sound, still packed with hooks, but emboldened by heavy bursts of bass, stealthy sampling, synths that fizz and practically sing melody.