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But before reaching any conclusion about the relation of games to the lives of characters, we must consider those lives and examine the second kind of problem, narrative improbabilities. There are at least half a dozen of these, and some of them are glaring.
" It would be extremely hazardous to place implicit reliance upon such testimonies of ( prosecution witnesses) suffering from material contradiction, severe infirmities and inherent improbabilities going to the root of the matter to check and shake basic version and core of the prosecution case," the court said, acquitting all accused on the ' benefit of doubt.'
Deception coasts along on a wave of improbabilities, without any injections of pace or stylistic flair.
In spite of plot improbabilities and anachronistic opinions held by various characters, this tale is an interesting look at a time when girls were confined by law and marketed like cattle.
Despite its many improbabilities, "The Interpreter" recalls the career of Robert Mugabe and the recent history of Zimbabwe.
The Winter's Tale is so filled with improbabilities - living statues, preposterous disguises, belief in Oracles - that time not only passes but needs to be seen passing.
In his book, You Can't Do That on Broadway--A Raisin in the Sun and Other Theatrical Improbabilities, Philip Rose tells of his friendship with Lorraine Hansberry beginning in the '40s at Camp Unity in Wingdale, New York, one of the few integrated resorts in the Catskills; her writing this play at age 28, based on her own family's experiences; his passionate fight to produce it; his friendship with Sidney Poitier; and more.
Harriers still need two points to avoid all mathematical improbabilities but Rochdale, five points behind Kidderminster, are still looking over their shoulders.
And I have to admit it was slick and stylish, albeit laden with gaffes and major story improbabilities which I felt obliged to point out.
This is a questionable approach, since the main source of Aske's behavior is the deposition he gave in the spring of 1537, and that source is riddled with inconsistencies and improbabilities.
The code itself is predicated on a number of chemical improbabilities. I don't see how iron-sulfide chambers adequately account for these.
And if you can't trust a churchman to avoid spoiling a story that already has enough improbabilities to compete with Harry Potter, who can you trust?